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Derby City Council is the local government unitary authority for Derby City. Our address is The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS. You can contact our Data Protection Officer on 01332 640763 or by email at email@example.com.
We collect information from you when you visit www.derby.gov.uk; also when you contact us in writing, speak to us on the phone, by email or any other type of electronic communication, or talk to us face to face.
We collect different categories of information about you, depending on the service you want from us and/or the reason why we need to process information relating to you. This could be personal information (for example your name and address), or other more sensitive data that we would only collect and use in very particular circumstances that are set out in law.
As a local authority we have a duty to improve the health of our local population. We use the information and data we collect to measure the health, mortality or care needs of the population; to identify risks to the public's health and identify opportunities to improve the public’s health, and to inform the planning, evaluation and targeting of health, care and public health services.
We work with many types of data to be able to promote health and support improvements in the delivery of health and care services for the people of Derby:
We are committed to using aggregated, pseudonymised or anonymised information as much as possible. Where necessary, personal or sensitive identifiable data may be shared with us by another organisation due to us being part of a service they are providing, or as part of research and intelligence necessary for Public Health functions, such as informing decisions on the design and commissioning of services, or to safeguard and protect the health of the local population.
We receive information from organisations such as:
In accordance with s.10 of the Data Protection Act 2018; we may use your information to enable us to carry out specific public health functions which we are responsible for, such as:
We may also use your information to:
The Public Health team also uses the information to derive statistics and intelligence for research and planning purposes, which include:
In these cases, the information is used in such a way that individuals cannot be identified from them and personal identifiable details are removed as soon as is possible in the processing of intelligence.
Coronavirus has been added as a notifiable disease under the Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010. The Council have a legal duty to process and share personal information in accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020. Any such processing will be done in the public interest to promote health and wellbeing.
The Council have a duty to notify Public Health England and the local authority where the individual resides (if different), where there are suspected Coronavirus cases. In this instance, the Council will disclose the information under Article 9(2)(j) of GDPR (processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, such as protecting against serious cross-border threats to health), and confidential information can be lawfully disclosed in the public interest, without consent, where the benefits to an individual or to society outweigh both the individuals and the public interest in keeping the information confidential.
The Council may contact staff, service users, residents and patients with messages relating to Coronavirus by text, phone, letter or e-mail. This contact is not direct marketing; therefore we do not need your Consent before contacting you. There is more information available on the national Information Commissioners Office approach to the current epidemic here: https://ico.org.uk/
Anonymised and pseudonymised data may be used for research and statistical purposes. Any data collected may be used for research and statistical purposes that are relevant and compatible with the purpose that the data was collected for.
We may share your information with the following third parties for the reasons detailed:
Your information will only be shared with these third parties where we have your consent or in meeting our legal obligations or completion of our public tasks.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We keep and dispose of all records in line with our record retention schedule. We will comply with Data Protection legislation.
We are strongly committed to data security and will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information you provide to us. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We recommend that you take every precaution to protect your personal information.
We want to ensure any information we hold is accurate. You can help us by promptly informing us of any changes to the information we hold about you.
Public health does not use your information for any automated decision-making.
If you are accessing online services and are under the age of 13‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
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If you would like to make a complaint regarding the use of your personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer;
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO):