Last updated: Thursday, 20 February 2020
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
The Blue Badge Scheme that provides a disabled parking permit is for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems. Where possible it allows Blue Badge holders to park close to where they need to go. The process is supported by Valtech who manage the application database.
What personal information we collect
We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:
- Age and date of birth
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Marital status
- National Insurance number
- Passport number
- Medical records
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Undertake regulatory activities
- Commission services
- Process applications, requests and appeals
- Undertake investigations and audits
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to provide services for the disabled. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
We're allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- For public tasks or statutory functions
- For legal proceedings such as obtaining advice or defending legal rights
- Substantial public interest
Who we share your personal information with
We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:
- Affected parties
- Council departments
- Courts and tribunals
- Law enforcement and prosecuting agencies
- Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
- Other public bodies or authorities
- Partner agencies
- Service providers
When we make an automated decision about your personal information
This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.
How long we keep your personal information
There is no minimum legal time limit for how long this service needs to store your information so we will only keep your information for as long as is necessary to provide the service you have asked us for.
When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)
This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.
We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.