Last updated: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
Building Regulation Enforcement relates to controlled building work and unauthorised building work, dangerous and dilapidated buildings, buildings open to unauthorised access and buildings scheduled for demolition.
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:
- Contact details including email address
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
- Business owners
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Undertake licensing and regulatory activity
- Prevent and prosecute crime
- Enforce regulatory powers
- Manage complaints
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to enforce Building Regulations and undertake enforcement action when it is in the public interest. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Town and Country Planning Act 1990
- Building Act 1984
- Building Regulations 2010
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 a public task or statutory function
Who we share your personal information with
We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:
- Council departments
- Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
- Partner agencies
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
We keep personal information collected as part of this process for a minimum of 6 years from the date of collection, or for an additional length of time if necessary.
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.