Last updated: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
We're responsible for the administration of the Disabled Facilities Grant which supports residents with specially adapted homes for their disability needs. As part of our processes we undertake financial means testing to determine how much, if anything, they will have to pay towards the cost of the work.
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:
- Address and contact details including email address
- Age and date of birth
- Marital status
- National Insurance number
- Passport number
- Employment data
- Health or medical records including disabilities
- Financial or benefit information
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
- Process applications, requests and appeals
- Commission services
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to provide disability grants. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
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
- 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
- Financial organisations
- Healthcare organisations
- Housing associations
- Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
- Other public bodies and 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
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.