Last updated: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
We're a partnership with responsibility for coordinating the approach to reducing harm on individuals, families and communities caused by the misuse of alcohol and drugs. We're responsible for the development and implementation of drug and alcohol strategies across the borough.
The focus is on helping people recover from addictions and there are various treatment and support options available to meet individual needs. We commission services which deliver direct support to individuals and families.
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
- Marital status
- Financial information such as benefit or employment details
- Health or medical records including disabilities
- Ethnicity or nationality
- Crime or offending information
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
- Customers, service users and residents
- Family such as parents, children, siblings
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Inform public health initiatives
- Provide services focussed on individual or family health
- Commission services
- Undertake investigations and audits
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to provide information about the various types of help, support and treatments available in the borough. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
- Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
- Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
- Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
- Health and Social Care Act 2012
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
- Where there is substantial public interest
- Health and social care
- Public interest (public health)
- For archiving or research or statistical purposes whether
scientific or historical
Who we share your personal information with
We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:
- Customers and their families
- Council departments
- Partner agencies and service providers who deliver a service
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.