Last updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the
Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.
We undertake financial assessments to assess the contribution users of Adult Care services should make towards the cost of their care, the assessments can be in respect of both residential and non-residential care. The process also covers deferred payment agreements which allow service users who own property to defer the costs of their care.
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:
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Age and date of birth
- Marital status
- National Insurance number
- Passport number
- Employment data
- Bank details
- Medical records
- Disability information
Who we collect personal information about
When we collect personal information it may be about:
- Service users
- Family members
How we use personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Maintain accounts and records
- Administer the collection or payment of taxes, benefits and other revenues
- Manage complaints
- Process applications, requests and appeals
- Undertake investigations and audits
Why we use your personal information
We're required by law to undertake financial assessments. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:
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
- For health and social care
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
- Other public bodies and authorities
- Courts and tribunals
- Ombudsman and regulatory bodies
- Service providers
- Affected parties
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 7 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.