6. Who we share you data with
The Housing Options service shares personal information with other Council Services and trusted partner organisations who have a mutual interest in preventing homeless. We do this for the purposes listed above. These organisations may include but are not limited to other Local Authority services:
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax
- Social Services
- Community Safety
- Legal Services
Third party organisations and government agencies:
- The Department of Work and Pensions
- Health Authorities
- The Police
- Probation Services
- Letting Agents
- Mortgage companies
- Support providers such as domestic abuse services, substance misuse, outreach teams, money advice, young person support services and family enabling services
There may also be instances where our system suppliers will need to access an individual’s personal information to ensure that information is being held securely and accuracy is maintained. This will be on a strict need to know basis and all contracts have confidentiality clauses built in.
We will not disclose any personal information to any other third parties unless required to do so by law or where it is appropriate to support our duty to protect public funds and / or detect and prevent fraud or other criminal activity or safeguarding requirements.
We will not transfer your information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless this is necessary, and only to countries which have sufficient safeguards in place to protect information.
We will not share your information with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.