7. How long do we keep hold of your information and is it secure?
We will only retain your personal information for as long as we are required to do so by law and the purpose we collected it for. Subject access; freedom of information and environmental information regulations requests and responses will be held for six years.
Your data is stored securely on our systems and accessed only by authorised officers using their own username and password created in line with pre-defined user credentials. Personal data is also held in electronic files on the council’s network drives. These are only accessible through personal logon credentials and access privileges to specific drives. Access to our council sites require a personal electronic pass to access staff only areas.