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5. Lawful basis for processing data

The lawful basis for processing your personal data is to:

  • comply with legal requirements. For example, determining applications for Footpath Diversion Orders under the Town and County Planning Act 1990 and Temporary Road Closure Orders under the Town Police Clauses Act 1947;
  • perform a contract. For example, undertaking a property transaction.
  • perform a task carried out in the public interest. For example, investigating complaints that district, town and parish councillors have breached their Members’ Code of Conduct.
  • in accordance with your consent when responding to your enquiry.

Some special category data may be processed to:

  • establish, exercise or defend legal claims during the course of providing legal services to the Council;
  • carry out obligations and exercise rights of the Council in the field of employment and social security law. For example, representing the Council in Employment Tribunals;
  • perform a task for reasons of substantial public interest. For example, providing information to regulatory bodies.