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. The retention period is either dictated by law or by our discretion. Once your data is no longer needed it will be securely and confidentially destroyed. Your personal data will be held for up to 21 years for law enforcement, for other service areas up to 10 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.
Changes in your circumstances
You must notify us immediately if there are any changes in your personal details so we can maintain an accurate and up to date record of your information.