Privacy statement

This privacy statement covers www.westsuffolk.gov.uk and any other websites processed by or on behalf of West Suffolk councils, (Forest Heath District Council or St Edmundsbury Borough Council). West Suffolk councils is the Data Controller and can be contacted at West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3YU. As the data controller we must:

  • only keep your data to provide services and do what the law says we must
  • keep your records safe and accurate
  • only keep your data as long as we have to
  • collect, store and use your data in a way that does not break any data protection laws.

Things you can do to help us:

  • tell us when any of your details change
  • tell us if any of the information we hold on you is wrong.

Our Data Protection Officer is Leah Mickleborough and she can be contacted at the same address.

When you use these websites you are agreeing to this statement and any additional statements on individual pages within the websites.

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal data as vital to maintaining the confidence of the many people we deal with. Data protection law says that we are allowed to use personal information only if we have a proper reason to do so. This includes sharing it outside the council. The law says we must have one or more of these reasons – a lawful basis to process:

  • when you consent to it, or
  • to fulfil a contract we have with you, or
  • when it is our legal duty, or
  • fulfilling a vital  interest on behalf of the data subject, or
  • fulfilling a public task, or
  • when it is in our legitimate interest.

Any personal information you give us when filling out a form on this website will only be used in accordance with principles found in the General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018. For more information about the Act visit: www.ico.org.uk

If you provide any personal information in order to use a service on this website or any other websites processed by, or on behalf of West Suffolk councils, it will only be used for the reasons given on the page, application form or shared with partner organisations that we use to help deliver or improve that service. It will not be shared with any third party for any other reason without your consent, unless required by law.  For more information on how this is done visit: How we use your information