Data protection commitment statement

Your Information – Our Commitment

Devon County Council assure you that any information we hold about you will be processed fairly and lawfully.

We will be open with you about your personal information.

We will adhere to the following commitments when processing personal information:

When We Collect Information about You

  • We will tell you who we are and what we intend to do with the information
  • We will be fair in the way we collect information about you
  • We will only collect information that is necessary for what we do
  • Where practical, we will collect information directly from you
  • If we collect information about you from someone else, we will, wherever possible, make sure you know that we have done this

When We Use Information about You

  • We will only use your information for legitimate purposes about which you have been informed unless we are required to do otherwise for legal reasons

When We Disclose Information about You

  • We will only disclose your information to third parties for legitimate purposes about which you have been informed unless we are required to do otherwise for legal reasons

Accuracy of your Information

  • We will ensure that information about you is accurate and up to date when we collect or use it.  You can help us to achieve this by keeping us informed of any changes to the information we hold about you

Security of your Information

  • We will protect your information against unauthorised use, inadvertent disclosure, damage, loss and theft

Retention of Information about You

  • We will hold information about you only for as long as is necessary  – subject to any statutory retention periods
  • We will ensure that the information is disposed of in a secure manner when it is no longer needed