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Privacy Notice - Communities Team

Please read the following Privacy Notice carefully.

The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to explain how and for what purposes we process your personal data. It applies to personal data that is processed electronically and on paper. 

Why we are collecting your data

Basildon Borough Council needs permission from a parent/guardian to use photographic images/videos to promote the Basildon Borough Youth Council through social media and marketing materials.

This is in order to use on social media websites and any other promotional materials.

  • The data is collected through:

  • Consent forms

  • Photographic images

  • Videos

Information collected

  • Name of young person

  • Photograph/video of young person

  • Authorisation from parent/guardian if under 18 years to enable us to use photographs/videos of the young people who are part of the Basildon Borough Youth Council.

The basis for the processing

For personal data (any information related to a natural person or 'data subject' that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. For example an email address, telephone number or IP address (when linked with an identifier):

  • Consent: the individual has given clear consent for the council to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

Who your information will be shared with

  • Working in partnership with Essex County Council - Youth Service for publicity purposes i.e. social media, promotional material

  • Basildon Borough Council - Comms Department - for publicity purposes i.e. social media and promotional material

  • Basildon Borough Council - Basildon Borough Youth council social media and promotional material

  • We have arrangements with a range of IT providers who support the council's IT systems and services, therefore your data may be accessed by these suppliers. Where we have these arrangements there is always a contractual agreement with them to ensure they comply with the data protection law.

We will never sell your data; however it will be shared with third parties to:

  • Comply with legal obligations and legislative requirements
  • Help business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors to deliver any contract we enter with them or you
  • To help if there is need of any professional or legal advice on a matter relating to you
  • To help prevent fraud and/or tackle crime
  • To improve and optimise the performance of our services

Provide accurate information

We need to hold accurate and up to date information about you so that we can deliver appropriate services. If any of your details change, you need to tell us as soon as possible so that we can update your records.

We will not:

  • Use your information for marketing or sales purposes without your prior explicit consent
  • Send or store your data abroad unless it meets the requirements of the data protection regulations
  • Make decisions about you based on automated processing

How long will you hold the data for?

We will keep all records relating to Basildon Borough Youth Council for two years.

Your rights

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you. Any access requests are free of charge. If the information we hold about you is inaccurate, you have a right to have this corrected and you have the right to request completion of incomplete data. You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data in certain circumstances ('right to be forgotten').

You have the right to ask us to stop or restrict the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. Where possible, we will seek to comply with your request, but we may need to hold or process information to comply with a legal requirement.

You can make any of these requests by:

The Data Protection Officer
Basildon Borough Council
Basildon Centre,
St. Martin's Square,
SS14 1DL.

If you have a complaint, contact the Health and Culture service in the first instance. If the Health and Culture service are not able to address your concern or you are not satisfied, please contact our Data Protection team using any of the contact details above. 

If you are still dissatisfied with how we have used your personal information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office, by:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Further independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues is available from the Information Commissioner's Office, see: