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Privacy Notice: provision of cremation of a body or body part

Who we are: Great Yarmouth Borough Council (the Council), Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF, 01493 856100, is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016/679 (GDPR). The Funeral Director will also hold a copy of this form, in line with their privacy policy.

How we use your information: We will use your personal information for the purposes of the provision of cremation of a body or body part. The processing of this information is necessary for the Council under its legal obligations as defined under Article 6(1)(c) of the Act, i.e. the processing is necessary for the Council to perform a task in order to comply with the law.

Your information will be kept strictly confidential. It will be stored in a secure, password-protected database/spreadsheet on the Council's computer system.

How long we retain your data: Your personal information will be kept for fifteen years. We will only use your data within the terms of data protection laws, will delete your data securely and only keep it for as long as necessary. We will review dates for keeping personal data in the future and if necessary update these privacy notices.

Your rights: You have a number or rights available to you, including, potentially, the right to see copies of all the data we hold about you, to ask for it to be corrected or deleted, to request the Council to restrict what it does with your data in certain circumstances, to object to what the Council may do with your data, and to data portability.

Please note that these rights are not absolute and there are circumstances where they do not apply or the Council may override these rights, however, if this is the case you will be informed of this.

Further information: If you want more information you may contact the Council's Data Protection Officer at or telephone the Council on 01493 846325. If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the independent Information Commissioner at:


Last modified on 20 September 2021

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