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Privacy notice: land charges

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 UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

How we use your information: We will use your personal information for the purposes of the provision of Local Land Charges. The processing of this information is necessary for the Council to undertake a public task as defined under Article 6(1)(e) of the GDPR, i.e. the processing is necessary for the Council to perform a task in the public interest or for its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law, in this case the Local Land Charges Act 1975 & Local Land Charges Rules 2018 and related legislation.

Data Sharing: Your information will be kept strictly confidential. It will be stored in a secure, password protected data base/spreadsheet on the Council's computer system.

Your data will be used for this specific purpose although your details will be shared between Council departments and other agencies where there is lawful authority to do so. However, we will always use or share information for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

Retention: Your personal information used for land charge searches will be kept for 7 years from the date of the returned search. The Council will permanently retain a copy of the Land Charge Register. 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 the potential right to see copies of all the data held 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 and ask to speak to the Data Protection Officer. 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 April 2023

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