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Privacy notice: purchase of residential properties for Council use

About us: 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 UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR).

How we use your data: We will use your personal information for the purposes of responding to a Right of First Refusal Covenant. The processing of this information is necessary for the Council to undertake actions under a legal obligation as defined under Article 6(1)(c) of the Act, i.e. the processing is necessary for the Council to comply with a legal obligation to which it is subject too, namely Section 156A Housing Act 1985 (as amended) & The Housing (Right of First Refusal) (England) Regulations 2005.

Data Sharing: Your data will be shared internally within the Council and with our solicitors NP Law. Additionally, when required, your information will be shared with Great Yarmouth Norse or Dodd Group for the purposes of providing an Energy Performance Certificate, Electrical Safety Certificate and/or Gas Safety Certificate.

Your data will be used for these specific purposes although your details may be shared with other agencies where there is lawful authority to do so. Information will always be shared for the prevention or detection of crime and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

How long we hold your data: Your information will be kept strictly confidential. It will be stored in a secure, password-protected database/spreadsheet on the Council's computer system.

Your personal information will be kept for six years following the year in which the property purchase was completed or Right of First Refusal response provided, after which time it will be securely destroyed.

We will only use your data within the terms of data protection laws. 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 21 September 2022

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