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Privacy Notice: Self build and Custom house building

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 information: We will use your personal information for the purposes of the maintaining a register of self-build and custom build need. The processing of this information is necessary for the Council to undertake a public task as defined under Article 6(1)(e) of the Act, 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 Self Build & Custom House building Act 2015.

Data Sharing: Your data will be used for this specific purpose and will not be shared further.

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

Retention: Your personal information is required to be kept for 6 years from receipt of your application, after which time it will be securely deleted. 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, 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 03 February 2022

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