General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act: Suffolk Growth Partnership

The General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 became law on 25 May 2018. It gives us the responsibility of handling your data securely and ensures that we do not disclose it to other people or organisations without meeting legal conditions that protect your privacy. For example, in some circumstances we may need to ask your permission first.

 

The data will be obtained and stored by Suffolk Growth Programme Board on behalf of: Babergh District Council, East Suffolk Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Mid Suffolk District Council, Suffolk County Council and West Suffolk Council.

 

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we strictly adhere to the provisions of all relevant Data Protection Legislation, including GDPR, ensuring all personal data is handled in line with the principles outlined in the regulation that state:

Personal data shall be:

  1. Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject

  2. Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes

  3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed

  4. Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date

  5. Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed

  6. Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications), comments and feedback.

When you conduct a transaction on our website, such as an event booking, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, contact telephone number and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

 

  1. To provide and operate the services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our public sector partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

We may contact you to notify you regarding your recent interaction with our website, to troubleshoot problems, your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our organisation, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at info@suffolkgrowth.co.uk or send us mail to: East Suffolk House, Melton, Ip12 1RT.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at info@suffolkgrowth.co.uk or send us mail to: East Suffolk House, Melton, Ip12 1RT