Environmental health privacy notice

What is environmental health?

Administering, enforcing, regulating and advising on Environmental Health Law which includes the following – food safety, health and safety, infectious disease, private water supplies, public health, contaminated land, air pollution and noise.

Contact details specific to service

If you have any queries please contact us by email.

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How we use your information for environmental health

Your personal information will be treated as confidential, but it may be shared with other Council services in order to ensure our records are accurate and up-to-date, and to carry out our functions. We will only use your information in ways which are permitted by the General Data Protection Regulations and the current UK Data Protection law.

The Council may also use your information for the purpose of performing any of its statutory enforcement duties and protecting public health. It will make any disclosures required by law and may also share your information with other bodies responsible for detecting/preventing crime/protecting public health.

We may use your information for keeping you up to date with Environmental Health services and Environmental Health Law via our newsletter

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

Who will have access to my personal data?

Information is shared with other regulatory and enforcement authorities including, but not limited to, other Council services; the police; HM Revenues and Custom; Home Office Immigration; NHS services, and other local authorities when allowed to by law for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of regulations, and for the purposes of the prevention and detection of crime, public safety, public health, protection of the environment and prevention of fraud.

Certain information about businesses (including your name and the address of any premises that relates to a business) may be published on a public register on our website when we are required to by law.

Where we do not directly provide the service, we may need to pass your personal data onto a company or organisation that do. These providers must keep your details safe and secure, and use them only to provide the service, for example our training services.

What information is processed?

We collect confidential personal information where required by law and to help delivery of our services, including names; addresses; dates of birth; contact details; details of qualifications and occupations; nationality; ownership of land, premises or property; previous criminal convictions; medical status; bank account and other financial account details; details of family and other relationships where necessary.

Retention period

The details that we have will be kept on the system until the dog owner contacts us to either update the system, or to remove their details as they no longer have the dog, or the dog is deceased. We will also review our register every three years.

Summary of rights

You have a number of statutory rights that are explained in the “Summary of the data subject’s rights” section of our website.

 Alternatively you can request this information by email.

Or by post:

The Information Governance Team.
Cherwell District Council,
Bodicote House,
OX15 4AA