Draft Consultation and Engagement Framework

Closes 2 Mar 2020

Your privacy

Belfast City Council is a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  We are committed to protecting your privacy and to processing any personal data submitted by you in a manner which meets the requirements of the Data Protection legislation.

Please click on the Privacy Notice below for more information regarding our commitments to you under privacy and data protection.

Privacy notice

By participating, we accept that you are opting in to freely submit information and personal data on a consensual basis. 

We will use the information and personal data submitted by you to accurately record your response in respect of this survey.  

We will not disclose your personal data to another person or organisation. Where we ask equality monitoring questions, these will remain anonymous and will not be attributed to individual responses.

We will not will not publish your response unless you have consented for this to happen by indicating a preference to the submissions and confidentiality question at the bottom of this page. However, we may have to disclose without your consent where a disclosure is required by law.  On completion of the consultation, we may publish a report including a high level summary of the responses received.

Information provided for consultations, may also be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. However, we will endeavour to ensure that personal data is held in a way that protects its integrity and will not lead to an invasion of your privacy.

Information and personal data submitted for consultation purposes will be retained securely and in line with our Records Retention and Disposal Schedule. If, at any time after you have submitted your response, you want to withdraw from this engagement process, please contact policy@belfastcity.gov.uk 


1. To facilitate more open and transparent government, we may wish to publish your consultation response on this website, subject to your permission. Should you prefer us to treat your submission as confidential - either by publishing as an anonymous response or by not publishing it at all - please tell us by indicating your preference below.

Information for organisations:

The option 'Publish my response anonymously (do not include my name)' refers only to your name, not your organisation’s name. If this option is selected, the organisation name will still be published.  If you choose the option 'Do not publish my response', your organisation name may still be listed as having responded to the consultation, for example, in an analysis report, but the full response will not be published.