A City Imagining – Cultural Strategy 2020-2030

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Closes 10 Jul 2019

Consultations Privacy Notice

Belfast City Council (BCC) is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  This notice confirms BCC’s commitment to protect your privacy and to process any personal data submitted by you in a manner, which meets the requirements of the Data Protection legislation.

The purpose of this consultation is fully described in the introduction. By participating, BCC accept that you are opting in to freely submit information and personal data on a consensual basis. 

BCC will retain the information and personal data that you provide, which may include your postcode, monitoring information, details of the group/ organisation you are responding on behalf of; and your responses in relation to the survey questions.  

BCC will use the information and personal data submitted by you to accurately record your response in respect of this consultation.  It will ensure the consultation process, analysis and reporting is accurate, explanatory and the review of the submissions is carried out fairly and lawfully.

BCC will not routinely disclose your personal data to another person or organisation unless you have consented for this to happen by indicating a preference in the Submissions and Confidentiality Section.  However, BCC may have to disclose without your consent where a disclosure is required by law. 

At the termination of the consultation, BCC may publish a summary 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, BCC 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 BCC’s Records Retention and Disposal Schedule.

If you wish to withdraw from the consultation process, please contact culture@belfastcity.gov.uk

1. To facilitate more open and transparent government, Belfast City Council would like your permission to publish your consultation response in the public domain. Should you prefer us to treat your submission as confidential - either by publishing it as an anonymous response or by not publishing it at all - Please indicate your publishing preference.