This notice provides details of what information we collect from you, what we do with it, and who it might be shared with.
Identity and contact details of the controller and the data protection officer
Falkirk Council is the data controller. You can contact the data protection officer at:
Frequently asked questions
Why do we collect this information? (purpose and legal basis of the processing)
The information is being collected for the following purpose:
- To facilitate the investigation of your reported faulty street light.
The legal basis for each purpose is set out below:
|Performance of a contract
|Task carried out in the public interest
Falkirk Council, as Roads Authority, is responsible under Section 35 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 to provide and maintain lighting for roads, or proposed roads, which are, or will be, maintainable by them and which in their opinion ought to be lit.
What information do we collect about you?
We collect your contact details:
- postal address
- email address
- telephone numbers
We also keep copies of your communications with us and our responses.
Where do we collect information from?
We collect information from you through the submission of a completed 'Roads – report a faulty street light' My Falkirk form.
Who might we share your information with?
Your data will only be accessible by those employees inputting your data, or those tasked with making decisions based on the defective street light information you have provided.
We have a duty to protect public funds. We may check your information within the Council for verification purposes and/or for the prevention of fraud. We may share your information with other organisations where we are required to do so for the purposes of the prevention or detection of crime.
Will we send your information outwith the UK?
We do not transfer your information outwith the UK.
How long do we keep hold of your information?
We keep your information for 1 year following the closure of your reported defective street light case. A Business Classification Scheme which sets out the types of records we hold, and how long we hold them can be accessed via:
- Transport and Infrastructure
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What are my rights in relation to the information held about me?
You have the following rights:
- To see any information held about you by making a subject access request.
- To withdraw consent at any time, where the legal basis for processing is consent.
- To data portability, where the legal basis for processing is (i) consent or (ii) performance of a contract.
- To request rectification or erasure of your information, where data protection legislation allows this.
Do I have a right to complain about the way information has been used?
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, please let us know and we will try to resolve this. If you are still concerned, you can contact the Information Commissioner:
Do I have to provide my personal data to you?
You do not have to provide information to us, but we may then not be able to provide you with a service.
Do you use any automated processes to make decisions about me?
We do not use automated decision making processes.
This notice was last updated in November 2021.