Spelthorne Borough Council is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

How we will use your information

The council uses your personal information in order to administer and enforce council tax under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and Business Rates under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

This authority has a duty to protect public funds it administers, and may use information held about you for all lawful purposes, including but not limited to the prevention and detection of fraud, matching council tax data with electoral registration records and protecting public funds in investigating misuse of public money.

This council is required by law to participate in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching exercises, as such council tax and council tax support information may be provided to the Cabinet Office for NFI purposes and will be used for cross-system and cross-authority comparison for the prevention and detection of fraud.

The council will also use the information for the purpose of performing any of its statutory enforcement duties. It will make any disclosures required by law.

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes and we will not use your personal data in a way that may cause you unwarranted detriment.

Your records will be kept only for only as long as the service is provided to you or as is required by law. If there is no legal requirement to keep the records they will be destroyed as soon as is practicable.

Further information

You have the following rights:

  • you have the right to be informed via Privacy Notices such as this
  • you have the right to request access to and to receive a copy of any information we hold about you (including in an electronic format) - to request a copy of this information you must make a subject access request in writing
  • if you find that the information Spelthorne Borough Council holds about you is no longer accurate, you have the right to ask to have this corrected
  • you have the right - under certain conditions - to ask us to erase your personal data