The lawful basis for our use of your information

For the majority of the services we provide, the lawful basis for us holding and using the personal information we collect, is in order to carry out a public task. These are often tasks that are set out by legislation, which instruct local authorities on how and what services they must deliver. For example, if you are a resident in Hart then we may collect your personal details to assist you to access housing and wider support services as part of a public task.

There are some services we provide where you will have different rights about the information you provide. We will make these exceptions clear, but one example is signing up for e-mail alerts for planning applications, where we will ask for your consent. Further detail is provided about such exceptions in this privacy notice.

If you would like to find out more about the different lawful bases for use of your information, the Information Commissioner’s Office provides further detail.

To help with some of the wording of General Data Protection Regulation please see our UK GDPR terminology guide.