Chorley Borough Council takes your privacy seriously. This notice sets out what we will do with your personal information and who we may share it with.
We collect your information to undertake assessment of applications for the following Grant Funding Schemes to enable us to make payments for those successful applications:
1. Small Business Grant Fund
2. Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund
3. Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund
4. Local Restrictions Support Grant Fund
5. Additional Restrictions Grant Fund
6. Christmas Support Payment
7. Closed Business Lockdown Payment
In doing so, we will collect:
The personal information you provide will not be used for any other purpose unless required by law, to prevent or detect crime or to protect public funds.
We will keep your personal information for 7 years from successful award of the funding (6 years plus the current year)
So that the Council can provide you with an efficient service, we may occasionally need to share your information with partner organisations that support the delivery of the service you receive.
Where information is shared, the Council has written agreements and protocols in place to ensure that your data is secure and protected to the same levels that the Council requires.
Your information may also be shared with authorised bodies where the Council is required to do so by law or to protect public funding from fraud. This will at all-times be in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018. In particular, it will be shared with the National Fraud Initiative which is part of the Cabinet office.
Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Data Matching Practice. For further information regarding the Cabinet Office's legal powers and the reasons why it data matches particular information please refer to the National Fraud Initiative Privacy Notice.
We will at all time hold your information securely, in hard copy format, electronically or both.
Your personal data will be kept secure by the Council and will be kept within the European Economic Union (EEU). Where the Council uses a third party to store your personal data and it is stored outside of the UK/EEU, the Council will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to keep your personal data secure.
You have a number of rights under the General Data Protection Regulations. These can be found on the ICO website.
The Data Controller for information you provide for this service is Chorley Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1DP.
Your information may be provided to other organisations for processing in relation to this service. The Council has strict agreements in place with all Data Processors to ensure your information is protected.
The Council has a duty to appoint a Data Protection Officer. The Council's nominated Data Protection Officer is Chris Moister, Director of Governance, Chorley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1DP
If you have any queries, would like to exercise your rights or make a complaint, contact the Data Protection Officer:
If you are not happy with how we have handled your complaint, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner's Office to make a complaint about what we do with your information:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF