Trading Standards Privacy Notice (Milton Keynes Council)

 

Milton Keynes Trading Standards Service forms part of Milton Keynes Council.  This Privacy Notice sets out how we deal with your personal information within this Service.  It links in with the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice so therefore should be read alongside it.  For more details about our Corporate Privacy Notice, please visit MKC Corporate Privacy Notice

Milton Keynes Trading Standards Service collects information about you in order to provide the residents and businesses of Milton Keynes with a trading standards service.  This is done as we have a statutory / legal obligation to do so under numerous laws including (but not limited to) Consumer Rights Act , Consumer Protection form Unfair Trading Regulations, Consumer Protection Act , and Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CPIA).  The information that is collected by this service will originate from many sources such as members of the public, businesses, Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline, other departments within Milton Keynes Council, other local authorities, Police, other law enforcers and Central Government departments.

What is our legal basis for using this information?

The use of this information will be dependent upon the purposes for which it was provided. See the table below.

The primary legal basis will be either;

  1. Prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security (hereinafter referred to as “law enforcement purposes”)
  2. Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or official function
  3. Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Milton Keynes council is subject, or
  4. Consent given by the individual to our use of the data, for the specific purposes of processing

 

Who are you?

What personal data might we hold

Our legal basis for processing your data

Who we may share it with

Consumers

  • Name, Date of Birth
  • Address, e-mail address, telephone number
  • Financial information
  • Medical information
  • Vehicle registration
  • Law enforcement purposes
  • Public interest task
  • Legal obligation
  • Consent
  • Other MKC departments
  • Police
  • Courts
  • Other local authorities
  • Charities
  • Financial Institutions

Victims and Witnesses of Crime

  • As ‘consumers’ above
  • Previous conviction information
  • Law enforcement purposes
  • Other MKC departments
  • Police
  • Barristers
  • Courts
  • Witness Support Service

Businesses

  • Names and position in business
  • Legal status of business
  • Email addresses
  • Vehicle registration
  • Previous conviction information
  • Financial information
  • Law enforcement purposes
  • Public interest task
  • Legal obligation

 

  • Other MKC departments
  • Police
  • Barristers
  • Courts
  • Witness Support Service
  • Other local authorities
  • Central Government departments

 

All of the personal information we hold is kept securely on our Council servers/held externally within the UK/EU. There is also no automatic decision taking when your personal information is processed.

How do we use this information?

We will use the information for the purposes for which it was provided and this could include;

  • To carry out our statutory duties under relevant legislation which may include inspection, testing and sampling (“law enforcement purposes”)
  • To carry out investigations of alleged criminal offences contrary to the legislation we enforce (“law enforcement purposes”)
  • To carry out investigations into alleged breaches of civil law that we enforce  (“law enforcement purposes”)
  • To provide advice and chargeable advice to businesses to assist them in compliance with legislation that we enforce
  • To administer our Buy With Confidence approved trader scheme
  • To provide safeguarding support to vulnerable adults at risk of financial abuse

How long do we hold your information and what rights do you have?

We will retain your information securely for 6 years, plus the current year in which data processing is completed.

You can ask us for what information we hold on you at any time.

To find out more about your legal rights, including requesting to change or delete your personal information see MKC Corporate Privacy Notice

If you have any data protection queries, please contact the Data Protection Officer at data.protection@milton-keynes.gov.uk

 

Last Updated: 11 September 2018