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News and information releases privacy notice

The purpose of our news and information releases mean that this data may then also be used by media and on social media, for PR purposes, and be available publically, both online and in publications, for the general public to see.

Why we need your personal data

Your information will be used in press releases, news articles or on social media to publicise the activity in which you participated. The legal basis for processing your data is Article 6.1(a) of the General Data Protection Regulations - in that you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for this specific purpose.

How your data is used

We will primarily use your data to publicise whichever event, activity or competition you participated in. It may be sent to local media to be published as part of a press release online and/or within printed newspapers and it will also be used on social media.

We may, at times, use your information (including your photograph) to represent activities the council has been involved in or supported. For example, montages, promotional material, corporate documents.

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing or sales purposes or for any commercial use, and we will not use your personal data in a way which may cause you harm.

How long the information is kept for

Press releases will be removed from the South Holland District Council website after two years and placed in an online and/or electronic archive. Please be aware that the content may remain publically accessible in media archives, webpages, and on social media.

Your rights

You have the right to access your data and correct any inaccuracies. For further details of your rights please contact the Data Protection Officer or go to our data protection policy for a more detailed explanation.