Data Protection Act 1998 Fair Processing Statement
What information do we collect about you?
We collect information about you when you register or apply for a Council service.
We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide
feedback and participate in competitions. Website usage information is collected
How will we use the information about you?
Personal information which you supply to Dartford Borough Council may be used in a
number of ways, for example:
To make decisions
For fraud prevention
For audit and debt collection
For data matching initiatives
For the assessment or collection of any tax or duty
For the apprehension or prosecution of offenders
For electoral registration purposes
To assist in other Council statutory functions such as Environmental Health or
For statistical analysis
We may check and/or share your information with, and receive information about you
from other sources within the Council, fraud prevention agencies, HM Revenue and
Customs, Courts, Bailiffs, Department of Works and Pensions, UK Border Agency,
Audit Commission, other councils and organisations that are legally entitled to check,
receive or share the information.
Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Benefit data may be supplied to Experian (a
Credit Reference Agency). Housing Benefit fraud investigations may include checks
on undeclared cohabiters.
We may make a search (including making enquiries about principal directors) with a
Credit Reference Agency. The Credit Reference Agency will keep a record of that
search and may share the information with other businesses.
We will create and maintain computer and/or paper records on you.
I understand the following:
You will use the information I have provided to process my claim for [e.g. housing
benefit, council tax or both]. You may check some or all of the information with and/or
receive information about me from other sources within the Council, fraud prevention
agencies, HM Revenue and Customs, Courts, Bailiffs, Department of Works and
Pensions, UK Border Agency, and other councils and organisations that are legally
entitled to check, receive or share my information
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