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Your choices and rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your information, and you can make a number of choices about how we collect and use it.

For example, you can decide not to receive marketing material from us, tell us how you want to receive marketing communications from us, and object to some of the ways in which we use your information.

The General Data Protection Regulations give you rights relating to the processing of your personal information, which are:

Right to be informed – obligation to provide ‘fair processing information’ through privacy notices. There must be transparency at the point of collection on how the information will be used and there is an emphasis on providing you with a clear and concise notice.

Right of access – individuals must be able to access their data to ensure that it is being processed lawfully. This is commonly referred to as a subject access request. If you wish access to your personal data you must submit a request in writing and we will respond within 28 days. We may seek clarification as to your identity and there is no fee for this service. 

Right to be forgotten  - (is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances) erasure or rectification of personal data – this right arises in the event of inaccurate or incomplete data and has been expanded to cover more circumstances than those set out in the current Data Protection Act 1998.

Right to data portability – this is a new right enabling individuals to reuse and transfer their personal data (held in electronic form) for their personal use to another data controller without affecting its usability.

Right to object – where the processing of personal data is subject to consent, individuals can object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing or processing for research or statistical purposes.

Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling that significantly affect the individual.

Note that some of the choices or changes you make may impact our ability to provide services to you. We will notify you if this is the case.

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You can contact us using the details below to:

  • Request access to your information

  • Ask that we update, complete or correct your information if you are unable to do so through our on-line systems;

  • Ask that we erase or restrict our use of your information;

  • Request that we provide your information to you in a commonly used electronic format and to have that information transmitted directly to another organisation (this is known as the right to 'data portability'); and/or

  • Object to Council using your information in certain circumstances

If you are concerned about how your information is used, please contact us at FAO Data Protection Officer:

Barry O’Hagan
Mid Ulster District Council,
c/o Dungannon Office 
Circular Road
BT71 6DT
T: 03000 132 132