Data Protection and Privacy

Information collection

Hampshire County Council on behalf of the Loddon and Test Local Action Group collects and analyses information about your business/organisation and finances, this information is necessary in order to appraise your project. However this does not involve collecting personal data not provided as part of an application, and is only used to ascertain the value of your project and whether your business is viable and your project will succeed.

Hampshire County Council may ask you to submit personal information – for example your name, your postcode and email address.

Your information will be stored for up to 7 years from the end of the LEADER Programme, however it will not be shared or passed onto any third parties and will only be used for the purpose of the Loddon and Test LEADER Programme.

Information use

Where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details the personal data you provide Hampshire County Council will be used exclusively for providing you with the information or service you have requested.

In some cases we may invite you to sign up for additional services at the same time (for example, a regular mailing list): you can choose not to accept this invitation.

Information you give us about your business and finances will be strictly confidential and will only be used in order to appraise your project for viability and will not be shared or passed onto third parties.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Hampshire County Council will only send personally identifiable information about you to other organisations when we have your consent. We will only pass information on in order to provide the information or service you have requested or if we are required to by law.

Data Protection

When you supply personal information to Hampshire County Council we have a legal obligation to you in how we protect and use that information. We must, for example, tell you when we are collecting such data and why, and if we intend to pass this information on to a third party. You must give us your permission if you wish us to pass your details on to a third party partner.

You have the legal right to request a copy of any information that we hold about you.

For further information on the Data Protection Act 1998, subject access request forms and contacting the Data Protection Officer, please see the Hampshire County Council Data Protection pages.

Security

While we strive to keep the information that you supply secure, please be aware that the Internet is not a fully secure medium. We use secure servers for collecting sensitive information.  Hampshire County has Information Security and IT Security policy, rules and guidance. Council is accredited to ISO 27001 standards.  The HCC Information Security Management System (ISMS) states how important areas are to be controlled in policy documents. These policies have been approved by The IT Management Group (ITMG) and are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Support, Quality and Security Manager.

Disclaimer

Whilst Hampshire County Council makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the documents stored, served and accessed by the Loddon and Test LEADER Local Action Group, this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for formal advice from the originating bodies or departments of the County Council and its partners.

Hampshire County Council, its employees and agents will not be responsible for any loss, however arising, from the use of, or reliance on this information.

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