Accessibility Statement
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The Right to Object to Processing

You have the right to object to us using your personal information where it is being processed for:


  • Direct marketing;
  • Profiling whether linked to direct marketing or for other purposes;
  • Performing our statutory functions, tasks carried out in the public interest or when exercising official authority; 
  • Our legitimate interest or those of a third party;
  • Scientific/historical research/statistics where:
    • This is likely to cause substantial damage or substantial or distress; or
    • Involves decision-making about an individual


If you object to us using your personal information for direct marketing (or profiling linked to direct marketing) we will cease processing for this purpose(s).


If you object to the use of your personal data for scientific/historical research or statistical purposes on one or both of the above grounds, we will carefully consider your request and let you know the outcome.  It may not always be possible to meet your objection if for example, the processing is carried out for the purpose of measures or decisions with respect to particular individuals where this is in accordance the law and is necessary for specified bodies to carry out approved medical research.


Where you object to us processing your personal information for any of the other reasons above, we will:


  • Consider if we have compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing; and
  • Whether or not these grounds are sufficiently compelling to justify overriding your privacy rights.


Where the law requires us to process your information to meet our statutory functions and public tasks, including our law enforcement functions, it is very likely that we will not be able to comply with your request. 


For example, you will not be able to use this right to prevent us from:

  • Collecting and administering council tax or assessing benefit entitlements;
  • Taking measures to protect the health and safety of our staff;
  • Establishing, exercising or defending our legal rights;
  • Pursuing criminal investigations or proceedings.


If we do not uphold your objection, we will explain our reasons in our response and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner if you are not satisfied.  


If you wish to object to the processing of your information, please click here.  Requests must be in writing and include 2 proofs of identity, one of which must be photographic and the other proof of your address.