County District Centre Business Improvement Grant privacy notice
Who is the data controller for the information I provide?
Liverpool City Council is the data controller for the information you provide to us.
Why we are collecting your data?
We collect this information so that we can:
- assess your application for eligibility for financial support
- confirm account validity
- confirm your identity
- make payments of the awards
- send reports to government departments
- detect and prevent fraud and error
- make sure public money is correctly used
What is the legal basis for processing your information?
We will be processing personal data to administer and award grant funding according to the following lawful basis:
- Article 6 (1) (e) GDPR ‘processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.’
- Article 9 (2) (b) GDPR provides LCC with the lawful basis for processing ‘special category' (sensitive) data:
‘processing is necessary for the purposes of carrying out the obligations and exercising specific rights of the controller or of the data subject in the field of employment and social security and social protection law in so far as it is authorised by Union or Member State law or a collective agreement pursuant to the Member State law providing for appropriate safeguards for the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject.’
- Article 9(2)(g) GDPR 'processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject.'
The information we may collect
The categories of information being processed include:
- Business name and contact details
- Name and contact details of business owner
- Business financial information – such as banking details, accounts and payment details
- Business personnel records
- Evidence to demonstrate impact of the project on your business and District Centre
- Evidence of complying with the definition of an SME
- Evidence of Subsidy Control (formerly State Aid) compliance
- Other relevant information needed to process your application, such as evidence of property costs
Do I have to provide this information and what will happen if I don’t?
If you are not able to provide some or all of the information we may not be able to assess your application for this grant.
Who will your information be shared with?
- government departments, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and other public bodies (e.g. HMRC, Department for Work and Pensions, Home Office, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government)
- other Liverpool City Council teams so they can carry out their statutory roles and support our service (eg social services, housing, environmental services, complaints, legal services and Business Rates teams)
All organisations we pass your information to will have an information-sharing agreement with us to ensure they meet the standards of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, and will be covered by a legal basis allowing them to collect, use and share your personal information.
How will my information be stored?
Data is stored in a range of different places, including in Liverpool City Council IT systems, including the email system.
Liverpool City Council takes the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to try to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed and is not accessed except by its employees in the performance of their duties.
How long will you keep this information for?
Personal data will not be retained for longer than necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected. There is usually a legal reason for keeping your personal information for a set period of time – this ranges from months for some records to years for more sensitive records.
We securely destroy all information once we have used it and no longer need it.
What rights do I have when it comes to my data?
The law gives you a number of rights that relate to how your personal information is used by us. You can use our online data request form to make access the information we hold about you. For further details see How to access your data.
Where can I get advice?
View our Help and advice page for more information.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data to the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner, who can be reached using the details below:
The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113