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Applying for a grant under any of the schemes for supporting business through the Coronavirus pandemic 

Here at Fylde Council, we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide the products and services you have requested from us or have consented to us providing or as required by law. To satisfy the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018, the Council is obliged to make it clear to you how we use your personal data, who we might share it with and to give you certain other information. 

Handling your personal information 

The grants for supporting local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic are financed by the Government but administered by the Council. The Council is therefore the data controller for personal data collected through the application process.. 

What data will be collected? 

We will collect your name, business name, contact details, certain details about your business and bank details. Much of the data that we collect will not be personal data, but some will be, particularly if the applicant for the grant is a sole trader or partnership.  

What do we do with the information you give us when you apply for a grant. 

The data is collected so decide if you quality for a grant and, if you do, to pay the grant. We will also use the data for audit purposes and in order to detect and combat fraud. 

How long will we keep the information you give us when you apply for a grant? 

We will keep the information for three years after your application for a grant, or the payment of the last instalment of any grant, if later. 

Who might we share the information you give us when you apply for a grant? 

We will share your information with our bankers to enable any payment of grant to be made. We will also share it with the Government for monitoring and evaluation purposes, as well as for prevention and detection of fraud and/or other criminal activities, as well as for suspension and/or recovery of the grant where necessary. The Government may share information for the purpose of counter fraud activity and debt recovery with other government departments, agencies and/or local authorities. 

What is the lawful basis for processing the information you give us when you apply for a grant? 

Processing your information is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, namely the administration of grants for supporting businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. 

Who is the data controller and how can I get in touch? 

Fylde Borough Council is the data controller. You can contact us by email at listening@fylde.gov.uk, by phone on 01257 658658, or at the Town Hall, St Annes Road West, Lytham St Annes FY8 1LW. 

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the same address, or at dpo@fylde.gov.uk, or on 01253 658506. 

What rights do I have about my data? 

You have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, contact our Data Protection Officer, whose details are above. 

You also have the right to: 

  • Withdraw your consent to us processing your information 
  • Object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress 
  • Prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing 
  • Object to decisions being taken by automated means 
  • In certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and 
  • Claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations 

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ 

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