Kent Countryside Access Wardens privacy notice
This notice explains what personal data (information) we hold about you, how we collect, how we use and may share information about you. We are required to give you this information under data protection law.
Who we are
Kent County Council (KCC) collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws. Our Data Protection Officer is Benjamin Watts.
Personal information we collect and use
Information collected by us
In the course of recruiting, deploying and managing volunteers as Countryside Access Wardens, we collect the following personal information from you:
- contact details (address, email address and telephone numbers)
- details of any relevant medical conditions
- copy of confidentiality agreement
- copy of Property agreement
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to recruit you as a volunteer for Kent County Council’s Countryside Access Warden service. Specifically, we use your contact details and the details of any relevant medical conditions to recruit, deploy and manage you as a volunteer, and we also use the details to understand the volunteering cohort and to help us to us to improve our services to you.
How long your personal data will be kept
We will hold your personal information for the duration of your volunteering and for one year after cessation.
Reasons we can collect and use your personal information
We rely on the following as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data:
Because you are a volunteer we rely upon your consent to collect, store and process the personal data that we collect. You may withdraw your consent at any time. If you do withdraw your consent no further personal information will be collected and the existing personal information shall only be retained in accordance with KCC’s data protection policy. If you do withdraw your consent you will no longer be able to take part in any of our projects as a volunteer.
Data relating to your health
We need to collect and process data relating to your past, current and future health in so far as it is necessary to provide a safe working environment for you and for others. This is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act and of the regulations made pursuant to that Act.
You may from time to time provide us with information about your physical and mental health, for example you may wish us to know about a health issue or disability you may have for the purpose of allowing us, our managers or our partner organisations to make adjustments to your volunteer working environment.
We rely upon explicit consent for the processing of this information. If you provide us with this information we will only process it (including sharing the information with our partners) to the extent that it is necessary for that purpose.
You may withdraw your consent at any time. If you do withdraw your consent no further personal information will be collected and the existing personal information shall only be retained in accordance with KCC’s data protection policy. If you do withdraw your consent we will not be able to ensure that any necessary health needs are met.
Who we share your personal information with
Your personal details are not shared outside of the Public Rights of Way service or the Volunteer and Additional Workers Officer and will be used only for deploying and managing you as a volunteer.
We will share information regarding your health, to the extent it is necessary, with KCC officers or partner organisation who are responsible for creating and promoting a safe working environment for you and for others.
We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.
Under GDPR you have rights which you can exercise free of charge which allow you to:
- know what we are doing with your information and why we are doing it
- ask to see what information we hold about you (subject access request)
- ask us to correct any mistakes in the information we hold about you
- object to direct marketing
- make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office
- withdraw consent at any time
Depending on our reason for using your information you may also be entitled to:
- ask us to delete information we hold about you
- have your information transferred electronically to yourself or to another organisation
- object to decisions being made that significantly affect you
- object to how we are using your information
- stop us using your information in certain ways
We will always seek to comply with your request however we may be required to hold or use your information to comply with legal duties. Please note, your request may delay or prevent us delivering a service to you.
For further information about your rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the guidance from the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under GDPR.
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so
Please contact the Information Resilience and Transparency Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to exercise any of your rights, or if you have a complaint about why your information has been collected, how it has been used or how long we have kept it for.
You can contact our Data Protection Officer, Benjamin Watts, at email@example.com, or write to: Data Protection Officer, Sessions House, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XQ.
GDPR also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted on 03031 231113.
Read our corporate privacy statement.