We keep the Governance Support and Development Service Privacy Notice under review. It was last reviewed and updated in May 2018.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice contact the council’s Data Protection Officer.

View the Privacy and transparency information for all of the City of York Council (CYC).


Personal data

The Governance Support and Development Service complies with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that apply from 25 May 2018 in relation to the personal data we hold about volunteers and what we do with personal data.

See further details about how we define personal data and non-personal data.


Collecting personal data

Upon appointment as a volunteer within an organisation that contracts with our service we receivethe following personal details:

  • name
  • email address
  • contact phone number
  • postal address (if provided)

See further details about the steps we take when we collect your personal data.


Using personal data

We use your personal data to provide you with advice and guidance to support you in fulfilment of your role.

This may include sending paperwork relating to meetings to you through GDPR compliant communication systems.

We do not sell on or share your personal data with third parties.

See further details about how we use your personal data.


Sharing personal data

We may be required or permitted, under data protection legislation, to disclose your personal data without your explicit consent, for example if we have a legal obligation to do so, such as for:

  • law enforcement
  • fraud investigations
  • regulation and licensing
  • criminal prosecutions
  • court proceedings

We must protect public funds and may use personal data and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, collect taxes and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. To do this, your personal data may be shared with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, including the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs, the Police and other local authorities.


Our legal basis for collecting and sharing personal data

We have a legal basis for processing personal data under Data Protection legislation, as is it necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.


Retaining personal data

We store your personal data on a secure server within City of York Council’s Datacentre.

As soon as we are advised that you have stepped down from your volunteering role we will delete your personal details from our records.


Further processing of personal data

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy Notice, then we'll provide you with a new notice.

The new notice will:

  • explain this new use before we start the processing
  • set out the relevant purposes and processing conditions

Where and whenever necessary, we'll seek your consent to the new processing, if we start to use your personal data for a purpose not mentioned in this Privacy Notice.

See further details about the further processing of personal data.


Your rights relating to personal data

When we collect your personal data we'll tell you how we are going to use it. Where we process your personal data, you have a number of rights under data protection law.

See further details of your rights relating to personal data.


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