In order to operate efficiently, the Authority has to collect and use information about people with whom it works. These may include members of the public, current, past and prospective employees, clients and customers and suppliers.
In addition it may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central government.
Data Protection Act
Personal information must be processed correctly, including collection, recording, using and storing information. There are safeguards within the Data Protection Act to ensure this.
The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to its successful operations and to maintaining confidence between the Authority and those with whom it carries out business. The Authority will ensure that it treats personal information lawfully and correctly.
Individuals already have a right to access information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Freedom of Information Act will extend this to allow public access to all types of information held, but requests for personal information should still be made under the Data Protection Act.
How do I find out about the information you hold about me personally?
If you wish to find out about personal information the Authority holds about you, you need to make a request under the Data Protection Act 1998. This will be subject to a charge of £10.
Please address your request to:
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority