Bath and North East Somerset Council (“the Council”) is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  This includes general information about the types of personal data we process, as well as what we use it for, and who we share it with.

What data is being collected?

We collect information when you set up an account, subscribe to our newsletter or visit our website. The registration and sign up pages set out this information.

Why do we collect this data?

We use the information to provide enhanced website functionality. If you sign up to the newsletter we will send you information on employment, training, advice and support services available in the West of England.

We also use information so we can monitor which organisations use our information and to check our performance and ensure we are reaching different groups of people across Bath and North East Somerset.

Finally, we may contact you to make you aware of potential partners who contact us looking for information about services around Bristol and the West of England or for networking.

Will the data be shared with any third parties?

We use Mailchimp for providing our newsletter. Their privacy policy can be found here

We use WordPress for our website services. Their privacy policy can be found here

How will the information be used?

Bath & North East Somerset Council uses information for the following purposes:

  • To access full functionality of the website
  • To contact subscribers with information about employment and skills and related content.
  • To monitor our overall success so we can make informed choices about information we distribute and events we offer.
  • We will contact people with offers of potential partnership opportunities or networking that we believe could be beneficial, subject to agreement.

How long will my data be stored for?

We will store data for as long as you wish to receive our email communication or maintain a web account. We will securely destroy all data once it is no longer required.

What rights do I have?

As protected by law you have the right to request a copy of any information we hold about you or to have your details corrected or removed from our systems.

How can I raise a complaint?

Write to: Team Manager, Growth & Enterprise, Guildhall, Bath, BA1 5AW

E-mail: achieve@bathnes.gov.uk

Or contact the council directly via the website here

Telephone: 01225 394041

Visit: our One Stop Shops in Manvers St, Bath; Keynsham or Midsomer Norton