The official Government Right to Buy website
Data protection legislation has changed with the introduction of a new Data Protection Act, implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You have greater powers to protect your own privacy, and there is greater responsibility on those processing your data for any purpose. The following is to explain your rights and give you the information you will be entitled to under the new Act.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the data controller. The Data Protection Officer at MHCLG can be contacted at [email protected]
We collect your data for the following purposes:
Data protection legislation sets out when we are lawfully allowed to process your data. The lawful basis that applies in this case is that you give us your clear consent for us to process your personal data for this purpose.
Your data will be accessible to the data controller and our data processor.
Your contact data will be stored and accessed via a secure MailChimp account
Your contact details will be held until you request that we delete it or when we no longer need to contact you about this topic.
The data we are collecting is your personal data, and you have rights that affect what happens to it. You have the right to:
We use a service called MailChimp to handle the sending of alerts and information packs by email, which is operated by The Rocket Science Group, based in Atlanta, U.S.A.
MailChimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. It is committed to subjecting all Personal Information received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website
Emails sent from MailChimp contain both HTML and plain text versions. If you choose to view the messages in HTML mode, these contain small tracking codes to help us evaluate the usefulness of the material we are sending. Operationally, we do not review this data at individual level, only as aggregated scores.
Full privacy information relating to MailChimp
We will not use your data for any automated decision making
Your data will be stored in a password-protected account on MailChimp, following their privacy policies.
To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.
They improve things by:
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
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We also use third party cookies set by our media partners to track where visitors to this website have come from and how they go on to use the site, when they come in from our marketing activity elsewhere online.
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. These logs are automatically generated from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you, but may include details about the device you used to access the website and non-personal information such as postcodes you enter into forms on this site.
When we ask you for information, we will keep to the law, including all new legislation coming into force.
If you are unhappy with the way the department has acted, you can make a complaint
If you are not happy with how we are using your personal data, you should first contact [email protected].
If you are still not happy, or for independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing, you can contact:
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745