Economic Development and Regeneration privacy notice

The following Privacy Notice applies to Economic Development & Regeneration.

This Notice explains how personal information is going to be used, what it is used for, who it might be shared with and why, and for how long it is to be kept.

The Council (CBC) is fully committed to complying with The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We ensure that your personal data is processed fairly, lawfully, kept safe and secure and retained for no longer than is necessary.

The Data Protection Officer for CBC is Head of Legal and Democratic Services.

If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information please contact the Data Protection Officer.

What information is collected?

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Bank details

Why do we collect your personal information?

  • Deliver services and support to you
  • Manage those services we provide to you
  • Train and manage the employment of our workers who deliver those services
  • Help investigate any worries or complaints you have about your services
  • Keep track of spending on services
  • Check the quality of services

Data Controller

Crawley Borough Council is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Registration Number Z5327706).

The legal basis for processing personal data

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller
  • Consent of the data subject

Who we share data with

We pass data to:

  • Internal departments
  • Other local authorities
  • Central Government
    Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
    Department for Education
    Department for International Trade
  • Business Support and networking organisations
  • Commercial Property Sales & Lettings Businesses
  • West Sussex Police Force

Retention periods

Your contact details will be kept for one year after our last contact with you unless the personal data is processed for the purpose of carrying out a contract, in which case your data is kept according to the funder’s prescribed retention schedules. Information on individual contracts is held within the ‘EDR Document Retention Schedule’ and can be supplied on request.


You have the right to:

  • Be informed of data processing (which is covered by this privacy notice)
  • Access your personal information (known as a Subject Access Request)
  • Have inaccuracies corrected
  • Have information erased
  • Restrict processing
  • Data portability
  • Intervention in respect of automated decision making/profiling
  • Withdraw consent (see below)
  • Complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (See below)

To exercise any of these rights please contact the Data Protection Officer.

Withdrawal of consent

The lawful basis upon which CBC process personal data is set out in this notice.  However, where personal data is solely processed on the basis of consent, you will have the right to withdraw that consent.

Where can I get advice?

If you have any worries or questions about how your personal information is handled please contact our Data Protection Officer.

For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data rights, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

  • Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire DK9 5AF
  • Tel:  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number
  • Visit
  • Email