Coventry City Council complies with the Data Protection Act and the UK GDPR and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller.

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

Why we collect and use personal data about you

We collect and hold personal information relating to you and your business. We use this information to:

  • Network: To facilitate connections and collaborations among green businesses and individuals within the network.
  • Communication: To send you newsletters, event invitations, updates, and other network-related information.
  • Network Improvements: To improve our services and tailor our offerings to better suit the needs of the network participants.

The legal basis for processing this data is consent.

What information do we collect about you?

The personal data we collect can be:

  • first and second name
  • email addresses
  • phone numbers
  • company name and details
  • job titles

Who we share your personal data with?

Confidential information will not be shared with other parties.

How long will we keep your information?

We will only keep your information for as long as we need to so we can give you the service you need unless we must keep it for legal reasons.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  1. Ask to see the personal information we hold about you
  2. Withdraw consent (see below).
  3. Ask us to change the information we hold about you if it is wrong
  4. Ask us to delete the information we hold about you
  5. Ask us to limit the way we use your personal information
  6. Ask for human intervention regarding decisions made about you by a computer
  7. Data portability (have your data transferred to another Authority)
  8. Complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office

To exercise any of these rights please contact the Coventry City Council Economic Development Services team on the following email address:

Withdrawal of consent

Where personal data is processed on the basis of consent, you will have the right to withdraw that consent. However Coventry City Council process personal data that it is necessary to do so in order to comply with our legal obligations and to enable us to perform tasks carried out in the public interest. 


You have the right to submit a complaint if you are unhappy with the way your request is handled or disagree with a decision made by the council regarding your data. In these circumstances, you can contact the Data Protection Team (DPO) and request a review of the decision.

If you are not satisfied with any outcome from the DPO you may wish to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
SK9 5AF.

Date of last review: August 2023