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.
We collect and hold personal information relating to registering events, ceremonies and certificate applications.
We use this information to:
We process personal data because it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations
The main legislation which governs the collection of registration information is the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, the Marriage Act 1949 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004. You may be legally obliged by these acts, and other pieces of legislation, to provide certain pieces of information. If you fail to provide information you are required to give us you may be liable to a fine or other sanctions, or we may not be able to provide the service you are applying for, such as a marriage or a civil partnership.
Personal information may also be collected from you if you are making an application to this office, for example for a certificate or to correct information contained in a register entry.
Depending on which service you receive some or all of the data listed below will be collected:
We share data with:
We will only share information where there is a lawful basis to do so for the following reasons:
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. The time can be different depending on the service you have asked for. Registration information is retained indefinitely as required by law.
You have the right to:
To exercise any of these rights please contact the Register Office on 024 7683 3133 or email [email protected]
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. [email protected]
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,
Date of last review: July 2021