Privacy notice – website testing

North Somerset Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing personal data.  The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the requirements of UK and European data protection law.  The information will form part of your user testing account, and held for six months after the provision of your name and email address.

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect the minimum personal data required to deliver the service, specifically your name and your email address.  The processing of this information is lawful as we have your recorded positive consent to engage with this service (GDPR Article 6(1)(a)).  You can revoke your consent at any time, and all personal data relating to you for this service will be destroyed immediately.

We will not use your personal information in a way that may cause you unwarranted nuisance, and at no point is your data shared or processed outside of the UK.  The information provided to us is solely used to carry out the website user testing, and does not result in any automated decision making or profiling.

We may lawfully disclose information to public sector agencies to prevent or detect fraud or other crime, or to support the national fraud initiatives and protect public funds under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.  Under the conditions of the Digital Economy Act 2017, we may also share personal data provided to us with other public authorities as defined in the Act, for the purposes of fraud or crime detection or prevention, to recover monies owed to us, to improve public service delivery, or for statistical research.  We do not share the information with other organisations for commercial purposes.

You have the right to see the personal data we process about you, as well as the right of erasure, rectification, and restriction. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the way we process your personal data, contact our Data Protection Officer at