Privacy Notice

Bristol City Council (BCC) is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant regulations. The purpose of this privacy policy is to tell you about what information we collect about you when you use our service, how we use that information and who we may share it with.

What data we need to collect and the legal basis for processing it:

We collect data for the following purposes:

  • To notify subscribers of new posts on the Bristol Mayor blog

As part of this activity we will process information which could include name and email address.

We are collecting this data because we have consent to do so and the data is used to provide information to members of the public.

How long we will keep your data for:

We will hold this information for two years from the date of consent. After this time we will re-contact subscribers to confirm they wish to still receive email notifications from the Mayor’s Blog.

Why we need to collect your data:

We will use this information to keep people informed about the Mayor’s activities.

Who we share your data with and why:

This data will be disclosed to the council’s public relations team and the Mayor’s team as required so that communications with the public can be undertaken.

If we have obtained your consent to use your data:

You are able to withdraw your consent for us to process your information at any given time.

Where we have obtained your data from a third party:

We obtained this data from a range of sources. The data we have obtained includes categories such as name and email address.

Yours rights as a data subject:

You have the right to request access to your data and where data is found to be inaccurate to have that data corrected.  In certain circumstances you have the right to have data held about you erased, or the use of it restricted, you may be able to object to processing as well as the right to have your data transferred to another data controller.

You have the right to object to the processing of your information and to have any inaccurate information corrected. You also have a right of complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at if you think we have dealt with your information in an inappropriate manner.

You can ask to see what information we hold about you and have access to it. You can do this, by contacting:

Senior Data Protection Officer

Bristol City Council

ICT Commissioning and Information Governance

P O Box 3176



Any further questions regarding the data being processed may also be sent to the above address or to the data controller.

Fraud Prevention and Detection:

Bristol City Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud. For more information visit