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Accident Investigations Privacy Notice

Details of what information we collect from you, what we do with it and who it might be shared with

What information do we collect from you?

We collect your name and address. Sometimes we collect other information you may feel is sensitive to you such as your age and health information.

Why do we collect this information?

We collect this information to investigate the causes of accidents to people at work, or affected by work activities in the borough. We are required by law to provide this service. In order for us to do this, you must provide your personal information to us.

Who might we share your information with?

We may share your information with the following:

  • Maidstone Borough Council stores your information on our behalf. You can view their privacy information here.
  • The Health & Safety Executive will also use your information. They may use it for their own reasons that are different to ours, but they still have to look after it in the same way. You can view their privacy information here.
  • We will also share your information with other services within Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, to improve services and ensure best value for residents of Tunbridge Wells borough.
What do we do with your information?

We use your information to look at the cause of the accident and should there be a failure of responsibility we may prosecute to prevent reoccurrence. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent, or without telling you first.

Sometimes we have to give it to other authorities, organisations or people. This would be for the prevention or detection of crime, or because of legal matters, for example. We do not need your consent to do this, but if we can, we'll let you know if we've passed your information on.

How long to we keep hold of your information?

We will only keep your information for as long as we need it. Once we no longer need it, we will retain it for a set period (a retention period) but not use it. When the retention period expires we will delete your information from our records. You can view our Retention Schedule here.

How can I access the information you hold about me, find out further information on privacy rights, or raise a concern?

Email the Data Protection Officer at

Other ways to contact

01892 554077

The Data Protection Officer,
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Room 110,
Town Hall,
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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