How we collect and use information
We will use the information you provide for the billing and collection of Council Tax, or any claim for Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Council Tax Support, in connection with any lawful activity of the Council.
We have a duty to protect public funds that we administer, so we may also use information held about you for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with other information held by us.
We may also get information about you from certain third parties, or give them information to:
- Make sure the information is accurate;
- Prevent or detect crime; and
- Protect public funds.
These third parties include the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty's Revenues and Customs; other Government Departments and other Local Authorities. We may also provide information for data matching exercises with the Audit Commission, the Department for Work and Pensions and credit reference agencies as the law allows.
We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law allows us to.
We, Selby District Council, are the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. If you want to know more about what information we have about you, or the way we use that information, please ask us.