Privacy notice : Budget Consultation

Who we are

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall

Lawful basis for processing the information

The lawful basis we rely on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when this is necessary for the performance of a task carried in the public interest.

If the information you provide us or we receive in relation to the consultation contains special category data, such as health, religious or ethnic information the lawful basis we rely on to process it is article 9(2)(g) of the UK GDPR, where processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest. As we are allocating funds for public services, we believe this processing of personal data is of substantial public interest.

The legislation governing this requirement is the Local Government Act 2000.

How we collect information

Personal data is collected from you through the council’s digital consultation platform or through paper versions of the consultation available at the RBWM Libraries.

What information is collected

The type of information collected includes, age, gender, disabilities, status within the Borough (resident, work in the Borough, local business, local community), ward.

You will also be given the opportunity to include free text for the following:

  • budget proposals in named Service Areas
  • inviting suggestions for Service Area improvements within budget proposals
  • inviting insight into the success of local RBWM prevention schemes.

How we use the information provided

Your data will be assessed by the RBWM Finance Team. This will then be anonymised and shared with our Communications Team and our Democratic Services.

Who has access to the information about you

The RBWM Finance Team.

Who we may share your information with

Statistics of the consultation outcomes will be shared with the RBWM elected members and the general public. 

How long we store your information

Your information is stored for six months from the close of the consultation process.