Privacy notice : Trading standards: Bird Flu Outbreak information collection

Who we are

Trading Standards
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

Lawful basis for processing the information

The lawful basis for processing is Article 6 GDPR: (c) Legal obligation and e) Public task.

Provision for us to process this data is provided for in the: 

Animal Health Act 1981.
Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Avian influenza (Preventative Measures)(England) Regulations 2006.
Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (England) (No 2) Order 2006.

How do we collect information from you

The personal information we process is provided by you directly by filling in an online form on the Council’s website. It could also be collected by telephone, in person or electronically by email if you contact the council to provide information in this way.

What type of information is collected from you

We currently collect and process the following information to advise The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) of which residents have birds who might be at risk of contracting bird flu to contain the outbreak. This includes: your name, address, contact details including email address and telephone number and the number and species of birds you are keeping.

How we use the information you have provided

The information is collected to inform APHA of residents within the 3km zone who keep birds. If the birds are not kept within the 3km zone, then your information will not be provided.

Who has access to the information about you

Members of Trading Standards team.

Who we may share your information with

To fulfil our statutory obligations, we need to provide your information to the following:

  • The Animal and Plant Health Agency.
  • Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 

How long we store your information

Data will not be kept longer than is necessary. Once the outbreak has passed, we will delete all data held about you.

Residents who provide their details, but it is found their birds are kept outside the 3km zone, will have their records automatically deleted. 

If you keep over 50 birds, we may contact you to request you register for a licence. 

Does your service utilise automated decision making? – No.