Home to School Transport: Other Local Authority Recharge Agreement – Privacy Notice

Why do we collect and use this information?

Hampshire County Council is the Data Controller for the purpose of collecting and using information from other local authorities to invoice for the costs of transporting a child to school, who is the funding responsibility of the other local authority.

We collect information from you as the local authority that is agreeing to make payment for a child making use of the County Council’s transport arrangements, about the child being transported and the school to which transport is being provided. We hold this personal data securely and use it to:

  • identify the child being transported
  • identify the school the child is being transported to
  • identify you as the contact to communicate with in regards this agreement
  • invoice you as the other local authority for transport costs
  • ensure compliance with our obligations under the accuracy principle of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (Article (5)(1)(d)), making sure our records about you are up to date

The categories of information that we collect, hold and share

The following personal information is processed:

  • the child being transported personal information (name, school)
  • your personal information as signatory on the agreement (name, local authority employer name, work phone number, work email address and work address)
  • the employee’s details of the local authority for invoicing if different to you as the requestor (work phone number, work email address and work address)

The lawful basis on which we use this information

We collect and use the information ensuring that we comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018) requirements for processing through:

  • Article 6(1)(b) – Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because we need to take specific steps before entering into a contract with you

Under this lawful basis we do not require your consent to process this information but we are required, through this privacy notice, to ensure you are fully informed of why we are collecting this information and what we will do with it.

Please note that no automated decision making (decisions taken without a person involved) occurs for any parts of these activities controlled by the County Council. This information is not used for profiling.

Storing and securing data

The information provided to us will be retained for six years plus the current financial year in line with financial auditing requirements. Your information will be held electronically.

The County Council takes its data security responsibilities seriously and has policies and procedures in place to ensure the personal data held is:

  • prevented from being accidentally or deliberately compromised
  • accessed, altered, disclosed or deleted only by those authorised to do so
  • accurate and complete in relation to why we are processing it
  • continually accessible and usable with daily backups
  • protected by levels of security ‘appropriate’ to the risks presented by our processing

The County Council also ensures its IT Department is certified to the internationally recognised standard for information security management system, ISO27001.

Who do we share information with?

We do not share information with anyone unless there is a lawful basis that allows us to do so.

Depending on the individual circumstances of each situation, we may have to share this information with other teams within the County Council to fulfil other duties and powers to support our work. These might include our Children Missing Education team (for ensuring the provision of full time education); Data Protection Team (for personal data incidents); Virtual School (for support of children looked after); and/or Social Care teams (supporting welfare, safeguarding and corporate parent functions). We may also share information through the County Council’s role in the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) to comply with their statutory duties.

As part of the invoicing stage of the process, information is shared with the County Council’s Integrated Business Centre (IBC) for the purpose of them being able to set up the invoice and manage the invoice payment.

Requesting access to your personal data and your rights

Under data protection legislation, individuals have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or someone you have responsibility for, please contact the Children’s Services Department’s Subject Access Request (SAR) Team.

You also have the right to:

  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by solely automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations

Further information

The above information is the specific privacy notice for this service. For more information about your rights in relation to your personal data, see the County Council’s general privacy notice.

You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. See our Data Protection page for further details.

You can contact the County Council’s Data Protection Officer by email [email protected].

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office.