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Do you share my personal information?

To deliver a fire and rescue service and meet our responsibility to promote social wellbeing and safeguard the communities we serve, we often need to work with partners. To ensure you receive relevant services we may need to share your personal and sensitive information with other authorities and partners such as:

  • North Yorkshire Police
  • Local Councils
  • Health Service
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • Community Organisations
  • Voluntary Services

(This list provides examples only, there may be other organisations we need to share your information with).

In almost all such cases we will make you aware if your information is intended to be used in this way.  We can share without asking you or without your agreement if:

  • we have a legal duty or power to share information with other statutory bodies from statute or from common law when the public good is thought to be of greater importance than personal confidentiality;
  • for the detection, prevention and prosecution of crime or the apprehension of offenders;
  • there is a public interest that outweighs the duty of confidence to the individual (e.g. health and safety);
  • there is a risk of death or serious harm;
  • in the substantial interest of an individual’s health;
  • in the vital interest of an individual concerned.

We will make sure that we record the information we share and the reason for doing so.

Where possible your information will be anonymised to remove as much detail as possible leaving only key elements to enable us and our partners to target resources to you and it will be transferred in a secure manner.

More information can be found on the partnership section of the website here and examples of when we share and receive information can be found here.

Will anyone else have access to my information?

There are some situations where we are required by law to provide information and reports to a number of organisations. These organisations include:

  • Central Government
  • Auditors
  • Crime and disorder organisations.

Where possible, this information is made anonymous to protect your privacy. The exceptions to this include:

  • Information provided to crime agencies relating to prevention and detection of crime.
  • Information which is necessary to prevent serious risk to individuals.
  • Information which is necessary for auditors to meet the required function.
  • Information which is necessary for auditing and administering public funds. This is for preventing and detecting fraud. You can obtain further details from the Audit Commission and our website here

There are also other organisations who may have access to your information.  These organisations include:

  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service to handle 999 calls
  • Suppliers employed to process data on our behalf. Examples of this currently include our payroll and Service Medical Advisor.

For more information on how we handle your data, please see our Privacy Notice on the What are you doing with my information?’ section.

 

 

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