This privacy notice is designed to help you understand how and why we use CCTV.

Footage of individuals is classed as personal data where an individual can be directly or indirectly identified.

Why do you need to process my image and how will you use it?

Some of our buildings have CCTV for the purposes of;

  • Reducing crime in the form of theft, fire, vandalism, physical and verbal abuse to its personnel and property by aiding prevention through deterrence and detection.
  • Providung a safer and a more secure environment for all personnel working within the premises, or any members of the public with lawful reasons for being at the premises
  • Maintaining the security of buildings and associated contents

The Fire and Rescue Service Act 2004 makes it a requirement that we secure the provision of the personnel, services and equipment necessary efficiently to meet all normal requirements and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 provides the obligation to safeguard our employees.

CCTV footage is used for investigation purposes, for the prevention and detection of crime and for internal matters such as, accident investigations. Decisions on how footage will be used are made on a case by case basis and in accordance with our CCTV Policy.

We do not perform any covert surveillance, covert surveillance is that carried out in a manner calculated to ensure that subjects of it are unaware it is, or may be taking place. All buildings where CCTV is fitted will display awareness signs.

Who will have access to the information?

Access to our control room is monitored by live feed CCTV, this can be viewed by anybody in the control room at that time, but they do not have access to the hard drive.

Upon request from the responsible department, our Technical Services team would access the CCTV hard drive to download copies of requested footage. They would then pass it to either Health and Safety, CAO Service Information or another service manager who has a legitimate reasons to review it. For the purposes of prevention and detection of crime, we would securely disclose the footage to the police, upon request.

CCTV at the Transport and Logistic Hub in Thirsk is managed by North Yorkshire Police and not North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

How long will you keep hold of my information?

Where footage is stored on the hard drive it is retained for a period of 49 days, footage that has been downloaded from the hard drive is reviewed at least annually, to determine whether it is still required to meet the intended purpose. We cannot determine how long the police would retain any footage given to them for crime prevention purposes.

Where can I find out more about CCTV?

Further information can be found within our CCTV Policy 

Is there anything else I need to know when it comes to my personal information?

Where the capture and use of the image is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw this, to find out more about the rights you have when it comes to your personal information or who you can contact to discuss it further visit the ‘Your Information Rights‘ page of this website.