Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Corporate privacy notice

How the law lets us use your personal information

There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use your personal information. The privacy statement for each service explains which reason we have used for that service.

We may collect and use personal information where:

  • it is necessary to perform our public tasks
  • it is required by law
  • it is necessary to deliver health or social care services
  • it is necessary to protect someone in an emergency or to protect public health
  • you, or your legal representative, have given consent, and this consent has not been withdrawn
  • you have entered into a contract with us
  • it is necessary for employment purposes
  • you have made your information publicly available
  • it is to the benefit of society as a whole
  • it is necessary for archiving, research, or statistical purposes
  • it is necessary for legal cases.

If you have provided us with your consent to use your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us.

Sometimes we may need to collect and use special category information about you. We may do so where:

  • it is necessary to perform our public tasks (which are in the substantial public interest)
  • it is necessary to comply with employment, social security or social protection laws
  • it is necessary for legal claims
  • it is information which has already been made public by you
  • it is in the public interest for public health reasons
  • it is necessary for medical purposes
  • it is necessary for archiving, statistical and research purposes
  • the use of special category information about you is necessary to protect you or someone else in an emergency; or
  • we have your explicit consent to use the particular special category information about you

In some limited circumstances we may also need to collect and use criminal history information about you. We may do so where:

  • it is in the substantial public interest
  • it is necessary for any legal claims
  • it is necessary to protect you or someone else in an emergency
  • it is information which is already in the public domain, or
  • we have your explicit consent to use criminal history information about you

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