PN149 - Family Information Service Childcare Providers Survey Privacy Notice

Torfaen County Borough Council is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. This Privacy Notice is designed to give you information about the data we hold about you, how we use it, your rights in relation to it and the safeguards in place to protect it.

TCBC Service Area: Children and Family Services
Work area: Education - Early Years
Contact Details: Hayley Morgan
Privacy Notice Name: Family Information Service Childcare Providers Survey

Data Controller: Torfaen County Borough Council, c/o Civic Centre, Pontypool, NP4 6YB

If you wish to raise a concern about the handling of your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer on 01495 762200 or email

Collecting your data enhances the ability of Torfaen County Borough Council to co-ordinate and assess the supply and demand for sustainable childcare within the local authority. Data collection also provides the Local Authority to plan future childcare expansion

Who provides your data to the Council?

We receive personal information directly from you

How does the Council collect this information?

  •  Online Childcare Survey

What information does the Council collect about you?

The Council collects and processes a range of information about you. This includes:

  • Business name
  • Contact details
  • Service delivery age groups
  • Business opening times
  • Language preference
  • Number of registered or unregistered childcare places
  • Business facilities
  • Postcode
  • Number of childcare places available based on staffing levels
  • Number of vacancies
  • Personal contact details (if presented)

Why does the Council process your personal data?

Under Article 6 of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is:

(e) We need it to perform a public task.

The Council needs to process data to be able to provide a statutory service to meet the requirements of The Childcare Act 2006 sections 22, 26 and 27 through the Family Information Service.

Your data is also used for monitoring performance measures for Torfaen Family Information Service.

Special categories of personal data

We do not collect any special category or criminal data.

Who has access to your data?

Your information may be shared internally for the administration of childcare surveys, contracts and for client administration.

Your data may also be shared externally with organisations for reporting purposes on the service. In this instance the data is anonymised. These may include, but not be limited to:

  • Welsh Government
  • DEWIS Cymru

Apart from where previously stated, we do not pass your details to third parties unless we are lawfully required do so.

Is the Data transferred out of the UK?


How does the Council keep your data secure?

The Council has internal policies in place to ensure the data it processes is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed. Access to this data is restricted in accordance with the Council’s internal policies and in compliance with the UK GDPR.

Data will be stored securely in:

  • Secure network drive
  • Secure cloud storage

Where the Council engages third parties to process personal data on its behalf, they do so on the basis of written instructions. These third parties are also under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate measures to ensure the security of data.

How long does the Council keep your data?

The Council will hold your personal data only for the period that is necessary and will follow organisational and Local Authority standards in this area. At the end of the retention period the Council will securely destroy or dispose of the data in line with retention schedules.

Are we making automated decisions/profiling with your data?


Your rights

You have a number of Rights you can exercise:

  • Access - to obtain a copy of your data on request
  • Rectification – to require the Council to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • Object, Restrict or Delete - under certain circumstances you can require the Council to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
  • Data portability – to receive and/or transmit data provided to the Council to other organisations (this applies in limited circumstances)
  • Withdraw your consent at any time (where consent has been given)
  • To know the consequences of failing to provide data to the Council
  • To know the existence of any Automated Decision-making, including profiling, and the consequences of this for you.
  • To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Information Commissioners Office)

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact; Early Years ABS Hub, 01495 742101,

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (Wales), 2nd Floor, Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH. Telephone 0330 414 6421 or e-mail

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