Business Insights Research Service - Privacy Notice


  • Name of Service - Business Insights Research Service
  • Directorate - Communications, Public Affairs and Engagement
  • Date of Issue - 23 September 2022
  • Date of current version - 23 September 2022
  • Review Date - 23 September 2025


The reasons why we use your personal data

This privacy notice applies to the functions of the Business Insights Research service that carries out research functions within Surrey County Council (SCC).

Primary Purpose is for any data to have a research and statistical use however it will always be anonymised prior to the data and results being published.

Secondary Purpose is for user engagement purposes such as interviews and focus groups.

What processing of personal data is undertaken by the service

Your personal data is collated for the purposes of research in order to carry out our statutory responsibilities under the different legislative frameworks, provide services, and establish good business practices. In addition, we collect your personal data for the following:

  • Research
  • Statistical analysis and reporting
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning

What Information do we collect?

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Address
  • Age
  • Contact Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth (only month and year)
  • Dependants
  • Education and employment history
  • Gender
  • Job position or Title
  • Location Information
  • Spouses / Partners
  • Racial
  • Ethnic Origin
  • Political Opinions
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Data concerning health
  • Person's sex life
  • Sexual Orientation

How we are allowed to use your personal data


To process your personal data, we will explain to you what we are asking you to agree to and why. If we have consent to use your personal data, you have the right to remove it at any time. If you want to remove your consent, please contact us at the following email address and we will deal with your request.

Who we share your personal data with.

Data shared with partners and external bodies would be post analysis anonymised results.

Retention of data

Data will be retained for 3 years or in accordance with our countywide data retention schedule.

Other information

For further information on our privacy notices, please see information and privacy.

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