Christmas social media campaigns - privacy notice


  • Name of Service - Communications
  • Directorate - Chief Executive
  • Date of Issue - 16 December 2021
  • Date of current version - 16 December 2021
  • Review Date - 16 December 2022

The reasons why we use your personal data

This privacy notice applies to the functions of the communications service that incorporates and carries out communications functions within Surrey County Council.

What processing of personal data is undertaken by the service?

Your personal data is being processed to suggest services and content which may be of interest to you keeping you updated. This includes working with other council services and with partners by promoting competitions and awarding of prizes.

What Information do we collect?

Your social media profile name from Facebook, Instagram or Twitter handle will be collected from all contestants.

They will be input into a random number generator which will select three prize winners.

Competition winners will be contacted via a direct message to the social platform on which you enter the competition then we will ask for an email address so that we can send the prize.

How we are allowed to use your personal data

Necessary for our legitimate interests: marketing and communication to you about those services or content which may be of interest to you. This includes the offer of prizes via the promotion and entering of competitions and prize draws.

Who we share your personal data with

We do not share your data with any external parties. However, by submitting the prize to the sponsor the winner could be identifying themselves to them.

Retention of data

For a period of one month and six months for unsuccessful and successful prize winners respectively.

Other information

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