Greener Futures blog Privacy Notice


  • Name of service: Greener Futures Climate Change Team
  • Directorate: Environment, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Date of issue: 15 October 2021
  • Date of current version: 15 October 2021
  • Review date: 15 October 2024


The reasons why we use your personal data

This privacy notice applies to the functions of the Environment Service relating to the hosting of the Greener Futures blog for residents online on behalf of the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure Service.

What processing of personal data is undertaken by the team?

Residents and people with a local connection to Surrey are invited to share their experiences and opinions which, following assessment, will be shared on the Greener Futures blog, hosted online. This blog shares the writer's personal experiences of reducing their carbon emissions and living more environmentally sustainably with the aim to inspire members of the public to make their own changes to reduce their impact on the planet.

What information do we collect?

  • Name
  • Town or region of Surrey you are from
  • Contact details such as email address
  • Expressions and opinions expressed through your blog post

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

The Environment and Communications team will contact you concerning the approval of your submitted blog. Your first name will be shared on the published online blog unless a pseudonym is provided.

Retention of data

Data will be retained for 10 years.

Other information

We welcome any photos you may wish to include but please be mindful not to include any personal identifiable information.

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

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