12. What are your rights

You may exercise the rights listed below in relation to the council’s use of your personal information.

Some rights are absolute and others are not.

To find out more about how these rights apply in particular circumstances, please refer to our guide to your data rights or alternatively visit the Information Commissioner’s web site at https://ico.org.uk/

Your data rights

To exercise these rights, please contact service processing your information. If you are not satisfied with how the service has answered your request you can contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Justin Hardy
Data Protection Officer
Oldham Council
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UG
E: DPO@oldham.gov.uk


You may request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.

Rectification & Erasure:

You may request that we rectify or delete any of your personal information if you consider it is incomplete, factually incorrect, processed unlawfully or, is unnecessary or no longer needed.

Review of automated decision making:

Where we use only an automated system or programme that does not involve a human being, you have the right to request that a decision which legally affects you is reviewed by an appropriate officer.


You may object, at any time, to your personal information being processed.

This applies to processing:

  • carried out in performance of our statutory functions or in the public interest, including ‘profiling’ [whether or not profiling is partly or fully automated]; 
  • for direct marketing purposes

Restriction of Processing:

You may request restriction of processing (quarantining) of your personal information for certain reasons, such as, for example:

  • if you have objected to the processing or asked us for erasure and we need time to consider your request and let you know our decision 
  • you require us to retain your information for the establishment, exercise or defence of your own legal rights

Data portability:

In defined circumstances [either where the processing relies on your consent or arises out of a legal contract], you may request we supply a copy of personal information that you have provided to us in a portable and machine readable format  

Right to withdraw consent:

Where the legal reason for processing your personal information is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of our processing prior to the withdrawal of your consent.