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Accident Investigations Privacy Notice

Details of what information we collect from you, what we do with it and who it might be shared with.

We collect your name and address. Sometimes we collect other information you may feel is sensitive to you such as your age and health information.

We collect this information to investigate the causes of accidents to people at work, or affected by work activities in the borough. We are required by law to provide this service. In order for us to do this, you must provide your personal information to us.

We may share your information with the following:

  • Maidstone Borough Council stores your information on our behalf. You can view their privacy information on their website.
  • The Health & Safety Executive will also use your information. They may use it for their own reasons that are different to ours, but they still have to look after it in the same way. You can view their privacy information on their website.
  • We will also share your information with other services within Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, to improve services and ensure best value for residents of the borough.

We use your information to look at the cause of the accident and should there be a failure of responsibility we may prosecute to prevent reoccurrence. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent, or without telling you first.

Sometimes we have to give it to other authorities, organisations or people. This would be for the prevention or detection of crime, or because of legal matters, for example. We do not need your consent to do this, but if we can, we'll let you know if we've passed your information on.

We will only keep your information for as long as we need it. Once we no longer need it, we will retain it for a set period (a retention period) but not use it. When the retention period expires we will delete your information from our records. Further details can be found in our Retention Schedule.

You can access the information we hold about you, find out further information on privacy rights, or raise a concern by contacting the Data Protection Officer.


Tel: 01892 554077

By post:

The Data Protection Officer
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Room 110
Town Hall
Royal Tunbridge Wells