The information we collect about you
The information that we collect, process, hold and share include:
Date of birth
Place of birth
National Insurance Number (NINO)
Details of benefits you receive associated with your mobility
Proof of your identity
Medical information you provide in support of your claim
Contact details you have provided including telephone numbers, email addresses used for contact about your application to ask for more information, update you on progress and for sending the decision to you and the Blue Badge if you are eligible.
Why we collect and use this information
We store and use your Blue Badge application data to:
Why we are allowed to use your information
We collect and use this information on the basis of the Council’s public task and the legislation underpinning this is:
Section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
Any special category (sensitive) information (ie health related information) is processed under the substantial public interest condition (Article 9(2)(g) of the General data Protection Regulation.
How long we will keep your personal information
Information will be kept for a period of 4 years (from the date of application)
Who we share this information with
We will share information with the Department for Transport who are responsible for the scheme.
Your details will be shared with Valtech Limited as they host the national Blue Badge system.
If you are eligible for a badge, your details will also be shared with APS as they produce and post out the badges.
If you decide that you wish to receive updates on the progress of your application, your details will also be shared with the Government Notify service.
On occasion we will share your details with Able 2 Occupational Therapy Services who undertake the Independent Mobility Assessments where it is felt you will need to be assessed to determine your eligibility.
We will contact the Department for Work and Pensions to check you are receiving the benefits you have declared in connection with your mobility if you have not supplied evidence of this.
Parking Services enforcement officers have access to details on Blue Badges for enforcement and fraud detection.
Other local authorities may access the information for the purpose of preventing fraud.
National Fraud Initiative
As a public authority the Council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud. Please refer to the full NFI privacy notice for more details.
Will your information be used to make automated decisions?
There is no automatic decision making or profiling.
For information about your rights and details of the Council’s Data Protection Officer, please go to Privacy notice .