Data Protection Midlothian Council will store and use the information which you provide about yourself (and anyone else) on this form and in any supporting correspondence or documents which you send or give to us ("your information") strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
(1) use your information for the provision of leisure, cultural and educational services and the undertaking of research - if otherwise, then only to the extent necessary to carry out any of our statutory functions as a local authority ("Permitted Purpose");
(2) pass your information to those of our departments which need to know it for the Permitted Purpose. This means that although you send or give this form to one department of the Council, some or all of your information may be passed on to other departments of the Council; and
(3) pass your information to other organisations outside the Council, if and to the extent that we require to do so for the Permitted Purpose. These other organisations include anyone providing services to the Council in connection with the Permitted Purpose, and any other organisation with which the Council is required to work or co operate in connection with the Permitted Purpose. Where appropriate these other organisations are named elsewhere on this form.
Unless required or permitted to do so by law, Midlothian Council will not use or disclose your information for any purpose or to any organisation other than those described here, without telling you first.
You can find more information on the Data Protection Act and the rights which you have under that Act on the web site of the Office of the Information Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk.