Privacy policy

The Local Government Association is a membership organisation and more information on what we do can be found at www.local.gov.uk. As a data controller we operate under the names of the Local Government Association and the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government, (IDeA). However, our data controller registration is “Local Government Association”.

We are registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller and our registration number is Z5871320.

Our head office address is 18 Smith Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HZ.

If you need to contact someone to talk about personal data privacy you can contact our Data Protection Team at ITandbusinessmanagement@local.gov.uk.

The right to complain

You have a right to complain to the regulator in the country in which you reside or where you believe any misuse of your data has taken place. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted directly if you believe that we have failed to address your concerns.

Their information may be found at www.ico.org.uk.

Changes to this privacy policy may take place from time to time. Changes will be shown in this location by virtue of the amended notice.

GDPR

The Local Government Association is committed to abiding by data protection laws and to be open and transparent in how we use your personal information. Many people will be aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new 2018 UK Data Protection Act. We acknowledge our requirement to comply with these laws as well as local laws applicable to other countries.

This website however, has no login process and operates as a separate entity to the Local Government Association’s website (www.local.gov.uk).

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The cookies we use

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The LGA’s privacy policy

To find out more about the LGA’s privacy policy, please visit www.local.gov.uk/privacy-policy.