Consultations are a valuable way of gathering the thoughts and opinions of people about a variety of subjects. They provide an opportunity for people to have their say and help the council reach decisions about important matters.
Type/Classes of information collected
The information collected will vary. Some consultations do not need to collect any personal information and allow anonymous responses to be returned. Sometimes it is important to collect some personal details and demographic information of respondents. For this reason a variety of information may be collected including:
- personal details such as name, age and address
- family details
- lifestyle and social circumstances
- financial details
- employment and education details
- housing needs
- we may also process what is referred to as “special categories of information” that may include data revealing racial or ethnic origin and health
Who information may be shared with
Responses may be shared with the senior officers and elected members. Most of the time this will be anonymous or we will not link your name and address and other personal information with your answers (anonymised)
Sometimes we may need to link your personal information with your answers, for example if we are required to by law and in other specific situations. BUT we will only do this if we have clearly explained on the specific consultation. On some specific types of consultation this may mean your name and responses can be seen by people from other organisations. Again if this is the case we will state this on the consultation in question.
If you would like to learn more about how the we use your information please read our Solihull Council Privacy Notice.