Identity and contact details of the controller and where applicable, the controller’s representative and the data protection officer
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (‘the CA’) is the ‘controller’ for your personal information. This means that we decide the purpose and means of how your data is used as part of the Business Support Survey.
If you have any questions about how your information is being used you can contact the CA’s Data Protection Officer at
0151 330 1679
1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Purpose of the processing and the legal basis for the processing
Your information is being used by the CA to carry out the survey, and we are able to do this with your consent.
Description of the categories of personal data
The categories of information being processed include the sector, size, location, and turnover of your business/company, the ethnicity of the owner/s or highest decision-making level, information about workforce, promotions, recruitment, diversity practices, and access to business support, and where supplied, name, phone number and/or email address for further research from the CA and/or business updates from the CA and/or the Growth Platform (the Growth Platform is the Liverpool City Region’s Growth Company co-owned by the CA and the LEP).
The contact details provided at the end of the survey may be linked to responses for the purpose of tailoring invitations for further research or support updates where relevant. For example, we may look at aspects such as company size and type of support accessed when considering setting up focus groups/workshops so we can focus in on certain areas of conversation.
Any recipient or categories of recipients of the personal data
Your information will be shared with Snap Surveys for the purposes of conducting the survey. It will also be shared with the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The LEP provides strategic advice and guidance on economic development priorities while the Combined Authority brings democratic accountability and oversight for the City Region.
Details of transfers to third country and safeguards
Your personal data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (all EU Member States, plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).
Retention period or criteria used to determine the retention period
Your data will be kept for a period of 12 months from the date of collection. This retention has been determined by the CA’s business need.
The existence of each of data subject’s rights
The GDPR provides you with the following rights when it comes to your personal data:
- The right to be informed how your personal data is being processed
- The right of access to the personal data we hold about you, which includes providing copies of the information to you within one month of a request. We may charge a reasonable fee to provide this information based on our administrative costs of responding (i.e. photocopying, postage, etc.).
- The right to rectification of any incorrect or incomplete data we hold about you
- The right to erasure, also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’, where
- Your information is no longer required for the purpose it was collected
- You withdraw your consent
- You object to the CA processing your information (and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the processing)
- The CA has breached the GDPR when processing your data
- There is a legal obligation to delete the data (such as a court order)
- The right to restrict processing, which limits what the CA can do with your information
- The right to data portability, where any automated processing of your information based on your consent or as part of a contract is made available for your reuse
- The right to object to direct marketing or any processing based on the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority or for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling, where a decision made by a computer has a legal or significant effect on you.
The right to withdraw consent at any time
As our legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent, you have the right to withdraw this at any time.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data to the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner, who can be reached using the details below:
The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
0303 123 1113