East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Privacy Statement

At the East London Waste Authority (ELWA), we are committed to providing you with a secure data environment.  Our privacy policy is in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and explains how we use any personal information gathered.

East London Waste Authority – Data Controller

A Controller determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual whereby it is possible to identify an individual directly from that information.

Data collected by ELWA

There are limited circumstances under which ELWA may collect personal information, which may include identity, contact, technical and other forms of data:

Information submitted via online forms relating to RRC access is sent directly to the Authority identified when completing the form and is not stored on the website.

Special Category data including criminal offence data is only collected for employment purposes and is held by LB Barking & Dagenham, which employs staff on behalf of ELWA.

How data is collected

Use of data

ELWA will not rent, sell or share your personal information. The only instances in which we may securely disclose your information are if we are legally required to do so, in conjunction with current or prospective legal proceedings or in the course of carrying out functions required of a Waste Disposal Authority. Data will always be used under the guiding principles of GDPR:

Individual rights

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

More information can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

If you would like to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, you can make a request by emailing enquiries@eastlondonwaste.gov.uk or by writing to us at:

East London Waste Authority
11 Burford Road
E15 2ST

We will request proof of identity before issuing the information. A reasonable fee may be charged for this service.

This version of the privacy notice was last updated on 31 July 2023. To ensure that our privacy policy reflects content updates, we will update this page with any changes.

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