This notice was last updated on 5 January 2021. Any changes will be posted here. If those changes are significant, we will contact you so that you can review them.
The North and South Durham Business Growth Grant is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for which the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) or other successor body, is the Managing Authority in England. The Managing Authority is Data Controller, as defined in data protection law, of the information you provide with your grant application.
Durham County Council is the Accountable Body for the North and South Durham CLLD programmes ("CLLD") and has allocated CLLD funding to UMi Commercial Limited ("UMi") to deliver the Business Growth Grant programme. UMi is Data Processor, as defined in data protection law, of the information you provide with your grant application.
You can read the Managing Authority's full Privacy Notice by visiting the following website: Click Here
The information you provide to UMi will be shared with Durham County Council and the Managing Authority to ensure the programme complies with European Regulations. Durham County Council or the Managing Authority will need to share all or some of your personal data with the national evaluator of the programme. In some cases, the National Evaluator, i.e. an independent external contractor commissioned by Managing Authority, may use the contact details to contact a sample of direct or indirect beneficiaries for the purpose of the National Evaluation of the programme. It is likely that the survey methodology will need to incorporate a variety of approaches in order to maximise the survey response rate (for example, telephone survey, written survey, and e-mail survey) – hence the need for a variety of contact details required for each participant. This will be in line with European Commission regulatory requirements.
Your information will also be shared with research organisations working on behalf of the Managing Authority who may contact participants to discuss their involvement in the project for research purposes. Participation in research is voluntary and participants will be asked to consent before taking part in any research activity they may be contacted about. Data will not be used or shared for any commercial or marketing purposes.
How we will use your information
In addition to the above, we will use the information that you have provided for the following legitimate purposes:
- to administer your application;
to manage our relationship with you and for customer satisfaction, monitoring and evaluation;
to assist with record keeping, statistical and research purposes, and statutory purposes; and
- to meet our respective legal obligations.
Personal data relating to directors and persons with significant control will be requested as part of the application administration process.
If you do not provide us with the information requested, we will be unable to progress your grant application. Information provided may also be shared with our public sector partners for the purposes set out above.
Where processing is necessary for our legitimate interests and to enable us to meet the purposes set out above.
Where we need to process personal information to comply with a legal obligation placed on us.
Performance of task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of our official authority
Where we process your personal information to meet a task that is in the public interest.
In order to progress through the application, we require you to consent to the below statement
Storage of information
All storage of your personal data complies with European data protection law and your information is protected.
Electronic data will be securely transferred to, and stored within, the UK, the EEA or with a compliant Non-EEA based supplier. In circumstances where we transfer data to countries outside the EEA we ensure the supplier complies with data protection law and that your information is protected
Durham County Council will store your information securely in line with the North and South Durham CLLD Programmes retention date of 31 December 2033.
UMi will store your information securely following payment of the grant, to meet any legal obligations it has.
You can exercise your rights under data protection law by contacting the Managing Authority. Details on how to do this can be found at our privacy notice: Click Here
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