Privacy Notice - Access Protection Markings and Disabled Bay Applications


This Privacy notice covers how we use your information, the reasons for doing so, and also what rights you have in connection with the information we hold about you.

We may hold information about you because you have contacted us about access protection markings or disabled parking bays, are in the process of an application or have applied in the past.

East Sussex Highways takes data protection seriously. Please be assured that your information will be used appropriately in line with data protection legislation, will be stored securely and will not be processed unless the requirements for fair and lawful processing can be met.

What information is being used?

We use the information you have provided us regarding your application for disabled parking bays or access protection markings. This includes the information that you have provided on your application form as well as any additional information provided regarding your application.

How will your information be used?

Your information will be used to help us assess your application, to contact you to discuss your application, organise payment where applicable and to make the necessary arrangements for completion of the work.

We may also contact you regarding the markings after completion. E.g. For disabled bays if we receive a request to remove the bay from another member of the public or need to check the validity of the bay we will need to contact you to check you still need it.

We aim to maintain high standards, adopt best practice for our record keeping and regularly check and report on how we are doing. Your information is never sold for direct marketing purposes.

Our staff are trained to handle your information correctly and protect your confidentiality and privacy.

Your information is not processed outside of the European Economic Area.

What is the legal basis for processing your information?

We process your information because it is necessary for the performance of a task which is carried out in the public interest or as part of the Council’s official functions. In this case, responding to your request for a disabled bay or access protection markings.

How long your information will be kept for?

All information processed by East Sussex Highways is subject to a retention policy which details how long we will retain the information. This is governed by the category of data and the requirement to hold it in our records in line with statutory provisions or other operational requirements.

Information regarding access protection markings is kept for a short period after the process is complete in case of any follow up enquiries.

Information regarding disabled bays is kept securely for the lifetime of the bay plus a short period afterwards.

Sharing your information

Your information will only be shared on a ‘need to know’ basis in order to assess your application and respond to you.

To provide you with the best possible service this may include sharing details with other East Sussex County Council teams or our contractors.

Any sharing of personal data is always made:

  • on case-by-case basis
  • using the minimum personal data necessary
  • with the appropriate security controls in place
  • in line with legislation

Information is only shared with those who have a "need to know" or where you have consented to the sharing of your personal data to such persons.

We may use the information we hold about you to assist in the detection and prevention of crime or fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies that inspect and manage public funds.

Use of third party organisations

To enable us to provide the services requested, East Sussex Highways may share your information with trusted external organisations to process your data on our behalf. Any organisation commissioned by the Council will be under contractual obligation to comply with data protection legislation.

Your rights

Under data protection legislation, you have the right:

  • to be informed why, where and how we use your information
  • to ask for access to your information
  • to ask for your information to be corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • to ask for your information to be deleted or removed where there is no need for us to continue processing it
  • to ask us to restrict the use of your information
  • to ask us to copy or transfer your information from one IT system to another in a safe and secure way, without impacting the quality of the information
  • to object to how your information is used
  • to challenge any decisions made without human intervention (automated decision making)

You can find out more about your rights on the East Sussex County Council website or contact the East Sussex County Council Customer Team (details below).

How to find out more or complain

East Sussex Highways is part of East Sussex County Council. You can find out more information about data protection on the East Sussex County Council website.

Should you have any further queries on the uses of your information, please speak to our Highways Customer Team on 0345 60 80 193, email: or write to: East Sussex Highways, Ringmer Depot, The Broyle, East Sussex, BN8 5NP

To request a copy of your information or make a complaint, please contact the East Sussex County Council Customer Team online, phone 01273 482913 or write to: Customer Services Team, East Sussex County Council, W1D, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UE.