Privacy notice for Devon Countryside Access Forum

Devon County Council (DCC) is collecting and or processing your personal data as a Data Controller under Data Protection Legislation and our ICO registration number is Z6475582.  This privacy notice concerns the processing of personal data that takes place by the Devon Countryside Access Forum.

This notice explains what information we collect, why we collect it and how we keep it secure. It also explains your rights and our legal obligation. Should you wish to find out more about Devon County Council’s data protection policies please contact our Data Protection Officer.

We will notify you of any changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice was last updated 1 November 2021. If we use your personal data for any new purposes, updates will be made to the policy information and changes communicated, where necessary in accordance with current data protection legislation.  Any queries relating to this privacy notice please contact the Data Protection Officer.

What information are we processing?

We may collect, store or otherwise process information about you which may include:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Email address
  • Membership of organisations
  • Voluntary involvements
  • Your application form for membership

Purpose of collecting or processing your personal data

DCC may need to collect or otherwise process your personal data so that we can:

  • Contact you
  • Share information relevant to the work of the Devon Countryside Access Forum

The legal basis for us collecting your personal data

Where we are collecting personal data about you for the provision of one of the purposes outlined in this privacy notice, we rely upon your consent as the lawful grounds to process this data. You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by contacting:

Hilary Winter
Forum Officer
Devon Countryside Access Forum
c/o Public Rights of Way team
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Exeter EX2 7NL


Personal data that is collected for any of the purposes outlined in this notice is never used for direct marketing purposes and is not sold on to any other third parties.

Recipients or categories of recipients that we may share your personal data with

 Devon County Council does not intend to share your personal data with any third-party organisations for the purposes listed in this privacy notice.

International transfers

Your personal data will not be transferred to countries outside of the territorial scope of UK data protection laws.

How long will we hold your personal data?

Devon County Council will retain your personal data for two years if unsuccessful in your application for membership of the Forum so that you can be contacted should a vacancy arise.  Details on members are retained for as long as they are on the Devon Countryside Access Forum and for a period of two years thereafter.

Your data protection rights

Under Data Protection Legislation, you have the right to obtain a copy of your personal records held by us, this is called a Subject Access Request (SAR).

Details of how to make a request can be found here.
Further details on your rights under data protection legislation and how to exercise them, are available here.


If you have any comments, queries or complaints about this privacy notice or the processing of your personal data please contact our Data Protection Officer.

Alternatively, if you are not happy with the way that DCC is handling your personal data, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). The Information Commissioners Office enforces and oversees the Data Protection Regulations.

Contact details are below:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Automated Decisions

Devon County Council does not intend to make automated decisions with the personal data that you supply us.