Privacy notice for EV charging at Parish and Community car parks in Devon

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 Devon County Council Transport team and WSP in the UK.

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 on 12/10/2023. 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:

  • Email address
  • Name of respondent
  • Position or role in your organisation

Purpose of collecting or processing your personal data

DCC may need to collect or otherwise process your personal data personal data so that we can identify your role in your organisation and contact you regarding matters connected to the funding and installation of electric vehicle charge points. DCC and WSP in the UK are surveying Devon local authorities to collate the sites these local authorities want to put forward to fund and install electric vehicle charge point devices. To do so we will collect your contact details to contact you and your organisation back once this list is collated, to review funding opportunities.

The legal basis for us collecting your personal data

The Localism Act 2011 gives Devon County Council the legal power to process personal data for the purpose of delivering this service.  As such, we consider that article 6(1)(e) of the UK General Data Protection Regulation grants us a legal power to process your personal data.

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

When processing your personal data, it may be necessary for us to share personal data with third-party organisations such as:

  • WSP in the UK
  • Department for Transport
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • National Grid

If we feel that it is necessary to share your personal data with professionals to ensure you or someone you work with is safeguarded from harm, we rely upon the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and Children Act 1989 & 2004.  Where it is necessary to share medical or social care information for these purposes, we rely upon article 9(2)(h) of the General Data Protection Regulation (information necessary for medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems).

We may also need to share some personal data about you, so that we can support third party organisations to discharge their regulatory requirements.  This includes organisations such as;

  • The data protection regulator (the Information Commissioner’s Office)
  • The Care Quality Commission

We may also share information to enable us to comply with court orders and other legal obligations.  If this is necessary, we will only share the minimum amount of personal data needed for this purpose.

International transfers

We do not intend to transfer your personal data to countries outside of the scope of UK data protection laws.  If such a transfer is necessary at any point, we will ensure that the transfer complies with our obligations under Chapter 5 of the UK GDPR.

How long will we hold your personal data?

Devon County Council will retain your personal data for four years until March 2027.

Your data protection rights

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


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:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Automated decisions

Devon County Council does not intend to use your personal data to make automated decisions that might impact you.