The Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 gives you the right to know what information HEFCE holds about you.
Requests for personal information, that is information about a living individual, are dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998. An individual who makes a subject access request to the Council (a data subject) is entitled:
If you want to ask whether we hold any personal information about you, please note the following:
Requests for subject access should be made in writing. A request form is available for such purposes. A request may be received from the agent of an individual, in which case the agent must provide satisfactory evidence that he or she has the authority of the individual.
We aim to reply promptly to your request, and are obliged by statute to provide a response within 40 days. We will send you an invoice for the £10 fee. You will then have 3 months to pay the fee before we will continue to process your request.
You can make your request in writing to:
Steps will be taken to anonymise, or if necessary remove, references to other individuals who have not given consent for their personal information to be released. If consent is provided (there is no obligation on the Council to arrange this) then the information will be released within 40 days of receiving consent. These steps will be explained in the response.
Page last updated 4 September 2012