The Marine Resources team of the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE) department have been tasked with collecting information from key stakeholders and the general public to shape the Marine Spatial Plan (MSP). IHE are registered as a 'data controller' under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 as we collect and process personal information about you. (Registration 15801).
We will process and hold your information to provide updates on the MSP process and communicate the timings and locations of workshops and publics consultations. This notice explains how we use and share your information. Information may be collected by:
- a paper or online form
- a member of our staff
We are continually working to create separate privacy notices for the various sections of IHE to reflect the changes in our services. You can view these separate notice under our wider privacy notice section.
Why we collect information about you
The only information we will be collecting from you during this process is your name, email address, and your associated sector to ensure you’re admitted into the relevant stakeholder workshops. We need to collect and hold information about you to:
- seek your views, opinions or comments
- invite you to the workshops that will shape the Marine Spatial Plan
- include your comments anonymously in the drafting of the MSP
- update you when drafts of the MSP are available to read and comment on
How we will use the information we hold about you
We will use the information you provide in a manner that conforms to the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date. We will process your information to:
- include the comments you have submitted during the drafting of the MSP. No identifiable information will be published in any documentation resulting from this process
- contact you regarding workshops and public consultations
We may not be able to provide you with a service unless we have enough information or your permission to use your information.
We will not pass any of your personal data to anyone outside of the Government of Jersey, other than those who either process information on our behalf or because of a legal requirement. We will only do this where possible.
After we have ensured that sufficient steps have been taken by the recipient to protect your personal data and where necessary, we will ensure that the recipient has signed a data sharing agreement. A data sharing agreement sets out the purpose of the sharing and the rules that must be followed when processing your data.
We do not currently process any personal data overseas using web services that are hosted outside the European Economic Area.
We may need to pass your information to other Government of Jersey (GOJ) departments or organisations to fulfil your request for a service. These departments and organisations are obliged to keep your details securely, and only use your information for the purposes of processing your service request.
At no time will your information be passed to organisations for marketing or sales purposes or for any commercial use without your prior express consent.
Publication of your information
We may need to publish your information on our website or in the Jersey Gazette if:
- we are required to provide statistical information about a group of people, although your data will be anonymised to protect your identity
- you have responded to a public consultation, although your comments will be anonymised to protect your identity
We will not publish any of your sensitive personal information unless there is a requirement for us to do so to carry out our statutory functions.
For example, where information about a disability or illness is crucial in determining the outcome of a planning application which would otherwise be refused as it contravenes the Policies of the Jersey Island Plan.
How long we keep information about you
We will endeavour not to keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances, the law sets the length of time information must be kept.
In some instances, we will not be able to remove your data automatically from our files because of the limitations of some of our legacy processes and systems. There are also some instances where we are still working towards meeting the requirements set out in our retention schedules.
If you are concerned about us continuing to hold your personal information you can contact us to ask that we remove the data immediately. We will always seek to comply with your request, but we may require further information from you to be able to locate your data or we may still be required to continue to hold or process your information in order to comply with a legal requirement.
We do not record or monitor any telephone calls you make to us using recording equipment, although if you leave a message on our voicemail systems your message will be kept until we are able to return your call or make a note of your message. File notes of when and why you called may be taken for record keeping purposes.
We will not pass on the content of your telephone calls, unless is it necessary for us to do so. If that’s to fulfil your request for a service, to comply with a legal obligation, or where permitted under other legislation.
If you email us, we may keep a record of your email address and a copy of the email for record keeping purposes. For security reasons we will not include any confidential information about you in any email we send to you. We would also suggest that you keep the amount of confidential information you send to us by email to a minimum, use our secure online services or correspond with us by post.
We will not share your email address or your email contents unless is it necessary for us to do so, either to fulfil your request for a service, to comply with a legal obligation, or where permitted under other legislation.
You can ask us to stop processing your information
You have the right to request that the Department of the Environment stop processing your personal data in relation to any of our services. However, this may cause delays or prevent us delivering a service to you.
Where possible we will seek to comply with your request, but we may be required to hold or process information to comply with a legal requirement.
You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your information
In instances where the processing of your information can only be carried out with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the further processing of your personal data.
However, this may cause delays or prevent us delivering a service to you. We will always seek to comply with your request, but we may be required to hold or process your information in order to comply with a legal requirement.
You request that the processing of your personal data is restricted
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information. You can exercise this right in instances where you believe the information being processed in inaccurate, out of date, or there are no legitimate grounds for the processing.
We will always seek to comply with your request, but we may be required to continue to process your information to comply with a legal requirement.
You can ask us to correct or amend your information
You have the right to challenge the accuracy of the information we hold about you and request that it is corrected where necessary. We will seek to ensure that corrections are made not only to the data that we hold, but any data held by other organisations that process your data on our behalf.
You can ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you
You are legally entitled to request a list of, or a copy of any information that we hold about you. You can submit a subject access request (SAR) using our online form.
However, where our records are not held in a way that easily identifies you, for example a land registry, we may not be able to provide you with a copy of your information, although we will do everything we can to comply with your request.
Under the Public Records (Jersey) Law 2002 each department must produce a schedule for the records they hold. This schedule shows:
- the retention period of each record (how long it is held for)
- if the record is archival (holds historic value)
- the disposal action for the record, and any further notes about the handling of the record
Infrastructure, Housing and Environment retention schedules.
If you have an enquiry or concern regarding the States of Jersey processing your personal data, you can contact the Central Data Protection Unit.
You can also send a complaint to the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) about the way your information is being used.