Privacy policy

How we use your information

We collect personal data about you to enable Sussex Police and Crime Panel to perform our statutory obligations under the:

These include:

  • processing complaints against Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne
  • holding Sussex PCC to account for the performance of her statutory duties
  • enabling members of the public to participate in Panel meetings.

We only use your personal data for these purposes.

We may also lawfully process special category (sensitive) personal data about you if it is of ‘substantial public interest’.

The type of information we obtain

Panel members:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Contact details (address, phone number, email address)
  • Bank/payment details
  • Employment details
  • Photos
  • Webcast images and audio recorded at meetings
  • Political opinions

Members of the public:

  • Name
  • Contact details (address, phone number, email address)
  • Details of complaints or issues to raise with the Panel
  • Webcast images and audio recorded at meetings

Information from other sources

We also receive information from:

  • Sussex Police
  • Sussex PCC
  • Independent Office for Police Conduct
  • Home Office
  • West Sussex County Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • district and borough councils in Sussex

The type and amount of personal data we collect will depend on the circumstances and nature of the matter we are dealing with. This can include details of complaints or allegations against Sussex PCC and her responses to them.

Access to your information

Where it is necessary for us to do so in order to perform our statutory functions we will share your personal data with:

  • Sussex PCC and/or Independent Office for Police Conduct
  • Panel members
  • officers of West Sussex County Council as host authority to the Panel.

If you submit a question to us for inclusion on the formal agenda of a Panel meeting, we will publish your name as part of the agenda and minutes of that meeting. That information will be accessible worldwide via the internet.

Webcast film and audio will also be accessible worldwide via the internet.

How long we keep your information

We keep the personal data of Panel members until their membership ceases.

We keep the personal data of members of the public who contact us for 6 years from when they last contact us.

If you would like us to delete any personal data we may hold about you, please contact us.

We place webcast recordings online for 6 months.

Your Data Protection rights

You have the right to:

  • be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • access the personal data that Sussex PCP is processing about you
  • have any inaccurate or incomplete information about you rectified

In some circumstances, you may have the right to:

  • object to the processing of your personal information
  • ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information
  • ask us to erase your personal data
  • use the data you have provided elsewhere (data portability). 

If you have any concerns about our practices, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The ICO is the UK’s independent body that protects information rights.

Contact details

If you need more information about this Privacy Policy and your rights, please get in touch.

You can find contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office and further guidance on Data Protection legislation and your rights on the ICO website:


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