Privacy Notice – Affordable Home Ownership

The Council will only process your information where it is lawful to do so.  The lawful basis for processing your information relating to your application for affordable home ownership schemes is on the basis that processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

The categories of information that the Council will process may include the following:-

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail
  • Telephone number
  • Occupation
  • Household income
  • Mortgage information
  • Whether or not you are a first-time buyer
  • Local connection information
  • Key worker eligibility or Armed Forces requirement

Should the Council process information about ethnicity, race, political opinion, health, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation (‘special categories’ of personal data), the Council is processing the information based on substantial public interest.

Where the processing of information includes information about criminal convictions, the processing shall be on the basis of your consent and/or when the processing is authorised by law.  Where the processing of information is on the basis of a statutory or contractual requirement and you fail to provide personal information or refuse to provide information to us, the Council may be unable to provide you with the service or assistance that you require.

The information that the Council holds about you may be shared with other organisations where there is a legal basis for doing so, including law enforcement agencies and public health authorities etc. The Council may also share the information provided with third parties in order to facilitate and progress your application.  Any information sharing is managed in accordance with data protection legislation.

The information you provide will be stored for the duration of your occupation plus one year and will then be securely destroyed.

You have a legal right to request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing about you or to object to processing.  You also have the right to portability of your data (where processing is based on consent, performance of a contract or is carried out by automated means).  Where processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent.

The Council will only process your information for the purposes for which the information is collected.  We will not transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Test Valley Borough Council is the Data Controller for the purpose of data protection legislation.  The Data Protection Officer is Mrs Karen Dunn.  In the event that you wish to complain or contact the Council regarding any aspects of how your information is handled, please direct your complaints or queries to: The Data Protection Officer by e-mail at, or by post to Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3AJ.  You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at