Privacy Policy

> Who we are

Looking Local (hereafter referred to as “Looking Local”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is a bespoke digital platform/service provider co-owned by Kirklees Council.

> Controllers of Personal Information

Any personal information provided to or gathered by the Site is controlled by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 1HF.. Looking Local of 79 High Street, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8HG acts as data processor on behalf of the data controller.

> How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information about visitors to our website. When you supply personal information to My Landlord, you consent to us sharing your information with your local authority and/or housing association to be processed for the purpose of addressing your submitted request. Your local authority and/or housing association may process your personal data to fulfil any legal obligations and for record-keeping.

> Access to Personal Information

We can provide details on what personal information we hold once you make a subject access request.

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to obtain:

- Confirmation that your data is being processed

- Access to your personal data

- Other supplementary information.

Under normal circumstances, we will not charge you a fee to provide this information to you. However, we may charge a reasonable fee when a request is unfounded, excessive, or you require further copies of the same information.

We will endeavour to provide you with the information as soon as possible, and no later than within one month of receipt of your request. If your request is complex, we may require a two month extension to complete your request. If this is the case, we will inform you within one month of the receipt of your request to explain why the extension is necessary. We may also ask you to provide evidence to verify your identity.

> Accuracy, Retention, and Objecting to the use of Personal Information

We will normally retain your personal information for the period necessary to support your ability to use the Site and outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

In accordance with General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You also have the right to erasure of your personal data.

You also have the right to object to:

- Processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest

- Direct marketing

- Processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research.

For more information on your rights to object, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (

To make an access, correction, deletion or objection request, please email and clearly indicate the purpose of your request.

> Visitors to our websites

We use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details which shows us visitor behaviour on our Site. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

> Use of cookies by Looking Local

You can read more about how we use cookies on our Cookies page:

> Disclosure of personal information

In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies. Further information is available in our Information Charter about the factors we shall consider when deciding whether information should be disclosed.

You can also get further information on:

- agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information;

- circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymised statistics;

- our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete personal data; and how we check that the information we hold is accurate and up to date.

> Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

> Supervisory Authority

In the event that you believe that there has been a personal data breach, you have the right lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office:

> Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 31 March 2018.

> How to contact us

If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us at or write to:

Information Governance department

Looking Local Limited

79 High Street

Teddington, Middlesex

TW11 8HG