Funeral services privacy statement

Why we collect information about you

We collect information to enable us to facilitate burial or cremation services and any associated supply and installation of memorials or commemoration products.

What information do we collect about you?

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Information regarding funeral services and memorials

Who do we share the information with?

  • Funeral directors – Information about the applicant and general funeral requirements

Is any information transferred to or stored on servers based outside the European Economic Area?

No

How long do we keep your information?

Record

Legislation

Retention period

Retention policy

Register of Burials

LACO 77 (Local Authority Cemetery Order 1977)

Permanently

As per LACO 77 (Local Authority Cemetery Order 1977)

Register of Cremations

The Cremation Regulations (England & Wales) 2008

Permanently

As per The Cremation Regulations (England & Wales) 2008

Documents / Certificates / Statutory Forms / Medical Forms Related to Cremation & Burial

The Cremation Regulations (England & Wales) 2008

LACO 77 (Local Authority Cemetery Order 1977)

 

 

15 Years

As per The Cremation Regulations (England & Wales) 2008

As per the LACO 77 (Local Authority Cemetery Order 1977)

Correspondence

 

N/A

2 Years

Destroy After Retention Period

Invoices

Financial

6 Years

Destroy After Retention Period

 

Receipts

Financial

6 Years

Destroy After Retention Period

Who do we collect information from?

  • You
  • Funeral Directors

What are the consequences if we do not collect the data?

  • The council will be unable to fulfil its statutory obligations to dispose of the dead by either burial or cremation.
  • The council would be unable to fulfil your funeral requirements or requests for memorialisation.

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2008/2841/contents/made - The Cremation Regulations 2008)

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1977/204/contents/made - LACO 77)

Are any decisions about you made by automatic means?

No