Purpose and lawful basis of processing
We need to collect this information for the purpose of appraising your application and notifying you of the outcome of the appraisal. In the case of successful applicants, we need to collect this information for the purpose of contract negotiation, contract award and for contract management.
We do this in line with the performance of our statutory duties and the exercise of the official authorities vested in the FSA and the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest.
We will not collect any personal data from you which we do not need.
How and where we store your data and who we may share it with
We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to carry out these functions, and in line with our retention policy. Contact details will be held for 7 years from receipt.
Your information may be passed on to Defra, Department of Health, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as well as other Government Departments. The Food Standards Agency will sometimes share data with other government departments, public bodies, and organisations which perform public functions to assist them in the performance of their statutory duties or when it is in the public interest.
For more information on How and where we store your data and who we may share it with see our Personal Information Charter.
For more information on international transfers, please see the International transfers section in our Personal Information Charter.
For more information on EU Citizens Privacy Notice, please see the EU citizens section in our Personal Information Charter.
For more information on your rights, please see the Your rights section in our Personal Information Charter.
If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Notice, your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email our Data Protection Officer in the FSA, who is the Information Management and Security Team Leader using the address below.