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Privacy Notice

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Privacy Notice – Bristol City Council – Original by Bristol

Bristol City Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and other regulations including the UK General Data Protection Regulation, which means it determines what your personal data is used for and why it is collected. The purpose of this privacy notice is to tell you about how we collect and use personal data in connection with our service. We may update this privacy notice from time to time.  When we do this, we will communicate any changes to you and publish the revised privacy notice on our website.

What data we need to collect and use?

To provide this service to promote and enable investment in Bristol, and to facilitate effective responses to investment enquiries and members of the public enquiring about investment opportunities and related matters, we need to collect and use some or all of the personal information below:

  • Identifiable for all individuals
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Address and Location
  • Company and profession

We use this information for one or more of the following reasons:

  • We will use this information for the purposes of communicating with businesses in order to assist in their requirements, for example signposting to relevant council information on planning, capital projects and programmes and infrastructure development; property available in the city; services that the council provides to support businesses; and encouraging appropriate networking opportunities. 
  • We share data with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to ensure that their efforts to attract investment to Bristol and the West of England is co-ordinated effectively across the region.

Who else might we share your personal information with?

  • Non-special category data (i.e. name, email address) will be shared with the WECA and Invest Bristol and Bath; the team at WECA responsible for inward investment.

Our legal basis for using your personal information is that Under the Local Government Act 2000, as a local authority we have the power to use this data in relation to the promotion or improvement of the economic well-being of this area.

How long we will keep your personal information?

Our use of cookies on our websites

We sometimes store small files called cookies on your computer or other device to help improve your experience on our website. 

We collect web statistics automatically about your visit to our site based on your IP address. This information is used to help us to improve your experience on our website.

Your rights as a data subject:

You can exercise any of these rights, ask questions about how we use your personal data or complain by contacting us at or by writing to our data protection officer at:

Data Protection Officer

Information Governance

Bristol City Council

City Hall

College Green



If you think we have dealt with your information inappropriately or unlawfully, you have the right to complain to the ICO at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF