Privacy Notice – Eastern IFCA consultations

Who We Are

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, (EU) 2016/69) Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority are a data controller meaning we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information.

Lawful Basis for Processing

Personal data provided to Eastern IFCA is subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018.  Eastern IFCA has the right to process this data under Article 6(1)(e) of this Act as your data fulfils the purpose of our duties as set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Therefore, the lawful basis under which this data is processed is Public Task. 

What Information will be processed

Eastern IFCA will process the following:


  • Full name
  • Address
  • Contact number (e.g. landline and/or mobile)
  • Vessel and vessel ownership details
  • Occupation


How We Will Use the Information We Collect

Eastern IFCA will use data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 principles for the purposes of correspondence.  This personal data may also be used in relation to any Licences or permits you are associated with which are issued by Eastern IFCA (and are subject to a separate Privacy Notice).


Your personal information will not be shared with any other organisations.  We will never sell, lease or rent your personal information.


Your personal data will be retained for 5 years after this time, at point it will be reviewed.  If we hold this data for other purposes (for example because you hold an Eastern IFCA fishing permit), then the retention period may be longer in accordance with the associated privacy notice.

If Eastern IFCA intends to retain your personal data, you will be informed.  If Eastern IFCA does not intend to keep your personal data, it will be deleted to the extent that you cannot be identified (i.e. Eastern IFCA will delete your name and contact details).

Your Rights

Under the GDPR you have various rights, as listed below, that may apply to the processing of your personal information.

To exercise any of these rights please contact us using the details provided at the end of this notice.

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Please note that not all these rights are absolute and may be subject to consideration by Eastern IFCA including but not limited to, in relation to the processing of data in the course of a criminal investigation or proceeding.


You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office relating to the processing of your data.  Further explanation of these rights can be found at the Information Commissioners Office website:


Contacting Us

You may want to contact us with a complaint or query about how your data is being used or to submit an access request. Any complaints are taken very seriously, and we encourage people to bring it to our attention if they believe our collection or use of information is unfair or inappropriate. Please contact us at your convenience using the details provided below.

Address: Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, 6 North Lynn Business Village, Bergen Way, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 2JG

Phone No:  (01553) 775321

Fax No:       (01553) 772031


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