You can find out what data we hold about you and ask to be sent a copy. This is sometimes called a subject access request.
You can also post it to:
Westmeath County Council
Áras An Chontae
To request information for someone, you need evidence that you have their permission. This could be a written authority to make the request or a power of attorney.
We may release information about children to a parent or carer. The best interests of the child will always be considered.
We will usually get back to you within one month of getting your request. Within one month we will either:
Requesting your data is usually free but we may charge if:
We will tell you there will be a charge before we send you the information.
We may not be able to give your personal data if you asked for information that:
Unless the other person gives their permission, or it is reasonable under the circumstances to provide it without permission, we are entitled to withhold this information.
If the information could risk someone's safety we will not disclose it without their agreement.
There are exemptions for health, social work, and education information if your request is likely to cause serious physical or mental harm to you, or someone else.
If the police are investigating or prosecuting offences we will ask them whether giving you the information would prejudice their activities. If they think it will, we will not be able to give you the information.
We do not have to give you information that would prejudice us in assessing or collecting council tax.
Other exemptions include:
If you are unhappy with our response please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also get advice about your request from the Data Protection Commissioner's Office.
Find out how to contact the Data Protection Commission.