Liverpool Race Equality Taskforce

Privacy policy

Who we are

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Who is the data controller for the information I provide?

The Race Equality Taskforce is independent of the Liverpool City Council, but as a mayoral initiative it is supported by Liverpool City Council and therefore is bound by the guidelines set by the city council.

The Taskforce and Liverpool City Council are committed to protecting your personal information. Race Equality Taskforce is the data controller for the information that you provide, following the requirements set out by Liverpool City Council to adhere to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Why we collect your data

Liverpool Race Equality Taskforce is an initiative to look at the inequalities that exist in the city and was steps need to be taken to achieve this.  The Taskforce are looking at the following themes:

  • education
  • employment and skills
  • health and wellbeing
  • criminal justice
  • culture

To enable the Taskforce to gain an accurate account of lived experience, views and opinions, we rely on a legal basis to collect, share and retain your information.

It is very important that that Taskforce’s recommendations reflect the requirements and necessary improvements raised consultations, dialogue sessions and surveys.  To do this, we carefully and responsibly use the information we collect. Where personal information is used for statistical purposes, we will ensure it is anonymised.

What is the legal basis for collecting and processing this data?

All organisations must provide a legal basis for processing your information. In most cases this is found in the new data laws of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. For the Race Equality Taskforce, we will obtain your explicit and informed consent.

Information we may collect

The categories of information that we collect, process, hold and share include:

  • personal information such as your e-mail address
  • characteristics such as ethnicity and language
  • information on your educational, work place or lived experience

We may also collect information and data for authorised partner agencies in order to assist them in aligning services.  Information shared will be statistical only and anonymised.

Who will your information be shared with?

The chair and the secretariat of the Race Equality Taskforce will be the only authorised members of the Taskforce allowed to access your information.

It is important that Liverpool City Council, partners and organisations can plan and realign delivery of services to meet the needs of service users. To enable them to better reflect the city’s diversity, we use the data we collect about how services are delivered and who is using these services.

The reporting of the recommendations by the Race Equality Taskforce on the five themes will include statistical data gathered from surveys. The reports will be shared with Liverpool City Council, partners and organisations that are commissioned to provide services across Liverpool, however no personal information will be disclosed.  Data will be for statistical purposes only and anonymised.

How long will you keep this information for?

The Taskforce will follow the guidelines set out in the Liverpool City Council’s full retention schedule what we do with your data.

Your information will be kept until the Taskforce’s recommendations are completed by the beginning of October 2021.

How will my information be stored?

Your information will be stored securely on our computer databases. Access to these databases will be restricted to those who are entitled to view and process your data and will be destroyed when no longer required.   No information is collected in a paper format.

Will my data be transferred abroad?


What rights do I have when it comes to my data?

As your data is collected based on informed consent you have several rights that arise from this provision. For a fuller explanation of these and other data protection rights please visit the council’s web page on how to access your data.

Data processing via our web services

We automatically collect information which your browser transmits to us and we save it in our server log files. This information consists of:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used.
  • referrer URL or site you previously visited.
  • hostname of the computer accessing our site (IP address).
  • time of the server request

We cannot use this data to identify individuals. This data is not combined with other data sources. The data is only used for internal statistical evaluation.

How we use cookies

This website uses cookies for collecting non-personal user information from the site. It does not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the website. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you by:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage and delete these files as you wish. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit

We don’t use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit – these are often referred to as ‘privacy intrusive cookies’.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect statistics on how people use this site. We do this to make sure the site meets people’s’ needs and to understand how we can make it work more efficiently.

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and the volumes of usage. This ensures that online services are available when you want them and that they are fast.

Find out more about how Google Analytics works.