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Privacy notice for East Sussex Registration


How will your information be used?

The data we hold about you is used for the following purposes:

  • Statutory registration of births, deaths, stillbirths, marriages and civil partnerships
  • Display of notices of the intention to marry/form a civil partnership
  • Correcting information contained in a register entry
  • Provision of certified copies of register entries
  • Updating district and borough electoral roll and council tax records
  • Detection and prevention of crime including immigration offences
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children
  • Updating government pension scheme records
  • Releasing bodies for burial or cremation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Booking and administering registration service appointments
  • Booking and administering ceremonies
  • Creating, issuing and storing records of changes of name
  • Provision of citizenship ceremonies
  • Provision of European Settlement Scheme (EuSS) identity checking
  • Administration of Tell Us Once accounts including extraction and sharing of personal data with authorised local government departments
  • Administration of photographic services
  • Customer feedback and service improvement
  • Issue of a Ceremonies Newsletter to subscribed customers

We aim to maintain high standards, adopt best practice for our record keeping and regularly check and report on how we are doing. Your information is never sold for direct marketing purposes.

The information you provide will be held and processed by registration officers for East Sussex. Our staff are trained to handle your information correctly and protect your confidentiality and privacy.

With exception of for customers subscribed to our Ceremonies Newsletter, your information is not processed outside of the European Economic Area. Information relating to customers subscribed to our Ceremonies Newsletter is held in the US, where the: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (.gov) applies. We are committed to ensuring that all Personal Information held in the US is processed in accordance with the Privacy Shield Framework.