The Dartford Town Against Crime Partnership Board (D-TAC Partnership) is a membership organisation established to assist member businesses to respond in an organised manner to retail crime that affects their businesses, profitability, staff, customers and the local economy. By working together and sharing information about crime and those committing it, the Partnership provides greater protection for its members and the local business community.

Business crime is identified by the National Police Chiefs’ Council as ‘any criminal offence that is committed against a person or property which is associated by the connection of that person or property to a business’.

We are a member of the D-TAC Partnership, which is registered with the Information Commissioner for the purpose of ‘the prevention and detection of crime and the prosecution of offenders’ under Registration Number Z7629935.

Processing activity – The prevention and detection of crime and the prosecution of offenders who are, or are suspected of being, involved in business crime, where that crime, anti-social behaviour or other criminal activity impacts upon members of the partnership or the business community.

On behalf of the D-TAC Partnership, we will issue as appropriate, Community Protection Warnings, Community Protection Notices, Community Protection Orders and institute legal proceedings against offenders who are reported to us as being a threat to members of the D-TAC Partnership or community.

Information requirements - our processing activities may include:

  • name and address
  • aliases
  • date of birth
  • ethnicity
  • arrests/convictions
  • suspected/attempted criminal and/or anti-social behaviour activity/incidents
  • warning markers
  • CCTV images of individuals
  • photographs of detained persons
  • vehicle registration numbers
  • details of crime incidents
  • specific locations relating to activities of individuals
  • Police intelligence or data relating to specific individuals, or groups of people
  • Community Protection Restrictions (Section 43(5) (a) of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014)
  • personal data captured in minutes from meetings
  • managing membership and payment details
  • submission of information of interest to our members
  • monitoring or recording any communication between you and us for quality control and training purposes

Lawful bases – our lawful bases for processing your personal information are:

  • UK GDPR Article 6(1)(e) and DPA 2018, section 8(c) - where processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us under Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • UK GDPR Article 9(2)(g) - special category personal data (health and ethnicity related information) - where processing is necessary for the reasons of substantial public interest (and DPA 2018, Schedule 1, para.6(1) & (2)(a))
  • UK GDPR Article 10 - criminal convictions and offences - where processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest (as supplemented by DPA 2018 section 10(5) & Schedule 1, Part 2, paras. 6(1) and (2)(a)) This is processed for reasons of substantial public interest where this helps to prevent and detect unlawful acts and for the purposes of establishing or defending legal rights.

We have a Data Protection Policy that sets out how this information will be handled.

Data sharing - to aid with the detection and prevention of criminal acts, we may collect from and share your information with: 

  • Our departments
  • Members of the D-TAC Partnership
  • neighbouring Business Retail Crime Partnerships
  • courts/tribunals
  • Kent Police
  • Kent Fire & Rescue Service
  • Kent County Council social services
  • Metropolitan Police
  • British Transport Police
  • National Probation Service
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Border Force
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Trading Standards
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Other non-Council Housing providers

We may also rely on a number of exemptions, which allow us to share information without needing to comply with all the rights and obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018. Please refer to the Kent and Medway Information Agreement for further details on our sharing arrangements.

Retention period - we keep your personal information for the minimum period necessary. The information outlined in this Privacy Notice will be kept for 7 years after the last action unless exceptional circumstances require longer retention e.g. a pending legal proceedings. All information will be held securely and disposed of confidentially.

Right to object – where processing your personal information is required for the performance of a public interest task (see our lawful bases above), you have the right to object on ‘grounds relating to your particular situation’. We will have to demonstrate why it is appropriate for us to continue to use your personal data.

Anonymisation- your personal information may be converted ('anonymised') into statistical or aggregated data in such a way that ensures that you cannot be identified from it. Aggregated data cannot, by definition, be linked back to you as an individual and may be used to conduct research and analysis, including the preparation of statistics for use in our reports.

Changes to this Privacy Notice – we review this Privacy Notice regularly and will place updates on our website.

For further details of how we process your personal information and your rights, please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice.

Note that we may process your personal information on more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your information