Bereavement services privacy notice

This privacy notice explains what information the council needs in order to deliver bereavement services.

Safeguards are in place to ensure that this data is kept secure and the privacy of individuals is protected.

Who is responsible for your information?

Chesterfield Borough Council is the data controller for the personal information collected.

What information do we need?

In order to provide our bereavement services, we need to collect the following information:

  • contact details for the executor or closest surviving relative

Why do we need this information?

Burials and cremations

In order to provide these services, the council has a legal obligation to record some information about the executor or next of kin of the deceased. We will use this information if we have to contact you about the ceremony. It also forms part of the statutory record of burials and cremations in Chesterfield.

Under data protection legislation, this processing is allowed because we have a statutory duty to provide keep these records.


We can send you a pack with information about memorial options. We will only use your contact details in this way if you ask us to. If you apply, we will keep your information as a record of the adoption of your memorial.

Under data protection legislation, this processing is allowed because we have the consent of the individual concerned.

Further information

Please get in touch if you would like more information about how the council processes your personal data:

• contact our bereavement services team
• contact the council's data protection officer

Last updated on 18/10/2023