Privacy policy

Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership Privacy (data controller):

Purpose of this site

This site is being hosted by the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP).  It is intended to give young people and residents living in Merseyside a democratic way of feeding back how they believe time and public money should be spent to help keep people safe where they live.  The ideas posted on this site will be used to influence the decisions that the VRP make on what should be done to prevent violence from becoming a part of someone's life experience. 

The VRP want to ensure that they hear from a range of individuals with different lived experiences to ensure that these decisions will positively impact all Merseyside residents. This is the legal basis for processing the information given under Article 6 of the data protection act 2018.  

Terms of Use and Moderation Policy are available in the footer of the site on every page.

If you would like to have your say and leave a comment or show your support for someone else’s comment,  Merseyside VRP will require you to register with the site. 

You will be asked to provide a username and email address, along with some information about your age, ethnicity, any disabilities, gender and the area in which you live.  

To make sure that you remain anonymous to other site users, the only information which will be made public is your username along with the comments you make.  Please consider this when choosing a username. 

All other information collected upon registration to the site will be used in order to ensure that we hear from a diverse range of people with different experiences and from different communities.  However, none of this data is linked with your individual user identity within the challenge. This is in-line with the processing of special data under Article 9 as supplemented by Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Your Rights (data subject):

You have a right to withdraw your consent for processing at any time by contacting us

Further rights under the data protection regulations such as Subject Access Requests and Erasure can be processed by visiting Liverpool.Gov Privacy Notice page. 

Participants are reminded that the challenge is a public forum.  Please do not post any personal information such as email address, telephone number or postcode/address on the comments.

Your information will no be processed by a third country, or by any other secondary organisation without your further consent to do so.  For additional information regarding our data protection policies and procedures, you can email the Data Protection Officer at through the Privacy Notice page.

Retention: Your data will be held securely and can only be accessed by those with an authorised operational reason to do so for up to 5 years. You have the right to contact us to request removal of your information at any time before then.  In the event that the VRP ceases to exist within this time frame, your data will be erased.

If you wish to make a formal complaint, you should contact the Information Commissioners Office.

Delib Privacy (data processor):

Delib's role is to process this data on behalf of Merseyside VRP. Processing means (among other things): making sure this website runs properly, that your data is securely stored and is available to Merseyside VRP so that they can do their work effectively.

Delib's primary purpose is in making software platforms that help you to have your say. To do this we need to make sure that when you do, your data is safe, secure, and can be worked with effectively. So that's what we do. Delib will not access your personal data unless requested to do so by Merseyside VRP, and only for the purposes of helping them or you.

If you have any questions or requests about your personal data, these should be sent to Merseyside VRP in the first instance. Delib cannot directly deal with such enquiries as it does not control how your information is used.

Collection of Anonymous Browser Information

Delib stores information which is provided by your computer when you use the website. For example, your browser type, IP address, language preference, referring site, and the date and time. Delib's purpose in collecting this information is to maintain the security of the website and for the purposes of operating and improving the software.