Dear Kirklees Borough Council,
Please can you provide the following information;
1) The provider and name of the Music administration and management software system used by your Music Service?
2) Confirm whether the system is installed on-premise, cloud-hosted or cloud-based?
3) Confirm the number of licensed users broken down as follows;
a. admin staff
b. management staff
c. music teachers
4) The annual cost of the system broken down as follows if applicable;
a. annual maintenance
b. hosting costs
5) The contract start and end date?
Thank you for your request dated today's date and I regret to inform you that P.D. is not a valid name for the purposes of Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Section 8(1) of the FOIA sets out the requirements of a valid request for information and says that a request must, amongst other things, "state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence". The ICO has issued guidance on what is an acceptable name and states that the use of the phrase "the name of the applicant" in section 8(1) (b) indicates that the real name of the applicant should be used when requesting information.
See the ICO’s guidance document Recognising a Request made under the FoI Act (Section 8) paragraphs 14 onwards, particularly paragraph 25. In order for your request to comply with this requirement, I would be grateful if you could provide your full name.
The Information Commissioner considers that a relatively informal approach is appropriate and therefore title and or first name with a surname satisfies the requirement for provision of a real name, as does the use by a female applicant of her maiden name. The prime consideration is whether enough of a person's full name has been provided to give a reasonable indication of that person's identity.
In the circumstances and, in order that I can process your request, can you please provide me with your surname.
If you should require any further information or assistance, please contact my office.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
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Dear Freedom Info,
My FOI request relating to Music administration and management software system, has not been responded to as required by law. Please can you confirm that you have received my request and tell me when you are going to respond?
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