The Data Protection Act 1998
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information that we collect from you. We take measures to safeguard your data and apply security standards and controls to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
For a guide to data protection visit the Information commissioner’s website.
What personal information do we collect?
We do not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details eg name, address and contact details:
- via email or by using an online form
- when enquiring about any of our services
- when providing feedback via an optional online survey.
In these cases, in compliance with the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications, the personal data you provide electronically will be used exclusively for providing you with the information or service you have requested.
Your personal details may be forwarded onto the relevant service area within the council to reply direct to you. We will not pass them on to outside organisations or partner agencies, unless you give use permission to do so or if we are required to do so by law.
By submitting your data you consent to the use of that information as set out above.
Cookies and IP addresses
When you visit this website we collect site usage information from session and persistent cookies and log files. This is used to monitor site traffic and repeat visitor statistics. Statistics used will not include information that can be used to identify an individual. Such information is anonymous and held on a temporary basis.