PRIVACY STATEMENT OF NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL
Information about our Organisation and Web site
Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL. We are based in the UK and our principal activity is local government.
Address: Newton’s Place
43 Wolborough Street
Telephone: 01626 201 120
Email: [email protected]
Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access
You can access our Web site home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.
The services and links of our Web site
Our Web site does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others.
Automatic Collection of Information – Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
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Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Purpose: Is the unique identifier for the user’s session, so the content management system knows who they are, what the last page they visited was, etc (important for ensuring when someone clicks on a content link, the content is displayed in the correct navigational context).
NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL cookies are only used to identify the customer, not to identify any specific customer traits. These cookies do not store any sensitive data.
We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals. We do automatically log user’s IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which the business uses to evaluate usage of the site.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Data Collection and Purpose Specification
We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations. We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than the specific services such as feedback forms. If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, we offer you the means to consent to this new purpose: by indicating in a box at the point on the site where personal data is collected.
We take specific steps to protect the privacy of children by making reasonable efforts to ensure that a parent has authorised the collection of the child’s personal data.
Disclosure and Visitor Choice
We do not disclose your personal data to other organisations.
Confidentiality / Security
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:
• unauthorised access
• improper use or disclosure
• unauthorised modification
• unlawful destruction or accidental loss
All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law, other regulation or for funding purposes.
Access to the personal data we may hold about you
You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you upon request, which you can indicate by:
• sending an email ( [email protected] )
• calling this telephone number (01392 248365)
We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, within a week – although we will before require proof of your identity. We will provide the information at a charge of £10.
We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data erased, rectified or amended. We reserve the right to refuse to provide our visitors with a copy of their personal data, but will give reasons for our refusal. We do, however, allow you to challenge our decision to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, UK
NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL,
If you are not satisfied with our response to your concern you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner (http://www.dataprotection.gov.uk/).