At Newark and Sherwood Districts Council we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of visitors to our website.
We do update this policy from time to time so please do review this policy regularly. This policy was last updated on 1st June 2012.
Information We Collect
In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you: i. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information, request a particular service or make a comment or complaint. ii. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed by a website on a visitor’s computer, which is then readable by that website at a later point in time.
They are mainly used to help recall something about the user, their visit, and their preferences. For example they are used to remember usernames and passwords on many websites, preferences for country location or language.
Any website that places cookies on a visitor’s computer has to do it in a way that complies with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 which are enforced by the Information Commissioner.
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
i. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our services.
ii. To provide information to you relating to other services that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
Storing Your Personal Information
We do our upmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your personal information is treated and stored securely.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, as such sending any information to us electronically is entirely at your own risk.
Disclosing Your Information
i. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
ii. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
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Access to Information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Further information about how to exercise these rights and data protection in general can be found on our requesting information pages.