Your privacy on the internet is important to us. As part of using this website, we may gather certain types of information about Parish Council website users. we would like to explain below the types of information we collect, what we do with it and how to correct or change the information.
Information collected by Great and Little Plumstead Parish Council
we collect two types of personally identifying information from users:
- Personal data (such as names and email addresses)
- Aggregated data (such as information on traffic patterns - for example how many users log into the website)
Personal data is collected when users provide personal data to Great and Little Parish Council. This is through registering for the electronic newsletter updates and in answering any surveys.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site registrations, is collected through various methods. For example, GreatandLittlePlumsteadparishcouncil.co.uk collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from GreatandLittlePlumsteadparishcouncil.co.uk, our servers log your IP address. GreatandLittlePlumsteadparishcouncil.co.uk
does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us. GreatandLittlePlumsteadparishcouncil.co.uk collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data about the volume of use on GreatandLittlePlumsteadparishcouncil.co.uk.
We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.
Visiting our Website - When someone visits our website, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns, using Google analytics. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.
We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
What are Cookies - Cookies are text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. These are widely used to enable the websites to work properly (e.g. ensuring that the right personal information collected is attached to the individual who submitted it) when collecting information that you have provided to the Data Controller. You may delete and block cookies if you wish from this site. If you would like further information relating to cookies and what they do and how to delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Third party cookies - We sometimes embed video content and photos from websites such as YouTube and flickr. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on our website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies
General Data Protection Regulations
Great and Little Plumstead Parish Council
Data Protection Commitment
Our Data Protection commitment
We are committed to managing your data securely and responsibly. Please refer to our Data Protection Policy on our website, which details how we manage the processes required under the Data Protection Act.
Your marketing preferences
If we produce a newsletter and you have indicated that you would like to receive it, we will do this through a Consent Form (Article 6 (a) – GDPR). This means we will only use your data to send you the information you have chosen to receive. If your preferences change you can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. If we want to use your personal data for anything else we will let you know and ask you to complete a Consent Form which you can find on our website.
Your data and third parties
We may use selected third parties to help deliver services to, and to support our council commitments to you or your organisation. Sometimes we are legally required to give information to certain authorised agencies but we will not share your data with any third parties for marketing or other purposes, unless you have told us that you are happy for us to do this. Note that we do not use third parties in different countries to support our activities. Again, if this changes we will always let you know and seek your permission.
You have some important rights that determine how and whether we use your data. As an example, you can just as easily decide not to receive our Newsletter as doing so.
Your privacy is extremely important to us so, if you think we are not handling your data properly we want you to tell us. And after that, if you feel that we are not getting it quite right, you can complain to the Information Commissioner www.ico.org.uk
Our Privacy Statement gives you the contact details of our organisation and explains who is who within it. It also advises the legal right under Data Protection (Article 6 (c) and (e) - GDPR) which entitles us to hold and use your information. At the same time, it explains why we need to do this. The Privacy Statement also explains what your rights are in respect of Data Protection. Please take a moment to read this. We will explain to you about the purpose of holding your personal information. In some cases we may have to ask you to tick, sign and date the Privacy Statement and return to us.