Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is provided to you by the Slindon Parish Council which is the Data Controller for your data.

Privacy Notice

Slindon Parish Council takes the protection of your data seriously. Our aim is to provide a personalised and valuable service whilst safeguarding our users’ privacy. Collecting some personal information is necessary if we are to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our users and we have set out below what we will do with your personal information.

Your personal data 

“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address). Identification can be directly using the data itself or by combining it with other information which helps to identify a living individual (e.g. a list of staff may contain personnel ID numbers rather than names but if you use a list a separate list of the ID numbers which give the corresponding names to identify the staff in the first list then the first list will also be treated as personal data). The processing of personal data is governed by legislation relating to personal data which applies in the United Kingdom including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR) and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act.

Visitors to this website

When someone visits this website we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

The information collected by this website includes the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address which is automatically logged by our web server and used by us and our partners to analyse activity on this website at an aggregate level (number of visits and geographic optimisation etc). They are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified.

Security and Performance

We use a third-party service to help maintain the security and performance of our website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the site.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Certain links, including hypertext links, will take you outside of our site. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by Slindon Parish Council of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside of our site.

Use of Cookies

This site uses cookies to maintain and keep track of users’ preferences and authenticated sessions, to identify technical issues, user trends and effectiveness of campaigns, and to monitor and improve the overall performance.

A cookie is a small piece of information that many websites store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit them. We collect information automatically through the use of cookies to compile anonymous usage statistics and to enable us to determine the usefulness of website content to our users and the effectiveness of our navigational structure. They don’t tell us who you are unless you have specifically given us personally identifiable information. Cookies stored on your hard drive by this website are not accessible to other sites.

Category Cookie Name Purpose
Necessary Cookies PHPSESSID Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Necessary Cookies cookiesAccepted Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Necessary Cookies close_site_notice Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Necessary Cookies cookiesAcceptedGoogle Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Google Maps 'NID' Used by Google to delivery Google Maps services on the website

Disclosure of personal information

We collect contact details via the website for the purpose of providing a service to existing and potential customers. We will never disclose personal details without the consent of the owner. Details are only held for as long as is necessary to fulfil the service request.

Access to personal information

Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the General Data Protection Regulations. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to, and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

Please make any such request in writing via our email – clerk@slindonparishcounicl.gov.uk

If at any time you feel that we have failed to meet these standards then please either contact us or make a complaint direct to the Information Commissioner using their website www.ico.org.uk/concerns 

Changes to this notice

We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review  – it  was last revised in September 2020.

Contact Details

Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the personal data we hold about you or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints at:

The Data Controller, Slindon Parish Council

Email: clerk@slindonparishcouncil.gov.uk