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Data Protection Policy


Privacy, Data and Cookies Usage

The General Data Protection Regulations (2018), also known as GDPR and henceforth referred to as such in this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement, is Europe's new framework for data protection laws. It requires that all organisations adhere to strict guidelines when capturing and managing personal data. Therefore, we can only store and use your data with your permission and by using this website you consent to our managing your data as dictated under the GDPR guidelines.

If at any time you do not agree with this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement you should leave our website.

Definitions

The terms " Great Cheverell Parish Council", " Cheverell Magna Parish Council", "we", "us", "our" and "ours" when used in this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement mean Cheverell Magna Parish Council of Great Cheverell, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.

The terms "you", "your", and "yours" when used in this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement means any user of this website.

Should you have any questions about this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement or wish to contact us for any reason whatsoever, please use the contact details set out below:

Post: The Parish Clerk, Cheverell Magna Parish Council, Woodlands, Pear Tree Lane, Great Cheverell, Devizes SN10 5TW

Telephone: 07570 093151

Email: parishcouncil@greatcheverell.org

About your privacy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors whilst providing the highest possible quality of service. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the GDPR.

Collection of personal data

When you contact us to request help, support or information, we ask you for contact information like your name, telephone number, email address and other relevant details. In all cases, we will ask for your consent to capture and hold your data so we can provide our services effectively.

Anonymous data collected through this website

We may also use software tools to collect information automatically about your visit to our website. The information obtained in this way, which includes demographic data and browsing patterns, is only used in aggregate form and, as such, cannot be used to identify you personally. Such aggregate information helps us to audit usage of our website and improve the service provided.

Cookies

In order to manage your details or account, we may use "cookies". A cookie is a small piece of data which is commonly used by websites, sent to your browser by websites or emails and stored temporarily on your computer’s hard drive. The will not damage your equipment.

We use cookies to collect the names of users and the dates and times they visit our website to enable certain user-specific pages. The cookies are functional only for this purpose and are programmed to expire after 100 days.

You can set your internet browser to notify you when you receive cookies and if you prefer, you may disable them. However, you will not be able to open certain pages and a number of special website areas will not be available to you.

Linking to third-party websites such as Facebook or Google Analytics may also require the use of cookies and users should be aware of this.

The ePrivacy Regulation (a supplement to the GDPR) decrees that website owners must request the user’s permission before using cookies which are not considered necessary for a website to function or needed for shopping carts and the like.

Use of personal data

We process your personal data only for specific and limited purposes. We ask only for data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes. When we ask you for personal data, we tell you the purposes for which we will process that data.

Emails

This website is hosted primarily to provide information and therefore, we do not gather data other than that required for contact via emails unless indicated otherwise. If we feel there is good reason to retain the data given on your email for communication purposes, we will seek your consent beforehand.

Disclosure of your personal data

We do not share, sell or distribute your personal data with unrelated third parties, except under the following limited circumstance:

We may share or transfer the information in our databases to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interest, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this website, or to take precautions against legal liability.

Data integrity and security

We keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cheverell Magna Parish Council’s only employee is the Parish Clerk, whom the Council has designated as the Data Protection Officer.

Data access and corrections

We will disclose to you the personal data we hold about you upon receipt of your written request addressed to the address given above. We will disclose where the data originated, how it is stored and our reasons for retaining it. You may request its removal from our system and we will be pleased to do so within 30 days of your request, but you are advised that there may be circumstances where the removal of your personal details may compromise our service to you.

We will also correct or amend any personal data that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to www.greatcheverell.org.

This website contains hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and you should note that we do not have any control over these other websites. We cannot, therefore, be responsible for the protection and privacy of any data which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement. You should exercise caution and review the privacy policies posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Updates and changes to our policy

Cheverell Magna Parish Council reserves the right, at any time and without notice to you, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement, simply by posting such change, update or modification on this website. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the site.

Third-party contributors

This website is hosted by Yorkshire-based Webhosting UK COM Ltd with data securely held in England. Their servers and databases are protected by industry standard security technology, such as industry-standard firewalls and password protection. WHUK provides more information on how they manage data on their GDPR page.

To help market our website and encourage interaction between its users, we use a number of commercial social media websites such as Google Plus and Facebook. To access their data and privacy policies, please click on the icons in the footer below.

Google publishes GDPR policies here.
Facebook publishes GDPR policies here.

Governing law

This Privacy, Data and Cookies Statement forms part of our website Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You agree to submit any dispute arising out of your use of this website to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Cheverell Magna Parish Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (reference ZA261224).

These Terms updated:
20th August 2018