1. General Data Protection Regulations
As data controller we take all necessary steps to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as modified by the General Data Protection Regulations 2016) and relevent subordinate legislation when handling any personal information. When you supply and personal information to us we will meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information. In accordance with the Data Protection Principles we are required to collect personal information fairly and to let you know how we will use it (see paragraph 2 below) and whether we will pass the information onto anyone else (see paragraph 3 below). We will comply with the Principles by ensuring that:
– all personal information supplied to us is held securely
– information will be held only as long as necessary for our services
– we use up to date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access (see paragraph 5 below).
If you wish to find out what information the council holds about you, or to flag that you have reason to believe that the data we hold is inaccurate, please contact us providing your contact details, a brief description of the information you require and enclose proof of your identity. This could be a scanned copy of a household bill, passport or membership card. You will receive a response to your request within 20 days.
Please send your request to:
Post: The Parish Clerk, Thakeham Parish Council, Storrington Road, Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 3EJ:
2. What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?
We may collect any or all of the following three types of information:-
(b) contact information and other personally identifying information
Only the information in (b) is Personal Data which falls within the provisions of the Data Protection legislation. Our collection and use of each type of data is described below, as well as the ways (if any) in which the data may be shared with third parties.
Like many sites we reserve the option to collect information about online behaviour using cookies. These cookies contain identification information that enables us to see how users are interacting with the site and how frequently they are returning. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and are not combined with other information the Council holds to provide personally identifiable information. You may set your browser software to reject cookies but you may not be able to use all the features of the site.
(b) Contact Information or Personally Identifiable Information
We may come to hold your Personal Data (such as name, e-mail address and other contact information) when you contact us to make comments, submit a problem or request information from us, or register to receive e-news posts from us and provide your name or return contact information.
3. To whom will we supply your personal data?
Data about traffic and usage of the site together with information collected about online behaviour using cookies may be shared with third parties but only in aggregated anonymous form.
We do not disclose personally identifying information except in very specific instances.
We do not sell, trade, provide or rent your information to other parties unless we have first obtained your consent. If you do give us permission we will only share information with organisations we have carefully selected and believe to be reputable. (see paragraph 3.2)
Where an individual provides personal information (such as name, e-mail, address and other contact information) to us via our website for whatever purpose (e.g. registraton, survey, feedback etc) your personal information will only be used for the purpose of communicating with you in relation to the matter raised or for any other purpose for which you have given your consent.
The Council will regard it as normal processing to share communications internally between staff and current Council members to ensure that any issue raised is properly dealt with.
Specific personal information may be released where we are required to do so e.g., court order or for any of the Council’s statutory purposes.
3.1 Will you use my personal information for direct marketing? Can I prevent this?
Personal data obtained from optional surveys or contests may be used by us for the purpose of making users aware of service or promotions which the Council thinks you may be interested in. Such information may also be disclosed to carefully selected third parties for direct marketing, but we will only do so, if we have obtained your consent to this use at the point of collection of your personal data. Any such consent that you give may be withdrawn by you at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com and typing Remove in the subject line.
In addition, any time we send you a direct marketing communication it will include a process for removing yourself from the mailing list.
3.2 Is my personal information sent abroad?
Countries in the European Economic Area are required to have a similiar standard of protection of personal data. This is not always the case outside that area. The Parish Council would not propose releasing such material outside this area. In addition, where disclosures are made to third parties those third parties may only process the personal information inside this European Economic Area. Before any information is released we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that there is adequate security.
4. Links to other websites
We take care to ensure the security of this website and your personal information. We have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the safety and security of the information we collect on line. Any third party processing such information on the Council’s behalf is contractually obliged to put in place similar measures. However, you should consider any communication that you transmit to us (such as data, questions, answers, comments or suggestions) as non-confidential. The Council will not be liable if information that belongs to you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.
7. Contact Us
The Parish Clerk, Thakeham Parish Council, Storrington Road, Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 3EJ: EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01798 815305.
This policy was last updated September 2017.