Privacy Policy

LEGAL PRIVACY POLICY for www.meopham.org

Meopham Parish Council (MPC) respects the privacy of our visitors and are committed to preserving your online safety by preserving your privacy at any time you visit or communicate with our site.  

Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy offers you a thorough explanation regarding your personal data provided to us or any data we may collect from you.

This Privacy Policy is updated from time to time; therefore, it should be reviewed occasionally.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Clerk to Meopham Parish Council is our data controller.

1. Collected Information

1.1  Data can be collected and processed during the operations of our website. The following are ways we may perform these actions:

1.2  Data regarding your visit(s) to our website and any resources used are collected.  The following is included and not limited to: location data, weblogs, traffic data, and any other communication information.

1.3  Any forms you filled out on our site allows us to collect data such as registering for information.

1.4  If for any reason you communicate with our office, councillors or site we may collect information.

2. Cookie Usage

2.1  This website uses cookies in order to provide you with the best possible user experience. The cookies are essential for some aspects of the website to work correctly and to help us develop the site further.

2.2  These cookies are not used for advertising purposes or to track your movements beyond this website.

2.3  A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser in your computer. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser as it navigates the website.

2.4  There are instances where we may use cookies to gather information regarding our services in a mathematical collection for our website and our advertisers.

2.5  Any information collected will not have any identifying data. It is statistical data about our visitors and how they have used our site.  No personal details will be shared that could identify you.

2.6  We may assemble information about your common internet use with a cookie file.  When used, the cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically.  The cookie is stored on the hard drive, with transferred information.  The data sought by the cookie helps us improve our website and any service offered to you. 

2.7  Your browser has the ability to decline cookies.  This is done by setting your browser options to decline all cookies.  Note: if you do decline the download of cookies, some aspects of our site may not work or allow you access.

3. Our Use of Your Information

3.1  Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

3.2  We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website

(d) sending you information

(e) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user

(f) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

3.3  Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the agreement you grant to us. We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

 4. Discloses

4.1  We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, councillors, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as is reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

4.2  In addition, we may disclose information about you:

      (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law

      (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings

      (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights

5. International Data Transfers

5.1  Information that we collect will not be stored or processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) boundary.

5.2  Personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

 6. Security of Your Personal Data

6.1  We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

6.2  We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure, password and firewall protected computer or servers.

6.3  Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7. Third Party Links

7.1  Third party links may be discovered on our site.  These third party links have their own privacy policy, which you agree to when you click on the link. 

7.2  We are not responsible nor do we accept responsibility for third party links.  Our liability covers us only on our site, and thus we do not accept liability for third party links as we have no control over them.  

8. Information Accessibility

8.1  We cannot withhold data we collect about you, as per The Data Protection Act 1998.

8.2  You may request us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the payment of our fee of £40.00.

8.2  The fee covers our costs for processing your request and sending the data to you.  Please use the contact details below to formulate your data access request.