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Privacy Statement and Data Protection
Eastleigh Borough Council is committed to protecting your
privacy when you visit our web site. We operate in accordance with
the 1998 Data protection act in respect of any personal information
you may supply, e.g. name, address, e-mail, etc.
The system will record your e-mail address and other personal
information if provided by you when applying for information or
services on our website. This shall be treated as proprietary and
confidential and will only be used by Eastleigh Borough Council and
relevant third parties to provide the services you have
specifically signed up for. By subscribing to these services, you
are giving your consent to Eastleigh Borough Council and relevant
third parties holding and using this information for those
purposes. We will not sell to third parties any information you
provide. As a public body we are also bound and comply with our
legal obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
This statement only covers the Eastleigh Borough Web Site
this statement does not cover other websites linked to from within
Log files/IP addresses
Our web servers automatically record certain characteristics of
your computer. These help us to monitor the number of users using
our web site and how our web site is viewed. The information we
Your IP address (this is the unique number given to every device
using the internet).
Your web browser type.
Your screen resolution.
Operating system type
The country in which your computer is based.
None of the information we obtain contains any personal
information about you and will not be identifiable to you.
A "cookie" is a small file containing information
that websites may store on your computer. The file
contains specific information about any settings you
select whilst using the website. The next time you visit that
website, the file is used to remember your settings. More
information about cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
This website uses several cookies for the following
- Home page settings - it is possible to turn on
and off various different topics, or move them around
the screen. We refer to these as pageflakes or widgets. If you
make any changes, the cookie will be used to remember the settings
the next time you visit the site.
- Ward & postcode information - on the home
page it is possible to use the "What's at my property" feature to
provide news and event information specific to your local area. To
do this, and to remember your settings for your next visit,
the postcode and the ward are stored in the cookie. If you don't
use this feature, a cookie will not be used.
- Site analytics - we like to know which web
pages are popular and which ones are not. To monitor this
information we use services provided by e-Visit Analyst and Google
are frequently used.
The program you are using to view websites, known as a web
browser (programs such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox,
Safari etc) can be set to refuse these cookies. The law firm
Pinsent Masons have produced a website called AboutCookies. The
site provides more information about cookies, how to delete
them or stop them being stored on your computer.
More information about cookies on this
From time to time, we may add or change functions, features or
products to our web sites or add or change services. This,
and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal
information, may result in periodic changes to this Privacy
Policy. As a result, please remember to refer back to this
privacy statement regularly to review any amendments.
If you have any questions about the policy, please contact
Freedom of Information Officer
Eastleigh Borough Council
Contact telephone number: 023 8068 3365
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