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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 (www.eastleigh.gov.uk), this statement does not cover other websites linked to from within this site.

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 record is:

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.

Cookies

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 purposes:

  • 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 Analytics. Both these companies use cookies to monitor which pages 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 website

Statement Review

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.

Contact

If you have any questions about the policy, please contact

Freedom of Information Officer
Eastleigh Borough Council
Civic Offices
Leigh Road
Eastleigh
Hants
SO50 9YN

Contact telephone number: 023 8068 3365
Email: foi@eastleigh.gov.uk

 

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