Your privacy is very important to Shotgate Parish Council, as it is to you. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy when you interact with us and use our services and venues.  We want you to feel confident that we are serious about any concerns surrounding the security and safeguarding of your personal information (data).   

This policy is about what we are doing with your personal data and our promises to you. 

It will explain: 

  • Who we are 
  • How and why we collect it
  • Information we collect about you
  • Who we will share it with 
  • How we store your personal information 

We may amend this policy at any time to ensure that we are keeping up to date with the latest legislation.   

We are committed to act in accordance with the rules set out in the Data Protection Bill 2017 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in how we gather and use your personal information. 

When you see “we”, “us”, “our” or “the Council” this means Shotgate Parish Council.

Who Are We?

Shotgate Parish Council is a legal body responsible for certain services that the Government requires us to provide (statutory services), as well as optional services designed to cater for local needs (discretionary services).  

The Council maintains a balance between essential services and other services that local people want, using Government funding and other income sourced from grants and through providing services to the public. 

We provide online information about our services and venues through this website and social media accounts operated by us.  

Information we collect about you

When you visit our website we may collect information about your computer. 

This includes your IP address (a set of numbers that identifies each computer or other network device using the internet), information about your visit and how you used the website (such how you landed on our website, the individual pages you visited, the order in which you visited the pages, how long you were on each page and if you used the search function). You can read more about this in our Cookie Policy

In addition, we may use your information to help improve our communication and services that we provide.  

Information gathered when you use our website helps us make improvements to the navigation (how you move through the website) and content (information on the pages), so that you can easily find the right information whether you visit us online using a desktop PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. 

Who we will share it with

We will never sell your data, or share some of your personal information with third parties. 

Storing your personal information 

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure we keep your details safe, secure and used in accordance to this policy.  We will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to your information. 

While we will do our best to protect your personal information, there may be a situation that happens outside of our control that may affect you based on access to your data.  We promise to act promptly and in accordance with the rules set out in the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure any impact on you is minimised.