West Devon Borough Council are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will inform you of how we process your information.

Please note that this page will develop over the coming weeks as we finalise our preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation which came into effect on 25 May 2018

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact data.protection@swdevon.gov.uk

Personal Information

To enable us to deliver services to you, we may collect and process the following types of information provided by you:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone number
  • Employment history
  • Bank account and payment card details
  • Computer IP addresses and website usage statistics

Additionally, depending on the services you receive from the Council, we may collect and process information including:

  • Physical or medical information
  • Religious beliefs or similar beliefs
  • Racial or ethnic origin information
  • Whether you are a member of a trade union
  • Political opinions and political affiliations
  • Your sexual orientation
  • The commission or alleged commission of an offence by you

 

Your data and privacy rights are protected by law

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you control over your data and you are able to control the personal data we, or our partners, collect about you.

How we handle your information will vary depending on how you interact with us. Privacy notices will set out details of how we process your information, how long we'll keep it for and who we'll share it with for each service and process.

Your privacy rights include the right to make a request to:

  • access the personal data we hold about you
  • correct your personal data
  • restrict our use of your personal data
  • port your data to another data controller
  • erase your personal data

To enable you to register such a request, we use a simple third party utility.  Click here to register a GDPR request . The only information that this utility will record will be your email address and, optionally, your phone number(s) so that we can use these to contact you in order to carry out your request.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to provide additional functionality and to help us to continue improving our online services. 

What are Cookies and why are they used?

Cookies are small text files which identify your computer to our server. They are widely used on the internet to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We send these to your computer for the following reasons:

  • To tailor the web site to your browser.
  • To help us analyse the use of the web site.
  • To allow applications on our website to work correctly - for example, making sure that we know when you have logged on or off and which part of an application you are accessing.

We will not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you. We will not make any attempt to find out the identities of people visiting the web site without their prior permission.

If we want to collect personally identifiable information through the web site - for example when you request a service from us - we will tell you beforehand. We will make it clear when we collect this information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

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