Privacy and cookies

Why we need your information:

Your information on this website is being gathered so that our website editors can contact you regarding your comment or contribution if necessary. The information we collect is your name and email address. As a Local Authority Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has a responsibility to deliver this service and ensure information security under the provisions of legislation as set out in the Local Government Acts.

The information you have provided will be used to allow us to fulfil these responsibilities.

What we will do with your information:

The information you give us will be held by The Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies service of HCC and will only be used for the above purposes. We will only share information with third parties if we are legally obliged to do so.

How will we use the information about you?

We may publish your name on the website alongside the comment or contribution. We will not publish your e-mail address.

How long will we keep the information about you?

Because we aim to preserve the content of the website as a historical archive, this information will be stored indefinitely, alongside the comment or contribution you have submitted.

What are your rights?

Hertfordshire County Council will be the Data Controller for this information. You have a number of rights over the data we collect and hold about you.

  • You have the right to be informed about what information we hold about you and how we use it.
  • You have the right to request copies of any information the Council holds about you by making a subject access request.
  • If information we hold about you is factually inaccurate you have the right to have it corrected.
  • You have the right to object to the way we are using your data.
  • You have the right to request that your data is deleted. However we may be unable to delete your data if there is a need for us to keep it. In this case you will receive an explanation of why we need to keep the data.
  • You can also request that we stop using your data while we consider a request to have it corrected or deleted. There may be some circumstances in which we are unable to do this however we will provide an explanation if this is the case.
    In certain circumstances you may also request data we hold about you in a format that allows it to be transferred to another organisation.
  • In the event that decisions are taken using automated processes you have the right to request that these decisions are reviewed by a member of staff and to challenge these decisions.

If you would like to request copies of your data, request that your data is deleted or have any other queries in relation to data which the Council holds about you please contact the Data Protection Team: Data Protection Team, Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DQ Tel: 01992 588099 Email: data.protection@hertfordshire.co.uk. You can also contact our Data Protection Officer at dataprotection.officer@hertfordshire.gov.uk or in writing to the address above. If you are unhappy with the way that Hertfordshire County Council has used your data or with the way we have responded to a request you also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The cookies that this site may store on your computer are listed below.

When leaving a comment, WordPress stores up to three cookies in order to remember your details and save you from having to type them in every time:

  • comment_author (expires after one year)
  • comment_author_email (expires after one year)
  • comment_author_url (expires after one year)

When registering and logging in to add and edit content in the /wp-admin/ area of the site, WordPress stores up to four cookies:

  • wordpress_xxxx (expires after two months; xxxx is a 32 character randomly-generated sequence)
  • wordpress_logged_in_xxxx (expires when you close your browser)
  • wp_settings-1 (expires after one year)
  • wp_settings_times-1 (expires after one year)

On sites where the Google Analytics tracking system is active, the following cookies may be set: _utma, _utmb, etc (these expire after two years).

Please also note that most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third party cookies

Where content is embedded from other sources, such as Google or Vimeo, those sources may store cookies as a consequence. Where available, we will add links to their privacy policies here:

Web site tracking

Whenever you visit our web site, our host server automatically records each page you visit and the IP address from which you are connecting to us. It also records other information, including your operating system, your web browser, and the web site from which you followed a link to this website (if any).

Additionally, the Google Analytics reporting system may be active. This information is only gathered to establish general usage trends for the site, not to find out information about individual users.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this we b page.

How to contact us

Please contact us admin@www.hertspastpolicing.org.uk if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you.

This page was added on 17/08/2014.
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