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Privacy policy

We respect and protect the privacy of everyone who visits our website.

Information you supply on electronic forms available on our web site will only be used for the purpose(s) stated on the form.

If you send us information in an email, we will only use it for the purpose for which we reasonably believe you intended.

Information you provide during contact with us may be used for statistical research but will not be used in any way (beyond its original purpose) which enables you to be identified.

You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail as a result of using an electronic form unless we explicitly ask for and get your permission.

If you email us, we will not send unsolicited emails to your address unless we explicitly ask for and get your permission. 

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

With the introduction of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, North Lincolnshire Council may, for the following purposes, monitor or record business communications in order to provide evidence of the communications themselves. The purposes may include;

  • to establish the existence of facts in commercial transactions
  • to ensure compliance with regulatory or self-regulatory practices or procedures, eg internal and external audit
  • to ascertain or demonstrate standards which ought to be achieved by employees in the course of their duties, eg quality control and/or training;
  • to prevent or detect crime,
  • to investigate or detect the unauthorised use of the system, eg hacking or fraud, and to ensure the effective operation of the system, eg checking for viruses.

The council has no way of knowing if any person providing information through this site is who they say they are. The council will assume all information is genuine and cannot be held responsible for any subsequent action. If you have reason to think that someone has provided information to the council using your identity please let us know and we will correct or delete the information. You have the right to request us to remove personal data from our web site at any time.

You also have the right to ask for a copy of the personal data the council holds about you. You will be asked to confirm your identity and pay a fee, currently £10.00. If the information we hold about you is wrong, you have the right to ask us to correct it.

This privacy statement only covers the North Lincolnshire Council Website at http://www.northlincs.gov.uk. Links within this site to other web sites are not covered by this statement.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, the use we make of any data provided or concerns regarding the collection, processing, storage or disclosure of information submitted via this web site please contact Legal Services on 01724 296206.

Cookies

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We use cookies for things like collecting website usage data (via Google Analytics) or if you give us feedback on our optional online website survey, it will place a cookie so that it does not invite you to complete it again on your next visit.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. This may however, have a negative impact upon the general usability of the website and may prevent you from accessing some services available on this website.

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