Find out about how your personal information is collected and protected.

Your personal information

Mid Sussex does not record and store any of your personal information when you visit this web site unless you choose to give us your personal details via:

  • Online forms
  • Email
  • When enquiring about our services

What do we do with your information?

All personal information obtained from you will be dealt with in accordance to the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will only use it to give you the information you've requested.

We must:

  • Collect this information fairly
  • Let you know how we will use this information
  • Tell you in advance if we need to pass this information on to anyone else

We will hold your personal information on our systems in accordance with the Council Retention Schedule.

It details how long we can keep information in our different service areas.

We do not give your information to anyone else except when:

  • It is necessary to fulfil our service duties to you
  • We are required to by law - such as to prevent or detect crime
  • You give us permission to do so

Access to and correction of your personal information

We will take all reasonable steps to update or correct your personal information.

You have a right to ask to see details of any personal information that we hold about you.

If you wish to do so please contact the Data Protection Officer - details at the bottom of this page.

You can also take a look at our Freedom of Information page.

Security

We have a legal duty to keep taxpayer information secret.

We make sure that the information provided to us is protected against:

  • Loss
  • Misuse
  • Unauthorised access
  • Disclosure
  • Alteration
  • Destruction

Online forms

Secure forms will be marked with a padlock: . Forms that do not have a padlock are not secure.

Please note: It is your responsibility to keep your personal details secret. Such as:

  • Passwords
  • ID numbers and names
  • Other personal information

Web statistics

We may use information you provide via this site to:

  • Improve content
  • Communicate information to you - if you have requested it

We also generate log files to help us understand how the site is being used to help us improve our service.

We automatically monitor information such as:

  • URLs
  • Browser types
  • IP addresses
  • Cookies

None of the above information will identify you personally. We only use it to help improve the website.

More information:

Cookies are small text files that we place on your computer or mobile phone to make visiting our website easier.

Find out more: Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) cookies page.

This website contains links and references to other websites.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites.

We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.

Third-party scripts

Third party scripts are parts of the website that are not designed by us.

Our privacy policy does not cover these services in all instances.

Please take a look at: Adverts provided by the Council Advertising Network for more privacy policies.

Disclaimer

Website

 

Whilst Mid Sussex District Council makes every effort to keep the information on this web site accurate, we disclaim any warranty or representation, express or implied about its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose.

Thus you assume full responsibility for using the information on this website, and you understand and agree that neither Mid Sussex District Council nor any of its employees or agents is responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use.

Mid Sussex District Council is also not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.

The views expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Mid Sussex District Council.

Advertising

This website may contain third party advertisements and links to third party sites.

Third party advertisements and links to other websites where goods and services are advertised does not mean Mid Sussex District Council endorse or recommend the advertiser's goods or services.

Nor is it responsible for the quality or reliability of the product or services offered but it will never knowingly run an advertisement which is untrue or fraudulent.

Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

First party

We use the following cookies on this site
Cookie Type
ARRAffinity This cookie is used by our "cloud" to work out where your traffic needs to go.
WAWebSiteSID This cookie is used by our "cloud" to work out where your traffic needs to go.
nmstat Set by our site monitoring software to gather usage statistics about the website

Third party

Some sections of our site use third-party content. These may set their own cookies for purposes such as tracking visits to the site and making sure content is displayed correctly.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Contact us

Tel: 01444-477422
Email: dataprotectionofficer@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 18 April 2018