Information about our Organisation and Website
What personal information do we collect?
South Newton Parish Council, as the data collector, may collect personal information from visitors to this site.
In some areas, we may ask you to register your name, email address, and relevant personal details. We will also collect information from you if you complete any other forms on our site or if you contact us with comments or specific requests. This information is only used for the intended purpose and, if we wish to use it for any other purpose, we will ask you first.
On occasion, South Newton Parish Council may pass your details onto third party service providers who are contracted to the Council in order to deal with your request. These third parties are obliged to keep your details secure and will only use them in order to complete the request.
Collecting Information Automatically
We collect web statistics automatically about your visit to our site. This information is used to help us understand how visitors use the site and to regularly improve the site.
These statistics do not contain any personal information and cannot be traced back to an individual.
South Newton Parish Council will at all times comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. More information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found at http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/eventual.aspx?id=34
Freedom of Information Policy
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) gives a general right of access to information that South Newton Parish Council holds or produces.
South Newton Parish Council supports the principle that openness and not secrecy should be normal in public life.
We want to create a climate of openness and dialogue with the public and stakeholders and believe improved access to information about the Council will help the development of such an environment.
We also believe that individuals have a right to privacy and confidentiality. This Freedom of Information Policy does not overturn our duty of confidence or statutory provisions that prevent disclosure of personal identifiable information. The release of such information continues to be covered by the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Council has the right to discharge its functions effectively. We can therefore use exemptions contained within the Freedom of Information Act 2000, although the information may be still be released if it is in the Public Interest to do so.