Cheshire East Council is committed to protecting your privacy
and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe
online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the
Cheshire East Council Web site and governs data collection and
usage. By using the Cheshire East Council website, you consent to
the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Cheshire East Council collects personally identifiable
information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work
address or telephone number. Cheshire East Council also collects
anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such
as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and
There is also information about your computer hardware and
software that is automatically collected by Cheshire East Council.
This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain
names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This
information is used by Cheshire East Council for the operation of
the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide
general statistics regarding use of the Cheshire East Council Web
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally
identifiable information or personally sensitive data through
Cheshire East Council public message boards, this information may
be collected and used by others. Note: Cheshire East Council does
not read any of your private online communications.
Cheshire East Council encourages you to review the privacy
statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Cheshire East
Council so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use
and share your information. Cheshire East Council is not
responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web
sites outside of the Cheshire East Council and Cheshire East
Council family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Cheshire East Council collects and uses your personal
information to operate the Cheshire East Council Web site and
deliver the services you have requested. Cheshire East Council also
uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of
other products or services available from Cheshire East Council and
its affiliates. Cheshire East Council may also contact you via
surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services
or of potential new services that may be offered.
Cheshire East Council does not sell, rent or lease its customer
lists to third parties. Cheshire East Council may, from time to
time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a
particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases,
your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name,
address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
In addition, Cheshire East Council may share data with trusted
partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or
postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal
information except to provide these services to Cheshire East
Council, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of
Cheshire East Council does not use or disclose sensitive
personal information, such as race, religion, or political
affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Cheshire East Council keeps track of the Web sites and pages our
customers visit within Cheshire East Council, in order to determine
what Cheshire East Council services are the most popular. This data
is used to deliver customised content and advertising within
Cheshire East Council to customers whose behaviour indicates that
they are interested in a particular subject area.
Cheshire East Council Web sites will disclose your personal
information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in
the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform
to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on
Cheshire East Council or the site; (b) protect and defend the
rights or property of Cheshire East Council; and, (c) act under
exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of
Cheshire East Council, or the public.
The Cheshire East Council Web site use "cookies" to help you
personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is
placed on your hard disk by a Website via your web browser.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to
your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only
be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to
For more information please refer to our Cookies page.
Security of your Personal Information
Cheshire East Council secures your personal information from
unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Cheshire East Council
secures the personally identifiable information you provide on
computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected
from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal
information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other
Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as
the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The National Fraud Initiative
Cheshire East Borough Council takes part in the National Fraud
Initiative as required by law. Our National
Fraud Initiative page explains how this affects your
Changes to this Statement
Cheshire East Council will occasionally update this Statement of
Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Cheshire East
Council encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be
informed of how Cheshire East Council is protecting your
Cheshire East Council welcomes your comments regarding this
Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Cheshire East Council has
not adhered to this Statement, please contact Cheshire East
Council. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to
promptly determine and remedy the problem.