This page explains how this site, which is managed by Pulham St Mary Parish Council, uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.
Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission or the Council is legally obliged to do so or it is for the prevention or detection of crime or fraud.
What information do we collect?
If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Pulham St Mary Parish Council website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user’s IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.
We only collect information from visitors to the Pulham St Mary Parish Council via the ‘Contact the Parish Council’ online email form.
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Cookies we use
We collect information about visitors to our website to help us measure and improve its use. We collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our visitors’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. To do this we use Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.
Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.
Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like”or share our content on Facebook we have included sharing buttons on our website.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.