Privacy

Wycombe District Council, the publisher of this website, (hereafter referred to as "the Council") is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when visiting or using the Wycombe District Council Web site (hereafter referred to as "the Council's website"). This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit the Council's Web site.

We may make content or services from other websites including our affiliated or co-branded web sites available to you from links located on the Council's website. These other websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such Web site to determine how that site protects your privacy.

Information we collect

General

If you register, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, credit-card number and facts about your computer, profession and similar information.

Surveys

We may conduct occasional online surveys. For example, when you're within our website, you may see a pop-up window offering you the optional opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate.

Web site usage information

We automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit our website. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Web sites on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.

How we use information collected

We may use information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information.
  • To send you email notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
  • To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
  • To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
  • To allow us to personalise the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.

We may combine the information that we collect from you on this website with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and websites.

Except as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information with any third party.

We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

Fair processing notice

From time to time we carry out consultation exercises with members of the public. As part of such an exercise any information received by the Council, including personal data, may be put into the public domain, including on the Council's (this) website.

Privacy of children

The Council understands that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realise that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users.

The Council takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of young people using our services. We do not specifically collect information about children and believe that children should get their parents' consent before giving out any personal information. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

Your ability to choose

If you register on the Council's website, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive information about new features and special offers by opting out at the time you give us your personally identifiable information or by contacting us at info@wycombe.gov.uk.

Cookies

We employ cookie technology to help visitors and subscribers move faster through our site. When you sign on to our website or take advantage of several key features, we may pass cookies to your computer. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory.

Security

The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.

Review and correction

You may review and update the personally identifiable information/registration information that you have provided to us by contacting our information officer using the details on the right.

Policy modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.

Transfer to UK

If you are located outside of the UK, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United Kingdom. This data may subsequently be transferred outside the European Economic Area. By subscribing to any of our services, you consent to this transfer.

Summary of terms

Browser

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Cookie

"Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, email address and interests".

IP (Internet Protocol)

All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address

If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 194.267.24.1

Web server

Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

Contact information

Contact Webmanager