Your privacy is of great importance to Cumbria County Council. We are committed to protecting your privacy online and will treat any personal information, which could identify you - such as your name, house or email address - in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.
We will not sell, trade or rent your information to other third parties, and we will not collect any personal information without your knowledge.
Where visitors may submit information via forms etc, in doing so they are deemed to have consented to the collection, processing and storage of that information. Information submitted will be stored by the webmaster as an e-mail message and used to process any requests, it will be retained for a reasonable period. Where a business transaction is then enacted commercial records may be retained for up to seven years.
Cumbria County Council cannot be held responsible for any acts of impersonation and will assume all information submitted is genuine unless there is reason to doubt its authenticity as no authentication of visitors is provided on this site. Should you suspect that a false entry has been made using your identity please advise the Council and appropriate corrective action will be considered.
As any Website is potentially available in many countries it is possible that information submitted to this site will be transmitted via servers and networks that are outside the UK. In submitting information to this site the act of clicking on the submit button is taken as explicit consent to use of the information as described in this statement.
The processing of information collected via this site is not registered under the Data Protection Act, however the principles of fair processing will be applied and should you have any concern regarding collection, processing, storage or disclosure of information submitted via this Website please contact Cumbria County Council.
There are two types of information that we collect from users visiting this site.
Firstly, we collect personal information such as an email address, your age and your comments, whenever you decide to take part in the web site's feedback section and send through comments.
We measure user patterns using 'cookies'. A cookie is a small amount of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive, which then enables our web-server to collect information back from your browser each time you visit the Cumbria County Council site. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies; if you do, you will receive a warning message each time the site attempts to place a cookie on your hard drive.
What we do with personal information
Cumbria County Council asks its users to include their email addresses, so that we can respond to your enquiries.
We also use the aggregate information about visitors' site usage patterns to enable us to see how popular different parts of the site are with our visitors, helping us decide how best to further develop the site. Also we ask for users' home towns so we can develop our site and ensure the content is aimed at everybody in all parts of the county.
All rights in the design, text graphics and other material on our site and the selection or arrangement thereof is copyright of Cumbria County Council or other third parties. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print, in hard copy, portions of our site solely for non-commercial use, provided that no changes are made to the material and that Cumbria County Council is acknowledged as the owner if this is the case.
Material provided by any third party, including material obtained through links to other sites from Cumbria County Council pages, is likely to be the copyright material of the author. Permission to copy or otherwise use such material must be obtained from the author.
Any other use of the materials on our site (including reproduction for purposes other than noted above and alteration, modification, distribution and republication) without our written permission is strictly prohibited. Should you require such permission please contact the Head of Communications.