Privacy notice

We are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when visiting or using shropshirefostering.co.uk and we will comply with all Data Protection Act 1998 requirements and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 requirements. Personal information is not automatically stored or captured, only your IP address is automatically captured by the web server. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you (the user) when you visit shropshirefostering.co.uk.Where personal data is voluntarily provided through e-mail, electronic forms or enquiries, this data is only used for the purpose it was provided and shared with our marketing recruitment company Ontrac Agency Limited and their recruitment company, Lime Tree Marketing, who are all data protection registered and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 requirements and are prohibited to share your information with anyone other than Shropshire Council. 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. This Privacy Policy only covers shropshirefostering.co.uk. Websites linked to and from the site are not covered by this policy and we recommend you review the Privacy Policy at each of these websites to determine how that site protects your privacy. This Privacy Policy may be subject to change from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.

Information We Collect

General

If you register with us, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, address, and e-mail address. This data is kept secure and will only be used for the purpose that you are providing it for and will be shared with our recruitment agency.

Accessing Personal Information

You may review and update your personal identifiable registration information on all facilities that require you to register at anytime. If you wish to no longer receive information you can opt out by simply unsubscribing or by contacting us. Any queries on your registered information should be directed to Shropshire Council.

Additional Subscription Facilities

Should additional subscription facilities be added to shropshirefostering.co.uk you will be given the opportunity to opt-in to them. If you are an existing subscriber you will be able to update your existing details to opt-in to these facilities. You will only receive information on items that you have agreed to.

Web Site Usage Information

IP addresses and website usage information is automatically collected from you when you visit shropshirefostering.co.uk. This information helps us evaluate how visitors and subscribers use and navigate shropshirefostering.co.uk on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their visits.

How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.

What are my rights?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
  1. The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Notice should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions.
  2. The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
  3. The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us to find out more.
  4. The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us to find out more.
  5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
  6. The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
  7. The right to data portability. This means that you can ask us for a copy of your personal data held by us to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
  8. Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us. Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau. If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

We will only store your personal data within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. This means that your personal data will be fully protected under the GDPR or to equivalent standards by law.

How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”. All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to our email or postal addresses. There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding. We will respond to your subject access request within 30 days of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection. Any changes will be made available on our web site.

Cookies – what they are and how we use them

Cookies are small files placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites, they help websites to analyse web traffic or recognise your computer when you visit a particular site. Cookies can allow web applications to tailor content to suit your needs by remembering your likes, dislikes and preferences – such as the way sites like Amazon and eBay suggest items that you might be interested in based on what you have looked at previously. Cookies can also be used to track the number of visitors to a website, the time they spent on the site and the pages they looked at. Find out more about the cookies we use on our Cookie information page.