What it covers:
This policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that Owslebury Parish Council collects when you are in the http://www.owslebury.org.uk/ domain. Links within this domain to other web sites are not covered by this policy.
You can visit the Owslebury site and use many of the services without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information.
It is only when you complete a form that requests personal information or email the clerk at Owslebury Parish Council that you can be identified. When completing forms you may be asked for a variety of personal information such as name, address, post code, telephone number etc.
Owslebury Parish Council automatically receives and records information on server logs from your browser. The Parish Council only monitors the IP addresses of visitors to assess which pages are the most popular. These IP addresses are not linked to any personal data so all visitors to our site remain anonymous.
Where you voluntarily choose to give the Council your personal details the personal data you give Owslebury Parish Council will be used exclusively for providing you with the information or service you have requested.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Owslebury Parish Council will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.
Owslebury Parish Council will only send personally identifiable information about you to other organisations when we have your consent. This is only necessary when we need to share your information in order to provide the information or service requested. We also use the information in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process.
While we strive to keep the information that you supply secure, please be aware that the Internet is not a fully secure medium.
Summary of terms
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera for the Windows operating system and Safari for the Apple Macintosh operating system.
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, e-mail 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.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 123.456.789.1
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.