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Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies

This privacy policy explains how we (Bradley Stoke Town Council) process any personal information we collect about you when you use this website (www.bradleystoke.gov.uk).

Under GDPR, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect about you. We use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard transmission of data to and from this website. Any personal information we collect about you will be stored securely and treated with respect.

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What information do we collect about you?

When you browse this website certain information about your visit is automatically logged. This may include information about the type of browser you are using, the server name and/or IP address through which you access the internet, the date and time you accessed this website, the pages you accessed, and the internet address of the website (if any) that referred you to this website. This information is stored in the form of server logs. Unless we are investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity, we do not make any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs.

We collect personal information whenever you complete and submit a form via this website. This type of information can only be collected if you voluntarily provide it. Therefore, please do not submit such personal information to us if you do not wish for us to collect it.

Your interaction with this website

Your personal information can be submitted via the following forms on this website:

  • Contact Form
    The contact form is provided as a quick and convenient method for you to contact the Town Council. The information that you submit via the contact form will not be retained on any database and will only be used by the Town Council to answer any questions you may have asked.
  • Public Consultation Form
    From time to time, the Town Council conducts public consultations on any new projects it undertakes. As and when these consultations arise, residents are encouraged to submit their views via the consultation form. When completing the consultation form, the Name and Email Address fields are optional, to allow respondents to remain anonymous if they wish. The information that you submit via the consultation form will not be retained on any database and will not be used in the future for any purposes other than those of the consultation itself.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us. We may make a small charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used across the Internet to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

The table below explains the cookies used by this website and why:


Cookie (Name) Purpose
User Session
(PHPSESSID)
This cookie is used to identify you as a user between page loads. It is an essential part of our website's content management system. This cookie is destroyed each time you close your browser. Unless you are an administrator of this website, you will be assigned an anonymous user session.
Google Maps
(Various 3rd party cookies)
Some pages within our website may contain interactive maps. These maps are produced using the Google Maps tool. Google may set cookies when you use this feature.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Google reCAPTCHA
(Various 3rd party cookies)
Our contact form uses a Google reCAPTCHA device to reduce the amount of emails we receive from bots and spammers. Google may set cookies when you use this feature.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Our website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8th July 2020.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

Council Office, The Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke, South Glos, BS32 8HL

Tel: 01454 205020 | Fax: 01454 205026