South Lakeland District Council maintains a formal
registration under the Data Protection Act
that permit it to hold and process personal data. Data
provided through this website may be used for any of the Council's
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South Lakeland District Council does not collect, store, use
or disclose personally identifying information except in very
specific instances. You should be aware that the Council might use
data provided for its statutory purposes. The instances in which
South Lakeland District Council does collect and use information
South Lakeland District Council provides services, (the
"Services"). The Services may also be located on third party web
sites and/or applications. South Lakeland District Council makes
the Services available. South Lakeland District Council engages in
consistent information practices and uses its best efforts to make
clear disclosures regarding those practices. South Lakeland
District Council also complies with all applicable data protection
legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998. This Privacy
Policy is a part of that compliance.
“Who do we share information with?"
Depending on the original purpose for which is was
obtained and the use to which it is to be put, information may be
shared with a variety of services, examples include Housing
sharing with Health or Housing Benefits sharing with the DSS.
It may also be shared, where necessary, with other organisations
that provide services on our behalf, e.g. contractors working for
In all of these examples the information provided is only
the minimum necessary, to enable them to provide services to
Personal information about you may also be provided to
Government departments, where we are required to do so by law, or
to other local councils. An example would be when you have
moved from one Councils area to another, and the new Council
requires confirmation of the services you were
Information about you may also be provided for statistical
research. This will not include your name and address
unless you have given us permission to provide the
by South Lakeland District Council, including information from
which a living individual can be identified ("Personal Data") and
anonymous information. Processing includes the collection, use,
storage and disclosure of information by South Lakeland District
Please be aware that, as part of the Services, South Lakeland
District Council provides links to Web sites operated by third
parties, and also provides search results and similar services to
third parties for display on their own Web sites or applications.
South Lakeland District Council is not responsible for the
information collection or privacy practices or the content of those
third party Web sites or applications.
What information does South Lakeland District Council collect
and how is it used? Does South Lakeland District Council disclose
information to third parties?
South Lakeland District Council may collect any or all of the
following types of information: (a) traffic (b) contact information
and other personally identifying information. Only the information
in (b) is Personal Data, which falls within the provisions of the
Data Protection Act 1998. South Lakeland District Council's
collection and use of each type of data is described below, as well
as the ways (if any) in which the data may be shared with third
Data about traffic and usage is not personally identifying or
identifiable, and is not supplemented or combined with personally
identifying or identifiable information. South Lakeland District
Council may share information it collects with certain selected
third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form.
Information or Personally Identifying
South Lakeland District Council can obtain access to your Personal
Data (such as name, e-mail address and other contact information
when you provide comments, submit a problem, or request information
from South Lakeland District Council and provide your name or
return contact information.
To what extent will you use my Personal Data for Direct
South Lakeland District Council itself may use personal Data
obtained from optional surveys, for the purpose of making users
aware, of services, which the Council thinks you may be interested
in. In addition, Personal Data obtained from optional surveys may
be disclosed to carefully selected third parties for direct
marketing purposes but will only do so if it has obtained your
consent to this use at the point of collection of the Personal
In addition, any time the Council do send you a communication,
it will include a process for removing yourself from that mailing
list in the event that you decide you no longer wish to receive
communications from the Council.
Does South Lakeland District Council securely store data?
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and
integrity, and ensure the appropriate use of information, South
Lakeland District Council has put in place appropriate technical
and organisational measures to ensure the safety and security of
the information it collects online, and ensures that any third
party processing such information on South Lakeland District
Council's behalf is contractually obliged to put in place similar
measures. You should consider any communication that you transmit
to South Lakeland District Council (such as data, questions or
answers, comments, or suggestions) as non-confidential. South
Lakeland District Council will not be liable or responsible if
information that belongs to you is intercepted and used by an
Does South Lakeland District Council collect Personal Data from
or about children?
South Lakeland District Council may collect, use or disclose
individually identifiable information from children under the age
of 13 but only for its statutory purposes.
South Lakeland District Council will not knowingly disclose
personal information about users under the age of 13 without prior
parental consent, except as required by law.
South Lakeland District Council strongly recommends parental
supervision when a child uses the Internet, and particularly when a
child enters a forum or uses email. We also encourage parents to
instruct their children not to give out personal information in
How can I access or correct any personally identifying
information about me?
To request a copy of your Personal Data
held by South Lakeland District Council, please send your request
you must provide your full name and the e-mail from which the
request is received from our web site (and to which the response
will be sent). Alternatively click to download a copy of
our Subject Access Request
How do I find out more about South Lakeland District Council's
If you have any questions about anything in this Privacy
Policy, or about collection of personally identifiable information,
or information generally, please contact South Lakeland District
Council as follows:
You may also use the above contact information if you think
any information about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or if you want
to change the sort of information about you that South Lakeland
District Council may have collected.