This policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information (PID) that Pontyclun Community Council collects when you are using the website, when you email us, or when you complete and submit an online form via our website.
The Council holds and processes personal data in accordance with all current legislation relating to data protection and complies with Data Protection legislation and will be updated along with new legislation.
Information collection and use
You can visit the site and use many of the services without telling the Council who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information. If you make a request for information or to answer a query the Council will keep your PID but only for as long as required and to improve the site.
Information sharing and disclosure
The Council will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.
The Council will only send personally identifiable information about you to other organisations when it has your consent or have a legal reason to do so.
The Council uses a cookie to identify you if you use or return to the site.
It is only when you complete a form that requests personal information or email the Council that you can be identified. When completing any forms, you may be asked for a variety of personal information such as name, address, post code etc.
The Council may use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages and their policies can be seen on their sites.
You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on AboutCookies.org.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you complete one of our forms you automatically give permission for us to capture and use your data for the reason you have completed the form for.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
You can get more information about our privacy policies by reading the attachment below