Personal data

Medway Council values your right to personal privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy online. The council, at all times, endeavours to be open about why it collects, holds and uses any personal information or data submitted via its website by which you can be identified (ie name, address, email) in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. This ensures that the information is collected fairly and lawfully, is accurate, adequate, up to date and not held any longer than necessary. This website uses an analytics code which enables the user’s behaviour to be monitored.

It will not be used by the council for any other reason other than for the original purpose for which it is being collected, for example, in regards to an online query or transactional service or in order to improve our services. The council will not sell, trade or rent your information to other third parties. The council may pass their details on to third party service providers who are contracted to Medway Council in the course of dealing with their request. These third parties are obliged to keep their details securely, will use them only to fulfil the request and will dispose of the details when the request is complete.

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Medway Diabetes website does not store or capture (unless otherwise stated) personal information but merely logs your IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer, in this case by the Medway Council website, www.medway.gov.uk.

The law relating to cookies has recently changed. The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued guidance on the changes and Medway Council has updated its Cookie Policy to reflect the changes.

To the best of our knowledge cookies are only used on our websites to enhance the user experience, to enable specific features to function and to enable us to gather statistics about the way users navigate our websites to inform future development.

Privacy

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Medway Diabetes website does not store or capture (unless otherwise stated) personal information but merely logs the user’s IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

The council uses cookies to store user information – see above.

If users choose to complete any of the online forms, Medway Council will not use the personal information they provide it with for marketing purposes. The council may pass their details on to third party service providers who are contracted to Medway Council in the course of dealing with their request. These third parties are obliged to keep their details securely, will use them only to fulfil the request and will dispose of the details when the request is complete.

This privacy statement only covers the Medway Diabetes website at www.medwaydiabetes.co.uk. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.