This privacy statement is only applicable to the South West Jobs web site at southwestjobs.org.uk. Links to external web sites are not covered.
Notification of changes
If at any point we wish to use personally-identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.
South West Councils is the owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent any part of your information collected on the website to third parties in any way, unless stated on the web page at the point of collecting information from you, or as outlined in our policy statement, or as required by law.
We automatically collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information does not relate to you as an individual and is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site.
Using facilities on our website you have an option to provide views and comments about this website, any of the partner organisations and their services. The information provided by you via this service will be acted upon according to the content of the communication. We may contact you in order to reply to the issues raised. This contact will be made via email, unless an alternative is specified.
We will retain all communications received in order to produce statistical analysis reports.
All personal information collected on the website will be used for the purpose of delivering the service for which the information was supplied. In addition, the information may be used to make you aware of new or improved services available from us, unless you refuse us permission.
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored temporarily on your computer. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk, read cookie files created by other websites or damage your system.
In order to keep our website and services relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them. We currently use a number of cookies from Google Analytics. The Google Analytics cookies contain a randomly generated ID used to recognise your browser when you read a page. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics. Google Analytics sets the following cookies by default as described in the table below.
|__utma||This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view.||2 years from set/ update|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with our site. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.||30 minutes from set/ update.|
|__utmc||This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. In particular, this cookie is not provided with an expiration date, so it expires when the user exits the browser.||Not set|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.||6 months from set/update.|
Rejecting and deleting cookies
If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies. Most modern browsers will allow you to: See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis. Block third party cookies. Block cookies from particular sites. Block all cookies from being set. Delete all cookies when you close your browser. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.
You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at the About Cookies website.
Access to all of our users’ information is restricted in our and the partner organisations’ offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally-identifiable information. The servers that we store personally-identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to our policy and /or data protection please contact one of our Data Protection officers.
You have the option to use the “ShareThis” tool from most pages within the South West Jobs website to access third party services such as Twitter and Facebook. We do not control the privacy practices of such third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties when you use their services.