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Privacy Policy

How we handle and use your information

We may collect, hold and use some of your personal data and so here will provide more information about how this works.

Please read it carefully and ensure that you understand it.  If you do not accept and agree with any part of it please stop using the website immediately, because your continuing use of my website will be seen as your acceptance of it.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

Meanings of phrases within this page:

Data: Any information that a user of the website provides to us, through our "Contact" page, or through emailing us relating to any person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that information.

Us/Our: John Watson
Clerk to Heybridge Basin Parish Council
86 Southchurch Boulevard
Southend on Sea
Essex SS2 4UZ

You/Your: A user of the website

The Website: https://www.heybridgebasinpc.org.uk/

2. Our Information

Heybridge Basin Parish Council

If you have any questions about the website or the use of your data, please contact us on 07484 215845 or at heybridgebasinpc@gmail.com

3. Users Rights

As a user you have the following rights:

  • A right to be informed about our collection and use of personal information
  • A right of access to the personal information we hold about you
  • A right to rectification if any personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete
  • A right to ask us to delete any personal information held about you unless we are obliged to retain the information for other legal reasons
  • A right to restrict or prevent the processing of your personal information
  • A right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your data to re-use with another service or organisation)
  • A right to object to the use of your data for particular purposes

 4. Data Collection

Except where you contact me directly through any of our contact options available on the website, we do not collect any personal data from you.

If you contact us or send us an email, we will retain the details you provide to us including your name, your email address, and any other information which you choose to give us.

This website does not place cookies on your computer or device.

5. Using Your Information

Where we hold any personal information, it will be processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary, considering the reason it was provided to us.


We will potentially:

  • Reply to your email
  • Provide details on information requested, plus any other information I think may be of interest to you
  • Forward your email to other 3rd parties that may be able to deal with your query or assist you better

We will delete your personal information once your request has been met or the service has been provided, except where:

  • You were interested in being kept up to date with local issues or campaigns
  • You subscribe to my newsletter or mail shots
  • You require me to retain it for longer
  • We are required to retain it for longer for other legal reasons.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your data and to request that we delete it.

We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes without your specific consent.

6. Storage of your Data

Your data will only be stored in the UK, in secure data centres.

7. Accessing Your Data

You have a right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold on you free of charge. Please contact us to make a request on 07484 215845 or at heybridgebasinpc@gmail.com

8. Changes to our Policies

We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date, as we reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time if our policies change or the law changes. Any changes will be posted on this page of the website and you will be deemed to have accepted changes to the policy on your first use of the website following the changes.

9. Applicability

This Policy applies only to your use of this website. The website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

10. Complaints

If you have any cause for complaint about the use of your personal data, please contact us on 07484 215845 or at heybridgebasinpc@gmail.com

We will address your concerns and attempt to solve the problem to your satisfaction.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.

For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner's Office, or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

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