7 April 2020

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What are cookies?

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Our Cookies

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Persistent cookies

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Third party cookies 

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Hertfordshire County Council Privacy Notice

Why we need your information

The data on this form is being gathered for the purpose of Family Services Commissioning newsletter. Hertfordshire County Council will use this information to inform and update children’s centres and early years providers with information about the sector.

This information is being gathered and will be processed on the basis that you are giving consent for us to do so. If you wish to withdraw consent at any time you can do so by emailing fsc.team@hertfordshire.gov.uk

What we will do with your information

The information you give us will be held by the Family Services Commissioning team of Hertfordshire County Council and will only be used to send you the Family Services Commissioning newsletter.   

We will not share this information with a third party or use it for any other purpose.

How long we will keep your information

The information that you supply to us will be kept on file until you unsubscribe from the Family Services Commissioning newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by doing one of the following:

  • You can click the link at the bottom of the weekly email you receive the newsletter through which will ask you to input your email address and select unsubscribe or
  • You can unsubscribe on the homepage of the newsletter by following the link to “subscribe”. This then gives you the option to enter your email address to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

What are your rights?

Hertfordshire County Council will be the Data Controller for this information.

You have the following rights in relation to this data:

  • You have the right to be informed about what information we hold about you and how we use it.
  • You have the right to request copies of any information the Council holds about you by making a subject access request.
  • If information we hold about you is factually inaccurate you have the right to have it corrected.
  • You have the right to object to the way we are using your data.
  • You have the right to request that your data is deleted. However we may be unable to delete your data if there is a need for us to keep it. In this case you will receive an explanation of why we need to keep the data.
  • You can also request that we stop using your data while we consider a request to have it corrected or deleted. There may be some circumstances in which we are unable to do this however we will provide an explanation if this is the case.
  • In certain circumstances you may also request data we hold about you in a format that allows it to be transferred to another organisation.
  • In the event that decisions are taken using automated processes you have the right to request that these decisions are reviewed by a member of staff and to challenge these decisions.

If you would like to request copies of your data, request that your data is deleted or have any other queries in relation to data which the Council holds about you please contact the Data Protection Team.

Data Protection Team

Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DQ

Tel: 01992 588099

Email: data.protection@hertfordshire.co.uk 

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer at dataprotection.officer@hertfordshire.gov.uk or in writing to the address above.

If you are unhappy with the way that Hertfordshire County Council has used your data or with the way we have responded to a request, you also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk.

How to control and delete cookies 

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings.

For more information on how to control and delete cookies, you may wish to visit About Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of web browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause our website to work incorrectly.

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How to disable cookies 

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

There is more information about cookies, including how to delete them on the website About Cookies. For more information on the cookie set by Google Analytics please go see Google's privacy policy. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please go to Google's opt out page.