Privacy Policy

Bolton-le-Sands Parish Council is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information and is a jointly shared policy between the Council and our website managers Lancashire Data Solutions Limited.


1 - What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:


(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, operating system, referral source, length of visit and number of page views)
(b) any other information that you choose to send to us through the use of forms on the website.


2 - Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser in your computer. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser as it navigates the website.


The cookies used this website are based on the International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories:


(a) Strictly Necessary (Zero Risk)

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas, shopping baskets etc. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the Internet. Your permission is not necessary for these cookies which are always first party and not persistent.

(b) Performance (Low Risk)

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, how long you stay, if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works and better understand the needs of our visitors. Your permission is necessary for these cookies which are always first party and may be persistent.


(c) Functionality (Medium Risk)

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. These may be related to remembering settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours. Remembering if we’ve already asked you vote in a Poll or participate in an e-Petition. Your permission is not necessary for these cookies because they support a service which you have requested. These cookies are usually first party and persistent.

(d) Targeting (High Risk)


'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. Third parties provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited the website.


'Targeting' cookies are used to:



You can control whether or not these cookies are used. All of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies.


No targeting cookies exist on this website.


(e) First and Third Party Cookies

All cookies on our website are managed by Lancashire Data Solutions Limited on our behalf and can therefore be considered as first party.


(f) Controlling Cookies

We recommend that you consult the website www.aboutcookies.org for instructions relating to your specific browser.


3 - Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.


We may use your personal information to:


(a) administer the website
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website.
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website.
(d) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user.
(e) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us. We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.


4 - Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as is reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.


In addition, we may disclose information about you:


(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.


Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.


5 - International data transfers

Information that we collect will not be stored or processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) boundary.
Personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the Internet and may be available, via the Internet, around the world. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.


6 - Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure, password and firewall protected computer or servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.


7 - Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.


8 - Your rights

You may request us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee.


9 - Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content, privacy policies or practices of third party websites. You should read and familiarise yourself with the Privacy Policies of all websites that you visit.


10 - Content

Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this website and the links contained herein, the Council, its officers, members and contractors cannot be held responsibility for any inaccuracies or the content of external websites.
Reproduction of any part of this website in any format, without permission, is strictly prohibited.


11 - Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


12 - Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by mail or by using our Contact Form.