Terms and disclaimer
All material on this website, including text and graphics, is copyright to Hartlepool Borough Council unless otherwise stated.
The text and graphic content of this web site may be used, printed and distributed ONLY under the following conditions:
- The content of the site is used for non-commercial purposes only
- Copyright information is displayed (© Copyright 2006 Hartlepool Borough Council)
- The content is not modified
While every care has been taken in the compilation of this information, Hartlepool Borough Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of inaccuracy or error within these pages.
Hartlepool Borough Council does not endorse any external linked sites and is not responsible for their content.
Hartlepool Borough Council is committed to the highest standards of quality of information.
If you are aware that there are any errors in the information provided please notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about Hartlepool Borough Council and our Website
Accessing Hartlepool Borough Council's Website
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data to obtain information about Hartlepool Borough Council services and activities.
What personal information do we collect?
To use our online services we will ask you to register your name, email address and other relevant personal details. We will also collect information from you if you complete any other forms on our site or if you contact us with comments or specific requests. This information will only be used for the intended purpose and should we wish to use it for any other purpose, we will ask for your permission first.
Collecting information automatically
In order that we can improve our online services we will collect information about your visits to http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/. These statistics do not contain personal data and cannot be traced back to an individual.
We will only use personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it.
We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes and will not pass it on to any other parties, except where required to carry out our duties and functions as a local authority.
All employees and subsidiaries who may have access to your personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.
All your communications to us are protected against unauthorized access by third parties.
All the personal data stored on this website is recorded in a secure database.
All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.
We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to government institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.
Any payment or financial information is transmitted using 128bit Encryption using THWATE SSL certification.
We will treat any personal information by which you can be in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998. If you have an enquiry or concern regarding the processing of personal data by Hartlepool Borough Council, please contact:
The Data Protection Officer
Hartlepool Borough Council
You can ask us for information we may hold about you by writing to the above address. We will inform you within 40 days if we store any personal information about you.
You may also write to the above address to request a copy of your information and we will provide you with a legible copy of the personal data which we keep about you and to which you are entitled. This will be sent to you within 40 days of your request- although we may require proof of your identity and information to locate your personal data.
There may be a small charge for this information.