Privacy and data protection
Under the Data Protection Act, the Council has a legal duty to
protect any personal information we collect from you. We do not
pass on your details to any third party or government department
unless you give us permission to do so or the law requires/permits
Amber Valley Borough Council is committed to respecting your
privacy. Once you choose to provide us with any information by
which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will
only be used for stated purposes which will be made clear to you
when you are asked to submit information.
The Council respects everyone's right to privacy and it is fully
committed to the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the
Act). Specifically, the Principles require that personal data:
1. shall be fairly and lawfully processed
2. shall be processed for limited purposes
3. shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive
4. shall be accurate
5. shall not be kept for longer than is necessary
6. shall be processed in line with your rights
7. shall be secure
8. shall not be transferred to countries without adequate
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individual's a number of
- To find out what information is held about them.
- To be informed what information is held, what it is used for
and to whom it may be disclosed.
- To be given a copy of the information.
- To be given an explanation of any codes used or the logic
involved in any automatic decision making processes.
- To have inaccurate information corrected or destroyed.
- To prevent further use of personal information if it causes, or
is likely to cause, substantial damage or distress.
- To seek compensation for any damage and distress caused by the
use of inaccurate information.
- To prevent use of their personal data for direct
For further information visit the
Data Protection page.
We use simple text files called 'cookies' to collect statistics
about the number of people using the website, but they don't tell
us who you are. Cookies help us keep the site relevant and
What are Cookies?
There are two types of cookie:
'session cookies' last as long as your current
visit to the site - or for up to a limited amount of time if you
keep the site open without using it. They mean you don't have to
keep re-submitting information as you move through the site or
carry out transactions.
'persistent cookies' remember information from
previous visits - for example names and details for online forms.
They are used to collect anonymous statistics about how many people
use the site, and to maintain any settings (such as accessibility)
you have changed.
Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and
easier. Without cookies the website thinks you are a new visitor
every time you move to a new page.
To improve our service we collect anonymous web statistics using
a programme called Google Analytics. They store several cookies on
users' computers or mobiles devices to tell us how many people have
visited each web page, how they got there, and where they navigated
to from there. The data collected is completely anonymous and does
not store any personal details.
If you don't want your web visits to be tracked for statistical
purposes like this, you can set your computer to accept all
cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive
cookies at any time. The way in which you do this depends upon the
web browser, which you use. Go to www.aboutcookies.org/ to