Terms and disclaimer

Disclaimer

Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information in the documents stored, served and accessed through this website. Employees and agents are not responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience, however arising, from the use of, or reliance on, this information.

Our website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

In no event are we liable for any loss, damage, claim or expense direct or indirect, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this website or other sites which are referenced by or linked to this website. 

Copyright

Our pages, unless otherwise stated, are copyright protected. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this material in any form is forbidden without the written permission of Pendle Council. 

The law of England and Wales applies to the contents of this website. Individual authors may hold intellectual property rights in some of this material.

The Pendle Council logo cannot be used in any form without written permission, other than when used to provide third party links to this site. It must not be used to imply endorsement of items. 

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

We are fully committed to full compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. We have a Data Protection Policy to ensure that the Council, and people working on its behalf (including employees, temporary staff, contractors, volunteers, consultants, partners and their staff, and Members of the Council) are aware of their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and comply fully with that Act. 

Statement of Policy

We need to collect and use information about people with whom we work in order to operate and carry out our functions. These may include members of the public; current, past and prospective employees; clients; customers and suppliers. In addition, we may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central government. We must handle this information properly, however it is collected, recorded and used, whether it is on paper, in computer records or recorded by other means.

Treating information lawfully and appropriately is very important to our successful operations, and essential to maintaining confidence between us and those with whom we carry out business. We fully endorse and adhere to the Principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Handling personal/sensitive data

We will: 

  • Use personal data in an efficient and effective way to deliver better services
  • Strive to collect and process only the data or information which is needed
  • Use personal data only for those purposes described when we collect it, or for purposes which are legally permitted 
  • Strive to ensure information is accurate
  • Only keep information for as long as necessary
  • Securely destroy data which is no longer needed
  • Ensure the appropriate technical and organisational security measures are in place to safeguard information (including unauthorised or unlawful processing and accidental loss or damage of data) 
  • Ensure information is not transferred abroad without suitable safeguards 
  • Ensure the public are informed about their rights to access information
  • Ensure that the rights of people about whom we hold information can be fully exercised under the Data Protection Act 1998 

 Rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 include:

  • The right to access personal information within 40 days of request
  • The right to prevent processing in certain circumstances
  • The right to correct, rectify, block or erase information regarded as wrong information

 We will:

  • Ensure that we have an officer specifically responsible for data protection
  • Provide guidance and training for Members and Officers at an appropriate level
  • Ensure that any breaches of this policy are dealt with appropriately 

The Principles of Data Protection

The Data Protection Act says that anyone processing personal data must comply with 8 principles of good practice. These principles are legally enforceable.

In summary, they require that personal data:

  • Is processed fairly and lawfully and is not processed unless specific conditions are met
  • Is obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes and is not processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or purposes 
  • Is adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which it is processed 
  • Is accurate and kept up to date
  • Is not kept for longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes
  • Is processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act
  • Is kept secure
  • Is not transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of data protection