Privacy & Security


What it covers
This policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that Maldon Town Council collects when you are on the Maldon Town Council domain. External links within the Maldon Town Council website are not covered by this policy.

Information collection
You can visit this site and use the services without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information. We do not use cookies for the general running of the site.

It is only when you complete a form that requests personal information or email Maldon Town Council  that you can be identified. When completing forms you may be asked for a variety of personal information such as name, address, telephone number etc. 

Maldon Town Council automatically receives and records information on server logs from your browser. We only monitor the IP addresses of visitors to assess which pages are the most popular. These IP addresses are not linked to any personal data so all visitors to our site remain anonymous at all times.

Information use
Where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details, the personal data you give Maldon Town Council will be used exclusively for providing you with the information you have requested from us only.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Maldon Town Council will not give, sell or rent your personally identifiable information to  or any other company or organisation.

Maldon Town Council will only send personally identifiable information about you to other organisations when we have your consent. This is only necessary when we need to share your information in order to provide the information you have requested. We also use the information in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process.

Policy changes:
By using our site you agree to accept this privacy policy and are aware that our policy may change with time. Any changes to this policy will appear on this web page.

Summary of terms:-

Browser
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Firefox, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer with being the Windows operating system, Apple Macintosh has its own browser software called Safari.

Cookie
A message given to a webbrowser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 123.145.67.8

Web Server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer

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