1 September 2010
We do not collect personal information about you when you visit the
website unless you choose to provide it to us to take advantage of a
specific service, for example completing an online form.
Information collected automatically
However some information is collected and stored automatically when
you visit the site. This information does not identify you personally
- The Internet Domain and IP address from which you access the site
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the site
- The date and time of your visit
- The pages you visit
- If you linked to the ECC website from another website, the
address of that website and any website you visit directly from the ECC
We also collect information on the number of times particular search
terms are used and the number of failed searches. We use this
information to improve access to the site and to identify gaps in the
information content so we can plan appropriate expansion of the system.
Unless the law allows us to, we do not:
- share any of the information we collect about you with others;
- use this information to identify individuals.
Essex County Council handles information in accordance with the Data
Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is the data
controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.
If you choose to send us personal information, we will use that
information to respond to your enquiry and will only pass your details
to another agency if it is required by law or that agency is relevant to
your enquiry. We do not collect personal information for commercial
Links to other sites
Essex County Council website links you to many other websites. We do
of these sites.
If you would like further information about the way we handle your
information or would like to see any information we hold about you then
please contact the ISIS Team at:
Information Sharing, Information Security Team
Essex County Council
PO Box 11
Tel: 01245 431851