Please note, from the 25th May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This privacy notice will be updated prior to this date and you are advised to check back at this page.
The London Borough of Hounslow is a Data Controller and we are responsible for collecting and processing your personal information. Processing includes the organisation, retrieval, consultation, use and deletion or destruction of information and its disclosure to other agencies.
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Council collects personal information. This privacy notice covers contact with the Council and its officers directly, through email, telephone and this website.
The information you provide will be processed mainly in connection with the administration of the Council services. A full list of what information we control and process and for what purposes is set out in our notification with the Information Commissioner’s Register of Data Controllers. Our registration number is Z5761176. You can view our registration on the Information Commissioner’s website.
Who we are
Our website address is : www.investhounslow.com
Invest Hounslow website is part of the Hounslow Council
Address : London Borough of Hounslow, Civic Centre, Lampton Road Hounslow TW3 4DN
Email : email@example.com
Telephone number : 020 8583 5556
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
What do we use it for?
We use your personal data within the rules set out in the General Data Protection Act.
We process this data for the following reasons:
Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.
By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However we have a ” Contact form” plugins that collects personal data.
Use of IP addresses
We capture the IP address of users who use the contact us form on the invest hounslow website. The Council’s website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. If you are connected to the Internet, you have an IP address.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
All uploaded files are usually publicly accessible. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We currently use a contact form plugin, to collect data when someone submits a contact form such as Name, Email and Message. We may keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
What Are Cookies?
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we collect your data
We collect data through various sources such as :
- Contact form on the invest hounslow website
- When you subscribe to our e-newsletter on Invest Hounslow and Hounslow Council Website
- When you send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
- When you contact us by telephone or by twitter
- Meeting you at Business Events or Networking events
How we store your data
How we protect your data
We protect your data through technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two-factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection.