This statement explains the information that is collected from visitors to this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.
Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes rights for individuals whose personal data is processed by a third party. Any organisation which processes information about living individuals is a data controller for the purposes of the Act. DfT, as data controller, is required by the Act to ensure that individual data subjects are aware of how their personal data may be used, the purpose/purposes for processing that data and to whom, if anybody, that data may be disclosed.
What information do we collect?
Comments & Newsletter
If you send an enquiry by e-mail, we will only use your personal details obtained from your enquiry to respond to your query. You may also register your contact details to receive our regular village newsletter.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task, measuring how many people are using this site.
Cookies for improving service
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, e.g. website statistics.
Name: _utma | Typical content: randomly generated number | Expires: 2 years
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Name: _utmz | Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) | Expires: 6 months
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
What happens when I link to another site?
Your Rights as a Data Subject
As a data subject, you have various rights under the Act, including a right of access to any personal data being held about you by this website. DVLA will supply you with details of personal data we are holding about you if you submit subject access request.