Privacy Policy

Information stored
When you visit our website to view pages, download forms etc. We automatically store only the following information:

  • The domain name (if available) and IP address from which you accessed our site
  • The date and time you visited
  • The pages you viewed

The type of browser and operating system you used

This information enables us to analyse usage of our site and help us to improve the website service we offer. This monitoring does not include personally identifiable information. Most web site servers on the Internet will store this information every time you visit their site.

Personal information collected from users of this site will not be disclosed to third parties. We will not sell, share or rent this information to any person, persons or organisation.

Our website poll sometimes require users to enter their email address. This is used solely for the purpose of validating a vote; the address will not be used for any other purpose, or given to any third party. Participation in a poll will also result in a cookie being saved on your computer. This is used to help us reduce the instances of multiple voting.

Whilst visiting our site you may wish to enter information in one of our online forms. This information will only be used for the stated purpose. You will not be added to any mailing list or receive any unrelated mail unless you specifically indicate so on the form.

Our ‘Have your say’ forums are designed to encourage community consultation and participation in the council’s decision making processes. Information entered by a visitor to a forum will only be stored for the lifetime of that forum.

All forums are moderated by council officers. Any offensive or defamatory entries on a forum will be removed and the information on the author will be retained. An email will be sent to the visitor if this situation arises. If you read or view anything that causes you concern then please contact us.

Linked sites
This privacy statement applies solely to the Southampton City Council website. If you visit one of the linked sites our policy no longer applies and we strongly recommend that you check their own privacy statement.