Mailing List Privacy Notice
Mailing List Privacy Notice
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices relating to mailing lists for West Lothian Council.
Information Collection and Use
West Lothian Council is the sole owner of the information collected by this mailing facility. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
Mailing List Registration
In order to use the features of this mailing list, users must first complete the registration form. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (name and e-mail address). This information is solely used to contact users about the topics for which they have expressed interest and to enable users to retrieve lost passwords. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (Postcode and Age Group). No other personal information will be collected or stored.
A Cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer that identifies you when accessing the council's newsletters. The sole use of this information to track the links you make in our newsletters. It allows us to gauge the effectiveness of newsletters and the popularity subject areas contained within them. This information is solely used to enhance your experience and the content of newsletters. Users have the option of disabling or not accepting cookies by changing the preferences on their browsers*. If users opt to disable cookies, they will still be able to use our mailing list facility without any impact. No personally identifiable information is collected with the cookies that we set. Accepting cookies while on the West Lothian Council site will not put the user at risk for marketing to other sites.
*Different browsers have different cookie settings. With Netscape, you can ask the browser to allow, warn you, or completely disable cookies. Internet Explorer has an additional feature where you can specify different settings for different security zones. You can choose to allow Web sites to create cookies for you in your "trusted sites" (like [West Lothian Council]), to warn you before you create them in your local Intranet zone, and to give you an option to never allow them in a "restricted zone." See the "Help" section of your particular browser for more information on working with cookies.
We do not share any mailing list information with anyone else.
The council's website or newsletters may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that West Lothian Council does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by the mailing list function of the council's web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information, and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
Send This to a Friend
If users elect to use our 'Send this to a Friend' function, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. West Lothian Council will automatically send friends a one-time e-mail message inviting them to visit the site. West Lothian Council stores this information temporarily for the sole purpose of sending this one-time message.
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt in' or to 'opt out' to newsletters subscriptions and e-mail alert messages. To unsubscribe from mailings, please follow the link on any newsletter received or follow the directions in emails. You can also change your account details by logging on to the members page and update your newsletter subscriptions, the user can simply deselect the topics and click the "update" button.
Data Protection and Privacy
We will only collect enough information to allow us to send you alert emails or newsletters you have asked for. This information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be disclosed or made public at any point. Please see the links below for further information on relevant West Lothian Council information management policies.
West Lothian Council Website - Terms and Conditions
West Lothian Council - Data Protection (new window)
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 29 September 2011.