What personal information do we hold?
When you visit www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk, we may automatically collect some technical data.
It could be about your equipment, browsing activity and patterns from your computer when you interact with our website.
It may include, for example, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types and versions, time zone settings and locations. Information may also include browser plug-in types and versions, operating systems and platforms and other information about your device.
We will tell you if we collect any other personal data through our website.
How we do collect your personal information?
There are two main ways in which we collect your information:-
- Analytics -When you visit www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk, we use third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour. We do this to find out about things like the number of visitors to various parts of our site. We process information in a way that does not identify anyone.
For what purposes do we use your personal data?
The purpose for using this data is to maintain and monitor the performance of our website, maintain network security and constantly look at improving the site.
What is the legal basis for our use of your personal information?
The OPCC relies on article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR to process your personal data. This clause lets us process personal data when needed for the purposes of our legitimate interests. In this case, our legitimate interest would be running our website, providing administration and IT services and maintaining network security.
How do we handle your personal information?
We handle your personal information according to Part 2 of the UK Data Protection Act 2018. This clause applies the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards for processing data considered to be ‘general data’.
The OPCC holds your personal data securely on our computer systems or in physical files. It is only accessed by our staff, partners, contractors and volunteers when they need to do so for a lawful purpose.
We are committed to ensuring that personal and sensitive information on individuals is accurate, up to date, used only for the purposes intended and securely protected from inappropriate access.
The OPCC regularly reviews your personal information and assesses whether it is lawful for us to still keep it. When your information is no longer needed for any purpose listed in this notice or there is no longer a lawful purpose for processing it, we will securely destroy it.
We are committed to making sure that you can find out about your personal information, have access to it and the right to challenge its accuracy.
Who do we share your personal information with?
The OPCC will only share your information with our website host, Mixd. They provide our website support.
How do we keep your personal information safe?
The OPCC takes the security of personal information very seriously.
We use a range of security measures. They include encryption and access controls. This is to help protect the security, integrity and availability of information.
The OPCC works hard to maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information in line with the Act.
Areas, where we store personal information, are restricted to our own and partner agency staff. These areas are only accessible by people with the appropriate identification.
How long will you keep my personal information?
The OPCC keeps your personal information for as long as it is needed for the purposes for which it is held.
We manage records containing personal information according to the OPCC’s Retention Schedule.