This site is owned and operated by Ramsgate Town Council. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Ramsgate Town Council, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
INFORMATION RAMSGATE TOWN COUNCIL GATHERS AND TRACKS
Ramsgate Town Council gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and from participation in polls and surveys:
- Information Ramsgate Town Council gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help understand the demographics of our audience better, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Ramsgate Town Council divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Ramsgate Town Council Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Ramsgate Town Council gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by contacting Admin.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Ramsgate Town Council may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
Ramsgate Town Council may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Ramsgate Town Council sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
USE OF INFORMATION
Ramsgate Town Council uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalised elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Ramsgate Town Council never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
Ramsgate Town Council creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. We don't track the usage patterns of individual users, the council will never know that a specific user clicked on a certain page. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Ramsgate Town Council uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help the council understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Ramsgate Town Council operates secure data networks protected by standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.