Privacy Policy

Effective Date 27/02/2018

This Privacy Policy applies to the Bath World Heritage website www.bathworldheritage.org.uk and operated websites and its subdomains. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by Bath and North East Somerset Council when you access the website and how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources. The use of information collected through our websites shall be limited to the purposes under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service to customers.

This website may log some information about website users (such as IP addresses). This information is anonymous and is held purely for system administration purposes.

Personal information will be stored on a secure server and will be processed by a Bath and North East Somerset Council as the data controller. This data will be held and processed under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018. Such information may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of providing services to you. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is also covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 2018. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.  We are committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles. An individual who seeks access, or to correct, amend or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to [email protected]. If requested to remove data, we will respond within 30 days.

Communication

This privacy statement only covers the websites run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council. Other links within these sites to other websites are not covered by this privacy statement.

We aim to ensure that our websites are up to date and relevant for our visitors. To help us achieve this goal we use Google Analytics and other analytical systems to analyse anonymous data collected by cookies about how visitors use our websites. This data also helps us to measure the success of our marketing campaigns across Heritage Services.

Cookies

The information below shows cookies that are set by this website. We and any appointed third party company may use cookies and pixel tags to collect information about your use of the website to help us make improvements to our website. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser and pixel tags are needed in order to read cookies. Some cookies sent to your browser will help to save you time, for example by enabling you to leave a booking half way through and browse other parts of the website before returning to your booking.  You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. If you choose to disable cookies, each time you go to a new page, you will be treated as a new user and information that you input on other pages may not be saved.  Cookies are usually automatically enabled, but you can choose not to accept them, you can choose to delete existing cookies from your browser or, by editing your browser options, choose not to allow cookies in future.) You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics on an ongoing basis to collect information about how people use the website, and from time to time share other third-party services. We do this to make sure we are meeting our users' needs and to understand how we can improve the site. 

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to share our analytics data. 

We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to more accurately determine visitors by age, gender and interests. This helps us better establish the types of content we make available and what we produce online is relevant to our audiences.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by implementing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.