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Privacy Policy


This website is administered by Sully and Lavernock Community Council. We regard your privacy as important and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We process and hold information in order to provide public services. This notice explains how we use and share your information. Information may be collected on a paper or online form, by telephone, email or by a member of our staff, or one of our partners.

We record personal information if you:



  • subscribe to or apply for services that require personal information,

  • report a fault and give your contact details for us to respond, contact us and leave your details for us to respond.


Why we collect information


  • We collect and hold information about you, in order to:

  • deliver public services

  • confirm your identity to provide some services

  • contact you by post, email, or telephone

  • understand your needs to provide the services that you request

  • understand what we can do for you and inform you of other relevant services and benefits

  • obtain your opinion about our services

  • update your customer record

  • help us to build up a picture of how we are performing at delivering services

  • prevent and detect fraud and corruption in the use of public funds

  • allow us to undertake statutory functions efficiently and effectively

       make sure we meet our statutory obligations.


Our Right to Process Information

We are permitted to process information under GDPR Article 6 (1) (a) (b) and (e) when:


  • Processing is with consent of the data subject, or

  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, or

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller 

How we use your information

We will only use any personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary. All employees who have access to your personal data and are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data. All your communications to us are protected against unauthorised access by third parties.

The Community Council tries to keep the information we have about you accurate and up to date. If, however, you find errors or inaccuracies in your data, we will erase, complete, or amend that information upon request. Our contact details are below.

We will process your information for the following purposes:



  • for the service you requested, and to monitor and improve the council’s performance in responding to your request.

  • to allow us to be able to communicate and provide services and benefits appropriate to your needs.

  • to ensure that we meet our legal obligations.

  • where necessary for the law enforcement functions.

  • to prevent and detect fraud or crime.

  • To process relevant financial transactions including grants and payments for goods and services supplied to the Community Council

  • where necessary to protect individuals from harm or injury.

  • to allow the statistical analysis of data so we can plan the provision of services.


Information sharing


We may need to pass your information to other people and organisations that provide the service. These providers are obliged to keep your details securely and use them only to fulfil your request. If we wish to pass your sensitive or confidential information onto a third party, we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do so. We may disclose information to other partners where it is necessary, either to comply with a legal obligation, or where permitted under the Data Protection Act.

Where we need to disclose sensitive or confidential information to other partners, we will do so only with your prior explicit consent or where we are legally required to. We may disclose information when necessary to prevent risk of harm to an individual.


Cookies on Sully and Lavernock Community Council Website

This website uses cookies for a number of different purposes. Cookies are placed by third party services such as Google Analytics, Facebook, Instagram or other applications offered through organisations such as Wix. Cookies are used by some systems to, for instance track your web usage to work out which advertisements to show you or gain information about your social networking usage. These organisations normally have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. As these are external services, their practices are not covered by our privacy policy. 

There are a number of different cookies in use on a website. If you do not consent to the use of cookies please either leave the site or configure your browser to block cookies from it.

Essential Cookies - These cannot be disabled. They enable core functionality such as security, verification of identity and network management.

Marketing Cookies ­– Can be enabled/disabled. Used to track the effectiveness of adverts/marketing and deliver ads of interest.

Functional Cookies – Can be enabled/disabled. They collect data to improve and personalise the choices you make.

Analytic Cookies – Can be enabled/disabled. Helps us to analysis how visitors interact with the website. Will enable errors to be rectified and provide better overall analysis.

It is important to note that if you have not told your browser not to accept cookies, almost all websites place cookies on your device. This is not in itself a security or privacy issue.

If you disable some cookies you may find that some websites may not work for you at all, or on others some functionality, like shopping baskets may not work.    

Information Security

Sully and Lavernock Community Council cares to ensure the security of personal data. We make sure that your information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction, or unauthorised disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures and appropriate policies. We will only keep your data for the purpose it was collected for and only for as long as is necessary. After which it will be deleted.


We will not process any data relating to a child (under 13) without the express parental/ guardian consent of the child concerned.

Your Rights

Access to Information

You have the right to request access to the information we have about you. You can do this by contacting our Data Information Officer, The Clerk

If you believe that the information, we have about you is incorrect, you may contact us so that we can update it and keep your data accurate. Please contact The Clerk

If you wish Sully and Lavernock Community Council to delete the information about you please contact The Clerk


Right to Object

If you believe that your data is not being processed for the purpose it has been collected for, you may object: Please contact The Clerk


Rights Related to Automated Decision Making and Profiling

Sully and Lavernock Community Council does not use automated decision making or profiling of individual personal data.

To Sum Up

In accordance with the law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for correspondence, information, and service provision. We do not use profiling.  We do not sell your data.  We do not pass your data to third parties without your consent. We do not use your data for purposes other than those specified. We make sure your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed to be no longer necessary. We constantly review our Privacy Policies to keep it up to date in protecting your data.


If you have a complaint regarding the way your personal data has been processed you may make a complaint to Sully and Lavernock Community Council Data Information Officer The Clerk and the Information Commissioners Office; Tel: 0303 123 1113

Sully and Lavernock Community Council

Council Office, Jubilee Hall, Smithies Ave, Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 5SS

Tel: 029 20530006


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