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Privacy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Welcome to Fife collects, uses, maintains and discloses information about you when you use the www.welcometofife.com website and also for all products and services offered by Welcome to Fife.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, subscribe to our online services such as Fife Code and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. You may be asked for, as appropriate, name and email address. You can also visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. You do not have to supply personal information; however, it may prevent you from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal information about you when you interact with our Site. Non-personal information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your   means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance your experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Welcome to Fife collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve our Site. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To send periodic emails. The email address you provide will only be used to respond to your enquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Welcome to Fife will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances, the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. We adhere to Fife Council’s retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

You may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Welcome to Fife has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of use. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

Welcome to Fife
Fife Council 
Glenrothes 
Fife

08451 555555 
promoting.fife@fife.gov.uk or dataprotection@fife.gov.uk

Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, track information about the visit, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Users must opt in to allow cookies to be set to comply with the EU Cookie Law. If they choose not to do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

Persistent cookies

These cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies

These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies are essential for the site to function. They are used for features such as e-commerce baskets, site log in and user tracking to ensure users can navigate the site effectively. These cookies are not available to third party sites and are not used to track behaviour to place personalised adverts or any other content.

PHPSESSID*

 

Essential general purpose cookie set by the Eskimo Content Management System which is only visible to this website. This cookie helps the system understand that as you click between web pages, these are part of the same session.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. 

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

Google Analytics*  

Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.

Using browser settings to manage cookies

To find out how to control or delete cookies in the web browser you are using visit http://www.aboutcookies.org

*These cookies are provided by a third party who could change their cookies in future outside of our control. We will review this policy regularly for any such changes.

 

This privacy policy was last updated 2 October 2019

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