This site is published by the Doncaster Council. The views expressed in this site or sites that are linked to this site are not necessarily those of the Doncaster Council and should not be regarded as an expression of policies of the Authority.
All efforts are made to maintain the accuracy of the information on this Website but Doncaster Council cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions the data may contain nor any loss or damage which may occur from the use of the information. If you find anything that causes concern please let us know.
Data Protection Act of 1998
Doncaster is committed to protecting your privacy online. We will treat any personal information by which you can be identified, your name, address, email etc, in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.
When communicating with Doncaster Council through the website we will not collect any information without your permission. There are a number of forms on the site, which either request feedback about a particular subject or a questionnaire that forms part of a consultation document. In most cases, you are not required to provide us with any personal details. If we do require personal information, then the reasons for this will be stated on the individual form or questionnaire.
However, if you are willing to provide us with at least your email address it will allow us to respond to your returned form. Additional personal details will allow us to measure the activity of our site.
The information gathered will identify those sections of our Community who have access to the site. This will help us to develop the site for everyone, regardless of age, gender, disability or ethnic origin. The information will only be used for the intended purpose unless otherwise stated on the actual feedback form or questionnaire.
Your personal details will not be sold, traded or rented to third parties for marketing purposes or commercial gain unless we have received explicit consent to do so. Your information may be passed on to other relevant Departments within the Council or partner agencies to ensure you are provided with the expected service.
Third Party Sites
Third party Internet sites that you can link to through the Business Doncaster Web Site are not covered by our Privacy and Security policy. Any personal information you enter through these sites are subject to the individual sites Privacy and Security policies and Business Doncaster Web Site Partners cannot accept any responsibility or liability for these sites.
Please note that all forms and questionnaires are returned to us through e-mail. Currently, e-mail may be intercepted by unauthorised persons (hackers) and is therefore not a fully secure method of communication. If you have concerns regarding completing our forms or questionnaires on-line, please contact us using the appropriate details provided to arrange an alternative method.
Summary of Terms Browser
A browser is used to locate and display web pages using computer software such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator. These two are the most common.
This is a message given to a browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called a cookie.txt.
Every time you select a web page a message is sent back. One of a cookie’s purpose is to track traffic flows, for example, which pages are browsed and for how long. Initially, the cookie can only identify your computer and not the individual user.
Cookies can be used to identify, you the user, when you are invited to register your personal details online such as your name, eMail address, address, sex etc… This will allow the site to be customised to your preference, for example, you will be welcomed by name when you first enter the site.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued or not to receive cookies at anytime. Selecting not to receive cookies at any time will mean that certain personalised services cannot be provided to that user.
Web Beacons (single pixel gif or web pings)
These devices are hidden site instrumentation that helps to determine whether a page has been viewed or not and if so, how many times and by whom.
IP (Internet Protocol) user addresses
All networks connected to the Internet communicate via IP. This is a standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure that messages get from one host to another and that the message is understood. If you are connected to the Internet you will have an IP address and it may look something like this. 123.456.78.9
This delivers (serves up, uploads) web pages to your computer.