What it covers:

This privacy policy sets out how Purleigh Parish Council uses and protects any information that you give it when you use this website. External links within Purleigh Parish Council’s website are not covered by this policy. Purleigh Parish Council is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and as a result any information you give it will only be used in accordance with this policy.


About the website:

This website is hosted by EssexInfo.net for the benefit of the community of Essex using Cambridge Open Systems. Their privacy policy can be accessed from the bottom of the home page of this website (www.purleigh.com) as can details of their use of cookies (see below). The site is managed on the Parish Council’s behalf by its Webmaster at rodcatral@gmail.com


Information collection:

You can visit this site without telling the Parish Council who you are, or giving any personally identifiable information. The Parish Council doesn’t use cookies for the general running of the site. EssexInfo.net does use cookies however, but these are not used to gather personal information and store no personal data. They cannot use the cookies to identify you or track your individual use of the site (see above).


It is only when you email Purleigh Parish Council (or its webmaster with questions or comments about the website) that you can be identified. The Parish Council does not link IP addresses to any personal data so all visitors to this site can remain anonymous at all times.


Information use:

Where you voluntarily choose to give Purleigh Parish Council your personal details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address, the personal information you provide will only be used to provide you with the information you have requested and will not be retained for longer than is necessary to answer your enquiry.


Information sharing and disclosure:

Purleigh Parish Council will not give, sell or lease your personally identifiable information to any other company or organisation. It will only send personally identifiable information about you to other organisations when it has your consent and in accordance with its Data Protection Policy and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, for example to Maldon District Council if you have a planning enquiry or Essex County Council if your enquiry relates to highways. This is only necessary when the Parish Council needs to share your information in order to provide the information you have requested. It may also send personally identifiable information about you when it is required by law to do so.


Policy changes:

By using this site you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy of Purleigh Parish Council which is subject to regular review and alteration in response to changes in data protection law.


Queries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Council’s Data Protection Officer: dpo@maldon.gov.uk


If you are not happy with the Council’s response to a Data Protection request you can complain using the Council’s complaints system.


You can speak to your local Councillors to see if they can resolve the issue for you.


If you are unclear who this is or visit www.purleigh.com.


You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:


Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Tel: 01625 545 700


Web: www.ico.gov.uk


or contact the Clerk:


Jane Potter

27 Anchor Reach

South Woodham Ferrers


Essex. CM3 5GS


Tel: 01245 320426; Email: jane.m.potter@btinternet.com


Summary of terms:



A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software programme that allows a user to locate, access, and display web pages on the internet as well as other content created using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The most popular web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (preceded by Internet Explorer), Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator and Mozilla Firefox.



A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer. A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, an expiry date and some data. Cookies are used by websites so that they can treat you as an individual. E.g. They may be used to remember if you have logged in, remember options that you selected (so that you don’t have to remember the options you selected every time you visit) and differentiate you from other users.


IP (Internet Protocol)

This is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.


IP Address (Internet Protocol address)

This is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer networkthat uses the Internet Protocol (IP) for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: Host or network interface and location addressing. Each computer or device connected to the Internet has at least one IP address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers or devices on the Internet. Therefore, IP addresses are also assigned to other devices connected to the Internet such as a printer, scanner or router.


Web Server:

Web Servers are computers that deliver (serve up) web pages. Every web server has an IP address and possibly a domain name. Any computer can be turned into a web server by installing server software and connecting the machine to the Internet.