NPTLG - Terms & Conditions
GeneralThe NPTLG Website is owned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and is maintained for your personal use and viewing.The access and use of NPTLG featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your (The User's) acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect from the date on which you first use this Website. We reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. If a revision takes place, the revised terms and conditions will be displayed on these pages and the continued use of NPTLG after such a revision has been made shall constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.[Back to top]
DisclaimerThe NPTLG Website and materials relating to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are provided 'as is' without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that make it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of The NPTLG Website.[Back to top]
Links to Other WebsitesAs a convenience to you, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council makes every effort to ensure that the hypertext links from this Website to other Websites operated by other entities are relevant and provide useful information.If you access into any of these linked Websites you will leave the NPTLG Website and you do so at your own risk: it is for you to take any necessary measures to guard against viruses and/or other destructive/corruptive bodies.We are not responsible for any of the contents of these linked Websites or the reliability of any information provided within them and we accept no liability whatsoever (whether legal or otherwise) for any losses or damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential losses or damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of any of these linked Websites.The inclusion of hyperlinks to other Websites should not be taken, in any way, to be an endorsement of any kind of these Websites by ourselves.[Back to top]
Virus ProtectionWe make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this Website.[Back to top]
CopyrightThe materials featured on this Website, including without limitation any text, logo, icons, photographs and other artwork is copyright protected material of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council unless otherwise indicated. Use may be made of this copyright protected material without our permission provided that it is not reproduced, modified or used for any financial gain. Commercial use of this copyright protected material may only be made with our express written approval.The permission to use copyright materials on this Website does not extend to any materials which are identified as being the copyright of any third parties: authorisation to use materials which are the copyright of third parties must be obtained from those third parties themselves.Requests to use any copyright material of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council should be addressed to the Chief Executive's Directorate, Civic Centre, Port Talbot SA13 1PJ[Back to top]
Data QualityNeath Port Talbot County Borough Council is committed to providing a high standard of quality in the information it provides on this Website and every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate and up to date. If you think that there are any inaccuracies or out of date information on this website please use the contact us page.[Back to top]
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Legal JurisdictionThese Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.[Back to top]
Fair Processing Notice
What is Personal Data?
Basic Personal Data
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, Personal Data is defined as data that relates to a living individual who can be identified:
(a) from the data, or
(b) from the data and other information which is in the possession of, or likely to come into the possession of, the data controller,
and includes any expression of opinion about the individual, and any indication of the intentions of the data controller or any other person in respect of the individual.
Personal data will therefore include basic details such as name, address, telephone number, and Date of Birth.
Sensitive Personal Data
Certain data is classified under the Act as 'sensitive personal data', for example:
• Racial or ethnic origin
• Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
• Physical or mental health or condition
• Sexual life
• Offences (including alleged offences)
Where we are asking you for sensitive personal data, we will always tell you why and how the information will be used.
The Data Protection Act 1998 is available to view here.
Why Does the Council Need to Collect and Store Personal Data?
For some of our services, we need to collect personal data so we can get in touch, or provide the service. For example, we can't come to your house if we don't know your address. We always try to make sure the information we collect is correct and isn't an invasion of your privacy.
We may pass your personal data on to the people who provide the service. These providers are obliged to keep your details securely and use them only to fulfil your request.
How the Council Uses Your Information
The Council will process (that means collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the Data Protection Act. We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date and not keep it for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept, but in most cases the Council will use its discretion to ensure that we do not keep records outside of our normal business requirements - i.e. providing a service to you.
Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we won't ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to make sure it can't be seen, accessed or disclosed to anyone who shouldn't see it.
Using Your Personal Data
We will use the information you provide for the following purposes:
Regulatory, Licensing and Enforcement functions, which the Council is obliged to undertake.
All financial transactions to and from the Council, including payments, grants and benefits. Where monies are due or outstanding the Council reserves the right to use all the available information at its disposal to protect public funds.
Where you have agreed for the purpose of consulting, informing and gauging your opinion about our products and services.
To ensure the Council meets its statutory obligations, including those related to diversity and equal opportunity.
Joined Up Services - Sharing Basic Details across Council Services
The Council want to provide appropriate, timely and effective services - it is important to us that we co-ordinate what we do for you properly. To do this, we have to make sure information is stored in a way which is as effective as possible. This means, for example, that the system will report any change of address to as many services as possible so you won't have to repeat it every time you phone up the Council.
You always have the right to opt out of this or any other data sharing initiative - by not providing the information. But please remember, we won't use your information for third party marketing purposes, or pass it on to third parties, other than those who either process information on our behalf or because of a legal requirement.
Joined Up Services – Sharing With Partner Organisations
Where the Council is asked to share your personal or sensitive information with partner organisations the Council will ensure that there is sufficient reason for the sharing to take place. Some sharing of personal information will be for purposes such as for the prevention of criminal activities and fraud which are allowed under the Data Protection Act.
If you would like to know more about Data Protection and your rights under the Data Protection Act, informative information may be found on the Information Commissioner’s website – www.ico.org.uk.
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