Fair Processing Notice Summary

Mid Devon District Council is required by law to protect the money and information it administers. Therefore the Council may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud. Mid Devon District Council may also share customer information with other areas within the council in order to provide additional services, for example name and address and telephone numbers.

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Your privacy

The personal information that you provide will be held securely. We may check any information you provide or information we have about you with other information held by Mid Devon District Council. It will be shared within Mid Devon District Council.

  • To help provide you with relevant services and to inform you about other relevant services
  • To seek your views
  • For our auditing purposes

Anonymous statistical information may also be passed to other organisations to assist in the planning and monitoring of services.

In addition, Mid Devon District Council must cooperate with the prevention and detection of crime and fraud, which may result in information about you being passed to others. Please see below for details of the National Fraud Initiative.

Your information will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be passed onto any other third party without your permission.

National Fraud Initiative

The Audit Commission appoints the auditor to audit the accounts of local authorities. It is also responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.

Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it will require further investigation. No assumption will be made as to whether this is fraud, error or has an innocent explanation until an investigation is carried out.

The use of data by the Audit Commission in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Audit Commission is subject to a Code of Practice.

For further information on the Audit Commission's legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information, see the Audit Commission data matching Fair Processing Notice.

Use of IP addresses

Mid Devon District Council collects IP addresses only for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that while your user session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us.

External links

This site contains links to other sites. Mid Devon District Council is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites and while we monitor and review the sites we are linked with we cannot fully endorse or be responsible for any losses resulting from any externally linked sites.

Use of any information you provide to any other site will be governed by their own privacy policy and is not in any way our responsibility.

Use of cookies by Mid Devon District Council

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

When someone visits Mid Devon District Council websites we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. 

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