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Privacy Promise

Your Rights

Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulations 2016, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you:

  • The right to be informed – Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data. This is a key transparency requirement under the GDPR
  • The right of access – you are entitled to request access to and a copy of, information we hold about you
  • The right to rectification – you have the right to ask to have your information corrected
  • The right to restrict processing may apply – you may request that we stop processing your personal data however, this may delay or prevent us delivering a service to you. We will seek to comply with your request but may be required to hold or process information to comply with our legal duties
  • The right to erasure - this is not an absolute right
  • The right to data portability - this is not an absolute right
  • The right to not be subject to automated decision-making and profiling - which produces legal effects or similarly significant affects for the data subject 
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Complaints or queries

Pembrokeshire County Council endeavours to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this seriously. We encourage people to bring to our attention if they believe that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate.

This Fair Processing Notice does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information. However we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below:

Jo Hendy, Chief Audit, Risk & Information Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council

County Hall


SA61 1TP


Telephone: 01437 764551

If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office as the statutory body which oversees data protection law:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane



Email   Telephone no: 0303 1231113


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Departmental Privacy Notices

This is where you will find all the information about how we handle your personal data. These fair processing or privacy notices tell you what you should expect us to do with your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.

Information Governance and Complaints

Privacy Notice - Social Services Complaints 

Privacy Notice - Information Governance Team

Economic Development and Regeneration

Privacy Notice: Economic Development and Regeneration

Employability Scheme

Privacy Notice: Employability Scheme


Privacy Notice: Futureworks  

Food Safety and Standards

Privacy Notice - Food Safety and Standards Team

Port Health

Privacy Notice - Port Health Team   Retention and Disposal Schedule

Schools and Learning

Privacy Notice - Sport Pembrokeshire

Privacy Notice - Pembrokeshire Music Service

Privacy Notice - Learning Pembrokeshire

Privacy Notice - Pupil Support Service

Privacy Notice - Child Employment and Performance Licences

Privacy Notice – School Admissions

Privacy Notice - Pembrokeshire Youth Service

Privacy Notice - Inclusion and Children with Disabilities Service

Privacy Notice - Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN) grant


My Account

Online Account - Terms of Use

Planning and Building Control

Privacy Notice - Development Management   Document Retention Schedule (Development Management)

Privacy Notice - Development Management – Third Party Representations  

Privacy Notice - Development Plans

Privacy Notice - Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership

Privacy Notice - Conservation

Privacy Notice - Commons Registration Authority

Privacy Notice - Planning and Ecology

Privacy Notice - Biodiversity

Privacy Notice - Rights of Improvement Plan 2018-2028

Privacy Notice - Section 106 Agreements

Privacy Notice - Low Cost Homeownership

Privacy Notice - Building Control

Human Resources

Privacy Notice - Human Resources

Libraries and Culture

Privacy Notice - Pembrokeshire Library Service

Privacy Notice - Pembrokeshire Library Service Events

Privacy Notice - Visit Pembrokeshire

Privacy Notice - Museum Service

Privacy Notice - Ancient Connections Project

Privacy Notice - Animating Schools Project  

Contact Centre and Customer Service Centres

Privacy Notice - Contact Centre and Customer Services Centres

Parking, Roads & Transport

Privacy Notice - Blue Badge Scheme of Parking

Privacy Notice - Passenger Transport Service

Privacy Notice - Concessionary Bus Pass

Privacy Notice - (CCTV) on school transport

Privacy Notice - Parking Civil Enforcement

Privacy Notice – Parking Services Permits

Privacy Notice - Streetcare

Revenue Services

Council Tax Annual Privacy Notice

Housing Benefit Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice - Business Rates

Animal, Pests and Environmental Health

Privacy Notice - Dog Control  Retention and Disposal Schedule

Privacy Notice - Pest Control  Retention and Disposal Schedule

Privacy Notice - Pollution Control  Retention and Disposal Schedule

Privacy Notice - Public Health  Retention and Disposal Schedule

Privacy Notice - Animal Health and Welfare  Retention and Disposal Schedule

Electoral Services

Privacy Notice - Electoral Services

Environment & Civil Contingencies 

Privacy Notice - Waste & Recycling

Privacy Notice - Abandoned Cars 

Privacy Notice - Memorial Benches 

Privacy Notice - Service Recharge 

Privacy Notice - Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth

Privacy Notice - Correspondence, Environment & Civil Contingencies 

Privacy Notice - Emergency Rest Centres  

Social Services & Health

Privacy Notice - Social Services

Privacy Notice - Corporate Learning and Development, SCWWDP & Education CPD

Privacy Notice - Childcare Services

Direct payments service for service users and personal assistants

Leisure & Activities

Privacy Notice - Leisure Services  


Privacy Notice - Building Maintenance

Privacy Notice – Sheltered Housing

Privacy Notice - Housing Standards

Privacy Notice - Housing Management

Privacy Notice - Sheltered Housing


Privacy Notice - Licensing

Trading Standards

Privacy Notice - Trading Standards   Retention and Disposal Schedule


Privacy Notice - Surveillance

Land and Property

Privacy Notice - Market Lease

Privacy Notice - Land Charges

Finance and  Business

Privacy Notice - Creditors Payments Process

Privacy Notice - Free School Meals


Privacy Notice - Tenders and Contracts

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Cookie Policy

Use of cookies by Pembrokeshire County Council

Cookies are small text files that are placed on the device you use to access the website. 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.

You may delete and block all cookies from our sites, but this will mean that parts of the site will not work.

Strictly Necessary Cookies


1. The table below explains the cookies we use and why 






This cookie is essential and will be deleted when you close your browser.

COMS Content Management System

"Browser" = the type of browser you used last visit
"Connection" the type of data connection last used
"Language" the language set on your browser on the last visit
"IPAddress" the internet address of your last visit.

This is used to help the council count the number of visitors to each area of the site and whether people return to the site.  It is used to help plan the site and direct effort towards the areas that are popular. 
This cookie is deleted after 24 hours.


"PollID" - the reference numbers of the polls that you voted in
“Haskeys” - flag to indicate that the cookie is valid

This is used to record that you, or someone using your device, has voted in an online opinion poll on the web site. It is then checked when you access the site and the site will not offer you the opportunity to vote again.
This cookie is deleted after 30 days.
It does not record how you vote on any issue.



To record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the Pembrokeshire County Council website.



These are used to change contrast to high visibility or muted contrast; or font size for accessibility reasons.

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to 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.

Tribal Family Information System


Used for storing IDs of Providers returned in searches and selected for inclusion in Basket / Printing. No expiration set.



Used for storing IDs of Providers for the comparison functionality. No expiration set.



Stores the language chosen by the user. Expires after 12 hours.



Used to test if cookies are enabled in the browser. Created and deleted instantly.

Libraries System


This cookie is used to log on automatically when the WebOpac session is started.

Customer satisfaction survey


These cookies are used to prevent customers being invited to participate multiple times in the same survey. They contain no personally identifiable data.
If you disallow these cookies you will not be invited to participate in this survey.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit (opens new window)

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Optout


YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on the device you use to access our websites once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit You Tube embedding videos information page


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Why do the Contact Centre and Customer Service Centres ask for basic personal information?

When you call the Pembrokeshire County Council Contact Centre or visit a Customer Service Centre we collect essential information.

We collect and use your personal information so that we can assist you with your enquiry or pass your enquiry on to the relevant team or service to action.

The information that you provide will be processed according to the Data Protection Act 2018 and will be used for the purposes of processing your enquiry.

Please note, calls to our Contact Centre may be recorded for training purposes.

The full Fair Processing Notice for the Contact Centre and Customer Service Centres can be found here

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Further help and support

For help with queries or complaints please contact:

Jo Hendy, Chief Audit, Risk & Information Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council

County Hall


SA61 1TP


Telephone: 01437 764551

If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office as the statutory body which oversees data protection law:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane



Email     Telephone no: 0303 1231113


Useful links

GDPR Information Portal 

ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office)

IT Governance 







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My Account

As well as a legal obligation to let you know what personal information we collect about you, and how we use this information and store it we are also committed to providing you with services that are specifically tailored to your needs, whilst ensuring the safety and security of your data.


Why do we collect and keep personal information for My Account?

We collect and use your personal information in order to create a My Account on and provide you with a personalised online experience. The processing of your personal data is because you have given your consent to do so.


How long do we keep hold of your information?

We will retain the information provided to us for five years and your information will be securely disposed of once it is no longer required.


How to reactivate My Account

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. Without your consent, we will not be able to communicate with you about the services we provide and information we tailor specifically for you.

Providing a good service to our customers is our main priority and we want you to understand the choices and control you have over the data we hold on you.

For this reason, your ‘My Account’ will be deactivated until you review your data and the notification preferences you have set.

To reactivate your account, login to My Account and follow the simple step by step instruction screens so you can take control and set your preferences.


Does the Fair Processing Notice apply to links to other websites?

This Fair processing notice does not cover the links, within this site, to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

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What can you expect as a visitor to our website?

When you visit we collect standard internet log information and details of your behaviour patterns while using our website. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site.

We collect this information in a way which does not identify you. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. 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 tell you about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.

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Personal Information Promise

We will:

  • Value the personal information entrusted to us and make sure we respect that trust;
  • Go further than just the letter of the law when it comes to handling personal information, and adopt good practice standards;
  • Consider and address the privacy risks first when we are planning  to use or hold personal information in new ways, such as when introducing new systems;
  • Be open with individuals about how we use their information and who we give it to;
  • Make it easy for individuals to access and correct their personal information;
  • Keep personal information to the minimum necessary and delete it when we no longer need it;
  • Have effective safeguards in place to make sure personal  information is kept securely and does not fall into the wrong hands;
  • Provide training to staff who handle personal information and  treat it as a disciplinary matter if they misuse or don’t look after  personal information properly;
  • Put appropriate financial and human resources into looking after personal information to make sure we can live up to our promises; and
  • Regularly check that we are living up to our promises and report on how we are doing
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How information about you is used

The information that you provide will be processed according to the Data Protection Act 2018. We have a duty to protect the public funds we administer and may use the information provided by you, as well as data matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud. We will cross check the information with other sections of Pembrokeshire County Council to ensure that a single customer record is held for you wherever possible. The data matching process is a proven way of helping to ensure that records we hold for you are up to date and accurate.

We will also make any disclosures required by law and we may also share this information with other bodies responsible for detecting/preventing fraud or auditing/administering public funds to ensure money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost effective way. In order to achieve this, information may be shared with other internal departments within Pembrokeshire County Council and with The Auditor General for Wales.

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found by visiting: CIFAS 

We will not make any disclosures to third parties for marketing purposes unless you give us your consent to do so.

We will use the information you have provided to contact you in relation to Council services that you have requested or registered for.

Your data will be secure and confidential at all times and we will only collect the personal information that is required to access Council services.  

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How long do we keep hold of your information?

We will retain the information provided to us in line with our  &

Your information will be securely disposed of once it is no longer required.

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Access to my personal information

You can find out if we hold any personal information by making a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 2018. 



ID: 3440, revised 01/05/2019