Collecting and Using Personal Information
When you visit and navigate the Merseyside Prepared website and when you communicate
with us via our site, we will not collect personal information about you unless
you provide us that information voluntarily.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, acting on behalf of the organisations co-operating through the auspices of the Merseyside Resilience Forum is the Data Controller for any personal data
you may provide. All personal data will be processed in accordance with the Data
Protection Act 1998.
We welcome your comments or questions about our website and have provided an e-mail
box on the Contact Us page for that purpose. We will share your comments and questions with the appropriate
officers of the organisation(s) most capable of addressing your questions and concerns.
Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet e-mail
communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your
knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your
privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider
confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead via non-cellular telephone
at the numbers provided at various locations on our site.
Other Information; "Cookies"
You should also be aware that when you visit our websites, we collect certain general information that does not identify you personally, but provides us with "usage data,"
such as the number of visitors we receive or what pages are visited most often.
This data helps us to analyse and improve the usefulness of the information we provide
at this website.
Like most commercial website owners, we may also use what is known as "cookie" technology.
A "cookie" is an element of data that a website can send to your browser when you
link to that website. It is not a computer program and has no ability to read data
residing on your computer or instruct it to perform any step or function. By assigning
a unique data element to each visitor, the website is able to recognize repeat users,
track usage patterns and better serve you when you return to that site. The cookie
does not extract other personal information about you, such as your name or address.
Most browsers provide a simple procedure that will enable you to control whether
you want to receive cookies by notifying you when a website is about to deposit
a cookie file.
Links to other sites
Merseyside Prepared provides links
to other websites. We try to carefully choose websites which we believe are useful. However, because websites can change so quickly, we
can't guarantee the standards of every website link we provide or be responsible for the content of non-Merseyside Prepared sites.
This Statement is not intended to and does not create any contractual
or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.