Privacy

Privacy statement 

Privacy policy 

We do not collect personal information about you when you visit the website unless you choose to provide it to us to take advantage of a specific service, for example completing an online form.
Use of cookies

To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too. They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it 
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs. 

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 

We do not use cookies on our main website that collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. 

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org or watch a video about cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytic:

The cookies we collect:

Google Analytics* 

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_utmb (expires 30 minutes)

_utmc (when you close the browser)

_utmz (expires 6 months)

These cookies are to gather information on how visitors use our website. With this information we create reports to help us improve our site. These cookies collect anonymous information including the number of visitors to the site, what pages they visited and when View Googles Privacy Notice 

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* You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, this will apply across all websites and not just our site. For more information please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We also collect information on the number of times particular search terms are used and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and to identify gaps in the information content so we can plan appropriate expansion of the system.

Unless the law allows us to, we do not share any of the information we collect about you with others, or use this information to identify individuals. 

Third party cookies

We use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These third party websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.

Below are links to their cookie policies:

Facebook 

Twitter 

Personal information

South Essex Homes handles information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

If you choose to send us personal information, we will use that information to respond to your enquiry and will only pass your details to another agency if it is required by law or that agency is relevant to your enquiry. We do not collect personal information for commercial purposes.

Links to other sites 

The South Essex Homes website links you to many other websites. We do not have any control over the content, security policy or privacy policy of these sites. 

Further Information
If you would like further information about the way we handle your information or would like to see any information we hold about you then please contact the Corporate Services Team

Data Protection Officers, South Essex Homes, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6FY

Or e mail dpo@seh.southend.gov.uk

Or telephone : 01702 212649