Collecting and Using Personal Information
to Merseyside Fire & Rescue Services websites.
We appreciate your interest in us. When you visit and navigate
our site 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 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.
Any non-public personal information that you may provide via
our site will be used solely for the purpose stated on the
page where it is collected. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information
outside of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service unless expressly
authorised by you or required or permitted by law. In all cases,
we will disclose the information consistent with applicable
laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect
the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.
By "personal information," we mean data that is unique
to an individual, such as a name, address, social security
number, or telephone number. From time to time, we may request
personal information from you at our site in order to deliver
requested services to you or respond to your questions.
We welcome your comments or questions about
our websites and have provided e-mail boxes for that purpose.
We will share your comments and questions with appropriate
the officers and staff members 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.
There are some locations on Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service's website where
we have made special provisions for a more secure environment in which we can
exchange information with you. At each of these locations, we will provide you
with appropriate instructions.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order
to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable
physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the
information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's
hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web
traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web
applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor
its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering
information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which
pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and
improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this
information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from
the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by
enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A
cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you,
other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or
decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can
usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may
prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you
have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any
control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the
protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such
sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should
exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in
Changes to This Statement
Any changes to this
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service may change this Statement from time to
time without notice. This Statement is not intended to and does not create any
contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.