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.
Other Information; "Cookies"
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
As a resource to our visitors, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service provides
links to other websites. We try to carefully choose websites which we believe
are useful and meet our high standards. 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 Fire & Rescue Service
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.