Privacy Policy

South Cambridgeshire District Council (‘the Council’) abides by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), which ensures the safe processing and storage of personal data. Any personal data provided to us will be processed in accordance with the purposes set out in our notification to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Information Sharing

When we collect personal information we will clearly state what it is to be used for. The Council collects data in order to carry out a range of functions, and will sometimes share data between departments in order to carry out these functions effectively where it is fair and lawful to do so.  Personal information will not be disclosed to anyone else, or used for any other purpose, unless you have given your consent or where we are required by law to do so.

Payment Security

This website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when processing payments, and is PCI DSS compliant. This is to ensure that any information you provide, when transmitted over the internet, is encrypted and secure.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Access to Your Information

You are entitled to a copy of the information that the Council holds about you, to ask us to correct any inaccuracies, or to ask us to stop processing your data, subject to the terms of the DPA. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have a query relating to your personal data.

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep this policy under regular review and will post any updates to this webpage. This policy was last updated on 19th March 2012.

Further Information

If you have any questions about our policies or about your personal data please contact us at [email protected]. Further information about privacy and data protection can be found at the ICO website.