Privacy Policy

The Council will treat all personal details provided by you confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and only use these for processing your request. Some of the services may require your data to be shared with third parties and will only be used for the sole purpose of the delivery of the service. This may include, for example, services commissioned through a community or voluntary group, or delivered on our behalf by a contractor,

The Council’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of anyone who visits our website, where we ask you for personal information via an online form or your account, this information will only be used for the purpose indicated and will be held in a secure manner. It will not be used for any other purpose without your permission and will not be kept for longer than necessary.

If the Council is requested by any regulatory or government authority to release your details in connection with any investigation into suspected illegal activities, we are authorised to do so.

Cookies and logging of IP addresses are used to enable us to monitor site traffic and repeat visitor statistics. These statistics do not include information that can be used to identify any individual. Such information is anonymous and held on a temporary basis.


These online terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

Fair processing note

The information you are providing will be used to allow us to administer the services we provide to you. North Yorkshire County Council will hold your personal information securely and will not disclose it outside the Council unless it is legally entitled to do so, for example to help investigate criminal activity.

The information you provide must be truthful, accurate and complete. In order to verify the validity of the information you provide and the accuracy of the Council’s records the Council may compare the information provided on this website with information held by other departments within the Council. The Council may also use the information you provide for data matching purposes, as explained below.

The Council is subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The Council will never release your personal information, or information which could identify you, without first consulting you.

If you wish to see the information the Council holds about you, or have any questions about how the Council handles your personal information, you can contact the Council’s information governance team at

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