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How your personal information is used

Privacy statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Find out what we do with your information and what your rights are, by looking at our privacy notices for the different ways you can give us your information:

Privacy notices

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We take appropriate security measures to safeguard your data and apply security standards and controls to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

If you send us an email or complete an online form, we will use your email or postal address and any information you provide to deal with and respond to your query or comments. This information may be disclosed to the appropriate office of the Council in order to deal with or respond to your message. Please note that this cannot be guaranteed as secure. Therefore, it is inadvisable to provide personal information by this method.

We may collect information that you give to us in consultations, surveys, competitions or questionnaires. Whenever we do this we will inform you of what your information will be used for and to whom it will be disclosed. We may share non-personal statistical, or summary information with organisations working in partnership with us, such as health authorities or other local councils.

This privacy statement applies only to websites belonging to and operated by The Highland Council. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third party web sites that may be linked to our web pages.

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