This page shall serve as a privacy policy for Broadhembury Parish Council. Its purpose is to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website, and also how we manage our email newsletters.

This privacy policy only applies to our website, and when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

How to contact us:

C/O Clerk to Broadhembury Parish Council
1 Brockfield Cottage
Hr Axminster
Devon EX13 7DD

What information do we collect about you?

Broadhembury Parish Council has a very small amount of personal data and it can be split into two categories: names and email addresses for our newsletter, and personal data for the Clerk – a salaried employee of the council. Consent for the use of the data for the newsletter was provided by physical sign-up at a public meeting, or online using our website form, which requires a verified email address and explicit consent confirmed.

How we use the information about you?

We use your names and email addresses in order to send out our newsletter via email to you, in order to provide news and information about our work on your behalf. We retain this information for as long as you consent to be on the list.

We use the Clerk’s personal data in order to fulfil our obligations as an employer.

We do not share this information with anyone, and the data is managed by Broadhembury Parish Council.

Our website

The site is hosted at, which is run by Automattic Inc. WordPress will collect some information from you when you visit our pages – a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example, the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it.

For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice here:


We use a third-party service, MailChimp, to distribute our email newsletter and manage our list of subscribers. Their privacy policy can be read here:

Access to your information and correction.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your information, please email or write to us C/O of The Clerk. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website can tell you how to remove cookies from your browser.

Changes to our privacy policy.

We keep our privacy policy under regular review, and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last reviewed and updated on 27th of May 2018.

Raising Concerns

If you have any concerns about the way your data is handled by Broadhembury Parish Council you must contact us via the Clerk in the first instance. If we have proved unable to resolve your concern you have the right to also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office as well:

©Broadhembury Parish Council, 27th of May 2018