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Privacy Notice: Other Websites We Control

Personal data obtained when individuals use other websites we control, such as Warwickshire Rural Watch, Warwickshire Business Watch and Cyber Safe Warwickshire.

a. What personal information do we hold?

The OPCC also funds a number of other websites to deliver aspects of crime prevention and community safety work.  In the case of the Warwickshire Rural Watch website ( and Warwickshire Business Watch website (, no personal data is collected automatically by the websites.

The Cyber Safe Warwickshire website ( may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns from your computer.

The Warwickshire Business Watch website does collect some personal data on a voluntary basis from users who sign up to the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Business Pledge.  Please see the relevant section in this policy for further details.

b. How do we collect your personal information?

There are two main ways in which we collect your information:-

  1. Analytics
    When you visit, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.  This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone.  We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
  2. Cookies
    You can read more about how Cyber Safe Warwickshire uses cookies on its Cookies page.  In recognition of the fact that the implementation date for the revised e-Privacy Regulation remains unknown, we are taking reasonable steps now to align our use of cookies to the standard of consent required by GDPR.This means that we are in the process of updating the website to use a cookies tool which, by default, requires explicit opt-in action by users of our website.  This will apply to the non-necessary cookies.  We will ensure any necessary cookies for functionality and security are marked so that they are not deleted by the tool.

For the avoidance of doubt, neither the Warwickshire Rural Watch or Warwickshire Business Watch sites use Google Analytics or make use of other cookies to collect personal data.

c. For what purposes do we use your personal information?

The purpose for implementing all of the above is to maintain and monitor the performance of our website, uphold network security and to constantly look to improve the site and the services it offers to our users.

d. What is the legal basis for our use of your personal information?

The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when its necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests (in this case, the running of our website, provision of administration and IT services and network security).

e. Who will we share your personal information with?

In the case of the Cyber Safe Warwickshire website, we share information with Edge of the Web, who provide IT and system administration services.  Information is also shared with Warwickshire County Council, who employ the Cyber Crime Advisors who populate and maintain the website content.

Please note that where we provide links to websites of other organisations, plug-ins and applications.  Clicking on those links or enabling these connections may allow third-parties to collect or share data about you.  We do not control these third-party websites and this privacy notice does not cover how these websites, organisations or applications processes personal information.  We encourage you to read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit.

f. How long will we keep your personal information?

For information about how long we hold personal data, see our Records Management and Retention Policy.