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Privacy policy, cookies and legal notice

Privacy

Information provided to Kent Police by users of this website will be treated in full accordance with the Data Protection Act. Under no circumstances will we sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your details to others unless required to do so by law.

Where you are using this website to report crime (when it becomes available) then the personal data you are requested to provide will only be used for that purpose and in accordance with the data protection act principles.

We do not use this website to capture any personal information, except where it has been offered voluntarily for example feedback forms and minor crime reporting.

By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.
 

Cookies

We may also store information about you in cookies (bits of information such as preferences which are stored on a user's computer) which we can access when you visit our site in future.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

www.kent.police.uk cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on www.kent.police.uk

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on our website
  • how long you spend on each page

  • how you got to the site 

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We also don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Stopping cookies

To stop cookies being stored on your computer, please refer to your internet browser's instructions under 'Help'. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas of our site. Find out more about deleting or controlling cookies

We also use Google Analytics' Display Advertising features to record Demographics and Interest Reporting (gender and age). However you can opt-out of this. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We will only use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop our site and content around our users’ interests.

Disclaimer

Kent Police makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate. However no liability is accepted for inaccuracies, or any losses brought about from actions taken as a result of the data displayed.

This privacy policy only covers the Kent Police website at www.kent.police.uk . Links on this site to other websites are not covered by this policy. For information on the privacy policies of other sites, please refer to their home pages.
 

Copyright

Kent Police owns the copyright and all other rights in this site. Permission is only granted for you to download, store and use information from this site for:
  • personal use or research
  • legitimate criticism or review
  • education (as long as it does not involve multiple copies)
  • legal proceedings

Any other use of the material on this website, including reproducing, re-transmitting, republishing, redistributing or permanently storing any of the contents in any form is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from Kent Police.
 

Links to our website

While links to the Kent Police website are encouraged, it should not be done in a way that suggests any endorsement by Kent Police. Use of the Kent Police name or logo shall not occur without expressed permission.

Email

If you email Kent Police through the website, or provide us with your email address, we will keep a record of it. We will not give your email address to any unauthorised third parties.

When emailing us, remember that it will be 'insecure' and could be intercepted. If you do send us information by email, please keep the amount of confidential information you include to a minimum. We will do likewise when we reply.
 

Telephone calls

We may record telephone conversations to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored or recorded for colleague training purposes.
 

Sensitive information

The Data Protection Act defines certain information as 'sensitive' (racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual orientation, criminal proceedings and offences). This includes any changes to personal information such as previous or subsequent names and sickness/absence records.
 

Applying and registering for a vacancy

Information provided to Kent Police on this website to apply for a vacancy or register an interest in working for Kent Police will be treated in full accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and as detailed in the Kent Police statement of Privacy and Legal Notices. Read our Recruitment privacy statement.

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