Terms & Conditions

Please take an opportunity to read these important terms and conditions governing your use of this site and its contents before proceeding any further.


References below to “We/our/us” are to Minstead Parish Council. By viewing this website you accept these terms and conditions and agree to abide by them.

Minstead Parish Council does not guarantee authenticity or accuracy of third party websites.

We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials on the website. To the extent permitted by law, we disclaim any and all representations, warranties and undertakings in connection with the website including all implied warranties and conditions, including as to merchantibility, fitness and title except as expressly otherwise provided in these terms and conditions.

In no event shall the Minstead Parish Council website, its officers, servants, agents or employees, be liable for any special, indirect, consequential or purely economic loss whatsoever regardless of whether such losses are foreseeable and whether or not caused by Minstead Parish Council negligence arising out of or in connection with the use of this website save that nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall have effect so as to limit Minstead Parish Council liability for loss or damage arising out of personal injury or death or acts of fraud.

Within the website you may find links or references to third party materials and third party web sites outside the website. We accept no liability of any description in respect of the contents of such materials or websites. We should not be taken to be endorsing, publishing, permitting or authorising such websites or materials.

Privacy Policy and Data Protection

Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Who are we?

The Parish Council (PC) of Minstead is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

How do we process your personal data?

The PC of Minstead complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data only to provide Newsletters, Updates and information of community interest.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, updates and information of community interest.

Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and we will only share it with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

 How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data until you tell us you no longer wish us to hold it.

Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: –

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PC of Minstead holds about you;
  • The right to request that the PC of Minstead corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PC of Minstead to retain such data;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


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The Minstead Parish Council website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Minstead Parish Council is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites.


Photographs, Logos & Artwork
The photographs, logos and art work (“Assets”) on the Minstead Parish Council (the Council) website are the copyright of the Council or have been donated or licensed by 3rd parties. The use of the Assets is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation.

Any use of text provided by the Council is allowed for research and private purposes. If the text is changed in any way, the resulting document cannot be credited to the Council. If a commercial or public use is required from any of the pages, application must first be made to the Council via the Parish Clerk.