Natural England is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Natural England may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
We may collect the following information:-
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
When you apply for a job online you will have to provide us with detailed personal information. This information will be retained for at least six months to enable us to deal with enquiries about your application, after which time they will be destroyed. If you are not selected for the post but are a reserve candidate this information will be held your documents for a 12 month period in case a suitable alternative vacancy arising during that period.
The registration information we require: your full name, your organisation and your email address. This information is stored on our web server. This information is stored so that you do not need to re-register when you come back to the site. This information is also stored on back-up tapes to avoid loss of data.
We also keeps a record of your registration information for statistical monitoring.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
For more information see Google Analytics privacy overview.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We have to provide you with a readable copy of the personal data that we keep about you within Natural England’s service standards of 20 working days. There is no charge. Evidence of proof of your identity will be required.
It is both in our interest and yours to hold accurate data. If the data we hold on you is inaccurate in any way, where appropriate, you may have the data:
See details of our wider Data Protection measures including policy, procedures and our Information Charter on the handling of personal information.
We aim to ensure that we have resolved any matters satisfactorily, however if you are not satisfied with our response you may contact:
The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
* IP address - A number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you can access the Internet. It is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer).
Websites automatically log the IP addresses of computers which access them along with other anonymous information such as browser type, operating system, page visited, page linked from and date and time of access. This information is used to analyse visitor behaviour on the site with the aim of improving the site to make it more relevant or easier to use.