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Conditions of use

This website is maintained by Suffolk Coastal District Council. The following are terms and conditions of use of the site. Acceptance of these conditions is a requirement for use of this site.

These conditions of use are governed by English law and any dispute connected with this site is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  • The Council gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the content of this site or its accuracy and accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in it.
  • The Council does not warrant that use of the site will not infringe third party rights.
  • The Council does not warrant that use of this site or materials downloaded from it will not cause computer virus infection or other damage to property.
  • It is a condition of use of the site and the materials in it that use is at the user's own risk.
  • Neither the Council nor any of the site's editors or contributors shall be liable for any loss or damages suffered as a result of any use of the site, including but not limited to direct loss, consequential loss and loss of profits (but not including death or personal injury).

Links to other sites

This site includes links to other sites on the Internet. We are not responsible for such sites and cannot vouch for the suitability or accuracy of their content. Use of these links is at the user's own risk.


Unless specified to the contrary, the contents of this website and these pages are protected by copyright and no part of them may be reproduced in any form or used in any other way except with our prior permission or in accordance with the next term set out below.

Printing off or downloading material from the site is permitted for personal non-commercial purposes only. Reproduction of any part of the website, including but not limited to the structure, overall style and program code is prohibited.

Please note that plans, drawings and other material submitted to local authorities (for planning applications, for example) are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner.

Changes to these conditions

We may change these conditions of use from time to time. These changes will be binding without further visits to this page to re-read this notice.

In the event of any enquiries relating to conditions of use, copyright or the reproduction of material on our website please contact:

Website Development Officer,
Suffolk Coastal District Council,
Melton Hill,
Suffolk IP12 1AU.

Email: web@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Personal information

Your personal data is important to this Council. We promise to process your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act, for legitimate Council purposes only. We will only pass your details to another agency if it is required by law or that agency is relevant to your enquiry.

National Fraud Initiative and data matching 

Suffolk Coastal is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Audit Commission currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. The Audit Commission is responsible for running the National Fraud Initiative and carrying out data matching exercises.

Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Audit Commission for matching.

For this initiative, we are providing details of our electoral register, staff, debtors and creditors, insurance claimants, Housing Benefit claimants, Council Tax payers, concessionary travel users, market/street trader licence holders, personal licences for the supply of alcohol holders, private hire and taxi drivers.

The use of data by the Audit Commission in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under its powers in Part 2A of the Audit Commission Act 1998. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Audit Commission is subject to a code of practice which can also be found on its website.

If you have an enquiry or concern regarding the processing of personal data by Suffolk Coastal District Council, please contact:

Audit Manager & Data Protection Officer,
Suffolk Coastal District Council,
Melton Hill,
Suffolk IP12 1AU.

Telephone: 01394 383789
Email: dataprotection@eastsuffolk.gov.uk