Privacy Policy

Your use of this website is subject to GDPR legislation, which gives a set of rights as explained below:

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Privacy Notice

Who we are

This service is run by East Sussex County Council.

What we collect and why
User Entered Data

The data entered on this website is used to send you weather alerts, and to provide summary information to those responsible for managing the service.

This data includes your email address. For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.

All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

You must be at least 13 years old to register for this service. If you are under 13 you can get a parent or someone else who cares for you to register for you.

We will keep this data as long as this service is being provided and you have not closed your account or requested your account be closed.
If this service is terminated or your account is closed then we will delete any personal information within 3 months. Backup data may be retained for up to 2 years.


Our website uses cookies to help users interact with the site more efficiently. Cookies typically expire after two weeks and are primarily used to support auto completion of forms such as log in or email enquiries. We do not store or process cookie information beyond their anonymous use by Google Analytics.

Website Logging

We store logs of IP addresses and requests in order to track technical problems and monitor for abuse. We delete this information after two months. Backup data may be retained for up to 2 years.


We use Google Analytics to collect standard log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for us storing and processing your user entered data is that you have actively given us your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time by closing your account using the website, or by getting in touch with us.

Who we share it with
User Entered Data

We may pass encrypted user entered data to an external researcher if you have selected to be contacted in the future. The researcher(s) and the research organisation will be selected by East Sussex County Council.


Standard log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns is passed to Google Analytics.

What are your rights?

You can use the website to see and edit all your user entered data by logging on to your account.

You can also close your account, and we will delete any personal information within 3 months; backup data may be retained for up to 2 years. If you want data deleted sooner than that then please get in touch.

You can contact the Data Protection Office directly ( and have the right to make a complaint.

Changes to this notice

This notice was last updated on 31st May 2022.

It will be updated whenever there is a substantive change to the service or website, or if there is a change to the appropriate legislation.


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