Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Calderdale Council is registered with the information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. The Council takes its responsibilities under the Act very seriously.

Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership does not store or collect any personal information about site users.  The website will record your name, email address and other information if you sign up for the newsletter, events or are granted access to the member area.  The information provided by you is collected for the purposes of updating you about Yorkshire Urban and Rural Social Work Teaching Partnership news, events and granting access to the members area.  Access to the member area is only granted to student social workers studying at teaching partnership universities to enable them to access the generic placement documents, resources and information.  Completion of our form/sharing your information with us constitutes explicit consent from you for us to process your data for this purpose.

As part of our partnership arrangements we may share this data with organisations within the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Social Work Teaching Partnership (Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council, University of Huddersfield and the University of York).

You may withdraw this consent at any time by writing to Joe Kinsella, Project Manager, Calderdale Council, Town Hall, Halifax, HX1 1TP or by email  In addition, you have the right to contact us to see what information is held about you, to have inaccurate information corrected, to have information removed from our system unless we are required by law or a statutory purpose to keep it.

You also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Officer if you feel that your data has not been handled in accordance with the law.  The Council’s Data Protection Officer is Tracie Robinson and can be contacted at

Your name, contact details and employer are recorded electronically on our system to maintain up to date records. This information will be kept for a maximum of three years or until such time as the data is reviewed by us, the mailing lists ceases to exist or is removed at your request.


A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

In general, we use cookies and our records of the pages users have visited to gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services are accessed most. We only use such data in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You can easily remove any cookies that have been created in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are on Windows machine, here are the steps on how to use Windows Explorer to erase cookie files:

  • Click on ‘Windows Explorer’
  • Click on ‘Tools’
  • Click on ‘Internet Options’
  • Click on the ‘General’ tab
  • Click on the ‘Delete’ button in the ‘Browsing History’ section
  • Click on the ‘Delete Cookies’ button next to the ‘Cookies’ section
  • Close when finished
  • Click on the ‘Ok’ button to close

Useful Links

  • – More information about cookies, including how to manage or delete them
  • Directgov – Manage cookies yourself and learn more about them with this advice from Directgov

Notification of changes

The Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership team reserves the right to change the privacy policy statement without notice. It is the responsibility of users to check this privacy statement regularly.