Devon County Council collects personal data about different types of people including:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services, such recruiters
  • people who contact the council requesting either information or a service
  • job applicants and our current and former employees
Whenever we collect personal data from you, we will be transparent with you and will provide you with access to information detailing who we are, what we are going to do with your personal data and for how long we intend to hold your information. This information will be made available via a privacy notice that will be available to view on our privacy notice library.


How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to place an advert, apply for a job or set up a job alert we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at devonjobs@devon.gov.uk


We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.


In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.


When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Google analytics:

Our website uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.


Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the Administration Screen area, /wp-admin/ After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-time-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.


For more information about how the Council will process your personal data, or for details on how to access information from us, please email us or write to:

The Data Protection Officer
County Hall, Room 120
Topsham Road
Exeter EX2 4QD

Email: keepdevonsdatasafe@devon.gov.uk