This website is owned by Derbyshire County Council. We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA 2018).

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified, and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised officers as part of the provision of services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

Management information

Derbyshire County Council collects statistical data about usage of our websites. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.


The Derbyshire Observatory website contains links to other websites. Derbyshire County Council is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations, and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

Changes to this policy

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

Further information

If you would like more information on Derbyshire County Councils security and privacy policies please visit: or, please contact:

Data Protection Officer
County Hall

Tel: 01629 538373

Independent advice

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the independent regulator for the GDPR, DPA (2018) and Freedom of Information Act.