Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is an informal partnership whose Director is employed by Adur and Worthing Councils and based at Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA.

We are a business-led public/ private partnership that brings together leaders from business, education and the public sector to work collectively on economic issues that affect the coastal area across West Sussex; from Selsey in the west to Shoreham-by-Sea in the east.    The role of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership Board is to influence, co-ordinate, lobby, broker, communicate, promote, engage and lead in ways that may sometimes be more difficult for local authorities and their partners. We are a strong voice for Coastal West Sussex, adding value where we can and focusing on specific interventions and actions that will make a tangible difference to the Coastal West Sussex economy

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our web site and subscribers to our news and information updates.  Here you’ll find information on how we treat the data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to receive news and information from us.

It is our policy to ensure that all relevant statutory requirements are complied with and to monitor our internal procedures periodically to ensure compliance.  The CWS Partnership follows the guidelines set by Adur and Worthing Councils.

To find out more or if you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Visitors to our website

When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.  This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone.  We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this.  We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Our website may contain links to other internet sites that are not owned by us.  We are not responsible for the content or for the privacy policies of such sites or for personal information that such sites may collect or place on your computer.

Cookies Policy

When you view the Coastal West Sussex Partnership website, we may store some information on your computer.  This will be in the form of a “cookie” file.  Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website and its pages.  Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit.  The cookie file will not contain any data personal to you.  Your Internet Browser may allow you to erase the cookie file, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  Please refer to your browser instructions.

News and information sign up

One of the key roles of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership is to share relevant information and research about the Coastal West Sussex economic area with local organisations and businesses who have shown an interest in finding out more.  We do this by sending out a Coastal West Sussex E-newsletter.  From time to time, we also invite interested parties to attend relevant local events or to take part in an infrequent Coastal West Sussex business survey if they so wish.

If you choose to subscribe to receive news and information, we will collect some personal information from you, including your name, company/ organisation, email address and postcode (to help identify what region you are located in).  We sometimes employ an external communications agency to help us with events, PR and marketing activities.  Neither the Coastal West Sussex Partnership, nor any agency that we would commission to help deliver events or marketing and communication activities, will rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We sometimes use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our news updates.  If we are sending out one of our regular business surveys, we use a third party provider, SurveyMonkey, and we provide full details on the privacy policy of our business surveys at the time of circulation.  If we are sending out event invitations, we may use a third party provider, Eventbrite. 

For more information, please see:

We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve the way we communicate with you.

Access to your personal data

You are entitled to access the personal data that we hold at any time.  Please email your request to our Data Protection Officer at Adur and Worthing Councils

Our Data Controller

Our Data Controller is the Director, Coastal West Sussex Partnership, Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA

How long do we store your personal data?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes of providing you with information, news, events and survey invitations or until you withdraw your consent.  We retain your event attendance data for three years after you have uploaded the information via our website or third-party event booking systems.

Security of Your Information

We implement technical and organisational security measures to help protect the security of your personal data.  We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws.

Updating your personal information

If any of the personal information that we hold about you is incorrect or needs updating, please contact us at

Right to erasure

You can unsubscribe (i.e. your details will be removed from our database) at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review.  This Privacy Policy was last updated on 7th August 2018