The Leicester Fire Department is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Leicester Fire Department Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Leicester Fire Department website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

Leicester Fire Department collects personally identifiable information that you provide, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Leicester Fire Department also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Leicester Fire Department. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Leicester Fire Department for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Leicester Fire Department Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Leicester Fire Department public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. NOTE: Leicester Fire Department does not read any of your private online communications.

Leicester Fire Department encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Leicester Fire Department so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Leicester Fire Department is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Leicester Fire Department and Leicester Fire Department family of websites.


When visitors leave comments on the site, Leicester Fire Department collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

If you utilize a form to contact us, we will collect any information you expressly provide in the form. We may also collect demographic information as described elsewhere in this policy.


The Leicester Fire Department Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Leicester Fire Department pages, or register with Leicester Fire Department site or services, a cookie helps Leicester Fire Department to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Leicester Fire Department Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Leicester Fire Department features that you customized.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. This cookie expires after 1 day.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Leicester Fire Department services or websites you visit.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of Your Personal Information

Leicester Fire Department collects and uses your personal information to operate the Leicester Fire Department Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Leicester Fire Department also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Leicester Fire Department and its affiliates. Leicester Fire Department may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Who We Share Your Data With

Leicester Fire Department does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Leicester Fire Department may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Leicester Fire Department may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Leicester Fire Department, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Leicester Fire Department does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Leicester Fire Department keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Leicester Fire Department, in order to determine what Leicester Fire Department services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Leicester Fire Department to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Leicester Fire Department websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Leicester Fire Department or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Leicester Fire Department; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Leicester Fire Department, or the public.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security of Your Personal Information

Leicester Fire Department secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Leicester Fire Department secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to This Statement

Leicester Fire Department will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Leicester Fire Department encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Leicester Fire Department is protecting your information.

Your Contact Information

Leicester Fire Department welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Leicester Fire Department has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Leicester Fire Department at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.