Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement explains how we will use and protect any information you provide through this website.

Shaping our Future is the brand name for this consultation being run by the Chief Minister’s Department of the States of Jersey.

The Chief Minister’s Department ("we" or "our" or "us") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (and any other documents referred to herein) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you from our website ( ("Website"), or that you provide to us by other means will be processed by us and our web hosting agency. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Data controller

For the purpose of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 (the Law), the data controller is the Chief Minister’s Department, PO Box 140, Cyril le Marquand House, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8QT. E-mail contact can be made via

How we will use your data

Whilst we encourage respondents to share and discuss their survey results with others, this is a personal choice. Any information you provide to Shaping our Future is anonymous and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The information you provide will be processed by the States of Jersey in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

The States of Jersey may quote or publish content submitted to this site including (sent to other interested parties on request, sent to the Scrutiny Office, quoted in a published report, reported in the media, published on, made available as open data etc.) but will not publish the names and addresses of individuals without consent. Confidential responses will still be included in any summary of statistical information received and views expressed.

Under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, information submitted to this consultation may be released if a Freedom of Information request requires it but no personal data may be released. For more information about how we handle data please contact States of Jersey Information Services. Your responses will only be used to produce total numbers and for the purposes of communicating via email with those who register on our mailing list. No personally individual identifiable data will be shared with any States department or third party.

Personal information

The States of Jersey does not capture or store any personal information about individuals who access this website or complete the survey, other than the email addresses of respondents who choose to receive email updates and register for this purpose by giving their email address. We do not share the information you provide with any third parties and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

If you choose to register for email updates but subsequently wish to have your details amended or erased, please e-mail or contact the Chief Minister’s Department on 01534 440400.


If you contact us asking for information, we may need to send your enquiry to other government departments in order to respond to your request.

Collection, Processing and Storage of the Data

The survey data will be gathered, processed and stored by the Chief Minister's Department (the Data Controller). The data will be stored on States of Jersey database servers in Jersey.

Only the Data Controller and a company appointed to manage its websites (the Data Processor) will have access to the data you submit. The Data Processor is not permitted to use the data, including e-mail addresses, for any purpose other than to provide the contracted service to the Data Controller. They cannot share your e-mail address with any third parties for any purpose.

The survey data will be stored indefinitely by the Data Controller for the purpose of future comparative research and analysis. The Data Processor will delete all Shaping Our Future survey data and email addresses from the servers within three months of the survey being closed.

By submitting your data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we and the Data Processor will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely.

External websites

Links on our website may lead to other websites which are not under our control. Using these links does not mean these organisations can access information about you which is held by the States of Jersey.

This privacy policy only covers the Shaping Our Future website ( Websites linked to, and from, this site are not covered by this policy so you should always read the privacy statement on that website.

The States of Jersey is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors engage with our websites so that we can improve them. When you visit the site your browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you're visiting and your IP address.

Learn how to control the information your browser sends to Google on Google's website.

DoubleClick by Google

DoubleClick is a subsidiary of Google which provides Internet ad serving services. DoubleClick uses cookies to improve their advertising. They use the information to target advertising based on what’s relevant to you, to avoid showing you ads you’ve already seen and to provide campaign performance information to their advertisers. When you visit the site your browser automatically sends this information to DoubleClick. DoubleClick cookies contain no personally identifiable information.

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IP address

Your computer’s IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you use the internet. This is recorded automatically in a log file when you visit our site. This log file does not contain any personal identifiable information about you.


Cookies are small files which can be stored on your computer when you visit a website. These files contain information about the webpages you look at so that the next time you visit the site it can be customised to meet your needs.

Most browsers support cookies but you can set your browser to decline them and delete them whenever you like. However, some functions of our website may not work as they should if cookies are not enabled.

You can find out more about how to manage cookies on the website. website

The cookies we use on this website are:

  • Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information.

First-party cookies:

_ga - used to distinguish users. Expires after 2 years

_gat - used to throttle request rate. Expires after 10 minutes

  • Cookies directive

One you have agreed to the use of cookies on the website, a cookie is stored to prevent you from seeing the message again.

First-party cookies:

cookiesDirective - used to store the preference for the cookies policy message. Expires after 1 year

  • Session identifier

Once you begin the survey, a session cookie is created, which contains the ID of your particular session. Once you complete the survey, this cookie is removed. If you close your browser, the cookie is removed.

First-party cookies:

_sof_s - used to store your survey session ID. Expires when the browser session is closed.

  • Twitter

We embed some Twitter feeds on our pages. Twitter then use cookies to determine who follows the various links contained in these embedded feeds. For further information read the Twitter privacy policy.

  • Facebook

We embed some Facebook feeds on our pages. Facebook then use cookies to determine who follows the various links contained in these embedded feeds. For further information read the Facebook privacy policy.

  • External cookies

Other external sites will immediately set session cookies. We cannot audit the use of cookies by these external sites so you should be aware of their use and be prepared to manage them if you follow links to other sites from this website.

Changes to this policy

We may, at any time, revise this privacy statement without notice so you should check it regularly. Continued use of the Shaping Our Future website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

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