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Making online payments securely
made on our website are through third party It is safe to make
payments to West Sussex County Council. It is our policy to protect
your privacy by making your online transactions with the council
secure. We have strict security measures in place to prevent
the alteration, loss or misuse of information on our computers.
When you send us your payment details, they are encrypted, or
changed to unreadable code, on their journey between your computer
and ours. So any information you send us cannot be read between
these two points.
When your payment details arrive they are held securely at our
end. Access to your information is carefully restricted. We
will only use your card details for the payment concerned. We will
not disclose your card details to any third parties other than the
bank which processes them for payment.
If you would like to check the secure status of our web server,
where your details are held, please click on the VeriSign secure
symbol, which is displayed on all payment pages.
Once your credit card company or bank has approved the payment,
they will process it within two working days. Once your payment has
been authorised, it will appear on a confirmation screen, which you
may like to print out or save for future reference.
To make using the online payments service even more secure we
automatically instruct most browsers to no longer cache personal
information (i.e. store information in their memory). We are able
to do this in the majority of instances but strongly advise that
after you have completed making all your payments that you return
to the one of home pages using the links on the final page.
Where the browser does not cache information, you may not be
able to retrieve the last page you have visited by using the
browser's back button. In some cases you may have to follow
additional steps to refresh the page you have seen. Using the
navigation buttons on the online payments service pages avoids any
The council complies with the provisions of the Data Protection
Act 1998 and our online payments are subject to the tightest
security under our control.
As a major employer and provider of services, members and officers
of West Sussex County Council are committed to promoting equality,
valuing diversity and combating unfair treatment.
The County Council has made a commitment to treat people as individuals. That means
recognising what makes them a unique individual and adapting the
way we work to reflect that.
Equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination is a
fundamental right and we will exercise leadership and commitment in
promoting this right. We believe we will achieve this through our
- community leader
- service provider
We are committed to ensuring that current and potential service
users, employees or job applicants will not be discriminated
against on the grounds of social circumstances or background,
gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, age, or
The principles of tolerance and understanding and respect for
others are central to what we believe.