Advertising private sector companies on Council website

john smith made this Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Q1 : Does the Council charge private sector companies to promote their products or websites through the Council website?
Q2 : If so, please provide details of the relevant charging policy, if one exists
Q3 : I note that a Google search for 'Corelogic' results in the following advertising link, from the website of West Sussex County Council :

I have to say that I was surprised to find a Council providing a link direct to a company which is selling products. Can all companies avail themselves of this facility?

Yours faithfully,

J Smith

Freedom of Information Act, West Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Smith,


Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate
officers for a response.


Please note that following a decision by the Cabinet at a meeting on 4th
September 2012, FoI and EIR requests to West Sussex County Council and the
Council's responses may be published on the Council's website in a
suitably anonymised form. This is in addition to the individual response
to the requestor, and in line with the Council's commitment to
transparency and open data.


Yours sincerely,


Dave Loveman

Customer Relations Team Manager



Freedom Of Information |  [1]West Sussex County Council | Location:
County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ
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