How does central government handle your personal details?
If you want to request a brochure or sign up for a newsletter, we will need some personal details, such as your name and postal or email address. The web form will include information about what details central government will use and for what purpose.
Central government will use your personal details only for the purposes for which you have submitted them. For instance, if you have entered your name and address to receive a brochure, central government will use this information only to send you that specific brochure and not other brochures.
Data use in criminal investigations
Central government can use personal details for criminal investigations. For instance, if offences are committed via the website or if the website is used for communications which constitute an offence.
Storing personal details
Central government does not keep your personal details for any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which they were submitted. They are destroyed after use.
Personal Data Protection Act
The main rules on handling personal data are set out in the Personal Data Protection Act (WBP) (external link).