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Privacy, Data Protection & Cookies

Privacy Notices and Data Protection

Personal data held by the Registrar and Office is subject to the provisions of data protection law currently in force in England, being the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), and the ‘applied GDPR’ regime established by the Data Protection Act 2018.

We have different privacy notices, outlining the personal data we collect, the basis on which we do that, what we do with it, and your rights: 

Electronic data held by the Registrar and Office is held on IT systems provided and managed by the sponsoring government Department, so they are considered joint data controllers. The shared data controller responsibility is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding.

Our policy document on special category and criminal convictions personal data can be viewed here.

You may request a copy of any personal data we hold on you, at any time, by emailing, or by writing to us at the address on our ‘Contact us’ page.


We put small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

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You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit this website. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

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Third parties, with whom the company partners to provide certain features on our Web sites or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.

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