We (the Home Office and its suppliers) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed.
Any personal data you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be transferred via a secure and encrypted FTP site and stored on secure networks by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This data will only be used to provide services or information you have requested. Access to this data will be restricted to authorised individuals who need it to process your details and will only be available via secure log in.
The following list outlines the specific information that we may collect from you:
- Anonymised information relating to site usage, so we can monitor the performance of our service.
- Your email address so we can email you to let you know when candidate information has been published. We will only do this if you request an email alert. Your email address will only be stored until the candidate information has been published and will only be used for the purpose of sending you this email alert. We will not pass your email address on to anyone else.
- Name, address and contact details so we can mail you printed candidate information. We will only do this if you request printed information. This data will only be stored until we mail you the printed information and will only be used for the purpose of mailing you this information. We will not pass your details on to anyone else.
Should you feel that this information has been used for any other purpose you have the right to seek redress via the Information Commissioner’s Office. For further details visit http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx
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