This Privacy Notice explains how HMGCC (the Data Controller) collects, stores and uses your personal information in accordance with data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018.
We collect personal information provided directly from you in the following ways, when you:
We only use your personal information when the law allows us, such as:
When you visit www.hmgcc.gov.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to track web traffic to our site and collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.
If we do collect personal data through our website, we will be transparent about this and alert you via an information notice at the point of collection. For example, we may run online challenges and quizzes that will require you to register online to participate. Unless otherwise stated you are consenting to us holding your personal information for 12 months.
We retain personal information for only as long as it is necessary for us to do so for the purpose for which is it being processed.
As the data controller we use third parties to provide services for us: they are known as data processors. We ensure we only use data processors who comply with the data protection legislation and they can process personal data for us only as we have instructed them to do. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct. We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.
Under the Data Protection Act, you have certain rights over your personal data. These are:
HMGCC is the controller for the personal information we process, unless otherwise stated.
If you wish to contact us about any aspect of data protection, please use our dedicated email address: DataProtection@hmgcc.gov.uk or write to us at:
You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK regulator of compliance with the data protection legislation. Their address is:
The Office of the Information Commissioner
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113