The Data Protection Act 1998 imposes a legal duty on the Department to protect any personal information we collect from, or about, you. If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Department's website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server.
The system will record your e-mail address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. If you send us an e-mail or letter asking us for information that belongs to another department we may forward your request to that department for action and advise you that we have done so. We may also disclose, unless specifically advised not to do so, personal data to our consultants, agents and representatives when carrying out consultancy work on our behalf, in which case you will be advised that we are doing so, otherwise, we do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site. Information provided to us may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the website.
Our site provides links to other websites and as this statement only applies to our website you should always read the privacy statement/policy of any site you access that collects personal information.