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Privacy

This page explains the Department of Justice privacy policy and how it will use and protect any information about you that you give when you visit this website.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, Department of Justice has a legal duty to protect any information collected from you. Department of Justice uses leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keeps strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

What information does Department of Justice collect?

Department of Justice collects three kinds of information from visitors to the website:

  • feedback (through visitors emailing us)
  • site usage information, using cookies and page tagging techniques including JavaScript

Feedback

Department of Justice welcomes your feedback.

If you email the Department of Justice for advice or information that we are not able to give, your email will be passed to the appropriate government department, executive agency or Non Departmental Public Body.

Once you have received a reply, we will keep a record of your message for a maximum of three months for reference and audit purposes, after which it will be deleted.

Site usage information

Cookies

The Department of Justice site and some of the tools and services we link to use cookies. You can find more information on these cookies on the following Department of Justice pages:

What happens when I link to another site?

Department of Justice does not pass on to any other site any personal information you have given

Department of Justice contains links to other websites, both of government departments and of other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to the Department of Justice site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any other site(s) which may collect personal information about you.

Department of Justice does not pass on to any other site any personal information you have given.

What happens when I come to the Department of Justice site from another site?

Where you are directed to the Department of Justice site from another site (whether a third party site or a government site) Department of Justice may receive personal information relating to you from the other site(s). You should read the privacy policies for these sites as these will govern the use of any personal information that you provide and which is then provided to Department of Justice.

Access to your information and contacting Department of Justice

If you wish to see the Department of Justice records of any email correspondence with you, within the last three months, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact Department of Justice using the online enquiry form

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, an updated version will be placed on this page.  Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information DOJ collects, how it is used and under what circumstances, if any, DOJ will share it with other parties.