© Crown copyright
You may use and re-use information free of charge from this website (not including the Royal Arms and other departmental or Agency logos) under the terms and conditions of the Open Government Licence.
Any email enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When using material under the Open Government Licence you are required to acknowledge the material as Crown copyright and you must give the title of the source document or publication.
The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Secretary of State for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect, including any feature or aspect of such site or pages, whether provided by us, other Departments or Agencies of Her Majesty's Government or by any organisation, company or individual.
No mention of any organisation, company or individual, whether on these pages or on other sites to which these pages are linked shall imply any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisations, company or individual on our part.
Ways that we collect information
The Ministry of Justice gathers information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve our customer service.
Cookies are used on our site solely for the purpose of compiling web statistics. Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies used by the Ministry of Justice contain no personal information about the user, nor does our website elicit or store any information from users other than the Internet Protocol address of the computer used to access the site. Cookies on this site may safely be turned off by users without affecting how pages are displayed.
Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998
The processing of personal data is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), under which the Ministry of Justice is registered as a data controller. Personal data is data that relates to a living individual who can be identified from those data. It is necessary that we handle personal data so that we can provide services for you.
In line with our obligations under the DPA we will: keep the personal data we hold up to date; store and destroy it securely; not collect or retain excessive amounts of data; and protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access and disclosure.
We may additionally need to disclose information to other organisations where there is a legitimate reason to do so. We will ensure that such disclosures are compliant with the Data Protection Act and any other relevant legislation.
As a data subject you have the right to ask for a copy of personal data about you and to ask for inaccuracies to be corrected. If you wish to request a copy of your personal data that the MOJ holds please write to:
Data Access and Compliance Unit
6.25,102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ
You need to enclose a description of the data and where in the department you believe it might be held, a copy of your photographic I.D., and the £10 fee (cheques made payable to HM Paymaster General).