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.
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).