What information do we collect?
When you submit a comment to the Red Tape Challenge website, you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address. By entering your details in the fields requested, you agree to your data being stored by the Red Tape Challenge Team (jointly led by Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).
Any comments you provide through the website will be made public, and shared with Departments responsible for the regulations included on Red Tape Challenge. E-mail addresses will not be published on the website. However, please note that:
- If the Red Tape Challenge team or the relevant Department would like to know more about your experience or idea, they may use your email address to contact you.
- The Red Tape Challenge Team may use your e-mail address to notify you when any deregulatory proposals or announcements are made by the Government on the theme you have commented on.
- If another user comments on your post, your will receive an automatic notification e-mail in your inbox from the Red Tape Challenge website.
- If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on redtapechallenge.cabinet.gov.uk, we may use your e-mail address to stop such behavior. (All posts are subject to our moderation policy)
All personal information will be held on the systems owned by the Cabinet Office and HM Government. Any information you provide through the Red Tape Challenge website will be viewable on this computer system by: (a) website facilitators within Departments, and (b) our external website moderators. It will not be disclosed unless it meets the conditions listed in the paragraphs above, or we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.
The Red Tape Challenge also accepts written submissions to our e-mail inbox. These submissions will not be published on the Red Tape Challenge website. Any submissions received through the inbox will be shared with Cabinet Office Red Tape Challenge team colleagues, and with relevant Departments participating in the Red Tape Challenge. As with user comments, it will not be disclosed unless it meets the conditions listed in the paragraphs above, or we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.
We welcome your feedback – both on themes covered by the Red Tape Challenge, and on accessibility of the website. To provide feedback, please fill in our contact form. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find that information. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers.
We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.
Some areas of this website offer email updates through the Red Tape Challenge newsletter. To receive these email updates, you need to register, providing your name and e-mail address. We do not share the information you provide with any third parties and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
The Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal data we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard personal data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. Details on how we use personal data are provided under ‘What information do we collect’.
Access to your information and contacting us