Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Here you will find details of the Technology Strategy Board's responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Our Publication Scheme describes the responsibilities fully including the range of information we hold. Details of how to request personal information under the Data Protection Act (1998) are also included.

Information Charter

We need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide services for you. This is how we look after that information.

When we ask you for personal information, we promise:

  • to make sure you know why we need it;
  • to only ask for what we need, and not to collect too much or irrelevant information;
  • to protect it and make sure nobody has access to it who shouldn't;
  • to let you know if we share it with other organisations to give you better public services - and if you can say no;
  • to make sure we don't keep it longer than necessary; and
  • not to make your personal information available for commercial use without your permission.

In return, we ask you to:

  • give us accurate information; and
  • tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes, such as a new address.

This helps us to keep your information reliable and up to date.

You can get more details on:

  • how to find out what information we hold about you and how to ask us to correct any mistakes;
  • agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information;
  • circumstances where we can pass on your personal information without telling you, for example, to prevent and detect crime or to produce anonymised statistics;
  • our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete your personal information;
  • how we check the information we hold is accurate and up to date; and
  • how to make a complaint.

The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and partner organisations, has signed up to these shared principles for handling your information.

For further information, contact the Information Manager, Ravinder Singh ravinder.singh@tsb.gov.uk

When we ask you for information, we will keep to the law, including the Data Protection Act 1998. For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data-sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner at: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Phone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 Fax: 01625 524510.

Website: www.ico.gov.uk

Requesting Information

If you would like to request information under the Freedom of Information Act, you should submit your request in writing (letter or email) to:

Information Manager
Technology Strategy Board
B1, North Star House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 1JF

FoI@tsb.gov.uk

Further guidance and background information about the Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website  and the Ministry of Justice website

Last updated on Friday 20 August 2010 at 16:32

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