What information do we collect?
When you submit a comment onto the Red Tape Challenge website, you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address. By entering and submitting your details in the fields requested, or by submitting a comment via email to our inbox, you agree to your data (i.e. comments, name and email address) being stored by the Red Tape Challenge Team (jointly led by Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and to your personal data being processed in accordance with this policy.
Any comments you submit onto the website will, along with your name, be published online, and shared with relevant departments, i.e. those responsible for the regulations included on Red Tape Challenge. E-mail addresses will not be published on the website, but may be shared with Cabinet Office Red Tape Challenge team colleagues and with relevant departments.
Any comments you email to our inbox will not be published online but may, along with your contact details, be shared with Cabinet Office Red Tape Challenge team colleagues and with relevant departments. Any comments emailed to our inbox may be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but, as far as possible, steps will be taken to ensure that comments are anonymised and that all personal data (including your name and email address) are removed.
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, you will receive an automatic notification e-mail 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 behaviour on redtapechallenge.cabinet.gov.uk, we may use your e-mail address to stop such behaviour. (All posts are subject to our moderation policy)
- Any personal data you provide will be accessible on this computer system by: (a) website facilitators within Departments, and (b) our external website moderators.
All personal information will be held on the systems owned by the Cabinet Office and HM Government. Personal data will not be processed except in accordance with the above policy, or unless we are obliged or permitted to do so by law.
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
Lat updated: Wednesday 12th September 2012.