Privacy Notice


How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Information Commissioner’s Office collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

visitors to our websites 

complainants and other individuals in relation to a data protection or freedom of information complaint or enquiry 

people who use our services, eg who subscribe to our newsletter or request a publication from us 

people who notify under the Data Protection Act 

job applicants and our current and former employees

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting either of our websites ( We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.