BEIS Goods Regulatory Mailbox: Privacy Notice

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This notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights. It is carried out under Articles 13 and/or 14 of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).

Your data

We will process the following personal data:

  • your name
  • Your email address
  • your organization

Goal

We process your personal data for the purpose of responding to your request by e-mail sent to the Goods Regulation mailbox.

The legal basis for processing your personal data is that the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in a government department. In this case, the processing is necessary for the function of a government service when answering your request by e-mail sent to the mailbox of the regulation of goods.

Recipients

Your personal data will be shared by us with other departments if necessary in the context of responding to your request.

As your personal data will be stored on our IT infrastructure, it will also be shared with our data processors Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

Retention

Your personal data will be kept by us for a period of 3 months.

your rights

You have the right to:

  • request information about how your personal data is processed and request a copy of that personal data
  • request that any inaccuracies in your personal data be rectified without delay
  • request that any incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary declaration
  • request that your personal data be erased if there is no longer a reason for it to be processed
  • in certain circumstances (for example, where the accuracy is disputed) to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted
  • object to the processing of your personal data where it is processed for direct marketing purposes
  • withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time

International transfers

As your personal data is stored on our IT infrastructure and shared with our data processors Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, it can be transferred to and stored securely in the United Kingdom and the European Economic Area. Where your personal data is stored outside the UK and EEA it will be subject to equivalent legal protection through the use of standard contractual clauses.

Complaints

If you believe your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner, who is an independent UK regulator. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress in court.

The controller of your personal data is the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). You can contact the BEIS Data Protection Officer at:

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