The ICO exists to empower you through information.

View our 'what we do with your personal data when you...' infographic for a basic overview of the below information.


Purpose and lawful basis for processing

Our purpose for collecting this information is so we can post the requested publications to you.

The lawful basis we rely on for processing your personal data is your consent under article 6(1)(a) of the UK GDPR.

What we need

Your name and address details.

Why we need it

So that we can send you the publications you have requested.

What we do with it

We only use the contact details to provide this service. We run statistical reports on the types and quantities of publications requested for monitoring purposes, but this does not contain any personally identifiable information.

How long we keep it

For information about how long we hold personal data, see our retention schedule.

What are your rights?

We rely on your consent to process the personal data you give us to provide this service. This means you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do that, we’ll update our records immediately to reflect your wishes.

For more information on your rights, please see ‘Your rights as an individual’ in the list on the left under the ‘General information’ header.

Do we use any data processors?

Yes – we use Granby to deal with some publication requests, but Granby is only allowed to use the information to send out the publications.