Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Design for Security Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all visitors to the Design for Security website in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, MOPI guidelines 2006 and Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

(1) How Your Information is Collected on our Website

Collecting Your Personal Data

Information is collected from you;

  • If you complete any forms on our site providing details such as your name, address, email address or telephone number.
  • If you contact us with any comments or specific requests, via facilities available on this website (such as the use of contact forms or emails) and we will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information we may collect?

We may collect, store and utilise the following categories of personal data:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, including your IP address, browser type, referral source, timestamp of visit, length of visit and number of and the pages viewed.
  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services (including Crime Impact Statements).
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of requesting CPD presentations.
  • Any other information that you choose to send to us.


A cookie consists of a small file containing information sent by a web server (i.e. where our website files are stored) to a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer), and often stored by the browser in your temporary Internet folder. Each time the browser requests a page from the server the information is then sent back to the server. This allows the web server to track user trends and identify returning users.

On this website we may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date

You may block or reject third party cookies by configuring your web browser settings.

(2) Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Personal data submitted on this website will be utilised for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Assist with business administration;
  • Personalise the website and improve user browsing experience;
  • Communicate with you in relation to goods purchased via the website or supply services you have purchased via the website;
  • Communicate financial transactions, general (non-marketing) commercial communications or email notifications that you have specifically requested.
  • Collate and analyse statistical information about our users
  • Process enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to this website.
  • Meet contractual obligations to you
  • Notify you of changes to terms and conditions this policy or any other relevant information.

Information will only be used for the specific purpose it was collected.

When necessary we may disclose information about you to any of our employees, partners or agencies as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy, ACPO guidelines and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • To the extent that we are required to comply with our statutory obligations;
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention
  • To the purchaser or prospective purchaser of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling or merging with

Except as noted in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Ownership of the data shall at all times remain with the Data Controller.

All data disclosed will be marked according to the Government Protective Marking Scheme.

Information Retention

All information collected from you or provided by you will be stored in accordance with ACPO MOPI guidelines 2006 for six years and thereafter weeded.

(3) Information Security

We will employ appropriate security measures, commensurate with the requirements of principle 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998, which states that: “appropriate technical and organisation measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction or alteration of, or damage to, personal data”. In particular, they shall ensure that measures are in place to do everything reasonable to:

  • Make accidental compromise or damage unlikely during storage, handling, use, processing transmission or transport
  • Deter deliberate compromise or opportunist attack, and
  • Promote discretion in order to avoid unauthorised access

We will store all the personal information you provide via and in relation to this website on our secure Criminal Justice extranet Servers.

All personal data is handled accordingly to the Government Protective Marking Scheme.

We do not accept liability for any adverse incidents arising subsequent to the transmission of data over the Internet.

(4) Privacy Policy Amendments

We may notify users of updates to this privacy policy and will provide new versions on our website. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(5) Your Rights of Access to Your Personal Data

You may request a copy of any personal information we hold about you. Provision of the Data protection Act 1998 under ‘Subject Access’ allows you to request any organisation to provide you with any personal data they hold about you subject to the payment of a £10.00 fee. You may submit your Subject Access request for your personal information by writing to the following address and enclosing a cheque for £10.00 payable to Greater Manchester Police and 2 documents of identification must accompany your completed Greater Manchester Police Subject Access Form:

Information Governance Unit
Information Access Team
Openshaw Complex

Lawton Street



M11 2NS

Tel: 0161 856 2668/2529
Fax: 0161 856 2535

Email: subjectaccess@gmp.police.uk

(6) Third Party Website Links

This website contains links to other websites. We do not accept any responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(7) Updating Personal Information

All users are advised to inform us if the personal information, which we hold about them needs to be corrected or updated.

(8) Contact

  1. Any questions about this privacy policy, information this website or our handling of your personal data, please write to us by post to:

Information Governance Unit
Information Governance Manager
Chester House
Boyer St,
M16 0RE

(9) Data Controller

The data controller responsible for our website is

Greater Manchester Police Authority, Greater Manchester Police

You expressly agree to the terms stipulated in this Privacy Policy.