Privacy

Humberside Police is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following shows how we treat your personal information.

If you contact us via this website, you will automatically supply us with your email address and possibly other personal details. Humberside Police will not store this information or pass it to any other party. Your details will only be retained long enough for us to respond to your query or comment. It will not be held on file or put to any other purpose other than to respond direct to you, following which it will be deleted from our system. 

Under no circumstances will we sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your personal details to others. 

This web site contains links not owned or operated by Humberside Police. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.  For information on the privacy policies of these sites, please refer to their home pages. 

Children under 16 years of age should not submit any information to any website without the consent of a parent/carer.

Humberside Police use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. This tool uses 'cookies', small text files which are automatically downloaded on your computer to collect anonymous information. This tracks information such as how visitors get to our website, what pages are being viewed and what Internet Browser is being used.

If you would prefer to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites click here.

This privacy statement is only valid for Humberside Police's web site at www.humberside.police.uk. Any links within the site to other sites that are not operated or owned by Humberside Police are not covered.

Privacy Notice GDPR

Your privacy is important to us. 

This privacy notice, as outlined below, explains how we collect and process personal data, outlines the steps we take to ensure that it is protected and also describes the rights individuals have in regard to their personal data handled by us.

The use and disclosure of personal data is governed in the United Kingdom by the Data Protection Act 2018 it is supplemented by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and incorporates the Law Enforcement Directive (LED).  We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office, the Chief Constable is ‘Data Controller’ and is obliged to ensure that we handle all personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the GDPR.

Our privacy notice

On the 25 May 2018 the UK produced its third generation of data protection law. This is the same date as the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, was launched throughout the European Union, EU.  

The new data protection law will apply the EU’s GDPR standards for the processing of data considered as “general data”, this is data which is processed for a reason not involving law enforcement or national security. How organisations should process “general data” can be found at Part 2 of the new law.

The processing of data for law enforcement purposes can only be done by an organisation which is considered as a “competent authority”. Law enforcement purposes are “the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security”. The description of a “competent authority” is laid down in data protection law, and includes but is not limited to, organisations such as police forces, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner. How organisations should process data for “law enforcement purposes” can be found at Part 3 of the law.

This Privacy Notice explains how and why Humberside Police process your personal data, under Part 2, “general data” and Part 3 “law enforcement data” and the steps we take to keep your information safe. It also describes your rights in regard to your personal information and how to complain to the Information Commissioner if you have concerns as to how we have handled your data.

Read the Privacy Notice in full here.