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What information do we collect?
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This site, from time to time, links to SurveyMonkey forms for data collection. This data is processed in the US and its handling satisfies the provisions of the Data
We will use the information you provide for the purposes of issuing you the newsletters to which you have subscribed.
In signing up for this/these newsletter(s), your contact information will be included on a database held by the Welsh Government Department which produces the newsletter . This means that from time to time you may also receive other marketing information which may be of interest to you from this Department.
Except where required by law, we will only pass on your personal information to third parties with your consent.
We would like to remind you that you have a right to see any personal information we hold about you, and you have a right to correct any inaccuracies in it.
By completing and submitting this form, you consent to us holding and using your personal information in accordance with this notice.
We welcome your feedback. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find that information. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers.
We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so.
Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.
The Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department.
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