The CPNI website does not store or capture personal information about you, but merely logs the IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server - CPNI uses this information to analyse the usage of the website and the websites from which visitors have arrived. CPNI does this to assess which parts of the website are the most popular and identify trends in usage, helping to guide the development of new web pages.
The system will only record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you, for example via the 'contact' page. In this case, your message will be sent via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL), a protocol used for secure communications over the Internet. Web addresses that begin with "https" indicate that an SSL connection will be used.
Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies; you can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stored information abnout what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) came into force 1 January 2005, and allows members of the public to request access to information held by certain public authorities.
In legal terms, CPNI is not subject to FOIA and therefore will not process FOIA requests.
For further information on FOIA please refer to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Limitations and amendments
This statement only covers the CPNI website at www.cpni.gov.uk. This statement does not cover third party websites to which we may link.
Any revisions to this statement will be published on this page. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for any such changes.