The Food Standards Agency will be what is known as the 'Controller' of the personal data provided to us.
Why we need it
We need to collect this information for the purpose of developing and delivering policies relating to our statutory remit for food. The personal information that we hold on you consists of your name and any relevant contact details. We do this in line with the performance of our statutory duties and in the public interest and we will not collect any personal data from you which we do not need.
What we do with it
We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to carry out these functions.
Your contact details will be held until you inform us that you no longer wish to receive the information or ask for your information to be deleted.
All the personal data we process is located on servers within the European Union. Our cloud based services have been procured through the government framework agreements and these services have been assessed against the national cyber security centre cloud security principles.
No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so.
The Food Standards Agency will sometimes share data with other government departments, public bodies, and organisations which perform public functions to assist them in the performance of their statutory duties or when it is in the public interest.
You have a right to see the information we hold on you by making a request in writing to the email address below. If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to have it corrected. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).