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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 Protection Act.
We collect 2 kinds of information direct from visitors to this website: feedback and email subscription details.
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.
You do not have to register to use the Welsh Government website, but you do need to register to take part in the discussions and if you want to receive e-mail updates or use forums.
The registration information we require as mandatory for you to register is: your username (which does not need to be your real name however you should not try to impersonate), a password, and e-mail address. This information is stored securely on our database. Until such time as you choose to delete your account, your details are stored securely so that you do not need to re-register when you come back to the site.
You can change your registration preferences, e-mail address and login details through the website at any time. If you wish to amend your personal profile, please click on the 'Subscribe' link at the top of the page, log in to your account, and check/uncheck the options available. If you are no longer interested in using Welsh Government site services you can delete your account on your personal profile page.
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.
Access to your information and contacting us