Privacy Policy

Privacy notice:

This website is owned and operated by Cleveland Police. The Chief Constable is the data controller of all personal information collected on this website. The Data protection officer is Maria Hopper. Cleveland Police are dedicated to protect the privacy of all persons accessing this site and therefore this notice details how we will use your personal data. By submitting information via this site, you are consenting to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information under the terms of this privacy policy.

What 'personal information' will we gather from you?

Personal information may include your first and last names, telephone numbers, email addresses and message content that you provide voluntarily when you fill in appropriate sections of our website. For example when you complete our 'provide information' section, you provide us with personal information which we would securely store and use for the purposes set out in the next section.

What will my personal information be used for?

Cleveland Police may use your personal information for policing purposes, which includes; assisting with the prevention and detection of crime and apprehension of offenders. Cleveland Police may also re-contact you if we consider speaking to you again would progress the investigation. If, at some time in the future, we wish to use your personal data in ways other than those set out in this privacy notice, then we will notify you about this and seek your permission to do so.

Where will my personal information be stored?

The internet is not a secure medium and Cleveland Police cannot absolutely guarantee the security of your personal information provided over the internet. However we have put in place various security measures as set out below.

This website and associated data is protected by certified firewalls in order to protect your personal information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing. The website uses the latest technology with full backups. We also keep your personal information confidential. All outgoing and incoming email is scanned for viruses.

We also keep your personal information confidential. We will retain your personal information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Questions or complaints: contact us

We reiterate that by submitting your personal information to us you consent to the use of that personal information as set out in this privacy policy. If you have any questions, concerns, comments or complaints about this privacy policy and/or our collection or use of personal information, or if you wish us to stop processing your personal information for any particular purpose or purposes, then please contact us through the website.