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General Statement

The Office of the Attorney General fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to the Office will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and the Data Protection Act 2018.

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Collection and use of personal information

The Office of the Attorney General does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the Office only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.