Privacy Statement

Privacy statement –

Your Privacy

This page explains the Northern Ireland Policing Board’s privacy policy and how it will use and protect any information about you that you give when you visit this website.

Data Protection Legislation

Under Data Protection Legislation, the Board has a legal duty to protect any information collected from you. This website uses leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keeps strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

What information does this website collect?

The Board collects one kind of information from visitors to the website, and this is site usage information, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve the service we offer.


If you send an email to any of our contact points (listed on our Contact Us and News pages), the system will record your email address and any other information you volunteer to us. This information will be treated as confidential unless it’s required to send your information to another organisation to answer your contact.

We keep a record of your contact for 12 months for reference and audit purposes, after which it is deleted. You will not receive unsolicited emails from the Board.


This website and some of the tools and services we link to use cookies. These cookies are issued by our website to your computer in order to collect non-personal user information required for system administration of the website.

Cookies are pieces of data which contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in your hard drive and the information they supply can help us better understand your needs in order to provide you with a better service. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you can cannot be used to identify an individual user.

What happens when I move to another site?

This website contains links to other websites, both of government departments and of other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any other site(s) which may collect personal information about you.

This website does not pass on to any other site any personal information you have given.

What happens when I come to this website site from another site?

Where you are directed to this site from another site (whether a third party site or a government site) we may receive personal information relating to you from the other site(s). You should read the privacy policies for these sites as these will govern the use of any personal information that you provide and which is then provided to this website.

Access to your information

If you wish to see this website's records of any email correspondence with you, within the last three months, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact us using the Contact link at the top of this page.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, an updated version will be placed on this page.