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For more information, please use the links below to the OPCCN data protection and GDPR policies.
- GDPR Statement of Policy (PDF, 417 KB)
- OPCCN Data Protection Policy (PDF, 177 KB)
- OPCCN Retention Policy Schedule (PDF, 187 KB)
- OPCCN Subject Access Request Form (PDF, 235 KB)
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However if, in the public interest, it is necessary to disclose information provided, we may use your personal details without asking for your permission, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
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