Register Office Privacy Notice

What information do we collect?

Personal information collected from you in order to register an event is required by law.

The main legislation which governs the collection of registration information is the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, the Marriage Act 1949 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

You may be legally obliged by these acts, and other pieces of legislation, to provide certain pieces of information.  If you fail to provide information you are required to give us you may, amongst other things, be liable to a fine, or we may not be able to provide the service you are applying for, such as a marriage or a civil partnership.

Personal information may also be collected from you if you are make an application to this office, for example for a certificate or to correct information contained in a register entry.

The information you provide will be held and processed by registration officers for this registration district.

Who uses this information?

Bradford and Keighley Register Office and The Registrar General for England and Wales

Why do we use this information?

  • Statistical or research purposes
  • Administrative purposes by official bodies e.g. ensuring their records are up to date in order to provide services to the public
  • Fraud prevention or detection, immigration and passport purposes

Further information on data held by the registration service and a full list of the organisations with whom registration data is shared, the purpose and the lawful basis for sharing the data can be obtained from

What authority does Bradford Council have to collect and use this information?

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulations, Bradford Council collects and uses this information under powers given to Local Authorities.

Who are we likely to share this information with?

A copy of the information collected by a registration officer will also be sent to the Registrar General for England and Wales so that a central record of all registrations can be maintained.

Registration information held at this office may be shared with other organisations in the course of carrying out our functions, or to enable others to perform theirs.

How do we keep this information secure?

Your information is stored securely on database and document management systems with stringent access and use policies. We also undertake quality checks and monitoring to ensure the information we hold is accurate at the time and being used appropriately.

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When your data gets sent to other countries

We do not send any information we collect about you outside the United Kingdom.

How long do we keep this information?

Registration information is retained indefinitely as required by law. Routine correspondence is retained for two years before being destroyed in a confidential manner

What are your rights?

You have the right to ask Bradford Council about the way we are handling your personal information.  See our main Privacy Notice for details.

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Thu, Feb 15, 2024 at 02:28 PM

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