The United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following policy shows how we treat your personal information.
If you contact us via this website, you will of course automatically supply us with your email address, and perhaps other personal details. UKHTC will not store this information or pass it to any other party or use it for any other purpose other than to respond direct to you. After three months it will be deleted from our system.
UKHTC reserves the right to gather information relating to site usage. Any information gathered is primarily for internal use to allow us to refine and improve this website.
We do count visits to our website, but this process simply records the number of 'hits' and does not record personal information. Under no circumstances will we sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your details to others.
This website contains links to other sites not owned or operated by UKHTC. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites. UKHTC accepts no liability for information on websites linked to or from these pages.
For information on the privacy policies of these sites, please refer to their home pages.
As a word of caution, children under 16 years of age should not provide any information to any website without the consent of a parent or carer.
Linking to this site
UKHTC is happy to encourage hypertext links to our website, provided these are not intended to be used in a misleading context.
UKHTC Copyright Statement
This website is owned by the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) and the materials on it are subject to copyright protection. Any UKHTC copyright-protected material may be reproduced free of charge and downloaded and/or printed off. However, modification of any kind and/or the use of material for anything other than its intended purpose will constitute a breach of copyright, and may result in legal action being taken. Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
Freedom of Information Act - Introduction
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities. Any person who makes a request to a public authority for information must be informed whether the public authority holds that information and, subject to exemptions, supplied with that information.
Individuals already have the right of access to information about themselves under the Data Protection Act 1998. As far as public authorities are concerned, the Freedom of Information Act will extend this right to allow public access to all types of information held. This general right of access to information came into effect on 1st January 2005. Public authorities are required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out the classes of information it holds, the manner in which it intends to publish the information, and whether a charge will be made for the information. The purpose of such schemes is to ensure a significant amount of information is available, without the need for a specific request. Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish more information pro-actively and to develop a greater culture of openness. The Police Service approved Publication Scheme came into effect on 30th June 2003. The Act will be enforced by the Information Commissioner (the Commissioner), a post that combines regulation of both the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts.
UKHTC would like to reinforce that all images of people used on this website are in no way connected to or victims of human trafficking and are used for illustrative purposes only.