Data Protection Act 2018 – Privacy Notice – Your personal data

North Wales Police is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679).  The Data Controller is the Chief Constable of North Wales Police, Glan y Don, Colwyn Bay LL29 8AW, telephone 101.  

Why we need your personal data

The purpose of the processing is to prosecute offenders for offences committed under road traffic legislation and record witness details. Your personal details will not at any time be made available to the public.

What we do with your personal data

A driver educational course may be offered as an alternative to prosecution under the Road Traffic Act 1988.  The provider will inform you of the course fee and method of payment when booking.  Your details will be checked against a national data base to establish if you have completed a course within the last 3 years of this offence prior to this offer being made.

To fulfil the requirements of Section 39 Road Traffic Act 1998 information in relation to collisions matters will be passed to the Welsh Government, Local Authorities and Department for Transport for the purposes of data analysis with the aim of making roads safer.

How long we keep your personal data

If you complete the course your details will remain on file for 6 years from the date of the offence, in line with force policy after which any personal reference to you will be erased.  The information can also be used for court purposes.

If you fail to complete the course or if the course offer is withdrawn your personal details relating to this matter will be erased from the national database.

What are your rights?

You have the right under the Data Protection legislation to request a copy of your information (subject to exemptions). For example, to know what it is used for and how it has been shared. This is called the right of subject access.

In addition to the right of access, you also have other rights, such as; the right to have inaccurate information rectified, erased or restricted.

For further detail, please visit the data protection pages on our website:

Making a complaint about your person data

You can complain directly to the [name of organisation’s] Data Protection Officer via email or in writing to: -


Data Protection Officer
North Wales Police Headquarters
Glan y Don

Colwyn Bay

LL29 8AW

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office using the following details: -

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or if calling from outside the UK +44 1625 545 700

For information, Welsh telephone number is 029 2067 8400