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Data protection

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act are sets of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data.  The GDPR is laid down by the European Commission and makes major changes to all of Europe's privacy laws and replaces the Data Protection Directive from 1995.  It has been designed to give power back to citizens over how their data is processed and to simplify the regulatory environment. The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the GDPR.

Our Privacy Notice explains how we use your personal data, describes the categories of personal data we process and for what purposes.  We are committed to collecting and using such data fairly and in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR.

Our Data Protection Policy implements the requirements GDPR. It ensures that everyone handling personal data is fully aware of the requirements and acts in accordance with data protection procedures and that we properly respect the rights of data subjects

You can request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.  This is known as a subject access request.  There is no charge for this and whilst there is no requirement for you to complete a form to make the request, doing so would help us to locate the information and respond more quickly.

Subject Access Request Form PDF document

Management information

We collect statistical data about usage of our websites. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

For more information on the data we use please see our website Terms and Conditions


We use cookies; devices which identify your computer to our server and personalise the site for your future use. Our cookies only record the areas of the website that a computer has visited. A cookie will not provide us with any personal information, so you can browse our site anonymously. You can amend your browser settings to prevent cookies, but this might affect your use of this site.

For more information on our use of cookies please see our Cookie Statement


Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations, and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

Further information

If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email to or in writing to :

Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
Bakewell DE45 1AE
Tel: 01629 816 200

Independent advice

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both data protection and freedom of information. More details are available from the Information Commissioner's Office

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