Collection of Information
National Trading Standards holds and stores certain information about you. For example, it holds information related to your visit to this site such as which pages you visit; how often you visit; and information you specifically provide to enable you to receive a particular service.
Use of Information Collected
We will only use the information you provide us:
●for statistical purposes to improve this Web site and its services to you;
●to supply Web site content to you but only if you consent;
●to administer this Web site.
You agree that you do not object to us contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, E-mail or in writing and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
Non-personal data may also be used and stored with other persons
We do not sell or transfer any personal information outside National Trading Standards other than where explicit reference is made and approval obtained from you when you provide the information, or where passing that information to third parties is necessary to provide you with the information or service requested.
National Trading Standards has adopted a policy of compliance with the data protection laws of the United Kingdom and takes reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data.
If you want to know exactly what information National Trading Standards holds on you, you can obtain it by requesting a Subject Access Request Form from National Trading Standards c/o ACTSO Ltd at its registered office. A fee may be payable for such access.
By supplying us with information you confirm that you do not consider use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Statement to be a breach of any of your rights under the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999. By entering information on forms or providing us with any personal information you are consenting to us processing that data for our own business use and holding it on our server.
You should also be aware that if the police request us or any regulatory or governmental authority investigating suspected unlawful activities to provide your personal details and/or information concerning your activities whilst visiting this site, we shall do so.
How we keep your information secure
National Trading Standards takes the security of your personal data seriously. We use industry standard security software to safeguard your data.
This policy can change to meet the requirements of our business or of changes in the Data Protection Laws.
Changes will be updated on our web site http://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk.
The National Trading Standards Work Areas
National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.
National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team seize thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods
18th January 2019
Consumers failing to protect themselves from online fraud this sales season
20th December 2018
Consumer Harm Report 2018
National Trading Standards’ annual Consumer Harm Report reveals more consumer detriment prevented and record prison sentences handed down. Report also highlights new and emerging threats facing consumers and businesses.
Friends Against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to Take a Stand Against Scams.
Scams Awareness Month 2018
Scams Awareness Month is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who ‘don’t miss a trick’ when it comes to scams. Scams Awareness Month 2018 will take place in June.