Personal data received in the course of consultations will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All information received (including personal data) is subject to Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002. We may choose to refer to comments received in response to consultations in future publications. In deciding whether to do so, we will have regard to the need for excluding from publication, as far as that is practicable, any information relating to the private affairs of an individual or any commercial information relating to a business which, if published, would or might, in our opinion, significantly harm the individual's interests, or, as the case may be, the legitimate business interests of that business. If you consider that your response contains such information, that information should be marked 'confidential information' and an explanation given as to why you consider it is confidential.
Please note that Information provided in response to consultations, including personal information, may be the subject of requests from the public for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). In considering such requests for information we will take full account of any reasons provided by respondees in support of confidentiality, the Data Protection Act 1998 and our obligations under Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002.
If you are replying by email, these provisions override any standard confidentiality disclaimer that is generated by your organisation's IT system.
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