The right of access (subject access request)
You have the right to know whether or not we hold information about you, and to see a copy of it. This is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR) and we are required to respond to any request within 30 days of receipt of the request or (if later) within 30 days of receipt of:
- any information requested to confirm the requester's identity, or
- a fee (only in certain circumstances).
We may extend this time period by a further two months in certain circumstances, but will explain the reasons why to you.
Please note that there may be some information that we hold that we can't give you access to. This includes:
- parts of your record that contain information about other people (unless it's information you provided to us)
- information that may cause serious harm to you or someone else's physical or mental health
- where we think that disclosing information may stop us from preventing or detecting a crime.