Privacy policy

The Public Prosecution Service is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this site. Accordingly, at this site we do not collect personally identifying information from users unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly.

When you visit our site, your browser automatically sends us an IP (Internet Protocol) address and certain other information (including the type of browser you use). We may use this IP address and other information to give you access to the site and otherwise administer the site.

In certain parts of the site, we may ask you to provide us with your name or other information so that we can provide you with information you request. You are under no obligation to provide us with this information, but without it, we may not be able to provide you the service you request.

The site also includes certain features that allow you to communicate with us by electronic mail or otherwise.

If you choose to use our Contact Us feature, you will provide us with your e-mail address and other information we may deem necessary in order to reply to your electronic mail message. You are responsible, if you choose to use these communication features, for providing personally identifying information to us with your e-mail message (such as your name).

When you provide any personally identifying information to us, you communicate that you are knowingly and voluntarily providing us the information. We will not use such information for marketing purposes, but we may respond to the electronic mail messages you send us and use such information for any other business purpose.

We try to make sure that the personally identifying information you provide us remains private. We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose the personally identifying information you provide to anyone outside of the Public Prosecution Service, unless your e-mail query is the responsibility of another Government department, and if so we will forward it to them. Please be aware, however, that it may be possible for others to read messages that you send over the Internet, so do not send by e-mail any information that you would like to keep confidential.

You also should be aware that we collect certain usage information about our site, such as the number and frequency of visitors to certain parts of the site. This data is used only in the aggregate and does not include any personally identifying information.

When you use the site, you consent to the transmission of your personally identifying information to us and to its use as described herein.

Other information you submit

If you use the communication features of this site to provide us with information other than personally identifying information, including suggestions about the site and any other such information, that information will belong to us and may be used, reproduced, modified, distributed and disclosed by us in any manner we choose, without paying compensation to you.

Links within our site to other websites are not covered by this privacy statement.

Note that if you contact the PPS by telephone, your call may be handled by the NI Direct Contact Centre. Details of their Privacy Information is on their website.

If you have any questions or concerns about Privacy Issues in the PPS then contact the PPS Data Protection Officer:

Telephone: 028 9089 7100

Room 103, Belfast Chambers,
93 Chichester Street,

Read the PPS Privacy Notices.