Personal information charter

How we treat your personal information and how to check what details we hold about you at HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

HMCTS privacy policy

This policy sets out how HMCTS will use your data and how long data will be kept.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service privacy policy (PDF, 466KB, 4 pages)

HMCTS Privacy notice for employees, workers and contractors (UK) (PDF, 183KB, 11 pages)

Privacy policy for family proceedings

Family proceedings are cases where the court is asked to resolve an issue in relation to children. It also includes disputes between parties, such as divorce and financial remedies. This policy sets out how we use the information you provide when making or responding to an application in the family court or Family Division of the High Court.

Privacy policy for family forms (PDF, 456KB, 4 pages)

Privacy policy for civil proceedings

This policy sets out the standards that you can expect when we process personal data about you for civil court proceedings such as money claims, housing possession and insolvency matters. It includes how you can get access to a copy of your personal data and what you can do if you think the standards are not being met.

Privacy notice for civil court forms (PDF, 192KB, 4 pages)

Privacy policy for our tribunals

This policy sets out how we use your data in cases heard in our tribunals.

Privacy notice for tribunal forms (PDF, 163KB, 5 pages)

Privacy policy for criminal proceedings

Details about data collection in criminal proceedings is available within the Criminal Procedure Rules.

Privacy policy for the Court of Protection

This policy sets out how we use your data in cases heard in the Court of Protection.

Privacy notice for Court of Protection forms (PDF, 274KB, 3 pages)

Privacy policy for Help with Fees

This policy is for the EX160 form, used when applying for help with court and tribunal fees

Privacy notice for the help with fees form (PDF, 151KB, 4 pages)

If using our online services, the privacy policy and terms and conditions are available within the service.

As an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice, the MOJ personal information charter also explains how we deal with requests for personal information.