The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is committed to protecting your personal information.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act, the data controller is the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.
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The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales will not share your personal data with any other party without your permission.
All of the information held by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, including your comments will be processed and managed by us in accordance with obligations and duties under the:

  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • The Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • All other laws relating to access to information

The legislation recognises that it is not appropriate for all the information the Commissioner holds to be made public. Therefore, certain information is excluded from disclosure under the legislation. Such exemptions include where the information requested was obtained by the Commissioner in the discharge of any of her functions; personal information; and information obtained in confidence.

By using the website, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions of use and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in this policy.

Use of personal information

We will use the personal information about you for the following purposes:
a)  for any purpose which reasonably arises out of and/or in connection with your use of the website;

b)  to notify you about any important changes or developments to the website.

c)  on occasion, to verify the information you have provided.  We reserve the right to request additional personal information from you and to undertake checks with appropriate third parties for this purpose.

d)  to enable us to send you information by fax, post or telephone about our services.  You can choose not to receive marketing materials from us by notifying us at

e)  where you have consented, to let you know via email or other electronic means about information which may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future please let us know by emailing us at

f)  on occasion, to contact you, either by email, telephone (including voice mail message) or other means, to ask you to provide feedback regarding various aspects of our service.  Your feedback may be used for both internal purposes and to provide feedback to our partners and associates.

g)  Where you use social media to communicate to us publicly, the information that you post could appear on our website.

Disclosure of personal information

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to our sub-contractors involved in operating the website.  We will also disclose information where is is necessary and is otherwise required and/or permitted by law or regulatory body.

We may also pass aggregate information concerning usage trends and patterns of the website and general trends in sustainability initiatives to third parties, but this information will be anonymised and will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Security and accuracy of information and data retention

a)  We have security measures in place which are designed to safeguard your personal information.  However the internet is not a completely safe medium and we cannot guarantee the security of such information online. We will use reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised disclosure, alteration, damage, loss, accidental destruction or misuse. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or for so long as is required by law.

b)  You are entitled to see the information we hold about you – please contact us if you wish to do this. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our administrative costs in providing you with details of such information. Please help us keep the information we hold about you accurate and up to date by informing us of any inaccuracies at We will endeavour to promptly correct any such inaccuracies.

Collection and tracking

a)  We may use technology to collect information about the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This may include using a “cookie” which would be stored on your browser. A “cookie” is a small data file containing information that is written to a user’s hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited.  Any information collected in this way will be used:

i)  to enhance your use of the Website; and

ii)  to track traffic patterns on the Website and to provide reports for our internal use and to our funding bodies.

b)  You can control your internet browser’s settings regarding “cookies” by selecting the appropriate option available on your internet browser.  This will allow you either

(i) to prevent your browser from accepting new “cookies”;
(ii) to have your browser notify you when you receive a new “cookie” or
(iii) to disable “cookies” altogether.  This may, however, impair your use of the website by making some features unavailable.


Your web browser may provide the capability to manage and block cookies. As each browser generally behaves in a slightly different way, please refer to the help system or manual associated with your browser or device for specific information. Please be aware that blocking cookies may mean that you are not able to make full use of the functionality and features of this and other websites.
To learn more about cookies, how to manage them and how to block them them, please refer to

Links to other sites

The website includes links to other websites which are clearly marked.  This policy does not apply to any third parties over whom we have no control including, but not limited to, other websites.  We recommend that you review any privacy policies belonging to any such third party websites prior to use.

Contact details

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, or wish to unsubscribe from receiving details of products that we think may be of interest to you, please contact us via email at or write to us at: Office of the Future Generations Commissioner, 5-7 St Mary’s Street, Cardiff tel 02921 677400.

Further information

Finally, if you have any questions about the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales website, please email us at