Here at the Forestry Commission, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. You can read our personal information charter on our website.

This statement explains when and how we collect your personal information as part of our surveys on Citizen Space.

We may update this from time to time, so please check this each time you’re completing one of our surveys to ensure you’re still happy with it. By completing one of our surveys you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the Forestry Commission.

When you submit information to us using this service, it is treated sensitively in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (2018). You can find out more about your rights on the Information Commissioner's website.

The Forestry Commission is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 (Registration No: Z6542658). The Forestry Commission’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at

We collect some personal information (contact information and IP address) to be able to process your survey and associated competition entry, where applicable. We will delete your personal information when it is no longer needed for analysis. This information is processed by Delib the technology behind this survey and its operation.

Delib’s privacy policy explains how Delib will collect, safeguard and process your data on behalf of Forestry Commission England.

You have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority the Information Commissioners Office Information Commissioners Officer.

Delib Privacy Information

Delib’s software (this website) enables organisations to set up and operate democratic exercises, through which they will engage with you.

When you access and use this site, your information submitted to these exercises will go to the data controller: the organisation running this site. If you have provided it, this information may include personal data (e.g. your name, age, contact details etc.).

Delib’s role is to process this data on behalf of the controller. Processing means (among other things): making sure this website runs properly, that your data is securely stored and is available to the controller so that they can do their work effectively.

Our primary purpose is in making software platforms that help you to have your say. To do this we need to make sure that when you do, your data is safe, secure, and can be worked with effectively. So that’s what we do. Delib will not access your personal data unless requested to do so by the controller, and only for the purposes of helping them or you.

The data controller will have a privacy policy or other information notice, which sets out how they will hold and use the information you provide, as well as your rights in relation to that information. This policy or notice may be included on this page, or can be obtained by contacting them.

If you have any questions or requests about your personal data, these should be sent to the data controller in the first instance. Delib cannot directly deal with such enquiries as it does not control how your information is used.

Collection of Anonymous Browser Information

Delib stores information which is provided by your computer when you use the website. For example, your browser type, IP address, language preference, referring site, and the date and time. Delib's purpose in collecting this information is to maintain the security of the website and for the purposes of operating and improving the software.