Register Office and privacy

Privacy notice

How we use your personal data

This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and your rights in relation to that information. Please note, these notes should be read in conjunction with the data collection document which gives full details of the personal data which the registration service holds, the organisations it is shared with and why it is shared.

Personal information collected from you in order to register an event is required by law. The main legislation which governs the collection of registration information is the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, the Marriage Act 1949 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004. You may be legally by obliged by these acts, and other pieces of legislation, to provide certain pieces of information. If you fail to provide information you are required to give us you may, amongst other things, be liable to a fine, or we may not be able to provide the service you are applying for, such as a marriage or a civil partnership.

Personal information may also be collected from you if you are make an application to this office, for example for a certificate or to correct information contained in a register entry.

The information you provide will be held and processed by registration officers for this registration district.

Who is responsible for the data?

The Superintendent Registrar is a data controller for birth, marriage and death registrations and can be contacted at Slough Register Office, The Curve, William Street, Slough, SL1 1XY.

The local authority is a data controller for civil partnership registrations and can be contacted at Slough Borough Council, Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, Slough, SL1 2EL.

The Registrar General for England and Wales is a joint data controller for birth, marriage, death and civil partnership registrations and can be contacted at the General Register Office, Trafalgar Road, Southport, PR8 2HH.

For general information about privacy please visit Your privacy page.