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Quinquennial Review (QQR) Stakeholder Consultation Privacy Notice (Article 14 Privacy Notice under GDPR)

JNCC and the CNCBs

JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation and is the body through which the Country Nature Conservation Bodies (CNCBs) of Great Britain (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot) act during the Quinquennial Review (QQR) of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).

Section 24(1) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA) states that Schedules 5 and 8 of the WCA list animals (other than birds) and vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens and fungi (hereafter referred to as plants) which are specially protected. The Quinquennial Reviews are the process by which the taxa protected under Schedules 5 and 8 are reviewed every five years by the conservation bodies of Great Britain acting through JNCC.


What are we collecting and using your information for?

Your personal data are being processed as part of an invitation to comment on the proposed changes to Schedules 5 and 8 of the WCA as part of the Quinquennial Review stakeholder consultation process. This data may also be used for follow-up correspondence in relation to the Quinquennial Review stakeholder consultation process including to confirm that you have received the invitation.


Categories of personal data

The personal data that we hold are your name, organisation, phone number and email address. Sometimes the organisation web address may also be included.


Where we got your data

We have received your data from one of a number of sources if you have previously engaged with the Quinquennial Review process or have expressed interest in being included in correspondence relating to Quinquennial Review. This includes, but is not limited to, agreeing to be a QQR 7 stakeholder, attending stakeholder meetings, emailing the QQR inbox, or filling in the online survey during the Data Gathering Phase.


Where are we storing your information and will we share it?

Mailchimp is used to store your information securely. We also store your personal information on our secure network in a limited access folder for use in the Quinquennial Review process for up to six years or the start of the next Quinquennial Review cycle.


Your rights and our contact details

You are entitled to access any of your personal data which JNCC will hold. If you wish for JNCC to send you a copy, please contact with as much detail as possible on the information you would like us to provide and we will respond within one month.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to request that we restrict or stop processing, rectify or delete your personal data.

If you have any concerns about how your personal data are being used, or want to progress any of your rights, please contact You have the right to lodge a complain with the Information Commissioner's Office. You also have the right to an effective judicial remedy against decisions of the Information Commissioner’s Office, or against JNCC.

The Data Protection Officer responsible for monitoring that the statutory bodies are meeting the requirements of Data Protection legislation is:

Defra Group Data Protection Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, SW Quarter, 2nd floor, Seacole Block, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF


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