Privacy Notice

Data Protection Privacy Statement

The Data Protection Act 2002 requires organisations to process personal data in accordance with its provisions, in particular the 8 Data Protection Principles.  The Treasury is the data controller within the meaning of this legislation.

Personal Data

The Treasury collects and processes personal information

To assist us assess, pay and collect

  • Tax
  • National Insurance Contributions
  • General benefits
  • Rates

To administer

  • the National Minimum wage
  • Grants and Loans
  • Legal aid panel of advocates and approved mediators
  • Courts (Civil, Family, Summary and High Court), tribunals and discharge of court business
  • Government Debts including factoring of debts
  • International Tax Exchange Agreements

The prevention and detection of crime, including apprehension and prosecution of offenders

  • relating to Social Security, General Benefits, Tax and National Insurance
  • Accountancy and audit
  • CCTV
  • Anti-Money Laundering Code Reporting

Carry out research and statistical analysis including

  • Insurance Risk management
  • Economic and social research in relation to residents and visitors

General Administration

  • Staff Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Accounts and Records
  • Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

We may use your information we hold about you

  • One or more of our statutory functions
  • To check that your existing information is accurate
  • To help combat fraud and crime
  • To verify any entitlement you may have
  • To assist in the authentication of your identity

If the law allows, we may give information about you to

  • Other government departments and similar bodies
  • The police and law enforcement agencies
  • The courts on production of a valid court order
  • Foreign tax authorities

Requesting Information we hold about you

If you require access to information we hold about you, to locate the information more quickly please address your request to the Data Protection Officer, Income Tax Division, The Treasury, Government Offices, Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man and include details to enable us to identify and locate the relevant information.

We will respond to you within promptly and within 40 days of receipt of your request, and the cost for access to your information will be £10.

You can ask someone else to request information on your behalf, for example a friend, relative or advocate.  We must have your written authority to do this.  This is usually a letter signed by you stating that you authorise the person concerned to write to us for information about you.

Will all information I request be released?

The law allows us to refuse your request for information in certain circumstances.  For example if you have made a similar request and there has been little or no change to the data since we complied with the initial request.

The law also allows us to withhold information where, for example, release would be likely to

  • prejudice the prevention and detection of crime
  • prejudice the arrest or prosecution of offenders
  • prejudice the collection of any tax or duty
  • reveal the identity of another person, or information about them

Marketing and Communications

The email address you have supplied will not be used for marketing purposes other than communicating information about on-line services.

Should any of your information be incorrect or inaccurate, you can log in and amend your details by visiting http://www.gov.im/onlineservices

Alternatively if you require any assistance or would like to speak to a member of staff please contact us on +44 1624 685685 between the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday or email us at onlinehelp@gov.im where we will endeavour to respond to you by the next working day.

Security and Confidentiality of Information

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us and The Treasury takes appropriate steps to review, update and protect your information.  Please ensure that you do not share your credentials with anyone else as this would allow someone to communicate with us and act on your behalf for services.

Copyright

Copyright contained within correspondence, including email belongs to the Treasury, unless otherwise stated.

Applicable Law

The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Isle of Man. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Manx Courts.