How we use and protect your personal data

This privacy statement refers only to interactions you have with us via this website.
Separate and more detailed privacy policies accompany the individual services we provide.

Privacy policy

‘STRATA’, a trading name of UK Intelligence Services, is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy statement was last updated on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020.

What information do we collect?

We may collect the following information when using this website:

  • your name
  • contact information including telephone number, email address and country of residence
  • demographic information, preferences and interests related to the services we provide in order to improve our working systems and procedures
  • information relating to an investigation or licence application

How do we use the information we collect?

We require you to provide certain information to help us understand your needs and to provide you with a commercial service. Other reasons for requesting data may be for the purposes of:

  • internal record keeping
  • understanding how we can improve our products and services


We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide via this website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information we collect online. We also use an SSL Security Certificate on our website which encrypts any information you send to us via our contact forms.

All internal communications within UK Intelligence Services and subsequently with any direct partner requiring access to any data submitted in order to fulfil our commercial obligations are also heavily encrypted and remain strictly confidential. Any information provided to UK Intelligence Services will not be passed to any external partner without your prior consent and authority.

All internal data transfers including internal emails or emails to or between our external commercial partners are encrypted and can not be read by third parties. UK Intelligence Services use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with 256-bit keys – also known as AES-256. This is the same encryption standard adopted by the U.S. government and used by security experts worldwide to protect classified information. 256-bit keys means there are 2^256 or 1.1 x 10^77 possible combinations to every communication and therefore impossible to crack.

Links to external websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our website you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and read the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We only use information you provide to us in order to conduct business processes. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We delete all personal information once our business transaction has been concluded. You can ask us to remove any personal data we may hold at any time by contacting us.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

How we use information you provide to us:
We only use information that you provide to us to communicate with you regarding our services to enable us to fulfil our commercial obligations.

How your information is stored:
We store any information that you provide us securely in password protected devices.

Your rights:
You have a right to request a copy of any information that we hold on you. Please contact us at any time and we will provide such information.

Marketing information:
You have a right not to receive marketing information from us. If we send you a marketing email it will contain an unsubscribe link. You can also contact us to request that we no longer send marketing information to you and we will immediately remove you from our marketing database.

We only hold information about you in order to fulfil our commercial obligations, both present and future and will delete such data after three years unless instructed by you otherwise.

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