The NBCS respects your privacy.

Here’s everything you need to know about the information that we gather and how we use it.

Please contact us if you have questions about this policy.

The information we collect about you when you visit the site

When you request one of our web pages through your browser, data such as:

  • your IP address
  • your browser and the version you’re using
  • your operating system
  • the date and time and the site you came from

…are stored in a log file and/or a database.

But don’t worry – this information can’t be used to identify specific individuals, and we only use it for:

  • managing and maintaining our website
  • research and development of our products and services
  • anonymous user analysis, so we can see how our site’s being used

Use of cookies

Our website automatically deploys a cookie on your computer when you arrive (provided cookies aren’t blocked by your browser).

This little chap allows us to track visitor statistics and usage of the site and is automatically deleted after 30 days.

On 27th May 2011, those lovely people at the EC introduced a directive called the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2011 which requires owners of websites to get specific approval from the visitor if cookies are deployed.

It’s pretty easy to restrict or block the cookies used on our site through your browser settings. If you go to the Help function within your browser, you can get detailed instructions on how to change them.

If you’re really interested, you might also want to visit, which provides instructions on how to block cookies on all the major browsers. This splendid site also explains how you can delete cookies that have already been stored on your computer as well as general information about cookies. Have fun!

You should be aware though that most cookies are harmless and restricting them may actually impact on the functionality of the websites you visit.

Processing Data

The National Business Crime Solution is the legal entity processing data


We process data on behalf of member businesses for the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behavior.

Legal basis

The NBCS lawful basis for processing this data is “legitimate interests” as the data processing is necessary to protect the business interests of our members and there is no less intrusive way to achieve those business interests.

Period of storage

Data is held for 25 months before its permanently and securely disposed of.

Who shared with;

The NBCS will act as the data controller and any processing is conducted under information sharing agreements with UK law enforcement bodies, its NBCS business members, UK crime partnerships and any other relevant bodies or businesses linked to ongoing criminal investigations, or for the purpose of analysing such data to further investigations into cross company, cross Police force prolific persistent offenders (PPO)

Concerned about how we handle data

You can contact the data regulator directly via

Subject access requests

Please contact us via title the email Subject access request and we will be in touch.
For any other questions or to contact our data controller use