Privacy policy

What kind of information do we collect from website visitors, and how do we use it?

You don’t have to give any personal or private information about yourself when you visit our website. We collect personal information about you only when you specifically and knowingly give it to us, for example by filling out an online form. We will use the personal information you give us:

  • For the reasons stated when you provide it, for example to contact you about content you have sent us for the website, or to reply to your questions or comments. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • To send you emails about our work or about new developments in the migration sector - for example our e-bulletin.

Except as set out in this privacy policy, in general we will not share any personal information collected on this website with any third party unless we have your consent, or unless we believe that we are required by law to do so.

We collect website usage information to help us understand how many people visit the website, how the website is used and whether there have been any technical problems. This information is collected anonymously, without identifying individual visitors.


We use cookies on this website. By using our website, you are consenting to the placing of certain types of cookies on your computer. 

Photos, videos, and sound recordings

We use the internet and publications to communicate with organisations and with the public. Through our social media accounts and website, we post photos, videos, and sound recordings of our work and events, which may sometimes include personal data. Although we try to seek consent, this may not always be possible when capturing large groups, big events, crowds or public street scenes. If you are ever unhappy about being included in any of these materials or publications, please contact us by emailing

How to check or change information you have provided to us

If you want to review, update or delete any personal or other information you have provided to us in connection with the website, please contact us at or by phone on 0113 37 88188.

Opting out of our mailing lists

We have various mailing lists for circulating information relating to migration in Yorkshire and Humber - if you are on one of them, and don't want to be, please email us at

Third party hosting

We contract with one or more third parties to maintain and host the website. Any information you submit, including personal information, will be stored on a computer server maintained by a third party. Your use of the website and any personal information you submit to the website constitutes your acknowledgement that such information or content could pass through, and may be stored in, servers outside the control of Migration Yorkshire. You agree that Migration Yorkshire has no liability or responsibility for any such pass through or storage.


Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the security of any information in an email or an online form whilst this is being transmitted to us.

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Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites, but this privacy statement only covers the Migration Yorkshire website. You should be aware of this when you are moving to other websites, as they may deal with privacy differently from us and you may want to check out their privacy policies. We can take no responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any websites we link to.

Your information and the law

Migration Yorkshire is based in Leeds City Council, and the council is the data controller for the information you provide. Details of your rights under UK data protection legislation, including details of the council’s Data Protection Officer, your rights as a data subject, and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office are available in Leeds City Council's privacy notice

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.