Public Member Data Protection

Autospeedwatch Limited  ("we", "us", "our") takes your ("you", "your") privacy seriously; our Privacy Policy for publically collected data is shown below, together with links to our other polices and links to external legislation, guidance, and organisations involved in your data protection.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to let you know what to expect when we collect your personal information.  This is not the privacy policy for users of our website; users of the website should refer to our Users Privacy Policy (https://store.autospeedwatch.org/privacy).

What do we do

We are an organisation that works with communities that are concerned about local road safety.  We help them inform their local authorities about the scale, severity, threat, and impact of vehicles that are breaking the Road Traffic Act of 1988 by speeding above the permitted maximum road speed.  We do this by managing the infrastructure of a network of roadside cameras and the data collected by them.  We also work with private organisations that need to control vehicles on their private land.  Communities or private organisations have registered "AutoSpeedWatch Users" that can set the parameters of use of the Roadside Units, and can verify the data it collects, but do not own the data it collects.

The system is not an enforcement system, and the units used are not prescribed by the Home Secretary for the purposes of enforcement.  This means the data collected cannot be used as evidence to issue the registered keeper with a speeding penalty.  The data is used to improve community road safety, help target road calming measures, and to deploy speed-enforcement units effectively. 

What data do we collect

We only collect the images of vehicles that are breaking the notified speed limit, normally by some considerable margin.  AutoSpeedWatch Users can set each Roadside Unit to only  take a single still image of the rear of the vehicle to include the vehicle registration mark (VRM) sufficient to know which vehicle (not driver) was speeding and to validate that the VRM matches the make model and colour of the vehicle.  We also collect when and where the vehicle caused the occurrence.

What we do not collect

We do not collect images generally. There are no collection of images, either still or video, without a triggering event caused by the detection of movement at or faster than the pre-determined threshold speed.   We therefore do not intentionally collect data relating to vehicles that are law abiding.  We do not collect VRM information about any other vehicle co-incidentally co-located with the vehicle of interest (such as on the opposite lane of the traffic flow).  We do not collect data in order to establish the identity of a vehicle driver or occupants of the vehicle.  A vehicle is not a driver, and we are only interested in the collection of data about the vehicle of interest when the speed limit was being broken.

How do we collect your data

  • Using a still-capture camera 
  • Using multiple measurements using a speed-detection radar unit
  • Using a computer system with time and location information

Who do we share with

  • The Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • Local Police, Highways, and Councils involved in Road Traffic Safety
  • AutoSpeedWatch Users involved in validating VRMs and submitting records to local authorities
  • Insurance Companies underwriting, or proposing to underwrite, insurance for a particular vehicle
  • The land owner and/or their agents (in the case of a private organisation)

The data is processed for the purpose of

  • Vehicle and traffic analytics
  • Assisting local police in their efficient deployment of Speed Enforcement Measures
  • Helping other local authorities to plan road calming and other safety measures to improve community safety
  • Assessing the severity and repetitiveness of a particular vehicle's speeding
  • Reviewing appeals and other internal data management and archiving functions

Your rights

Under the  GDPR and data protection law, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.  We do not hold personal information about a vehicle's registered owner or its keeper,  only information about a particular vehicle.  

You have the right to access any personal information that we process about you and to request information regarding: -

  • What personal data we hold about you
  • The purposes of the processing
  • The categories of personal data concerned
  • The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
  • How long we intend to store your personal data for

If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information by using the contact form on our website (https://store.autospeedwatch.org/contact) and we will try to respond as quickly as possible.

Access to personal information

You have the right to obtain a copy of the information that is held about you, should we hold it (a "subject access request").  This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act 2018 to any organisation processing your personal data asking that they;

  • Give you a description of it
  • Tell you why they are holding it
  • Tell you who it could be disclosed to
  • Let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form

In order to request a copy of personal information that you believe we may hold about you, please send your subject access request to us using the contact form on our website (https://store.autospeedwatch.org/contact).   We will need to validate your identity before we can release any information, in order to comply with UK law.  There is no fee involved in making a subject access request, although a reasonable charge may be made for duplicate or excessive requests.

Complaints

If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, please start by contacting us using the contact form on our website (https://store.autospeedwatch.org/contact) or by writing to us at the address given below.  If you are not satisfied with how we respond, then you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at www.ico.org which is the statutory body overseeing data protection law in the UK.

How to contact us

If you want to request further information about us or would like to request information we may hold about you, you can contact us (https://store.autospeedwatch.org/contact) or write to:

Data Protection Officer

AutoSpeedWatch Limited

The Old Chapel

Faulkland

BA3 5XD