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What is the legal basis for processing your information?

Personal information collected from you in order to register an event is required by law.

Your data is processed where necessary for the delivery of registration and associated services and in line with provisions set out by the following legislation.

Births and deaths

  • Population (Statistics) Act 1938
  • Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953
  • The Registration of Births Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1968
  • The Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987
  • The Social Security (Notification of Deaths) Regulations 2012

Marriages and civil partnerships

  • Marriage Act 1949
  • Registration of Marriage Regulations 1986
  • The Reporting of Suspicious Marriages and Registration of Marriages (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000
  • The Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021
  • Civil Partnership Act 2004
  • Civil Partnership (Registration Provisions) Regulations 2005
  • The Reporting of Suspicious Civil Partnerships Regulations 2005
  • Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019


  • British Nationality Act 1981
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Immigration Act 2014
  • Immigration Act 2016

Other legislation

  • Representation of the People Act 1983
  • Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001
  • Social Security Administration Act 1992
  • Local Government Finance Act 1992
  • Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992
  • Education Act 1996
  • National Health Service Act 2006
  • Children and Young Persons Act 2008
  • The Welfare Reform Act 2012

You may be legally obliged by these acts, and other pieces of legislation, to provide certain pieces of information. If you fail to provide information you are required to give us you may, amongst other things, be liable to a fine, or we may not be able to provide the service you are applying for, such as a marriage or a civil partnership.

For the Ceremonies Newsletter, we will ask for your consent to process your personal data.