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We are the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and we run the Drones Reunited Service.

We are the data controller for this service.

The data we collect and store in this service

We collect and store your Operator Number, full name and email address in order to help reunite lost drones with their owners.  If we have information from a party who has found a drone that matches to a party that has lost a drone we will place the two parties in contact with each other.

Why we process your personal information

We rely on your Consent to process your personal information.  By consenting to this notice, you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purpose identified.

Who sees your personal information, and why

We do not share your personal details with any third parties unless we have your consent to do so. Your personal data is used only within the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for purposes directly related to the Drones Safe initiative.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep your personal information for as long as you have a relationship with us and, thereafter, for specified purposes in line with our legal duties or our public functions, to respond to any questions or complaints, or to maintain records according to European or National aviation rules that apply to us.

Your individual rights

You may withdraw consent at any time, submit an enquiry or make a complaint by emailing  Further rights as a data subject can be found here.  Contact details of the CAA’s Data Protection Officer can be found here.  You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA’s processing of personal data.  Access to our General privacy notice can be found here.

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last updated on 1 November 2019.