We are the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and we run the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Service.

We are the data controller for this service.

The data we collect and store in this service

We collect and store your full name, address, date of birth and email address in order to register you for an operator ID or issue your flyer ID.

We will also use this data to provide customer support services. These services may involve communication by email and telephone.

We will also use your email address to send you important safety and regulatory updates.

Why we process your personal information

We will process your personal information so that we can perform a task we carry out in the public interest or official authority vested in us in accordance with UK/EU law.

For more information on that task, see the Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 (opens in a new window).

Who sees your personal information and why

This service uses several GOV.UK services. GOV.UK (opens in a new window) is managed by the Government Digital Service (GDS) (opens in a new window) on behalf of the Crown.

GDS will not:

  • transfer your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • sell or rent your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for marketing purposes

GDS will process your information in accordance with their privacy notice (opens in a new window).

We will check that it is you using the service and not someone pretending to be you. This will help to protect your privacy, keep your information safe and prevent identity theft. The check uses identity verification services provided by Experian (opens in a new window). Experian will only have access to your name, address and date of birth for verification purposes.

On request, anonymised statistical data is shared with Department for Transport (DfT). Year of birth and partial post code information is shared. This data is used to analyse registration figures and geographical trends in registration.

We may be required to share your data with police and law enforcement agencies.

How long we keep your personal information and why

We will keep your personal information while you have a valid operator ID or flyer ID. We will also keep it for enforcement purposes for 7 years after your operator ID or flyer ID has been deactivated, expired or revoked.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy only applies to this service.

This service contains links to other websites, which have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies. If you go to another website from this service, read the website provider’s privacy notice to find out what it does with your information.

Your rights

You have the right to object to the way your personal data is processed.

There are more details about your rights and contact details for our Data Protection Officer in our general privacy notice (opens in a new window).

You can make an enquiry or make a complaint by emailing FOI.requests@caa.co.uk

You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (opens in a new window) about how we process your personal data.

Changes to these terms

Please check these terms regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

Last updated: June 2020