ANPR Site Privacy Policy

Have you visited one of our Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) or Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) camera enforced car parks?

Our Commitment to Personal Privacy

Who we are

PCN (NW) Limited (05617628) is a company registered in England & Wales whose registered office is at Layton House, 3-5 Westcliffe Drive, Blackpool FY3 7BJ. When we refer to “we” or “our” or “us”, we are referring to PCN (NW) Limited.

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be contacted by:

Post: Data Protection Officer, PCN (NW) Limited, PO Box 622 Preston PR3 5WZ


Telephone: 01772 865743 (This number is for Data Protection issues only)

What we do

We monitor the entry and exit of our privately managed ANPR or CCTV parking sites. Digital photographic images of people and vehicles, including vehicle registration numbers, will be obtained to confirm the length of stay and enforce non-compliance of the contractual terms and conditions of parking on to our privately owned sites.

We may at times, also utilise enforcement officers on our ANPR sites to effectively manage these privately owned parking sites. Our wardens will obtain digital photographic images to gather evidence of any vehicles parked outside of the terms and conditions of parking, these images will include the vehicle registration number and may include people. If you breach the terms of parking, we will use this data to pursue the driver or keeper for outstanding parking charges.

The Legal Position

This privacy notice includes the following information to help you understand clearly how your data is being used:

  • The lawful basis for processing your data
  • Categories of data processed
  • What we do with your personal data.

Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation are as follows

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

We reserve the right to object to requests if we do not agree with them. However, we will advise once a request has been made as to whether it will be accepted or not.

Right of Access

You have the right to submit a Right of Access request and this can be done via an email request to our Data Protection Officer. We will need to obtain proof of your identity before providing any information we may hold on you. Requests can be made either online – in writing to the following address: Data Protection Officer, PCN (NW) Limited PO Box 622 Preston PR3 5WZ or by email

Legitimate Interest for Processing Your Personal Data

  1. The processing is necessary for a contract which has been entered into and there is a legitimate interest to do so.
  2. We are entitled to:
  • Pursue a motorist for an unpaid parking charge relating to a breach of contract.
  • Ensure safety and security and help deter/detect criminal activity.

The three categories of Personal Data

1) If parked within the terms and conditions of parking for the full duration of your stay

As a compliant user of our privately managed parking site, the personal data we obtain is your vehicle registration number. We may capture images of the vehicle, its location, occupants or bystanders. A full list of your Rights under GDPR are summarised above. Where your data is obtained it will be retained for 3 months only. We then erase your vehicle registration number and any other images from our records.

2) Unpaid Parking Charge

Where there is a Parking Charge which is payable we may request personal details of the registered keeper of the vehicle from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and other third parties (for example the registered keeper or hire/lease companies where applicable) who may possess information which could assist in resolving any dispute.

The personal details we will obtain include:

  • The name and address of the registered keeper.
  • The make, model and colour of the vehicle.
  • Confirmation of the vehicle registration number.
  • Any other information that we gather, in pursuance of the unpaid Parking Charge, including information that is shared by you with us.

Your data will be held for sufficient time to enable the charge to be settled, by you or another person, and resolve any dispute. However, your data will not normally be held for longer than 6 years in such circumstances. In some circumstances your data may be held for longer than 6 years. Examples of when we may hold your data for longer are;

  • When there is an ongoing dispute which requires us to hold the data for longer than normal.
  • Where a court order has been made allowing us to pursue outstanding money after the expiration of 6 years.

3) Appeals

If you decide to appeal a Parking Charge Notice and we decline your appeal, then we will provide your registration number and Parking Charge Notice reference, along with the time and date of the parking event to the Independent Appeals Service (IAS) and/or the International Parking Committee (IPC). This is to allow you to contest the charge with an independent adjudicator.

Sharing your Personal Data

Your personal data may be shared to recover monies owed from a parking charge with third parties such as a payment facilitator, an external software provider, debt recovery companies, solicitors, and court officers/bailiffs where necessary to ensure compliance with your obligations under the contract.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may amend the way in which we process personal data. This may lead to changes in how we collect and/or use your personal information. We may amend the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time.

Contact Us

If you have any queries relating to this Privacy Notice, please contact us by email at: call us on 01772 865743.

Further Information

If you require more information about items raised in this notice we would recommend the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website The ICO is an independent authority and the UK’s supervisory authority for information rights.