Letter to stop unwanted direct marketing with a section 11 notice

Use our template letter to stop unwanted direct marketing with a Section 11 notice.

You need to give the organisation enough information to identify you. This may be your full name, address, email address or other information, such as a loyalty card number.

Your notice needs to be in writing. We recommend doing this via email, that way you'll automatically have a copy of your notice and proof of posting. 

If you can’t find who to send it to, check the ICO register of data controllers.

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[Your full name] 

[Your full address] 

[Today's date] 

Data Controller / Company Secretary 

[Organisation's full address] 

Dear Sir or Madam, 

Notice under the Data Protection Act 1998 not to use my personal information for direct marketing 

I, [your full name] of [your full address] require you to [stop / not to begin] processing personal information relating to me for direct marketing as soon as possible and in any event within 28 days of the date of this [letter / e-mail]

If you do not normally handle these requests for your organisation, please pass this [letter / e-mail] to your Data Protection Officer or the person who does. 

Please note that if you do not comply with this notice, I can apply to the court for an order against you under Section 11 of the Data Protection Act. 

Yours faithfully, 

[Your name]

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