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The purpose of processing your information

The information from this survey is used by the Scottish Government and researchers to understand and analyse change in pupil behaviour in Scotland’s schools. We will treat the information you give us in the strictest confidence under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The results collected are used for research purposes only. At the end of the research, all data will be anonymised before being passed on to the Scottish Government and stored in an archive for other researchers to analyse.

Your personal data will only be used for research and statistical purposes. This means you will never receive any sales or marketing calls as a result of taking part in the survey.

Participation is not a statutory or contractual requirement.

The legal basis for processing

The legal basis for processing the data is performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

The data controller

The Scottish Government is the data controller, and the Scottish Centre for Social Research is the data processor.

Sharing your personal information

An anonymised version of the data set will be provided to the Scottish Government. Your answers will not be identifiable in this data.

Data retention period

Your personal data will be deleted when we no longer need it for research purposes and no later than 1 year after collection.

We will treat your information in the strictest confidence under current data protection legislation.

Contact us

If you have any queries, contact us:

Data Protection Officer
NatCen Social Research
Kings House,
101-135 Kings Rd,
Brentwood
CM14 4LX
Email: dpo@natcen.ac.uk

Data Protection Officers are responsible for upholding your rights and making sure we process your information correctly.

Concerns about how we are using your information

If you have any concerns about the processing of your information, contact the Data Protection Regulator:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
Email: www.ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email
Website: www.ico.org.uk