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Privacy Notice

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018, there are certain things we need to let you know about how your information will be processed. In this privacy notice, we explain:

  • the legal basis for data processing;
  • who will have access to your personal data;
  • how your data will be used, stored and deleted; and
  • who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

What is the legal basis for processing my data?

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in partnership with RSM Consulting to carry out this research.

ONS is the data controller and NatCen and RSM Consulting are the data processors. In order for the use of personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation, as set out in Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For the purpose of this project, the legal basis for processing data is “consent” as specified under Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR.

Participation is voluntary. 

You can contact NatCen on behalf of ONS with any questions about the research and the processing of data by emailing us at SISEvaluation@natcen.ac.uk

Who will have access to my personal data?

NatCen are carrying out this research project and will have access to survey responses and to recordings, and notes from interviews.

Transfer to Countries Outside EEA

Your personal data will not be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) at any point.

I’m taking part in the headteacher survey – how will my data be treated?

The data we collect will only be used for research purposes. NatCen will store and handle all data securely and confidentially in line with the GDPR. The research team will have access to the data. Publications and presentations arising from this research will not identify any individual or organisation who has taken part.

NatCen will provide ONS with a file of all the survey responses. These will be anonymous (will not mention your name, your email address or your school’s name). However it may be possible for ONS to identify your school from your responses to the survey.

All personal information, and any other data held on the project, will be securely deleted by NatCen after project completion.

I’m taking part in an interview for a case study – how will my data be treated?

The data we collect will only be used for research purposes. NatCen will store and handle all data securely and confidentially in line with the GDPR. Only the research team will have access to the data. Your participation and the content of the interview will not be discussed with ONS or the school you work at. Publications and presentations arising from this research will not identify any individual or organisation taking part.

All personal information, and any other data held on the project, will be securely deleted by NatCen after project completion.

Your data protection rights

You have the right:

  • to ask us for access to information about you that we hold; and
  • to have your personal data amended, if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

Further information about your data protection rights appears on the Information Commissioner’s website: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/

Who can I contact with a query or a complaint?

Please contact NatCen on behalf of ONS with any questions about the research and the processing of data at SISEvaluation@natcen.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about how your data will be used, please contact NatCen’s Head of Data Protection at dpo@natcen.ac.uk.

If you want to find out more about data protection law, or to lodge a complaint, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

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

Telephone - 0303 123 1113
Website: https://ico.org.uk/concerns

Last updated

We may need to update this privacy notice periodically, so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated on 25/04/2022.