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Privacy notice

What will happen to my data?

We will treat information you give in strictest confidence under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The results collected are used for research purposes only.

With your permission, the discussion will be recorded. The recording and full written version of the group discussion will be stored securely and only the research team at NatCen will have access.

What is the lawful basis for processing my data?

The lawful basis for processing your data is ‘public task’. NatCen needs to process the data to perform ‘a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’ (i.e. MHCLG).

What are my rights?

Participation in the research is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any stage. We hope that you will choose to take part.

Who can I contact with a query or a complaint?

If you believe we have not complied with your data protection rights you can contact NatCen’s data protection officer: or 0800 652 0201.

If you are concerned about the way your data is being used or processed you also have the right to contact the Information Commissioners Office:

Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone - 0303 123 1113