In line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are certain things that we need to let you, a research participant, 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 Department for Work and Pensions are the data controller for this project. This means that they are responsible for deciding the purpose and legal basis for processing data. For this project, the legal basis for processing data is “public task”.
You can contact the Department for Work and Pensions with any questions about the research. Please contact Eleanor Symonds (Eleanor.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is a data processor for this project. They are working with the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) to design the study and interpret the data.
Who will have access to my personal data?
The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) are carrying out this study and will have access to the sample files that contain contact details for the selected participants. Contact details have been obtained from the Family Resources Survey 2017/18 for people who completed that study and agreed to be recontacted for future research. NatCen will also have access to your answers to the survey.
NatCen will also pass the sample files, containing the contact details for selected participants, on to the supplier that will support NatCen in printing survey documentation.
How will my survey answers be treated?
The results collected are used for research purposes only. Your answers will be put together with those from everyone else taking part in the study. Any findings reported will not identify anyone who took part in the study.
At the end of the research, all data will be anonymised before being passed on to the Department for Work and Pensions. NatCen will securely delete your personal information once the project is complete in 2021.
Who can I contact with a query or a complaint?
If you have any questions about how your data will be used, please contact the Department for Work and Pensions’ Data Protection Officer:
DWP Data Protection Team
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Under GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk.
You also have to right to have your survey answers deleted. If you have taken part in the survey but would like to withdraw your data, please contact PlanningforLaterLife@natcen.ac.uk with your unique reference number, which can be found at the top of any letter you have received about the survey.