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Privacy notice

In line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are certain things that the Department for Education (“we”) need to let you know about how your information will be processed.

About Talk Learn Do

Talk, Learn, Do is a programme for practitioners and parents that aims to improve parents’ confidence and skills to teach their children about money. Talk, Learn, Do is being delivered by Campaign for Learning, Children in Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland and is funded by the Money and Pensions Service. ScotCen Social Research has been commissioned as an independent research organisation to evaluate the impact of this intervention. An additional part of the research exploring the views of children is being carried out by Children in Scotland.

ScotCen is collecting information about Talk, Learn, Do from practitioners who receive training and parents who take part in Talk Learn Do using online surveys and interviews. 

About this privacy notice

This privacy notice explains how your personal data (e.g. any information that could identify you, such as your gender and age) collected for the purposes of this research are used and handled.

The Money and Pensions Service is the “data controller” which means that they decide what personal data is collected from you as part of this research.

ScotCen Social Research is the “data processor” for this research, which means that ScotCen will be responsible for collecting information using an online survey or interview, securely storing it and using it to write a report for the Money and Pensions Service.

The lawful basis for collecting this information is ‘legitimate interest’.

How we got your details

ScotCen is working with Campaign for Learning, Children in Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland. You have been invited to take part in the evaluation because you took part in a Talk Learn Do session.

What happens to the information you provide

We will use information collected from the evaluation of Talk Learn Do to write a report for the Money and Pensions Service. We will not publish anything that can reveal your identity. The information is used for research purposes only and is dealt with in accordance with data protection legislation.

Your name and any personal data (such as gender and age) will be stored securely. ScotCen will not pass your personal details to anybody without your permission. No information that could make a person identifiable will be passed on to the Money and Pensions Service. Only those who are conducting the research as part of the evaluation will have access to your personal data.

How long your information is stored for

All personal data and interview responses are stored securely and confidentially under the terms of data protection and in line with international best practice and NatCen’s ISO27001, ISO 20252 and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. The evaluation form and survey data, interview recordings and transcripts, and any respondent personal data, will be stored by ScotCen Social Research for 12 months after the end of the project. They will then be securely destroyed.

Your rights

Taking part in the evaluation of Talk Learn Do is voluntary. You are free to withdraw at any time without consequence, and you do not have to answer any questions you do not want to.

Data protection legislation gives rights to individuals in respect of the personal data that organisations hold about them. These include the right to:

  • access a copy of the information an organisation holds about them;
  • object to processing that is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress;
  • prevent processing for direct marketing;
  • have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed in certain circumstances; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the legislation.

If you have questions about your personal data held by the data controller you can contact the Data Protection Officer at Money and Pensions Service at or 020 7943 0500. You can also write to Data Protection Officer, The Money and Pensions Service, Holborn Centre, 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD.

We guard your privacy

We will treat the information you give us in the strictest confidence under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

No one looking at the findings in the report will be able to identify you in any way. You will never receive any junk mail as a result of speaking to us. We never pass on your details to other organisations for commercial purposes.

At ScotCen we have a comprehensive set of policies and procedures which apply to all parts of NatCen Social Research, and alongside our ongoing programme of internal audits we undergo formal external audits annually to ensure we continue to meet all the requirements of ISO27001 and other international best practices.

How to contact us

If you are have any questions, all you need to do is contact Jessica Shields from the ScotCen evaluation team on 02075499519 or at


If you have questions or concerns about how your personal data are collected or used, or if you believe we have not complied with your data protection rights, you can contact NatCen’s Data Protection Officer by email at

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you are unhappy with the way your personal data are being processed, you can report it to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at or by calling the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113.