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Privacy notice

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice explains how we will follow the regulations for protecting your data: the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It explains:

  • How the data will be used, stored and deleted, and who can access it;
  • The legal basis for gathering and processing the data; and
  • Who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

How data will be used, stored and deleted, and who can access it

We will treat information you give in strictest confidence under the EU GDPR. The results collected are used for research purposes only, to conduct an evaluation of the MSP2.

Contact details: contact information received from DCMS during the research will be stored securely and only the research team at NatCen will have access to them. Contact details will only be passed to NatCen with your consent and no contact details will be shared by NatCen without your consent. The data will be deleted one year after the final report is agreed.

Interview data: notes, recordings (made with permission) and transcripts will be stored securely and only the research team at NatCen will have access to them. Interview data will be only be shared with the Home Office once it has been summarised, anonymised and analysed with other responses. The data will be deleted one year after the final report is agreed.

Changes: During the study you have the right to request that your data is amended if it is not accurate or that it is deleted. Please email us at MSP2Evaluation@natcen.ac.uk to request this.

Participation in the research is not compulsory and you have the right to withdraw at any stage. We hope that you will choose to take part.

Anonymity: When we report the research we will make sure we do not attribute findings to organisations. However, because DCMS knows who has been on the MSP2 programme and organisations’ contact details were provided by DCMS, it is possible that some views may be identifiable to people involved in the programme.  The researcher will check that you are comfortable with your contribution at the start and end of the interview, and you can contact us to ask for your contribution to be edited or removed in the fortnight after you take part.

The legal basis for gathering and processing the data

DCMS is the data controller for this project. This means it is responsible for deciding the purpose and legal basis for gathering and processing the data.  For this project, the legal basis for processing data is ‘public task’ as this is research that is important to the delivery of public services.

The person who will be responsible for making sure that the data is kept safe is NatCen’s data protection officer. Legally, NatCen is known as the data processor and the basis for processing the data is ‘public task’ as this is a social research project that is important to the delivery of public services.  We will never pass on your personal data to anyone else without your agreement.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the team at MSP2Evaluation@natcen.ac.uk. We will be happy to call you back at a convenient time if you would like to discuss the research over the phone.

Complaints

If you believe we have not complied with your data protection rights you can contact NatCen’s data protection officer: dpo@natcen.ac.uk 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
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone - 0303 123 1113

Website: https://ico.org.uk/concerns