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Privacy notice

In line with the new 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 Welsh Government is 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, collection and processing of this data is necessary to perform a public task (i.e. to support the Welsh Government in exercising official authority to undertake the core role and functions of the Welsh Government).

You can contact the Welsh Government with any questions about the research at:

Childcare Offer Team
CP2, Crown Buildings
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ


Who will have access to my personal data?

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is carrying out this survey and will have access to your contact details and survey responses.

Formara Print + are the printers we use to print the letters we send to you inviting you to take part in the survey. They will have been provided with your contact details in order to print these letters. Formara are an approved supplier and compliant with our information security policies.


How will my data be treated?

The survey results collected are used for research purposes only. All responses will be anonymised before being analysed. Your personal information, and any other data held on the project, will be securely deleted once the project is complete in October 2018.


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 Welsh Government’s Data Protection Officer who can be contacted at:

Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.


Under GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please go to for more information. The Information Commissioners Office can be contacted on 01625 545745.