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Privacy notice

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.

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 Department for Education 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, the legal basis for processing data is Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation where “processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the [data] controller”.

You can contact the Department for Education with any questions about the research at EY.ANALYSISANDRESEARCH@education.gov.uk .

 

Who will have access to my personal data?

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and ASK Research are carrying out this research. We will have access to the email addresses of early years leads in local authorities and will also source publicly available contact details of childcare and early education settings to arrange interviews with staff in these settings. 

We are working with Cragg Ross Dawson and Criteria, who are helping us to arrange interviews with parents. These organisations, NatCen and Naomi Day, a freelance researcher, will have access to the names, emails and telephone numbers of parents who agree to take part in a telephone interview. They will also have access to information provided by parents in a screening interview with Cragg Ross Dawson and Criteria.  All responses will be anonymised before being analysed.

McGowan Transcriptions is the transcription service we use to transcribe our interview data. They will have had access to recordings of interviews with parents and transcriptions from all interviews. McGowan Transcriptions is on our approved supplier list and compliant with all of our information security policies.

 

How will my survey answers be treated?

The results collected are used for research purposes only. We will produce a report that summarises the main findings from the interviews. Individuals will not be named. Your personal information will be securely deleted once the project is complete in August 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 Department for Education with the subject “For the attention of the Data Protection Officer”.

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 interview information deleted. If you have taken part in an interview but would like to withdraw your data, please contact malen.davies@natcen.ac.uk.