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Privacy notice

In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are certain things that you need to 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?

This research is being carried out by NatCen Social Research and the Education Policy Institute through funds provided by the Nuffield Foundation.

NatCen Social Research and the Education Policy Institute are both the data controllers and the data processors. In order for the use of personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation, as set out in Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For the purpose of this project, the legal basis for processing data is “legitimate interest”. Taking part is completely voluntary. You can choose to stop the interview at any point and if there is a question you do not want to answer, just let the researcher know.

You can contact the team at NatCen with any questions about the research and processing of data at or by calling 0207 549 9564 or 0207 549 7146.

More information about NatCen’s research activities can be found on this webpage.

Who will have access to my personal data?

NatCen are carrying out this research and will have access to:

  • participant contact details;
  • audio recordings of interviews;
  • interview transcripts; and
  • interview notes;

All data gathered from interviews will be anonymised before being analysed and archived, and data will not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area.

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

How will my data be treated?

Data will only be used for research purposes. NatCen will store and handle all data securely and confidentially in line with the GDPR. Only the research team will have access to the data. Reports and publications arising from this research will not identify any individual taking part.

All personal information, and any other data held on the project, will be securely deleted within two years from project completion in October 2019.

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 NatCen’s Data Protection Officer at

Under GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please go to for more information.