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Privacy notice

What will happen to my data?

We will treat information you give in strictest confidence under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The results collected are used for research purposes only.

With your permission, the discussion will be recorded. The recording and full written version of your interview will be stored securely and only the research team at NatCen will have access to it.

The results collected are used for research purposes only. We will write a report about the main issues that people have talked about. We will not include individual or workplace names in the report to protect the anonymity of participants.

You may be aware of who else within your workplace is taking part and others may know you are participating, such as the person who organised the visit. The discussion in interviews will however be confidential – we will not tell anyone else what you have said.

Though we will try as far as possible to protect participants’ identity in the report, it may be possible for colleagues or partners to recognise one another from quotations or case examples. We will therefore check again at the end of the interview that you are still happy for the information you discuss to be used in the report.

What is the lawful basis for processing my data?

The lawful basis for processing your data is ‘public task’. NatCen needs to process the data to perform ‘a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’ (i.e. BEIS).

What are my rights?

Participation in the research is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any stage. We hope that you will choose to take part.

Who can I contact with a query or a complaint?

If you believe we have not complied with your data protection rights you can contact NatCen’s data protection officer: 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

Telephone: 0303 123 1113