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Privacy notice

This privacy notice sets out how we will process information from everyone taking part in this evaluation. In line with GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation), it explains the legal basis of this study for data processing; who will have access to participants’ personal data; how this data will be used, stored and deleted; and who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

Why are you processing my data?

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to evaluate the Online Tuition Pilot.

NatCen and the four tutoring organisations (Action Tutoring, The Access Project, My Tutor, Tutor Trust) are joint data controllers for the project.

For the use of personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions, as set out in Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For this project, the legal basis for processing data is ‘legitimate interest’.

What personal data is being collected?

  • For the school survey, we will collect school postcodes
  • For interviews and group discussions, we will collect contact information about people who want to take part including their name, contact number and email address.

We will also have access to feedback and attendance data collected by the tutor organisations. Please click on the tutor organisations’ privacy notices (Action Tutoring, The Access Project, MyTutor, Tutor Trust for more detail.

How will the data be used?

The data collected will only be used for research purposes. All data will be stored and handled securely and confidentially in line with GDPR. Reports and publications will not identify any individuals. The findings will be anonymised and we will not include your name in the research outputs. All personal data will be securely deleted within 6 months of the project being completed.

Who can I contact with a query or a complaint?

If you have questions about how your data will be used, please contact 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.