Evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund: Privacy Notice

In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in this privacy notice for research participants, we explain the legal basis for data processing for the evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund. This includes 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?

When you registered with the Construction Skills Fund, the provider would have set out that the data you provided will be shared with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to enable them to fulfil its functions as set out in the Industrial Training Act 1982. The Construction Skills Training Board (CITB) 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”.

This will include processing that information and sharing metrics about the performance of the Construction Skills Fund with a third party conducting the evaluation of the Construction Skills Fund, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).  The Privacy Notice for the CITB is available online here: citb.co.uk/privacy

You can contact Kirsty Woolsey, the Project Manager at the Construction Skills Training Board with any questions about the evaluation at: constructionskillsfund@citb.co.uk

Who will have access to my personal data?

The Institute for Employment Studies has been commissioned by the CITB to evaluate the Construction Skills Fund. The organisation you are working with will share your data with the CITB and then CITB will share this with a limited number of staff within IES for evaluation purposes. This will mean that IES will have access to details about your prior work situation, the support you have received from the hub, and the personal details you provided, including your name, email address and other contact details. 

IES may also share this information with Roots Research, a third party supplier providing IES with support to carry out the evaluation by recruiting people who have given their consent to be contacted to take part in a research interview.

We will use these data for the evaluation for two purposes:

■    to analyse and report on the characteristics of participants, their use of the hubs, and their outcomes;

■    to invite a selection of participants to participate in the evaluation for example to take part in a short online survey or taking part in a depth interview.

How will my interview data be treated?

If you are invited and choose to take part in an interview or survey for the evaluation, the data you give will be used for research purposes only. IES will produce a report that summarises the main findings from all the interviews with project participants. Individuals will not be named.

Your personal information will be securely deleted from the IES systems six months after the project is complete and the final report has been published (August 2021). Roots Research will securely delete all data from their systems after individuals have been recruited to interviews (estimated to be by mid-February 2021)

Who can I contact if I would like to withdraw my interview data?

You also have to right to have your interview information deleted. If you have taken part in an interview or survey but would like to withdraw your data (up to two weeks after taking part), please contact: rosie.gloster@employment-studies.co.uk

Who can I contact with a query about how my data will be used?

If you have any questions about how your data will be used, please contact the privacy@citb.co.uk  with the subject “For the attention of the Data Protection Officer”.

Who can I contact with a complaint?

Under GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk