Evaluation of Mentoring Professional Development Programmes: Privacy Notice
In this privacy notice for research participants, we explain the legal basis for data processing for the evaluation of the Mentoring Professional Development Programmes. This includes who will have access to your personal data, how your data will be used, stored and deleted and who you can contact if you have a query or a complaint.
What is the legal basis for processing my data?
The Department for Education is the controller for data processed as part of 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”.
More information about how the DfE handles personal information is published here
Processing of data for this project will include sharing some items of personal information with a third-party research partner conducting the research (The Institute for Employment Studies). You can contact Melissa Ruxton, the Performance Manager at the ETF with any questions about the research at: email@example.com
Who will have access to my personal data?
The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has been commissioned by the ETF to evaluate the mentoring professional developments programmes. For the purpose of this project, IES are undertaking interviews with mentors who have participated in the mentoring skills training; a short participant survey; interviews with grant leads / senior leadership colleagues of the mentors; a short survey of mentees that have been supported by the mentor training participants; and interviews with staff from the training delivery organisation.
You will be asked to provide information about your job and organisation, along with your views on how the delivery of the mentoring skills professional development programme has had an impact on your role. You will be asked for your explicit consent to take part in one or more of these research activities.
For the surveys, the ETF as host of the survey and DfE as data controllers will have access to survey responses. Your data will only be used for research purposes.
For the interviews, all contributions will be anonymised, and the research team will analyse and present the findings at an aggregate level.
How will my data be treated?
If you are invited and choose to take part in an interview or survey research, the data you give will be used for research purposes only. IES will produce a report that summarises the main findings from all research activities. Individuals will not be named, nor will any information be included that could reveal their identity.
All data will be processed by IES staff in the UK. No third parties will have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so.
Your personal information will be securely deleted from the IES systems five months after the project is complete and the final report has been published (the project is currently estimated to end in March 2022).
Who can I contact if I would like to withdraw my interview data?
You have the right to withdraw the information you have provided as part of the interviews or survey research within fourteen (14) days of the date when it was collected. If you have taken part in the research but would like your data withdrawn, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Suzanne.Anderson@employment-studies.co.uk data protection adviser at IES, or email email@example.com with the subject “For the attention of the ETF Data Protection Lead”.
If you need to contact DfE regarding any of the above, please do so via the DfE website
Who can I contact with a complaint?
In line with the ETF’s Complaints Policy and Procedure, you can make a complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org. Under UK GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/