Social Mobility in Construction: 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 Social Mobility research. 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?

The Construction Industry 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”. The Privacy Notice for the CITB is available online here:

This will include sharing personal information with a third party research partner conducting elements of the research project (BMG Research). You can contact Adam Evans, the Project Manager at the Construction Industry Training Board with any questions about the research at:

Who will have access to my personal data?

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has been commissioned by CITB to explore the contribution of the construction industry to social mobility. For the purpose of this project, IES are undertaking a series of in-depth interviews with employers, federations and experts about their views on what social mobility means in construction. If you are participating in an interview, this may be administered by our research partner, BMG Research. You will be asked to provide information about your job and organisation, along with your views about social mobility in construction. You will be asked for your explicit consent to: take part in the interview, be named as a contributor to the research; and be quoted in the final report. You will have the opportunity to review the quote and the context it is used in prior to granting permission. The research team’s analysis and presentation of the findings will otherwise be at an aggregate level.

How will my data be treated?

If you are invited and choose to take part in an interview, 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. Individuals will not be named, nor will any information be included that could reveal their identity.

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 (the project is currently estimated to end in March 2020).

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 within fourteen (14) days of your interview date. If you have taken part in an interview but would like your data withdrawn, please contact:

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 ( data protection adviser or email Adam Evans at CITB: 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