The National Centre for Computing Education is a Government run programme of support for computing teachers in England. It is delivered by a consortium of three partners: STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
We take the care of your personal data seriously. This privacy notice is here to explain how the personal data you supply to us is collected and used.
We ensure that we use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. In this document we will explain:
If you have any questions at any time about data privacy with the National Centre for Computing Education please contact us at [email protected] or write to: The Data Protection Officer, STEM Learning, University of York, York, YO10 5DD.
The National Centre for Computing Education is a programme funded by the Department for Education. The Department for Education is the data controller for all information collected as part of this programme of work. A consortium has been contracted by the Department for Education to deliver this programme.
The Consortium comprises:
We aim to collect only the information that we think is required for the purpose for which we collect it.
We collect and process personal data about you when you interact with us and our products or participate in any of our programmes. The personal data we process may include:
When you visit our website, we may collect technical information relating to your use of our website, including your browser type or the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet. For more on this, see section 10, “Information about cookies”.
As the information we collect about you will be stored on our IT infrastructures, it may also be shared with our data processors who provide email, relationship management, anonymous analytics and storage services.
We collect your information for the following reasons:
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate, and up to date, and that it is kept only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used. You should be aware that the use of the internet is not entirely secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information that is transferred from you or to you via the internet. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features such as encryption to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We collect your data on the occasions listed in section 3, “Why we collect that Information”.
We use the information we have collected to deliver to you 1) information and services connected with the National Centre for Computing Education, and 2) any marketing emails you subscribe to.
Where we have obtained your consent, we may use your image or quotes in our marketing materials. Please note that where information has been used in printed material, it will not be possible for this to be withdrawn.
We have a lawful basis for collecting your data as set out in section 3, “Why we collect that Information”, and for using the data for the purposes described in section 5, “What we use your information for”.
Lawful basis may include:
We never sell your information to any third party.
We do use third parties to process your personal data on our behalf. These third party processors are listed below. We do change these processors from time to time and will do what we can to update this table regularly.
|Third party processor||For what purpose|
|STEM Learning Limited||Business processing, marketing and reporting|
|Raspberry Pi Foundation||Business processing, marketing and reporting|
|British Computing Society||Business processing, marketing and reporting|
|Computing Hubs||Business processing, local marketing and reporting|
|Email system – Adestra||To send marketing emails to users who have signed up to this service|
|Research organisations||We will provide relevant information to our funders and research partners for research purposes, including those suppliers contracted by the Department for Education to evaluate the National Centre for Computing and associated programmes|
|CPD/training venues and deliverers||If you are booking a CPD activity we will share only the information necessary to complete your CPD activity|
|CPD sponsor||If it is clear on the CPD activity that there is a professional development sponsor then the professional development sponsor may hold and process your information, and you may be contacted by them regarding their relevant products and services|
|Assessors||When completing certification your information will be passed to external assessors for processing|
We may share your information with other relevant organisations if you are asked and you agree that your information can be shared in that way.
As part of the services offered to you through the National Centre for Computing Education, the information you provide may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. When transferring your information outside of the EU in this way, we take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected. For example, if using a service in the US it is signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for our purposes, or for any period required by law, for example for compliance with HMRC requirements, if this is longer. What is necessary will depend on the reason for which the information was collected. We are developing a data retention schedule and will share this in due course.
If you have any questions about how long we keep your information, contact us at [email protected]
Right of access — you have a right to ask us to confirm whether we are processing information about you, and to request access to this information.
Right to rectification — it is your responsibility to see that the information held on the website is up to date. We may also update some information if we identify it is out of date, for example a school closes and reopens with a different name. You may ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate or incomplete. If you inform us that your personal data is inaccurate, we will inform relevant third parties with whom we have shared your data so that they may update their own records.
In order to ensure we do not hold any out of date information for individuals we regularly remove registered users for whom we do not have a valid email address; this includes those accounts to which the email address has been reported as undeliverable.
Right of portability — you have a right to obtain your personal data from us and reuse it for your own purposes.
Right to be forgotten — You have a right to seek the erasure of your data, for example where it is no longer necessary for us to continue holding or processing your personal data. This right is not absolute, as we may need to continue processing this information to comply with a legal obligation.
Right to restriction — you have a right to ask us to restrict our processing of your information if:
You can always unsubscribe from any marketing emails. There is a link at the bottom of each email. If you have any problems unsubscribing please email [email protected].
Accessing your personal information — you can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’. If we do hold information about you we will:
To make a request for any personal information we may hold or exercise any of your rights, you need to put the request in writing addressing it to: The Data Protection Officer, STEM Learning, University of York, York, YO10 5DD.
We may ask for your help in locating specific information and confirming your identity. We will act in accordance with your instructions as soon as reasonably possible, and there will be no charge.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
Our use of your data processed in the UK is regulated by the Information Commissioner. You have a right to report any of your concerns about our use of your data to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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These cookies do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or email address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
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Data rights are human rights and we are determined to fairly and fully honour yours. You can unsubscribe at any time or just get in touch with any questions, comments, or instructions regarding your information by writing to [email protected] or writing to: The Data Protection Officer, STEM Learning, University of York, York, YO10 5DD