Consortium for Development Education Centres is committed to protecting your privacy. It is very important to us and we respect concerns you may have about what information we hold and why. This policy outlines what information we will collect both via our website at www.codec.org.uk (‘Site’) and in person, and hold, and why.
Within CoDEC, the Data Protection Officer is: Laura Goad
You can contact this person by calling CoDEC on 015394 31602.
For data relating to the Global Teachers Award, the Data Protection Officer is: Yvonne Luce
You can contact this person by calling Global Education Derby on 01332 298185.
What we ask for
CoDEC delivers the Global Teachers Award on behalf of the British Council, as part of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme.
We only collect basic personal data that does not include any special types of information, but could include your name, school name, school address, email, gender and specific needs (such as dietary or access requirements necessary for you to attend a course).
CoDEC are also contracted to deliver CCGL courses through the Pearson Consortium. We are not responsible for the data collection for these courses, but names of participants, school names, etc, will be shared with us for course administration.
Why we need it
For the Global Teachers Award, CoDEC collects your personal information on behalf of the British Council to arrange training and to provide you with mentoring and support for the duration of training courses. The legal basis for collecting your personal information is agreement with the British Council’s terms and conditions of registration (contract).
You will be asked to complete surveys which are used to monitor and evaluate the quality of training and its impact on teaching practice. The British Council will do this in its legitimate interest.
Data Protection information
The British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and laws in other countries that meet internationally accepted standards. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator. For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website, www.britishcouncil.org/privacy or contact your local British Council office. We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the time of collection.
For other CCGL courses, run as part of the Pearson Consortium, necessary information will be shared with us for course administration.
What we do with it
We retain your personal data on secure servers. Your details will only be shared with the CoDEC member who is delivering the course and, on successful completion of the course, the CoDEC member who produces the certificates. We will also share the information with British Council or the Pearson Consortium, as mentioned above. No third-party organisation has access to your details and we won’t share, sell or loan your information to other organisations unless we have your permission and are contractually obliged to.
You can, at any time, contact the Data Protection Officer and ask for the information we hold on you and you can ask us to remove it from our database and from our paper files. This is under the right to be forgotten.
How long we keep it
We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data for a minimum of 7 years after which time it will be destroyed. Your information we use for marketing purposes will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.
What are your rights?
If at any point you believe the information we hold about you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled you personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.
If you aren’t satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
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