The S4 Swansea Science for Schools Scheme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) via the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and the Welsh Government (WG) via the National Science Academy (NSA) and is based in the College of Science, Swansea University.
For data that WEFO requires the S4 project to collect (See – What information do we collect NSA below), WG via the NSA is the data controller and Swansea University is the data processor. The Data Protection Officer for the Welsh Government can be contacted on Data.ProtectionOfficer@gov.wales
For other personal data collected by the S4 project (See – What information do we collect S4 below) Swansea University is the Data Controller.
Swansea University is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Swansea University has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
What information do we collect?
Data that the NSA, on behalf of WEFO, requires the S4 Swansea Science for Schools project to collect is as follows:
Personal data for which Swansea University (S4 Project) is the data controller:
For data where WEFO is the data controller, 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 controller’
For data collected by WEFO on an optional basis, it will be processed with your consent
We rely on legitimate interests to process your data i.e. your data will be used as part of a study we are completing to see how the students’ attitude towards science has changed since they joined S4 in Year 7 or Year 8 through to year 9. S4 are carrying out this longitudinal research plus the lead partner NSA are carrying out a longitudinal cohort evaluation which will include data from all five partners.
Why we collect individual data and how we use it
We collect data on individuals for the following reasons: –
How data is processed and stored
Who receives your information?
This project is co funded by the ESF and the NSA. As detailed above ‘What information do we collect – NSA’, the NSA are the data controller for certain elements of data and we will share only this with them for their long term research purposes. All data that is provided during your child/wards’ participation in the programme will undergo a process of anonymisation. Survey information from this project may be made available, in an anonymised dataset, to external professional evaluators for evaluation and analysis purposes.
How long will your data be held?
S4 will retain personal information for a minimum of 10 years, in accordance with ESF policy
What are your rights?
If you have any concerns about what information is being held, you have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, as well as the right to rectify, erase and restrict your personal information. If you have any concerns about the use of data for these purposes or would like a copy of the data we hold about you, requests should be made in writing to the University Data Protection Officer:
Mrs Bev Buckley
University Compliance Officer (FOI/DP)
If you have further questions about how we process individual monitoring data, please feel free to get in touch with Heidi Rehwald, the Project Manager for the S4 project H.K.Rehwald@Swansea.ac.uk
How to make a complaint
If you are unhappy about the way in which your personal data is being used or processed, or if you have any issue with the accuracy of the information, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer using the details above.