Who is collecting and using your personal data?
Devon County Council will act as a ‘data controller’ in conjunction with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Department for Education, for any personal data that you provide to us. As such, we will ensure that the data you give us is processed in line with our organisation’s data protection policies and in line with your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations.
Should you wish to find out more about Devon County Council’s Data Protection Policies please contact our Data Protection Officer.
Why are we processing your personal data?
Your personal information is used by the Department for Education to exercise its functions and to meet its statutory responsibilities, including under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN) and a personal learning record (PLR).
The lawful grounds we rely upon for processing your personal data is regulation 1(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulations.
Who will we share your personal data with?
Your information may be shared with third parties for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research. This will only take place where the law allows it and the sharing is compliant with data protection legislation.
The English European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority (or agents acting on its behalf) may contact you so that they can carry out research and evaluation to inform the effectiveness of training.
Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom we regularly share data, are available at: information about how long we retain your data, and how to change your consent to being contacted, please visit:
How long will we hold your personal data?
We will retain your personal data for as long as required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Further details about retention can be found on our website www.devon.gov.uk/keepingdevonsdata/education-and-learning.
Exercising your rights
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations you have the following rights:
- The right of access to your own personal data.
- The right to request rectification or deletion of your personal data.
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
- The right to request a copy of the information you provide us in machine readable format.
- The right to withdraw your consent to any processing that is solely reliant upon your consent.
Should you wish to exercise any of your rights, you should contact the Data Protection Officer.
Your right to complain
If you wish to complain about the way that your personal data has been handled by Devon County Council, you should write to the Data Protection Officer and clearly outline your case. Your complaint will then be investigated in accordance with the Council’s customer feedback procedure. If you remain dissatisfied with the way your personal data has been handled, you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose contact details are below:
Information Commissioner’s Office