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Survey launch – have your say on DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change Draft Strategy 

The UK Government’s Department for Education have launched an anonymous survey to gather feedback on the Department for Education’s Sustainability and Climate Change Draft Strategy. This will run until 23:59 on 20 February.  

The survey will ask you which actions set out in the strategy are the most important to you, your opinions of the overall strategy, and a bit about yourself such as age bracket and what region you live in. DfE will use the results from this survey alongside feedback from focus groups and working groups to inform the final developments of the strategy before publication in April 2022. 

In order to answer the questions in the survey, you will need to have read the Department’s draft strategy.   

If you would like to take part in the DfE anonymous survey, please use the link below. By submitting your response, you are consenting for DfE to use your answers as part of their analysis of the public’s opinion on the draft strategy.  Please read the privacy notice below before proceeding.  

https://dferesearch.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6rmKf55aYSrcMUS

We encourage you to share the survey amongst your networks in line with your own data privacy notices, as well as through social media. 

Shared on behalf of Sustainability and Climate Change Unit, Department for Education 

Privacy Notice for Sustainability Strategy Communications and Feedback Survey  

Who we are  

This work is being carried out by Sustainability and Climate Change Unit (SCCU) which is a part of the Department for Education (DfE). For the purpose of data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for the personal data processed as described below.  

How we will use your information   

We will use your personal data for the purposes of DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change Unit’s work on the Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. The aim for this project is to find out the wider public response to the draft sustainability strategy, which of the proposed actions are most important and urgent, in the eyes of the public and the education sector. The project also aims to ascertain what the public and education sector perceive to be the main barriers to them engaging with the climate change and sustainability agenda.  

The project will use your personal information to:   

  • Help provide ongoing information about the strategy.  
  • Invite you to take part in the feedback survey. Your answers are anonymous and are not associated in any way to your personal data.  
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  • The nature of your personal data we will be using  
    The categories of your personal data that we will be using for this project are:   
  • email address.  

    Why our use of your personal data is lawful  
    In order for our use of your personal data to be lawful, we need to meet one (or more) conditions in the data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project, the relevant condition is:  
  • Article 6(1)(a) that you have given your consent,   

    Who we will make your personal data available to  
    We sometimes need to make personal data available to other organisations. These might include contracted partners (who we have employed to process your personal data on our behalf) and/or other organisations (with whom we need to share your personal data for specific purposes).  Where we need to share your personal data with others, we ensure that this data sharing complies with data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project we will not share your personal information with any other organisation.  

    How long we will keep your personal data  
    The Department for Education will keep your personal data for 2 years for the purposes described above.  

    Your data protection rights  
    More information about how the DfE handles personal information is published here: 
    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/personal-information-charter  

    Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you are entitled to ask if we hold information relating to you and ask for a copy, by making a ‘subject access request’.  

    For further information and how to request your data, please use the ‘contact form’ in the Personal Information Charter at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/personal-information-charter  
    under the ‘How to find out what personal information we hold about you’ section.  

    If you need to contact us regarding any of the above, please do so via the DfE site at: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe.  

    Further information about your data protection rights appears on the Information Commissioner’s website at:  
    Individual rights | ICO.  

    Withdrawal of consent and the right to lodge a complaint   
    Where we are processing your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you change your mind, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by contacting https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe and state the name of this project.  

  • Alternatively, you have the right to raise any concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) via their website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

    Last updated  
    We may need to update this privacy notice periodically so we recommend that you revisit this information from time to time. This version was last updated on 31/01/2022.  

    Contact Info:  
    If you have any questions about how your personal information will be used, please contact us at https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe and enter Sustainability and Climate Change Unit as a reference. For the Data Protection Officer (DPO) please contact us via gov.uk and mark it for the attention of the ‘DPO’.  

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