Techniquest is committed to being transparent about how it handles personal information, to protecting the privacy and security of personal information and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The purpose of this privacy notice is to provide awareness of how and why we will collect and use personal information both during and after a working relationship with Techniquest. We are required under the GDPR to notify the information contained in this privacy notice.
Techniquest has appointed a data compliance manager to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact Gareth McTiffin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Under the GDPR, there are six data protection principles that Techniquest must comply with.
These provide that the personal information we hold must be:
Techniquest is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate compliance, with these principles. This is called accountability.
Whilst dealing with the Education department at Techniquest, you may share personal information to enable access to our Educational Services, or to attend cpd courses. We recognise the importance of protecting all your personal data.
This policy applies to all activities which uses personally identifiable information. These include:
We will normally collect and use personal information from you where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data-protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Typically, our legitimate interests include providing our products, and services; and for our marketing activities. In furtherance of this we will contact teachers who we believe would wish to hear about and/or participate on Techniquest’s education programmes and cpd courses. Where we process your personal data for this aim, we do so with careful consideration of the impact on you and your rights under data protection law.
We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
Techniquest has contracts with third parties to run programmes in Wales and has access to personal data collected by the third parties.
Techniquest will access and download personal information from NRP and STEM Learning Ltd databases in order to administer placements and courses. Access to this information will only be available to
All databases are password protected.
Any personal information on any documents that have been downloaded and printed out will be stored in a locked desk.
You can ask us to access the information we hold on you at any time
You have the right to rectify the information we hold
You can ask us to completely remove your details from all of our systems
You’re able to object to us using your information
You can restrict how we use your information
You have a right to data portability
The primary point of contact for all issues arising from this Policy, including requests to exercise data subject rights, is our Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted in the following way:
If you have a complaint or concern about how we use your personal data, please contact us in the first instance and we will attempt to resolve the issue as soon as possible. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with your national data protection supervisory authority at any time. In the UK, the supervisory authority for data protection is the ICO (https://ico.org.uk/). We do ask that you please attempt to resolve any issues with us first, although you have a right to contact your supervisory authority at any time.