How your data is used and protected

The Ethnicity facts and figures website is built and run by the Race Disparity Unit (RDU), which is part of Cabinet Office. We collect the following personal data:

  • cookies when you use the website
  • an email address if you sign up for our monthly updates
  • a name and email address if you register your interest in taking part in research

Website use

When you use our website, we collect data called session cookies. We use cookies to help us understand how you use the website so we can make improvements. We do not use cookies to identify you personally.

You can read our full cookie policy to find out how we use cookies to track user journeys using Google Analytics.

Subscriptions to the monthly update

When you sign up to our monthly update, you consent to us storing and using your email address so we can send you updates.

Your email address:

  • will be stored by us securely for 2 years
  • will be shared with IT and other suppliers who enable us to send our updates
  • may be stored securely outside of the EU – if it is, it will receive the same legal protection as in the UK through a scheme called Privacy Shield, or through contractual clauses

You can unsubscribe from the monthly update at any time.

Registers of interest in research

We ask people visiting our website to give us feedback on their experience. For those who are interested in taking part in research, we ask for your name and email address. If you provide them, you consent to us contacting you about being involved in research.

Your email address:

  • will be stored by us securely for 2 years
  • will be shared with IT and other suppliers who enable us to collect survey responses
  • may be stored securely outside of the EU – if it is, it will receive the same legal protection as in the UK through a scheme called Privacy Shield, or through contractual clauses

You can ask to have your name and email removed from our list by emailing ethnicity@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

We have a separate privacy notice for those who take part in the research itself.

The law and your rights

Your data is processed under Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to us keeping and using your data at any time.

You also have the right to ask for:

  • information about how your email address and/or name are processed
  • a copy of all the personal data you’ve given to us, including in an electronic format if desired
  • any mistakes in your personal data to be corrected
  • your personal data to be deleted if we no longer need it

How to contact us

The body formally responsible for your data, known as the ‘data controller’, is the Cabinet Office. Contact details are as follows:

Email

publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Telephone

0207 276 1234

Post

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS

You can also contact the Data Protection Officer if you have any concerns about how your data is being used.

Email

dpo@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Post

Data Protection Officer
Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS

Making a complaint to an independent body

If you think your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).