Who we are

The Get In Go Far campaign is delivered by the communications team at the Department for Education (DfE). For the purpose of data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for the personal data processed as part of Get In Go Far.

How we will use your information

We receive your personal data from you and are processing it in order to help us improve the website and apprenticeship service by monitoring how you use it.

The nature of your personal data we will be using

The categories of personal data that we will be using for this project are:

  • Your name

  • Your email address

  • Your IP 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(s) that we are meeting are:

  • The data subject has given his consent to the processing as specified under Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR.

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 sharing complies with data protection legislation. For the purpose of this project:

  • If you sign up to the email alert service, then we are employing Mailchimp to process your personal data on or behalf. This means that they will hold your name and email in their record to allow them to send you emails addressed to you.

  • we need to share your personal data with the Education and Skills Funding agency in order for them to understand how you use our website and, if you sign up to the email alert service, how you engage with these emails. This data sharing is lawful because the Education and Skills Funding Agency are a delivery body of the Department for Education.

How long we will keep your personal data

We will only keep your personal data for as long as we need it for the purpose(s) of this piece of work, after which point it will be securely destroyed. Please note that, under section 33 of the Data Protection Act, and in compliance with the relevant conditions, we can lawfully keep personal data processed purely for research purposes indefinitely.

Your data protection rights

You have the right:

  • to ask us for access to information about you that we hold

  • to have your personal data rectified, if it is inaccurate or incomplete

  • to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing

  • to restrict our processing of your personal data (i.e. permitting its storage but no further processing)

  • to object to direct marketing (including profiling) and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics

  • not to be subject to decisions based purely on automated processing where it produces a legal or similarly significant effect on you

If you need to contact us regarding any of the above, please do so via the DfE site at:

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

Withdrawal of consent and the right to lodge a complaint

If we are processing your personal data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent. If you change your made, or you are unhappy with our use of your personal data, please let us know by contacting 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

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 24th May 2018.