British Council is the data controller of the information you provide when participating in the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme, which means that the British Council is responsible for determining how your information is collected and used. The legal basis for collecting your personal information is that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract – our agreement outlined in the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) UK CPD Terms and Conditions.

By participating in CCGL CPD training, you understand that your personal information will be collected and stored by our training providers and shared with the British Council. Your information will also be shared with Ecorys UK, a third-party research consultancy commissioned by the British Council to compile reports on the impact of CCGL training on teaching practice. These reports are shared with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), co-funder of the CCGL programme. The British Council may also use your details for internal reporting purposes. In reports you will not be named or otherwise identified.

Other than for the purposes mentioned herein, your personal information will not be shared outside the British Council without your explicit permission.

In addition to the purposes outlined above, you can also opt into the following:

  • Receiving communications about British Council activities, services and events, including the British Council’s CCGL newsletter
  • Your details being shared with the CCGL delivery partners and the local advisor network they coordinate to gain further support on the programme. 

The legal basis upon which the British Council will process your information for these purposes is consent. Please note you may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by emailing schools@britishcouncil.org.

In order to achieve the necessary purposes outlined above, your personal information may be securely transferred and/or stored in the UK and the EU. 

The British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and laws in other countries that meet internationally accepted standards. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information British Council holds on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. 

In some situations, you have the right to require the British Council to restrict the processing of your personal information. You can require the British Council to restrict processing in the following circumstances:

  1. The British Council processing your personal data unlawfully and you do not want us to delete the information but restrict it instead.
  2. You are concerned that the information the British Council holds about you is inaccurate. You can ask the British Council to restrict the information until it is able to determine whether the information is accurate or inaccurate.
  3. The British Council no longer needs the information for the purposes for which it was collected, but it is needed by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  4. You have objected to the processing (see below) and the British Council needs to decide whether the legitimate interests under which it has processed the information overrides your fundamental rights.
  5. You think the British Council is processing your personal information unlawfully, but do not want the information deleted.

You have the right to object to British Council processing your personal information for the following purposes;

  • Processing for the purposes of direct marketing;
  • Processing for the purposes of automated decision making and/or individual profiling.

In certain circumstances you have the right to require that the British Council securely deletes or destroys your personal information (the ‘right to be forgotten’). 

In certain circumstances you also have the right to data portability, that is the right to request and receive a copy of your information in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format, along with the right to ask us to send that information to another organisation.

In order to exercise any of your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 / GDPR, please contact the British Council at IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org

For further information about how the British Council processes your personal data can be found at its main privacy page at www.BritishCouncil.org/privacy-cookies/data-protection.

If you have concerns about how the British Council used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator. 

Complaints about how the British Council processes your personal information can be considered by the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO can be contacted using the following details:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

UNITED KINGDOM

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

If you live in a country or territory located in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), and you think that some, or all, of the issues you are concerned about have taken place in your country of residence, you can complain to your national data protection regulator. For contact details of national data protection regulators in the EU and EEA, please refer to the European Data Protection Board website.

For further detailed information on how the British Council process personal information, please refer to the privacy section of our website, www.britishcouncil.org/privacy or contact your local British Council office. 

We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the date of your last activity in the CCGL programme.