The British Science Association, which runs the
CREST Awards, holds personal data about you so that we can run the CREST Awards
Your full name and school name are collected so
that we have a record of you doing a CREST Award. If you ever lose your
certificate, for example, you could email us and ask us to confirm that you did
get an award, or even re-print your certificate. We also collect this data so
that we can print it on a certificate for you. That means some data is shared
with another organisation who prints certificates for us.
collect an address from you/the adult that submits your award, so that we can
post your certificate to you. We also collect some data so that we can invoice
you or an adult for the CREST Award fee.
When you are submitting your CREST Award on our website, we might ask for information about you such as your age range, ethnicity, whether you have Special Educational Needs, or whether you receive free school meals. We collect this information because it helps us understand which young people we are reaching; the British Science Association wants young people from all backgrounds to take part in CREST. If you are not comfortable giving us this information you can always select the option ‘Prefer not to say’. Doing this will not impact your CREST submission.
Here's a bit more detail:
The law says there are only two ways we can use any
information we have about you.
One is when you have given us your
permission. We have only got your permission if you have actually
told us it is ok. We can’t say you have given us permission just
because you haven’t said “no” to something.
The other way we can use information about you is when we think that
using it will really help us, even though it is private. Before we
use information about you, we decide whether it is more important to use it to
help you, or not to use it because it is private.
There can be times when the law says we must pass
on some information about people. For example to help stop a crime,
like someone being assaulted. If the law says we have to pass
something on, we don’t have a choice. We aren’t allowed to say no,
even if you haven’t given us permission.
you give us permission, or we believe it will help us, we might get another
person or organisation to process the information we have about
you. We will only ask someone to do this for us if we are sure they
will not break the laws about keeping information about you safe and private.
We will never use the information you have given us
to sell you anything, unless you have said we can.
The law says that you can always:
To do any of these, the best way to get in touch is emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We will get back to you within a month, or sooner.
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If things change in the future
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