The Design and Technology Association – Privacy Policy

The Design and Technology Association – Privacy Policy

In compliance with UK and European data protection regulations, including GDPR, this privacy policy explains what personal information we collect from you when you visit our website or are a recipient of our services.

The Design and Technology Association is committed to processing personal information about its customers in ways that comply with its legal and regulatory obligations, and to being clear with customers about what it does with their personal information.

Data collection

The Design and Technology Association may collect personal information which we receive when:

  • you use our website
  • you use our services
  • you purchase a product
  • you contact us
  • you are a recipient of our services.

We may collect the following types of information:

  • your name, address, email address, telephone number(s) and other contact details
  • information required to provide you with a service, and details of our services that you have used
  • your organisation’s name, your position in the organisation; the organisation’s address, organisation’s email address and telephone number
  • your payment information such as credit or debit card details and bank account details.

Why do we collect this information and what do we use it for?

We collect your personal information to:

  • provide you with services that you may request from us
  • meet our legal and regulatory obligations

How do we collect this information?

We collect personal information:

  • directly from customers: e.g. when a customer signs up to receive our services or registers on our website
  • from publicly available sources: e.g. social media, internet services.

Keeping your information safe and secure

The Design and Technology Association is committed to keeping customers’ personal information secure to protect it from being inappropriately or accidentally accessed, used, shared or destroyed, and against it being lost.

Third party access

Access to your personal information is only allowed when required by law. We do not, and will never, sell or share your personal information with third parties except when processing orders as necessary.

For British Council funded courses, data will be shared with the British Council for the purposes of administering the funded programme. For details, click here.

How long do we keep personal information?

We will only retain customers’ personal information for as long as needed to carry out a particular purpose or meet a particular obligation, in line with our retention policy.

Keeping you informed

We plan to keep you updated on Design and Technology education related matters including training and other events, resources to support teaching, curriculum and other projects or lobbying activities. You can opt out of these at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, you should note that we do not have any control over these other websites. Once you have used any of these links to leave our site, therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting these sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.    

Access to personal information

To make a request to the Design and Technology Association for any personal information we may hold, we need you to contact us by writing to the address provided below or by emailing us at with “access request” in the subject.

We are committed to keeping your information up to date as far as is reasonably possible. However if you believe that we have made an error, then please contact us as we have outlined above and we will use reasonable endeavours to correct. You may also ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate, please contact us as outlined above.

Website Cookie Policy

The Design and Technology Association website uses ‘cookies’ in the course of its operation. This is standard practice for most websites. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, it is recognised as a repeat visit by means of the cookie. The cookie contains a unique number but does not contain personal data. We will not use the cookie to identify you personally. We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you and we od not generally store any personal information that you provide to use in your cookies.

You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies, to delete cookies, or to be informed if a cookie is set. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers. However, changing the cookie is set. How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular resources. However, changing the cookie settings in your browser may mean the Design and Technology Association website does not operate properly.

For Google Chrome

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Settings”
  2. Click “Show advanced settings” link
  3. Find the section “Privacy” and select the relevant options

For Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Choose the menu “tools then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  3. Select “Settings” to select the appropriate setting

For Mozilla Firefox

  1. Choose the menu “Tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further

  1. Choose the menu “Files”>”Preferences”
  2. Privacy

During your visits to the Design and Technology Association website you may notice some cookies that are not related to the Design and Technology Association. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook or YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from the ese websites. The Design and Technology Association does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyses the use o the Design and Technology Association website including the number of people visiting and which areas are most popular. This information helps us to improve the website to better server customers’ needs. This tool generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated in May 2019.

Data Protection for British Council, Sustainability Design Challenge and Embedding Sustainable Practice in D&T Courses

Privacy Notice

The Design and Technology Association is collecting your personal information on behalf of the British Council to arrange training and to provide you with mentoring and support for the duration of training courses. We will also share your information with Ecorys, a third party research consultancy commissioned by the British Council to compile reports on the impact of Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) training on teaching practice. These reports are shared with the Department for International Development, co-funder of the Connecting Classrooms programme. The legal basis for collecting your personal information is agreement with the Terms and Conditions of the CCGL programme  (contract).

You will be asked to complete surveys which are used to monitor and evaluate the quality of training and its impact on teaching practice. The British Council will do this in its legitimate interest.

Data Protection

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 we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator. For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website, or contact your local British Council office. We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the time of collection.

How to contact us

Please contact our Operations and Finance Manager if you have any questions about our privacy policy or about information, we hold about you.

By email:           

Or write to us at:         The Design and Technology Association, 11 Manor Park, Banbury, OX16 3TB