Heritage Stimulus Fund evaluation – Privacy Information Notice

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Evaluation of the Heritage Stimulus Fund

Thank you for agreeing to take part in this research.

This page contains information relevant to this research project that has to be made available to you in order to comply with data protection legislation (Privacy Information Notice).

About this research

Ortus Economic Research is doing this research with Morris Hargreaves McIntyre on behalf of Historic England. The research will evidence the impact of the Heritage Stimulus Fund (HSF). You have been asked to take part in the research because your organisation/property received HSF monies to fund a repair project, or worked on a repair project funded by HSF.

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre is an international consultancy, registered in the UK. Its company number is 03367349. It registered address is 50 Copperas Street, Manchester, M4 1HS.

Historic England is tasked with protecting the historic environment of England. Further information on the Heritage Stimulus Fund, which was part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, can be found on its website: https://historicengland.org.uk/coronavirus/culturerecoveryfund/

The data controller for this research project is Historic England – see Contact below. The data controller ‘determines the purposes and means of processing personal data’. The legal basis for this research is ‘public task’ – the processing is necessary for Historic England to perform a task in the public interest or for its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.

Taking part in this research is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw from the research at any time – see Your rights below.

How your data will be used

If your organisation/property received HSF monies to fund a repair, your contact details have been shared with us by Historic England. If your organisation worked on a repair that was funded by HSF, your contact details may have been provided by Historic England, the organisation/property whose repair you worked on, or the lead contractor on the repair project. Your contact details will only be used for the purpose of contacting you in relation to this research, and will only be accessible to those members of the research team who contact you directly.

Your organisation/property name will be used to match administrative data on HSF funding collated and shared with us by Historic England, with data we collect from you during the research. The purpose of this data matching is to ensure the evaluation provides a detailed and nuanced picture of how the process of distributing HSF funding and the impacts of repairs it funded might vary according to the nature and extent of the repair, and the type of property being repaired.

The research is confidential. This means that your organisation’s/property’s identity will only be known by Ortus Economic Research and Morris Hargreaves McIntyre for the purposes of this research. Historic England will not know you have taken part and will only receive aggregated data (which means your data will be mixed in with the views of many other organisations/properties) and research reports will only contain anonymous data (which means you and your organisation/property will not be named, nor identifiable from any of your answers).

How we keep your information safe

Ortus Economic Research uses a wide range of technology to ensure that any personal data we hold is processed, stored and transferred in a secure way. This includes encryption, password protection and limiting access to personal data to key staff only. We regularly review our processes, hardware, software and policies to ensure we maintain personal data securely.

Your personal data will not be transferred to a country outside the EU.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have rights over their personal data and Data Controllers have a responsibility to fulfil these rights. Your rights include:

  • Withdrawal of consent – you have a right to withdraw from the research at any time. Any personal data will then be deleted from any research study or database in which you are identifiable.
  • Access to personal data – a right to access personal data that is held by Ortus Economic Research or Qa Research.
  • Amendment to personal data – a right to have any personal data held about you amended.
  • Erase personal data (‘right to be forgotten’) – a right to have personal data erased.
  • Object to processing – a right to object to processing in certain circumstances
  • Restrict processing – a right to restrict the processing of personal data in certain circumstances. This means that an individual can limit the ways that an organisation uses their data. It is different to requesting the erasure of personal data.

You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with the way Ortus Economic Research or Morris Hargreaves McIntyre processes your personal data. The ICO can be contacted at ico.org.uk or by calling 0303 123 1113.


If you have further questions about this research project, you can call Ortus Economic Research on 07966 582133 or Morris Hargreaves McIntyre on 0161 839 3311.

If you wish to contact Historic England about the purpose of the research or the use of the evidence or data that it generates, please contact Valerie Wilson, Research Programme Manager, on 02392 856759 or at valerie.wilson@historicengland.org.uk

To fulfil your rights under GDPR (including to make a Subject Access Request) please contact Ortus Economic Research by email (andrew.graves@ortuser.co.uk) or by phone (07966 582133) or by post to Data Protection Officer, 10 Heathfield Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5QT. We will respond to your request within legal time limits and in line with current data protection legislation. Normally, we will not charge for the fulfilment of your rights and would only do so when legally entitled to.

Further information on Privacy

Ortus Economic Research’s Privacy Policy can be found at http://www.ortuser.co.uk/about-ortus/privacy

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre’s Privacy Notice can be found at https://mhminsight.com/files/mhm-privacy-notice-survey-respondents-july-21-Kx8N-298-9222.pdf. Their Privacy Policy can be found at https://mhminsight.com/privacy.

Historic England’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://historicengland.org.uk/terms/privacy/

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website provides more information on data protection and privacy: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/