Privacy

Publish to the Course Directory is operated by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE). This privacy notice explains how we use your personal information. For the purposes of relevant data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for personal information processed. For more detailed information on how we handle your personal information see the ESFA: privacy notice

How We Use Your Personal Information

The ESFA is responsible for funding education and skills in England for children, young people and adults. It is also responsible for delivery of key services in the education and skills sector in England including the apprenticeship service, the provision of information, advice and guidance through the National Careers Service, and the Learning Records Service. Your personal information is used in our delivery of this work to enable us to carry out the functions of the DfE by providing freely available information on Courses and Apprenticeships that it funds

How we collect your personal information

We collect your personal information where the law allows it, or we have a legal obligation to do so. Personal information is provided directly by you:

  • face to face
  • over the telephone
  • via websites
  • in emails

We may collect personal information about you from other systems or organisations funded by the DfE or ESFA, such as DfE Sign in.

How we share your personal information

We may share your personal information with other services run by the ESFA, other parts of the DfE, and partner organisations, where the law allows it or we have a legal obligation to do so:

  • with a third party who is working for ESFA under contract

How long we will keep your personal information

We will only keep your personal information for as long as we need it after which it will be securely destroyed.

Contacting us about your information

More detailed information is available from the ESFA Privacy Notice located here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esfa-privacy-notice

If you would like:

  • more information about how we process your personal information or your data protection rights
  • to make a request about your information – for example to request a copy of your information or to ask for your information to be changed
  • to contact our Data Protection Officer
You can contact us using our secure online contact form or by writing to:

Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Find out on their website how to report a concern.