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If you have provided to, or updated your details with, Welsh Government’s Rural Payments Wales (RPW) scheme administrators in 2021 or 2022 then this privacy policy applies to you. If not, please see here


Field-Survey Privacy Statement

The Environment & Rural Affairs Monitoring & Modelling Programme (ERAMMP) is a Welsh Government project contracted to the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH).  It is a successor to the successful Glastir Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (GMEP).  The Programme collects data across the Welsh landscape and links any changes to their impacts on a range of benefits.  The programme provides monitoring and evaluation of the Glastir scheme and research supporting policy development.  In order to run the evaluation we need to contact you for the purposes of the seeking permission to access your land.  

Welsh Government will be the data controller for the personal data used in ERAMMP and UKCEH will be the processors of this information on Welsh Government’s behalf.  Your information will be processed as part of Welsh Government’s public task and in exercising its official authority.  We will only hold and use information relating to land-owners who own or manage land in survey areas. Your personal data will be used to organise field surveys and the findings of the ERAMMP evaluation process will be summarised with no reference to individuals. 

Your personal information will be shared within the relevant parts of the ERAMMP consortium and with third parties directly involved in the delivery of the project, such as contracted surveyors, independent survey quality controllers and our bulk postage company. 

Your personal data will be stored on secure systems. Personal, identifiable data shared will only be transferred using existing, accredited secure data transfer systems.   

Your personal information will be held only for the duration of the ERAMMP contract after which point UKCEH will ensure a copy is returned to Welsh Government and securely removed from their systems.  Welsh Government will hold your personal information for a period of 5 years from the end of the contract in line with its Information retention policy.  

Under GDPR, you have the following rights in relation to the personal information you provide us to enable to support you, specifically you have the right: 

  1. To access a copy of your own data

  2. For us to rectify inaccuracies in that data

  3. To object to or restrict processing (in certain circumstances)

  4. For your data to be ‘erased’ (in certain circumstances), and

  5. To lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection. 

The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF. Phone: 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113. Website: https://ico.org.uk/

Further Information 

If you have any questions about the use of data for the ERAMMP project please contact: 

Bronwen Williams. UKCEH, Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 2UK 



If you have any further questions about how the data provided will be used by the Welsh Government or wish to exercise your rights using the General Data Protection Regulation, please contact the Welsh Government’s Data Protection Officer at:  

Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff. CF10 3NQ  

Email: DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales