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Privacy notice - FSA Evidence Portfolio including Strategic Evidence Fund

Information on FSA's Evidence Portfolio and Strategic Evidence Fund privacy policy, why we require data, what we do with the data and your rights.

Purpose and lawful basis of processing

We need to collect this information for the purpose of appraising your application and notifying you of the outcome of the appraisal. In the case of successful applicants, we need to collect this information for the purpose of contract negotiation, contract award and for contract management.

We do this in line with the performance of our statutory duties and the exercise of the official authorities vested in the FSA and the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest.

We will not collect any personal data from you which we do not need.

How and where we store your data and who we may share it with 

We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to carry out these functions, and in line with our retention policy. Contact details will be held for 7 years from receipt.

Your information may  be passed on to  Defra, Department of Health, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as well as other Government Departments. The Food Standards Agency will sometimes share data with other government departments, public bodies, and organisations which perform public functions to assist them in the performance of their statutory duties or when it is in the public interest.

For more  information on How and where we store your data and who we may share it with see our Personal Information Charter.  

International transfers  

For more information on international transfers, please see the International transfers section in our Personal Information Charter.  

EU citizens

For more information on EU Citizens Privacy Notice, please see the EU citizens section in our Personal Information Charter.  

Your rights

For more information on your rights, please see the Your rights section in our Personal Information Charter.  

Contact us  

If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Notice, your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email our Data Protection Officer in the FSA, who is the Information Management and Security Team Leader using the address below.