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We take the care of your personal data seriously. This privacy notice is here to explain how the personal data you supply to us is collected and used.

Privacy Policy

  • Who are we

  • What information we collect about you

  • What we use your information for

  • On what lawful basis we use your information

  • Who we share your information with

  • How long we keep your information for

  • Your rights

  • Information about cookies

  • About changes to our privacy policy

  • How to contact us about your data

1. Who are we

Destination STEM is run by STEM Learning, the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, we are dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers.

2. What information we collect about you

Internet Protocol (IP) address / Geographical data – we collect this when you visit our site, however we can’t identify you from this

Name and email address – we would only collect this if you get in contact with us to request information

Remember that if you click on any links on our site, it may take you to a new site. You should always read their privacy notice before you share any of your data with them. Here are some of the sites you may visit through our site.

STEM Learning



3. What we use your information for

We use the information we have collected:

  • Understand your areas of interest by checking which links you follow

  • Make sure our support is reaching young people across all of the UK

  • Update or site to make sure we are providing relevant content

  • Promote our programmes

  • Respond to a request you have made for information.

3. Lawful Basis

In order to process your data we need to have a lawful basis, that might include:

  • Where it is within legitimate interests to process your information.

  • Where we have your consent.

  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

4. Who we share your information with

We only share with our Funders or Partners information about areas of interest and the reach of our support, we do not share any of your personal data or anything that could identify you.

5. How long we keep your information for

We only keep you information for as long as needed for the purpose you gave it to us. That may change depending on why you gave it to us. We will however make sure that we are not processing your data for longer than 3 years after you last contacted us/visited our site.

6. Your rights

Right of access — you have a right to ask us to confirm whether we are processing information about you, and to request access to this information.

Right to rectification — You must make sure that any information you give us is correct but if you think we may have information about you which is not correct you can ask us to put it right

Right of portability — you have a right to obtain your personal data from us and reuse it for your own purposes.

Right to be forgotten —You can ask us in certain circumstances to delete your personal data that we hold.

Right to restriction — you have a right in certain circumstances to ask us to restrict our processing of your information.

Accessing your personal information — you can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it

  • tell you why we are holding it

  • tell you who we have shared it with

  • let you have a copy of the information

7. Information about how cookies are used on this website

This website, like most websites, puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

For more information about the cookies we use click here.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on this site

  • how long you spend on each page on this site

  • how you got to the site

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

These cookies do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or email address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

8. About changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted here and, where appropriate, sent to you by email. Please check the website regularly to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. By continuing to use our website, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

9. How to contact us about your data

If you want to know more about how we use your data, or to exercise any of your rights you can email or write to The Data Protection Officer, STEM Learning, University of York, York, YO10 5DD.

Our use of your data processed in the UK is regulated by the Information Commissioner. You have a right to report any of your concerns about our use of your data to the Information Commissioner’s Office.