Last updated: 11/05/2023
This is the privacy notice for how the Micro:bit Educational Foundation and partners handles personal data as part of BBC micro:bit - the next gen.
Please note that the Micro:bit Educational Foundation may handle your personal data outside of the BBC micro:bit - the next gen, for instance in relation to your use of a website or through other products and services.
You can find further information in relation to how we handle personal data outside of BBC micro:bit - the next gen on our website https://microbit.org/privacy/.
Separately, partners involved in the BBC micro:bit - the next gen may handle your personal data outside of the BBC micro:bit - the next gen. In such instances separate privacy policies may apply – please see below further detail as to where such information can be found.
Summary of how your data is used for this project
- Micro:bit Educational Foundation uses your personal data as part of BBC micro:bit - the next gen for instance to register your school, to confirm your school’s eligibility to the scheme, and distribute the micro:bit packages, please see terms and conditions for further information; and to deliver the micro:bit products to your school should you be eligible.
- Data is shared with partners as part of this BBC micro:bit - the next gen – these partners and the purpose of this processing is set out in the How we share your personal data section below.
- Where we rely or a partner relies on your consent, such as for marketing purposes, you can withdraw this consent at any time.
What does this notice cover?
This notice describes how Micro:bit Educational Foundation (also referred to as "we" or "us") will make use of your personal data as part of BBC micro:bit - the next gen, for instance in relation to the registration process available at https://microbit.org/thenextgen-registration/.
It provides details around the partners involved in this project and how they separately may handle your information (see the How we share your personal data section below and Contact us section below for further information).
It also describes your data protection rights, including the right to object to some of the processing carried out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in the Your choices and rights section.
Personal data we may collect about you
We collect and process personal data about you as part of BBC micro:bit - the next gen. This includes:
Your name and role, headteacher name
Your school email address and phone number, headteacher name
Your school name and address
Your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given
Information related to the browser or device you use to access our website
Information to support us learn and develop our products and services
The form includes questions to help us understand teachers needs and we would like to follow up throughout the project to understand further improvements
How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
We will only use your personal data for the purposes and legal bases set out below:
We will collect use and store your Identification Information, Contact Information and Delivery Information to register and create an account on https://microbit.org/thenextgen-registration/, confirm your school’s eligibility in the scheme and, if eligible, deliver the Micro:bit products to your school.
It is necessary for us to process your personal data in order to perform our contract with you, or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.
We collect and use your Identification Information to verify your identity.
We have a legitimate interest in ensuring the verification of those applying on behalf of schools
We will collect, use and store your Contact Information to manage our relationship with you .
We have a legitimate interest in managing the registration process, ensure the eligibility of schools and provide the Micro:bit product to eligible schools.
We will collect your Contact Information and share your name and school e-mail address with the relevant partner to send you direct marketing in relation to their relevant products and services.
We will collect and analyse cookies in order to manage and operate the https://microbit.org/thenextgen-registration/ including to keep it updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy.
We have a legitimate interest in operating our site and improving its operation.
There are instances where we have a legitimate interest to use your data. Our legitimate interest will vary depending on what we are using your data for, and we explain above what the interest is and how it relates to the processing operations that we are carrying out. Where we process personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest, then – as required by data protection law – we have carried out a balancing test to document our interests, to consider what the impact of the processing will be on individuals and to determine whether individuals interests outweigh our interests in the processing taking place. You can obtain more information about this balancing test by using the contact details at the end of the notice.
Please note that as part of BBC micro:bit - the next gen, for us to register and deliver the products to you, the provision of this information (name, school address, contact e-mail and number, headteacher name) is mandatory: if relevant data is not provided, then we will not be able to register your school for the scheme and deliver the products to you. All other provision of your information is optional.
How we share your personal data
We share your data with the following categories of recipients:
Personal Data Category
Category of Recipient
Identification Information, Contact Information, Delivery Information
To operate, improve, and develop the services as part of BBC micro:bit - the next gen.
Identification Information, Contact Information
These partners would like to market their products and services to you, subject to the consent you give as part of the registration process.
Third party service providers
To deliver the products to your school.
Your choices and rights
You have the following rights:
The right of access
Enables you to receive a copy of your personal data
The right to rectification
Enables you to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you
The right to erasure
Enables you to ask us to delete your personal data in certain circumstances
The right to restrict processing
Enables you to ask us to halt the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances
The right to object
Enables you to object to us processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests (or those of a third party), including processing for direct marketing purposes or profiling for purposes of direct marketing, or where we are performing a task in the public interest - your objection will be upheld, and we will cease processing your personal data, unless the processing is based on compelling legitimate grounds or is needed for the exercise or defence of legal claims that may be brought by or against us.
The right to data portability
Enables you to request us to transmit personal data that you have provided to us, to a third party without hindrance, or to give you a copy of it so that you can transmit it to a third party, where technically feasible
These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law or have compelling legitimate interests to keep.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the contact details set out below.
If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to a data protection authority in the country that you reside in or, the country of your place of work or the country where the alleged infringement took place.
Wherever we rely on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. We may however have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above.
In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by contacting us using the details set out below.
Wherever our partners rely on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Please contact them directly in order to exercise this right.
Updates to this privacy notice
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.
The data controller for your personal data in relation to BBC micro:bit - the next gen is Micro:bit Educational Foundation.
Your information is controlled by Micro:bit Educational Foundation and separately by the partners as set out in the How we share your personal data section above. The list of relevant partners and their contact details can be found in the table below:
BBC micro:bit - the next gen Newsletter
Emails from BBC Teach email service (optional)
Contact BBC Data Protection Officer:
Contact the OKdo Data Protection Officer:
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation
Contact the Foundation Data Protection Officer:
If you have questions about this privacy notice or wish to contact us for any reason in relation to our personal data processing, please contact us at email@example.com.