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Privacy Information

This privacy page sets out how New Designer’s Platform uses and protects any personal information that you give us. NEW DESIGNER’S PLATFORM is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

We want you to understand how we collect and use information about you.

The privacy notice describes to you:
_ who we are
– what personal data we collect and store about you, and how we collect it
– why we collect personal data and what we do with it
– the categories of third parties with whom we share your personal data
– how we retain your information and keep it secure
– your rights and how to exercise them
– how to contact us.

It also contains information on the correct people to contact in the unlikely event that you have a complaint.

Who we are

New designer’s Platform is controlled by Learn to Re-create Limited of Banners Building, 620 Attercliffe Road S9 3QS who is recognised as a data controller under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Bill 2017.

In the course of our business as a communications and campaigning company we collect the following personal data when you provide it to us:

  • personal details, such as
    – name and title
    – gender
    – date of birth

  • contact data, such as
    – address
    – billing address
    – e-mail address
    – telephone and mobile number(s)

  • biographical data from job applications and CVs, such as
    – institutions attended
    – academic and other results gained
    – employment history
    – any other personal information you provide

  • transaction data, such as
    – details about payments to and from you
    – details of services you have purchased from us

  • technical data, such as
    – internet protocol (IP) address
    – your login data, browser type and version
    – time-zone setting and location
    – browser plug-in types and versions
    – operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website

  • profile data, such as
    – any username and password
    – your preferences
    – feedback and survey responses

  • usage data, such as
    – information about how you use our website and services

  • marketing data, such as
    – any preferences in receiving marketing and communications.

We do not knowingly collect “special category” personal data. This is a special type of sensitive data to which more stringent processing conditions apply, and comprises data concerning your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life or sexual orientation, and genetic data and/or biometric data.

We also do not collect information about criminal convictions or offences.

How do we collect personal data?

We obtain personal data from sources as follows:

  • directly from you when you interact with us, for example when you
    – request information
    – write to us
    – attend an event
    – enter a competition
    – take part in a survey
    – give us feedback
    – apply for a job or internship or send a CV

  • others, if they provide your details (for example, if you are copied on an e-mail that is sent to us, and your e-mail address identifies you, we will have collected your personal data): if you are providing another person’s details, please ensure you have that person’s explicit consent to do so

  • from automated technologies such as cookies and tags when you use our website – for more information, please see our Cookies Policy to find out more.


Your rights

Under GDPR, you have:

  • The right to be informed of how your data will be used and protected

  • The right to access your information and obtain a copy

  • The right to make changes to your personal data

  • The right to delete your data in certain circumstances, or otherwise to restrict processing

  • The right to data portability

  • The right to object to direct marketing and other processing

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling


For more information visit the ICO website.

You have the right to request access to information, subject to certain restrictions.

To make a Subject Access Request for your personal data, report a breach or to request the sharing of personal data outside of normal processes or to request a correction, restriction of processing, the deletion of personal data or the review of an automated decision please contact the relevant email directly namely please email




LEARN TO RE-CREATE LIMITED is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), registration number: ZA187070.

Complaints about handling of personal data by either organisation can be addressed directly to the ICO at or by calling 0303 123 1113.


Data processing

Information on how we process personal data in specific circumstances is found below on our website in the Privacy Policy section.

For information on how we process personal data more generally, please read our General Data Processing Information






General Data Processing Information

NEW DESIGNER’S PLATFORM collect or create personal data relating to Students, staff, prospective students or staff, enquirers, contractors, alumni, funders, partners and contacts in other organisations or companies.


The personal data we collect or create

Data we collect or create may include:

  • Identity and contact details

  • Data relating to academic or employment performance (including records of attendance, disciplinary records etc)

  • Family details

  • Complaints or enquiries made by or about you

  • Records of counselling or other support requested or given

  • Survey data

  • Records of goods or services provided

  • CCTV footage

  • Photographs

  • Scans of identity documents

  • ID card access data


  • Accident forms

  • Financial details

  • Employment references

  • Records of employment

  • Vetting checks

In limited circumstances, we also process sensitive classes of information that may include:

  • Racial or ethnic origin

  • Religious, political or other similar beliefs

  • Physical or mental health details

  • Offences and alleged offences, criminal proceedings

What we do with your personal data (our legitimate interests as a data controller)

Among other things we process personal information to enable us to:

  • Provide education and support services to our students and staff

  • Advertise and promote the company and the services we offer

  • Conduct surveys

  • Manage past participants relations and fundraising

  • Undertake research

  • Manage our accounts

  • Provide commercial activities to our clients.

We also process personal information within CCTV systems, card access data and logs of activity on our IT systems to monitor activity and for the purposes of security and the prevention and detection of crime.


Legal bases for processing

Under GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, we will process personal data under the following bases.

Core student and staff data; the personal data of anyone entering into a contract with New Designer’s Platform

Legal basis under GDPR: 6(1)(b) necessary for the performance of a contract.

Purpose: To support applications and provide education and support to students; to support applications, employ, manage and support the work of staff; to provide accommodation and other commercial services governed by contract.

Personal data of governors and senior management

Legal basis under GDPR: 6(1)(e) in the exercise of official authority.

Purpose: To provide oversight of company’s activity and transparency to the public.

Personal data processed for other commercial activity, support services or as part of commercial transactions, including enquiry, alumni and third-party contact details; personal data captured by CCTV or otherwise for security purposes

Legal basis under GDPR: 6(1)(f) legitimate interests.


Purpose: To provide additional services, to develop and maintain enquirer, alumni, commercial and donor relationships; to protect the company’s assets.

Contact details and other personal data related to marketing

Legal basis under GDPR: Held under 6(1)(f) legitimate interests, but consent will be obtained for the marketing activity in accordance with PECR. We will use ‘soft opt-in’ for the promotion of related commercial services provided by NEW DESIGNER’S PLATFORM to existing or former students, staff or customers where they have been given the option to withdraw consent on each contact. We will obtain explicit consent for other direct marketing, including campaigning, fundraising or marketing contact on behalf of third parties or with people who are not existing or former students, staff or customers.

Purpose: To promote the activities of NEW DESIGNER’S PLATFORM and partner organisations, to raise awareness of opportunities and events of potential interest to applicants, students, staff, alumni and others.

Sensitive personal data

Purpose: To adhere to statutory requirements to monitor and report on diversity, provide reasonable adjustments, provide counselling and support services, record sickness absence and accidents, safeguarding activities, counselling.


Who the information may be shared with

Some of our participant’s results are regarded as public and will be posted on the NEW DESIGNER’S PLATFORM website upon graduation or completion of your training programme. At any time after, these will be shared with employers, other educational establishments and others on request.

We will share personal data with our subsidiaries and third parties who are engaged as data processors on our behalf, including course tutors or support staff working through their own company, IT service providers, facilities contractors, landlords etc.

Any personal data may be shared with UK law enforcement or tax collection officials on request if they provide a court order or otherwise can demonstrate the specified information is necessary for the prevention or detection of crime of the collection of taxes. We will also share personal data with health professionals if necessary to protect the ‘vital interests’ of the data subject, and with others if necessary to safeguard children and adults at risk, or any other similar situation that meets the definition of ‘substantial public interest’ under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Unless otherwise specified in a relevant Privacy Notice or to comply with a specific legal obligation under the law of the United Kingdom, we will only share personal data with others with the explicit consent of the individual.

Personal data will not normally be transferred outside the EEA. Where this is necessary, it will be the consent of the individual or otherwise with appropriate safeguards as prescribed by GDPR. 

Cookie’s Policy

This cookies policy describes the cookies that we use on our website, (“Website”), and the purposes for which we use them.

By using our Website, you consent to the cookies described below being deposited on your device for the purposes set out in this policy.


Our Website is operated by Learn to Re-create Limited, incorporated and registered in England and Wales under company number 7273599 and having its registered office address at Banners Building, 620 Attercliffe Road S9 3QS (whom we refer to as “we” and by related terms such as “our” and “us”).


A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our Website.

We use cookies on our Website to:

  • recognise you when you use our Website

  • obtain information about your preferences

  • carry out research and statistical analysis

  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you.

In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on our Website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.



Strictly necessary cookies are placed on your computer to allow our Website to operate.


Performance cookies help us to ensure our Website is operating smoothly and securely. They do this in a number of ways, for example by helping us understand which pages on our Website are most and least popular, which allows us to improve our site design, and by allowing us to understand when our Website is busiest, so that we can keep our site running smoothly at peak times.


Functionality cookies allow the Website to remember certain choices that you make. They may also remember that your PC has been used to visit our Website.


Our Website may contain links to third-party social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. If you take the opportunity to share our Website content via these social media sites, the sites may place cookies on your computer. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set. We have no control over this or the technologies used by third-party sites, and accept no responsibility for them.

You can find out how third parties collect and use your information by reading their privacy and cookie policies, which they should have on their Websites.


This web analytics service provided by Google helps us to analyse how users use our Website. It counts the number of visitors and tells us about their behaviour overall, such as typical length of stay on our site or the average number of pages a user views.

Information generated by the cookie about your use of our Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Website, compiling reports on Website activity and providing other services related to Website activity.

We use the information to improve our Website and generally enhance your experience.

For more information about Google Analytics, please visit:

You can prevent Google Analytics from tracking your browsing by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out browser add-on, which is available from the following address:


When your device is used for the first time to visit our website, you will see a cookie notification banner displayed at the top of the page that tells you that cookies are being used. You can either close down your visit to our site at this point, or continue your visit.

If you do not want to accept cookies, or you wish to enable, disable or delete them, you can change your browser settings. If you do this, please be aware that (depending on the action you take) you may lose some of the functionality of our Website. For further information about cookies, you may wish to view the UK Information Commissioner’s guide:


Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union


Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

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