The Big Assembly Privacy Policy.



Workpays (Company Reg: 07387325. Registered Office: Springwell House, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, England, S41 7PS).

We are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and, from 25 May 2018, we will be the Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)).

As a company we are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of your personal information. We want you to be confident that your information will be properly protected whilst in our possession.

This notice explains how we, and carefully selected third parties we work with, will collect and use the personal information of candidates who register with us.

Please read this notice carefully and make sure you’re comfortable with the content.

Our representative for the purpose of data protection compliance can be contacted at: 

If you have any questions about our use of your personal information, or you wish to exercise one of your rights under data protection legislation, please contact us. A summary of your rights is detailed at the end of this notice.


This notice details how we use information you provide to us through our website,

Any other external websites that may be linked to our website will be subject to their own data protection statements/privacy policies which may be different to this notice. You should check carefully the content of those third party notices before you submit any personal information to them.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information through the internet is never completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal data at all times, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you send to us through our website. Any transmission made is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information we use strict procedures and state of the art security features to protect against unauthorised access.


We hope the following table helps you to understand what information we may collect, in what circumstances and how we use that information.

Category of information Where it comes from What is collected and how we use that information
Information you give to us in order to register for our service (Voluntary Information) Completing the Registration Process:

In order for us to register you for the Big Assembly and keep you updated with information about this and other careers information, we need to gather some personal data about you. Our Registration Process has been designed to ensure we are only collecting the information we need in order to provide our service to you/build your profile.


We will ask you to provider your name, organisation, email address, and your reason for interest in the big assembly based on your role.

We will not share any of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes. The information you provide will be stored securely by us and our data processors. This captures data in both electronic and paper form.

We will use the contact information you provide to keep you up to date on the Big Assembly events and other opportunities related to careers education that may be of interest to you. This will include sharing your information with Campaign Collective and EngineeringUK who will keep you updated on Tomorrow’s Engineers developments, if you have explicitly opted into receive this communication by registering with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly. This will include sharing your information with The Education Company if you have explicitly opted into receiving this communication by registering with the Shell Make the Future Live Big Assembly.

Contacting us with an enquiry or to report a problem with our website;

In order to process your enquiry and/or investigate a problem we may ask you to provide your basic contact information (name and email address) so we can verify your identity and deal with your enquiry/resolve the problem.


We may make up an electronic file of the enquiry/problem which will contain any personal information you have given us. This will be kept with the personal information you have provided to us during the Registration Process.

We will only use your personal information here to investigate and respond to you with the outcome of your enquiry/our investigation.

You do not have to provide this information to us, it is entirely voluntary. However, we may be limited in our ability to deal with your enquiry and respond to you if contact information is not provided. We will only correspond with you in the way you have asked us to.

It is in our legitimate business interests to process this information in order to deal with your enquiry/investigate the problem you’ve raised. We’ll ensure your rights are protected.

Corresponding with us (for example by email, phone or letter)

When you contact us, any personal information you provide will be protected in the same way as we treat our commercial information.


We will monitor any emails we receive (plus attachments) for any viruses or malicious software. We will promptly delete any email which is illegal or presents harm to us.

Supporting us with candidate case studies. We occasionally like to run articles in our newsletter and on our website documenting individual candidate experiences. Should you be happy to participate in such articles we will explain what personal information we would like you to provide and ask for your consent to use this in our newsletter/website. This may include a photograph of you.
Each time you visit our website we will automatically collect the following information:
Technical information – including your operating system, the browser you use, time zone setting, browser plug in types and versions, your log in information and the internet protocol address used to connect your computer to the internet (Device Information)
Details of your use of our website – including traffic data, the resources you use, where you have clicked through to our website from that of a third party, the domain name of the connecting website, page response times, download errors, length of your visit, page interaction information and browsing behaviour (Log Information);

Some online identifiers (such as your IP addresses) are your personal information.


We collect Device Information so that we can ensure adequate technical support for our website and ensure it is functioning properly on all operating systems/browsers. We want to ensure the content of our website is being presented to you in the most appropriate way to ensure it is easy to use/navigate. We also need this information in order to allow you to participate in interactive features on the website where you choose to do so..

We collect Log Information so that we can better understand how our website is used and improve its functionality/content. We want to provide you with a customised service.

Your Device Information and Log Information will be combined with that of our other users and analysed or reported back to selected third parties in statistical form. It will not be possible to identify you from this aggregated information.

These activities are in our legitimate interests (i.e. we have a justifiable reason for processing your information in this way).

We use Google Analytics Solutions software to track and report on general patterns of activity on our website at statistical level. More information about this and how Google Analytics Solutions use your Device Information and Log Information can be found at

We use cookies and pixel tags on our website:
 A cookie is a small text file sent to your computer or device
 A pixel tag is an invisible tag placed on certain parts of our Site. It does not leave a footprint on your computer/device.
Pixel tags and cookies work together to tailor our website. These are also used in our email communications to understand whether you have used our website from the email and record whether it has been read.

You can manage this automatic collection of data by adjusting your cookie settings. More information can be found here and at

We work closely with third parties listed in this section.


Where we receive additional personal data about you through these third parties we will notify and let you know the purposes for which we intend to use that information.

We have a large network of education and careers organisations that we work with in order to provide you with careers information and advice. This is part of our service to you (our contract) and it is in our legitimate business interests to provide this added value to you.


We carefully select the third parties we work with to ensure they handle your personal information in line with our standards and those required by law.

 Information you provide in order to use our online chat facility.  Using the Chat Facility

 We will securely store your name, email address, message and IP address when you use our online chat facility. Only your name and message will be visible to the public.


We ask for your IP address so we can moderate the chat facility. If you are found to abuse our chat facility, we will use your IP address to blacklist you from our services to prevent further misuse.

Your information will be shared with our partners at The Education Company and RoCreative. This is to allow our partners to email you privately to follow up any questions that may have gone unanswered.


No, any personal information you provide to us in the table above is entirely voluntary, although we will be unable to perform our service (our contract with you) if you fail to provide the mandatory information in the Registration Process.


Your personal information will be held for a period of two years from the date you registered with us.

During the time we hold your personal information access to it will be restricted on a “need to know” basis.


If you become aware that any information we hold about you is incorrect or there are any changes to your personal details, please log onto our website and update your information. If you have any difficulties doing so please contact us.


If you need to provide us with personal information about another person you must obtain that individual’s express consent to pass us their information. An example would be you providing us with the email address and name of another teacher or careers adviser. You should share this privacy notice with that individual as it may also apply to him/her.


All communications we send to you will be connected with our service to provide careers information. We will not use your personal information to directly market to you any product or other service.


Where you report a problem with our website, your personal information will be shared with carefully selected IT providers whose systems we utilise for our core business processes and who provide us with IT support.

In all other cases, we may share your personal information with:

  1. Carefully selected third parties who provide a service to us to support our core operations, such as: processing our mail, communicating with customers on our behalf, running competitions and promotions, providing IT systems and administrative services and the development and improvement of internal systems and processes;
  2. Competent authorities (statutory bodies, regulatory authorities, authorised bodies who have a role laid out by law);
  3. Other organisations where we are legally obligated to disclose your personal information (such as requests made in the prevention and detection of crime), where disclosure is necessary to protect the property, rights and safety of us and our staff or where disclosure is necessary in order to enforce or apply our contract with you;
  4. Another company, if our business (or part) is purchased/taken over to ensure our products and services to you can be continually serviced or as part of discussions leading up to a sale/takeover;
  5. Another company from whom we are looking to purchase assets, where the personal information is relevant to us assessing if those assets will improve our offering to customers and/or our business processes;
  6. Other companies where we are trialling products and services which we consider may improve our offering to customers and/or our business processes;
  7. Other third parties where you have given your express consentor where we reasonably believe a third party is acting on your behalf.

Whenever we share your personal information with third parties we will take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information and your privacy rights.


The data that you provide to us as set out above may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) by us and/or by the carefully selected third parties we work with.

We and third parties we work with may use cloud platforms to store your personal information. A cloud is a network of remote servers hosted on the internet. We will only use state of the art cloud platforms which give adequate guarantees that your personal data is secure. We will treat the storage of your personal information to the same level of protection as we treat our commercial information.

Where your data is held outside of the EEA, on a cloud or otherwise transferred, we will ensure this is only to a country which has been deemed adequate by a competent data protection regulator or where adequate protections have been put in place to safeguard the data (to the standards prescribed by law). This includes contractual protections.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this notice.

All information you provide to us is also stored on our secure servers.

To find out more about storage of your data, and the safeguards that are in place to protect your data outside of the EEA, contact us at: 


We do not make any decisions about you using automated electronic processes.


We recognise that the personal information we hold about you belongs to you and it is right that you have control over that personal information. We have detailed below a summary of your legal rights.

You can:

  • Ask us to have access to, and for a copy of, the personal information we hold about you;
  • Request that we amend or delete your personal information;
  • Ask us to stop processing your personal data altogether or in a certain way;
  • Change your mind about how you have agreed we can use your personal information. If you have given us consent to use your personal information in a specific way you can withdraw it. This means that we will stop processing your personal data in the way you have objected to from the date that your permission is withdrawn;
  • Issue a complaint to the appropriate authority – see for more information; and/or
  • Request that we transfer your personal information to another provider (this is known as data portability).

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or discuss them in more detail, please contact us using the email address below.

We need to make you aware that even where you exercise a right detailed above, we may not be able to comply with that request if an exception in law applies. Where this is the case we will notify you and explain why we’re unable to meet your request.


We keep this notice under regular review. This notice was last updated on 09/02/2022

Any changes we make to this notice will be posted on our website with a prominent notice and, where appropriate, we will notify you by email.

If, in the future, we wish to use your personal information in a way not set out in this notice we will notify you and seek your permission to do so.


If you would like to request further information about this notice or the way in which we handle your personal information, please contact us at: