UKRI FLF-Plus Fund Career Development Toolkit Survey Privacy Notice

1.  Introduction

We are The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Ltd.  CRAC is the non-profit organisation that manages the Vitae programme. Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact. 

You can find more information about CRAC and the work that we do on our website:

CRAC is committed to protecting the personal information of all its contacts and being clear about what information we hold about them and how we use it. This privacy notice tells you what to expect when CRAC collects personal information. 

CRAC is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Our registration number is Z1030346.  You can check our registered details on the ICO’s website: 

2.  Data controller and Data Protection Officer

CRAC is the “data controller” of any personal information collected within scope of this privacy notice. Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the first point of contact for people whose information is processed. Our location and contact details for our DPO are as follows: 

Data Protection Officer
The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited
22 Signet Court
Tel: 01223 460277

3.  How we use your information

We can only use your personal information where we have legitimate reasons for doing so and have told you what those reasons are.

The specific uses that will be made of your personal information are listed below: 

  • We will use your personal information to follow up with you about your responses to the survey.

The legal basis for processing your information

We will process your personal data on the basis of your consent. You have the right to opt out of this type of processing at any time by emailing

4. What personal information we will collect

The personal information we will collect and use is set out below: 

  • Institution
  • Job Title
  • Email Address

5. Personal information we obtain from another source 

Other than the personal information collected from you directly, we also obtain personal information about you from other sources, listed below: 

  • None 

Purpose of obtaining personal information from other source(s)

  • None 

Legal basis for obtaining personal information from other source(s)

  • None 

6. Who we give your personal information to 

We will not routinely pass your information to any other organisation except where required to do so as part of our functions or by law. In this instance, survey responses will only be shared with the named staff at King's College London who will be acting as data processors for the project.

7. Where your personal information will be stored

Your personal information is stored on  Microsoft Office 365 business services. Microsoft will have access to your personal information for the purposes of providing the business services to us.

For more information about how Microsoft may process your personal information please see the information in the Microsoft Trust Centre:

There may be occasions where Microsoft transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), as set out in the privacy statements linked to above. 

You should understand and agree that your personal information may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the country and economic area in which you reside, and that it may also be processed by staff operating outside that country for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

8. How we protect your personal information

CRAC has security measures in place to protect your personal information, listed below: 

  • All staff are required to undertake training in data protection and information security on joining CRAC and then on an annual basis
  • Formal information security policies that must be read and understood by all staff
  • Personal information is only available to those members of staff who require access as part of their role
  • CRAC is ISO 27001 certified
  • We work with third-party data processors that have comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):

9. Your rights over your personal information

Once your personal information has been collected, you have certain rights in relation to that personal information that may be exercised. You have the right to: 

  • Ask for a copy of your personal information
  • Correct inaccurate personal information held about you
  • Restrict processing of your personal information
  • Ask for a copy of your information in a format that allows easy transfer (“data portability”)
  • Object to automated decision making or profiling (if these take place)
  • Where consent is the legal basis for collecting the information, you have the right to withdraw consent:
  • You can remove yourself from the community at any time by clicking on your profile picture when logged into the web or mobile app and selecting the ‘Leave Community’ option
  • You can unsubscribe from Vitae mailings by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or you can email and request your personal data is deleted.  We will retain the minimum data required to ensure that we do not send marketing mail to you again and to record your participation at the event. 

If you have any questions, please email

10. How long we will hold your personal information

We are only able to retain a copy of your personal information as long as it is still needed for the purpose(s) for which it was collected.

  • We will retain your contact information for 12 months

11.  Complaints about the use of your personal information

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal information has been handled by CRAC, you may contact us at: or via our Data Protection Officer (details in section 2) and we will try to resolve your issue informally.

If we are not able to resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you can also make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and they can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Tel: 0303 123 1113

12. Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notices under regular review and we will inform you of any changes to this notice by placing an update on the Vitae website.

This privacy notice was last updated on 11/11/2021.