Ceredigion LEADER projects questionnaire

How we hold and process your information ​ Wavehill have been commissioned by Ceredigion County Council, on behalf of Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group, to undertake an independent evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of the LEADER programme in Ceredigion. As part of the evaluation we are looking to speak to organisations that applied for funding from the programme. Your contact details were provided to us by Ceredigion County Council on the basis that you have agreed to participate in the evaluation. Participation is however voluntary. Essentially, we’re looking at how well the programme has been managed and what difference it is making in Ceredigion. We’re asking for feedback on the application process and, if your project was funded, a few questions about what your project has achieved to date. This interview is being undertaken as part of the mid-term evaluation process, due to report by the end of December 2018. The final report is scheduled to be produced in April 2021. The data you provide will only be used for research and evaluation purposes. Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you or your organisation being identified. Wavehill will produce a report based on the data but this will not identify any individuals or organisations. Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within three months of the end of the evaluation. If you have any questions regarding the interview or the evaluation more generally, please contact Endaf Griffiths at Wavehill (endaf.griffiths@wavehill.com | 01545 571711) or Meleri Richards (Meleri.Richards@ceredigion.gov.uk). You can also contact the data protection officer for the Welsh Government at DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales. Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: ​ To access your personal data held by Ceredigion County Council. To require Ceredigion County Council to correct any mistakes in that data. To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Please contact Meleri Richards if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. ​ Further information ​ 1. Why is this research happening? The aim of the evaluation is to look at how well the LEADER programme has been managed and what difference it is making in Ceredigion. We are looking to speak to organisations that applied for funding from the programme to obtain feedback on the application process and, if funding was received, what that project has achieved. 2. What type of information is collected through the survey? The interview focuses on your experience of the application process and the support / funding available through the LEADER programme. 3. What is personal data? Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. ​ Wavehill uses personal data provided by Ceredigion County Council to facilitate this survey, for example, your name and contact details. 4. How long will personal data be kept for? Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it three months after the end of the contract. ​ 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? The evaluation of the LEADER programme enables Ceredigion County Council and Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group to understand whether the programme is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within Ceredigion County Council’s public task. That is, the core role and functions of the Council. For example, the information collected might be used: ​ To decide whether changes need to be made to the LEADER programme To decide whether schemes like the LEADER programme should continue in the future To understand the best ways to support organisations in Ceredigion The evaluation has been commissioned by Ceredigion County Council, on behalf of Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. ​ 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable Ceredigion County Council and Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group to understand the impact and effectiveness of the LEADER programme. This will help to decide whether any changes need to be made to LEADER programme and how support for organisations should develop in the future. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual or your organisation. ​ 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey. They will delete personal data within three months of the end of the project. ​ Wavehill will make a written record of the discussion during the interview. Interviews may also be digitally recorded to aid with the note taking process (your permission will be sought if this is the case). These notes/recordings will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for the Ceredigion County Council and Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the notes/recordings will not be shared with Ceredigion County Council, Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within three months of the end of the project. Ceredigion County Council and Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group will not have access to personal data collected through the interviews.

Ceredigion LEADER projects questionnaire

How we hold and process your information ​ Wavehill have been commissioned by Ceredigion County Council, on behalf of Cynnal y Cardi...