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Privacy Notice

Social Development Direct is a UK registered company (766485972) providing specialist technical advice, programme management expertise, and specialist research, reviews, monitoring and evaluation services. We are a Data Controller registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, number ZA674726.

Social Development Direct is committed to protecting your personal data and will comply with data protection law at all times. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify a living individual.

It is important that you read and understand this Privacy Notice so that you are aware of how and why we collect and process your personal information, and what your rights are under the data protection legislation. Social Development Direct may change the terms of this policy from time to time and, if such changes are made, we will publish the updated Privacy Notice at this page and will notify you of such changes if appropriate.

What personal data we use

We use personal data to be able to deliver our services. When you land on our website, your personal information, such as IP address, will be gathered by cookies unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them. You can read the cookies we use on our website below.

Categories Cookies

Essential Cookies

Drupal session cookie - stores only a session ID code with which to identify the user who is currently logged in. Expires on logout from website


Google Analytics - We use these to record and report the usage of the website. We IP anonymise all visitors to country level using google tag embedded code so that we do not record any personally identifiable data belonging to you. We ensure we minimise what is recorded and Google adwords tracking is disabled.


This is an auto generated number such as SESSffbcdb67dca02d807e3b6c5a8861ed54


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There is a notice on our website that requests your consent to place cookies on your device.

If you sign up to any of our project newsletters or services, your name and email address will be requested as well as your consent to use this data to deliver the newsletter and other service information to you. If you contact us, we will use the information you provide to answer your query. We will use partner and client data in order to fulfil our part of the relationship we have with you. If you are applying to work with us as an employee or a consultant, you will be provided with specific privacy information at that time.

How we obtain personal data

We store the data you provide when using our website, helpdesks or when applying to work with us and dispose of it in accordance with our Retention Schedule.  

Where necessary, we will share your data with third parties that we use to deliver our work. This includes, for example, the website provider and, if we work with a third party to provide newsletters regarding our work or projects, their Privacy Notice will be provided to you. You can choose to unsubscribe from receiving any of our updates or newsletters by contacting our Data Protection Officer (see details below).

There are no automated decisions made using your data. We do not sell personal data or allow it to be used for marketing purposes. If we are required by law to disclose your data, we will rely on the lawful basis of legal obligation to comply.

If we need to transfer your data outside the UK we only do so once we have assessed the security in is in place to protect your data.

How your personal data is protected

Social Development Direct takes the security of your personal data seriously. We have internal policies, procedures and controls in place to try and ensure that your personal data is not misused, lost, accidentally destroyed, or disclosed, and is only accessed by our employees in the performance of their duties.

Your rights

You have rights associated with your data that we hold. Where the lawful basis for us processing your data is consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent. You also have the right to ask for copies of the data we hold; to ask us to stop processing it or only process for specific reasons; to delete it or to correct it. If you would like to exercise any of these rights or to update your information, please contact us at   

Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice and our use of your data, you can contact us at

You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, which oversees the protection of personal data in the United Kingdom, by visiting their website at Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) or calling them on +44 (0)303 123 1113.