Who receives my personal data?

We only share your personal data with those external organisations who carry out our surveys, or send you mailings between each survey. NatCen Social Research and Kantar are the independent research organisations that have been contracted to carry out the Life in Your Early 50s Survey, on behalf of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University College London. Kantar are also conducting the COVID-19 Surveys. We use external companies to carry out the mailings between each survey.

If you agree to take part in the COVID-19 antibody testing project, we will provide your name and address to Thriva, the blood testing company that we are working with on this project, so that they can send you a blood collection kit. This information will be supplied via a secure online portal. Thriva will destroy the file containing these personal details once the blood collection kits have been posted.

These external organisations are contractually bound to UCL to keep your data safe and secure, and are accredited to data security standards. The organisations we contract may appoint sub-contractors to send you letters, emails or text messages. Sub-contractors will always be contractually bound to comply with data protection law.