Privacy Notice for Knit a Margaret Klein Project

Your Personal Data

The University of Glasgow will be what is known as the ‘Data Controller’ of your personal data processed in relation to The Fleece to Fashion Research Project. This privacy notice explains how the University of Glasgow will process your personal data.

Why we need it

We are collecting your personal data (name, contact details, general location and age range) for the purposes of research. This data is collected when you contact the project team and in completed feedback sheets. It will only be used in the ways that are specifically detailed in the Participant Agreement form and in this Privacy Notice. We will only collect data that we need to fulfil and oversee this research.

Legal basis for processing your data

We must have a legal basis for processing all personal data. In this instance, the legal basis is ‘task in the public interest’.

What we do with it and who we share it with

All the personal data you provide is processed by the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom and will be retained by the University of Glasgow. It will be shared with the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA [Fleece to Fashion Project Partner], and may be shared with National Museums Scotland and The Klein Estate. Unless you have requested anonymity, this will include your name and general location. It will not include your personal contact details. We will never disclose your personal information (contact details, etc.) to any third party, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law.

The University retains the right to edit any comments/testimonials for the purposes of correcting grammatical, spelling, punctuation and formatting purposes without altering the viewpoint and nature of the original text.

How long do we keep it?

Your data will be retained by the University of Glasgow indefinitely as part of a historical research project and may be used for further research. Written comments will be kept permanently once they are published. The University has a series of technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that your personal data is protected and safeguarded.

What are your rights?*

You can request access to the information we process about you at any time. If at any point you believe that the information we process relating to you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and may in some instances request to have it restricted, corrected, or erased. You may also have the right to object to the processing of data and the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please submit your request via the webform or contact

*Please note that the ability to exercise these rights will vary and depend on the legal basis on which the processing is being carried out.


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Contact details

If you have any questions relating to this privacy notice or the way we are planning to use your information please contact