Privacy Notices for Realistic Maths Education (RME)

Your privacy is important to us. The Realistic Maths Education (RME) Team is committed to safeguarding your privacy and your data subject rights.

You can find information about two privacy notices here – the Privacy Notice for the RME trial (of direct interest to schools, teachers and parents of pupils participating in the 2018 to 2020 RME trial) and the Privacy Notice for this website,

These notices explain who we are, how and why we collect and use personal information about you, our lawful basis, relevant retention periods, and how you can exercise your privacy rights in respect of the personal information we collect. Please do read these notices to understand our practices and if you have any questions please contact us using the contact details provided.

Privacy Policy for the RME trial

A detailed Privacy Notice for the RME Trial can be found here. If you have any concerns relating to the trial, if you would like to withdraw the data of a pupil or teacher from the trial, or if you would like further information, please contact

Professor Yvette Solomon
Education and Social Research Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall Street
Manchester M15 6GX


Phone: 0161 247 2500

Privacy Policy for this RME website 

  1. Controller – who we are
    The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is the Data Controller in respect of the personal data collected and processed as part of your use of this website. The University is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and manages personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the University Data Protection Policy.
  2. Why do we use personal data?
    We collect and process personal data in order to evaluate the impact of RME. This will help to strengthen the evidence base about mathematics teaching in schools in order to inform future policy development.
  3. What information do we collect through the website?
  • Cookies – Please see the separate Cookies page.
  • Account Data – is limited to a username and a school e-mail address.
  • Discussion Board Data – your username, date and time of post, and your message will be captured and displayed to other members. It is a clear term and condition of using the discussion board that you should not identify individuals within your posts.
  1. Lawful basis for processing
  • Account data and Discussion Board Data – Research is a core function of the University acting in its capacity as a public authority. The trial has received research ethics approval as acting in the public interest. As such, the processing is considered as a specific task in the public interest. The lawful basis for processing your website personal data is ‘Public Task’ – Article 6 (1) (e).
  1. How long we retain your data?
    All personal data held on this website will be securely deleted at the end of the RME trial in August 2020.
  2. Recipients
    The RME website is hosted and supported by In order to provide necessary technical support for the website, they may require access to account and discussion board data. This access is subject to the written terms of a data processing agreement, which limits how data may be used, and includes confidentiality and information security requirements.
  3. Embedded content from other websites
    Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
  4. Media
    If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
  5. What rights you have over your data
    If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username or registered email address). Website administrators can also see and edit the information.At any point, you can request that we close your account and erase any personal data we hold about you.
  6. How and where we store and process website data
    Please see the Cookies page for information about processing Cookies.All website data is stored on secure servers, at our website hosting provider or at MMU. Where we have separately sought your consent, we may use some of your contributions to the website for research. Any such research will be anonymised before dissemination.Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
  7. Complaints and further queries
    For questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, or our use of your personal information, please contact in the first instance. The RME Trial tries to meet the highest standards when processing personal data. We take complaints very seriously.If you have any concerns about the way that we have handled your personal data, you may bring this to the attention of the University Data Protection Officer via the following means:Email:; Telephone: 0161 247 331;Or via post: The Data Protection Officer, Legal Team, Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building| Grosvenor Square | Manchester, M15 6BHRight to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
    You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO as the supervisory authority in respect of the processing of your personal data. We would encourage you to expend our internal complaints procedure through our initial contact and the University Data Protection Officer, prior to contacting the ICO.If you have an ongoing privacy concern that is unresolved, you can contact:The Information Commissioner’s Office
    Wycliffe House
    Water Lane
    Cheshire SK9 5AFTelephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45Website:
  8. Updates to this privacy notice
    We may update this privacy notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our privacy notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.