People's Panel

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

Fife Council uses the personal information provided by you on this questionnaire for research purposes.  We hold and process the information on the basis that you have freely given us your permission to do so.

The personal information we gather and use includes name, address, contact numbers, postcode, age group, gender, ethnicity, disability etc.  The information contained within the completed questionnaire cannot identify you.  It is collected and processed for the purposes of demographic analysis of responses to surveys and consultations.

We use information in aggregated form:

  • to build up community profiles
  • to aid strategic development
  • for research
  • to provide services

Your personal information will not be shared with a third party.

The only personal information we receive about you is from the form you completed when registering for the research project or membership of Fife People's Panel.

In the event that you did not provide your personal information, we could not process your application to take part in the research.

If you have been invited to participate in a random distribution consultation or research project, your name and address details will have been taken from a publicly accessible source such as the Electoral Register.

There is no automated decision making in relation to your participation in research projects.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at fifedirect.org.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: dataprotection@fife.gov.uk

Provost promotes Fife People's Panel

Provost promotes Fife People's Panel

Fife People's Panel is a group of people who have volunteered to help improve Fife by giving their opinions and observations on a variety of public issues. 

Launched in June 2006, the Panel is organised by Fife Partnership - which combines Fife Council, NHS Fife, Police, Fire Service and the voluntary sector.

Gathering information can be expensive and time-consuming - but it is essential if organisations want to improve their services.

By using the Panel, Fife Partnership prevents duplication of effort across the organisations.      

Co-ordinated consultation exercises using the Panel are cost-effective - partly because they result in a higher than normal response rate. 

Panel members receive questionnaires (either online or by post) around four times a year, and may also be invited to participate in telephone surveys, focus groups, or other consultation projects.

While it is necessary to register your details to become a member of the panel, questionnaires can be submitted anonymously if that would allow you to express your views more freely. 

There's no payment for being a member, but travel expenses are paid to members attending focus groups or forums.
 
Members usually stay on the panel for two or three years, but can opt out at any time.
 
If you would like to find out more information about Fife People’s Panel, or request a registration pack by post, call 01592 583138    ( e-mail betsy.wojcik@fife.gov.uk )  - or you can simply register online to become a member.

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Betsy Wojcik, Research Advisor 
Tel: 01592 583138 Fax: 01592 583527 Contact Betsy Wojcik online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ
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