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1. Who we are

Transport for Greater Manchester ["TfGM"] is committed to making sure that we tell you about the ways in which we use your personal information and that we have the right controls in place to make sure it is used responsibly and kept safe from inappropriate access, theft, or misuse.

This notice explains how we use your information and tells you about your privacy rights and how to law protects you.

2. Summary of the use of the project/programme/survey

Transport for Greater Manchester have commissioned Qa Research to conduct primary research, as part of the evaluation of the A555, also known as the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. The primary research aims to understand the impact of the road for local businesses and residents. The evaluation will also inform the Investment Fund second Gateway Review in line with the National Evaluation Framework.

The primary research includes surveys with residents and businesses within the study area.

Primary research evidence will be analysed and triangulated by Qa Research to inform an Evidence Paper. This will be submitted to TfGM. The Evidence Paper will then be shared with SQW (a consultancy appointed by DLUHC to work with Areas across the UK) who will prepare a separate final evaluation report for submission to DLHUC in 2024. All participant data in the final report will be aggregated/anonymised.

TfGM is the Data Controller for personal information collected in the research. This means that we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

Qa Research is our Data Processor for personal information collected in the discussions, but an independent Data Controller for any contact details they collect from you for quality control purposes. Read Qa's privacy policy.

3. What information we will collect from you (the purpose and legal basis for processing information)

The surveys will ask questions to understand:

  • Journeys made in the local area and experiences using the A555.
  • What impact the A555 has had for local residents.
  • What impact the A555 has had for local businesses and their employees.

Demographic questions include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Home/Business postcode

Survey data may be transferred from Qa Research to SQW. Any data transfers will take place using Sharepoint or the Quatrix secure data transfer solution used by SQW. Your contact information will not be shared with SQW.

Our lawful basis for processing personal data is:

  • Article 6 1(e): the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

4. How we ensure the security of your data

We are committed to keeping your information safe and protected from accidental loss or alteration, inappropriate access, misuse or theft.

As well as technical, physical and organisational controls, we recognise that a well-trained, informed, and security alert workforce minimises privacy risks from human error and/or threats from malicious actors.

We require our service providers to implement appropriate industry standard security measures, and only allow them to process your personal information for specified purposes as written in our contracts with them.

5. Information retention

Qa Research will keep personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary and no later than four months after the initial collection.

6. Transferring data

All data collected as part of this project will remain in UK.

7. Data sharing

The information collected as part of this survey will only be used by TfGM for the purposes explained above. TfGM may, in the future, share the results of this survey or aggregated/anonymised data with our research partners, such as local authorities and universities. You will not be identifiable in any results or data shared.

8. What rights do individuals have?

TfGM must comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Under data protection law, your rights include:

  • Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

If you wish to make a request, please contact us at:

  • Email:
  • Post: Data Protection Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG

9. How can I make a complaint?

If you are not satisfied with how TfGM is using the information we hold about you please contact our Data Protection Officer by emailing

If you are still not satisfied with the TfGM’s response to any request to exercise your individual rights or if you believe that TfGM is not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can contact the Information Commissioners’ Office:

  • Post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
  • Telephone: 0303 123 1113