Ideas Marketplace privacy notice

This privacy notice applies to

This notice sets out how we will use your personal data, and your rights. It is made under the Data Protection Act 1998, or (after 25 May 2018) Articles 13 and/or 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Your data

We may collect any of the following data:


The purpose for which we are processing your personal data is to facilitate greater efficiency in how HM Government engages with the innovation community. This may include the sending of emails to notify you that we hold your personal data.

Legal basis of processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data is that processing is necessary for the Ideas Marketplace function in helping to ensure the effective development, coordination and implementation of government policy.


Your personal data may be shared by us with other government bodies, including government departments and at arms length bodies.

As your personal data will be stored on our IT infrastructure it may also be shared with our data processors who provide email, relationship management, document management and storage services for us.


Personal data will be held for monitoring and compliance purposes, contact may be made with individuals with particular roles. Personal data will be deleted at any time if you ask us to do so. We will contact you every year following your receipt of the initial notice, to check that your contact email address is still accurate and to remind you of the opportunity to check and/or ask us to delete your data.

Where you did not provide data

Where personal data was not collected from you by Ideas Marketplace, it was obtained by other government departments and agencies.

If you have been invited to or used the Enterprise Collaboration Service, we have obtained your details as a result of that engagement.

Your rights

You have the right to request:

You also have the right to object to the processing of:

International transfers

As your personal data may also be stored on our IT infrastructure, and may be shared with our data processors, it may be transferred and stored securely outside the UK. Where that is the case it will be subject to equivalent legal protection through an adequacy decision or the use of Model Contract Clauses.


If you consider that your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone: 0303 123 1113


Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.

Contact details

The data controller for your personal data is the MOD. The contact details for the data controller are:

MOD Data Protection Officer
Ground floor, zone D
Main Building

Telephone: 0303 123 1113