Data privacy statement

Data Privacy Statement for Code Playground Events

As a global financial services company with millions of customers and clients and over 80,000 employees worldwide, Barclays routinely handles large volumes of personal information. Recognising that managing privacy risk well is critical to retaining the trust of all our stakeholders, including our customers, event guests and employees, and the confidence of our regulators, we take a rigorous approach to managing privacy. We also recognise the importance of working with trusted suppliers and business partners and we ensure all our employees are trained to handle your personal information properly.

Barclays Bank UK PLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates will treat your information (and that of any children you are accompanying at this event) processed in support of your attendance at our events as confidential and will hold your data in compliance with all applicable laws. Your personal information will be held securely within our contact and event management systems and, if applicable, securely by our contracted third parties assisting in the enablement of this event. This data may be accessible in whole or in part by Barclays Bank PLC international offices, subject to local laws and regulations.

What information do we need?

Barclays Bank UK PLC, will be the ‘Controllers’ of the personal data you provide to us relating to your, or that of any child accompanying you, attendance at this event.

We predominantly collect basic personal data about you as the accompanying adult at a Code Playground event including your name and email address. Some Code Playground events may require you to indicate dietary or access preferences personally or on behalf of an attending child which may indicate ‘sensitive’ cultural, religious or medical data about you or the child in question.

For logistical management of the event on the day, the names of any children in attendance will also be collected.

If the event includes any form of image capture through video or photography, this will be outlined at the event. You will be asked beforehand at the event reception if you wish to explicitly consent to participate in any photography and this will be conducted at all times in line with your rights outlined in the “What are your rights?” section of this document - please ask the Barclays event staff for more details.

If the event you are attending offers the use of any engagement technology, such as event apps to guide your interaction through sessions, this will be subject to separate controls and consent to give you the control over the data you choose to share.

You can also optionally subscribe to the Barclays Code Playground update service at the point of registration – your consent in doing so will be strictly limited to the subscription of the Code Playground update service, and you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions enclosed in each circulation.

Why do we need it?

We need to know your personal data for the reasonable purposes of facilitating your attendance, and any child you are accompanying at this event, including any dietary and access provisions and/or the printing of attendee badges if necessary. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need.

Any data you submit in subscribing to the Code Playground update service, will only be used for that purpose and will not subscribe you to any other communications – subscribing or unsubscribing from this service will not impact any other email marketing preferences you have indicated within the wider Barclays Group.

What do we do with it?

Your personal data is predominantly processed in regards to this event by our staff in the UK however, for the purposes of administration, IT hosting and maintenance, this information may be located on servers within the wider European Union and may be accessible in whole or in part by our wider events teams in our Barclays Bank PLC international offices, subject to local laws and regulations.

Each Code Playground event is also subject to a strict safeguarding framework to limit the access to any personal data relating to attending children on a ‘need to know basis’.

We know how important your privacy is – we will always set the highest standard to protect your personal information - we have a company-wide data protection framework in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of personal data by Barclays or any data processors on our behalf.

How long will we keep it?

We are required under UK tax law to keep the basic personal data of adults attending our events (name, and contact information) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed.

Any additional information provided by you specifically for this event, such as your dietary preferences, will be destroyed 12 weeks after the event has completed.

Any images collected an event will be subject to different retention periods that will be detailed as part of a separate photography consent form.

Data relating to the children attending any Code Playground event will be separately destroyed after 28 days. During this time access to any child-related personal information will be strictly controlled on a ‘need to know basis’ under our child event safeguarding framework.

What else would we like to do with your data?

Your data is processed under this notice for your attendance at one of our events only. This is separate from any other data processing activity you have with Barclays including general marketing of our goods and services.

Barclays will never sell your personal data to third parties; we want you to be confident that the data you share with us for specific reasons stays that way.

What are your rights?

For event participant’s (both accompanying adult and child) resident in the European Union (EU), your data in relation to this event will be held in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as amended from time to time, under which you may request access to and correction of your personal data (and that of an accompanying child if you are authorised to do so), as well as the restriction of processing and/or deletion of the same. In the first instance, please contact the Code Playground Mentor at your event for further guidance in enacting your rights.

With regards to deletion or restriction of processing requests for images captured at any of our events, efforts will be taken to prevent such processing in future digital and offline publications but they may continue to appear in publications and media already in circulation (i.e. where an image has been reused outside of the direct control of a Barclays digital channel such as a Twitter retweet), to the extent permitted by applicable law.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter (please email

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

Please see for more information on Barclays worldwide, including information about our privacy policy.