What does this Policy cover?
We take your personal data seriously. This policy:
sets out the types of personal data that we collect about you;
explains how and why we collect and use your personal data;
explains how long we keep your personal data for;
explains when, why and with who we will share your personal data;
sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data;
explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;
explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data; and
explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us
What personal data do we collect about you?
We collect the information necessary to be able to fulfil our contractual agreements. This information includes Contact Details and Site Information/Specifications. We may also collect sensitive personal data about you, in the form of biometrics, race, ethnic origin, religion, trade union membership and health. We only collect sensitive personal data from you, and further process this data, where you have given your explicit consent.
Where do we collect personal data about you from?
The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:
Directly from you. This is information you provide.
From an agent/third party acting on your behalf. Associates/Contractorsacting as a Limited Company.
By Reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague or even a present employer. After your details have been collected it will be stored on our company database and will be retained in line with our retention policy.
How do we use your personal data?
We use your personal data to fulfil our contractual agreements. We will initially collect basic information on you such as contact details and your requirements. If you would like to proceed with a project we will then be collecting more information from you.
How long do we keep your personal data for?
We keep your information for 6 years. Details of our retention policy can be provided on request.
Who do we share your personal data with?
Your personal data is shared with internal employees and contractors only.
What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?
If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to contact you again.
Do we transfer your data outside the EEA?
We do not transfer your data outside the EEA.
What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on you?
By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.
The right to be informed. You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Policy.
The right to rectification. You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to erasure. This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
The right to restrict processing. You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.
The right to data portability. You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.
The right to object to processing. You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).
The right to lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.
The right to withdraw consent. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.
We usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for:
baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or
further copies of the same information.
Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.
Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we’ll come back to you and let you know.
How will we contact you?
We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let us know.
How can you contact us?
If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information or have further questions on the processing of your personal data please contact us.