We are committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us and being transparent about the information we hold. We abide by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable laws, and best practice guidance.
If you have any questions please address these to email@example.com.
We collect only the personal information which you opt to give us through interaction with our business. This could include your name, email address, telephone number and details of your employer.
Where applying for a job with us and following employment, we may also hold information such as home address, date of birth, National Insurance number, emergency contact information, bank details and Curriculum Vitae (i.e. work history, qualifications and skills).
Your information may be recorded following interaction with our business in one of the below ways:
We may also gather and retain data about you when you:
We may use your information for the following purposes:
We may utilise personal information when sending out enquiries, quotes, invoices, remittances or statements.
We will never use any of your contact details or other personal information collected for purposes of any general mailing lists, whether these are by post or electronic.
Where you are being recompensed in exchange for products or services, only those staff fully authorised and trained to process payments will have visibility of your bank details.
The security of your data is very important to us. We will securely store and manage your personal data. We have defined retention periods for your data based on the nature of the relationship we have with you.
Digitally held records are stored on a secured network. Where external companies are used to support and deliver IT services, Westerton ensures these companies have secure and GDPR compliant processes in place. Where paper records are held, these are locked on premises and accessible only by those with the appropriate authority.
Only relevant and trained staff will be able to see your information.
We will monitor our procedures and policies where required to make sure we aren’t holding onto your data longer than we should and that we only retain it for the purpose you gave it to us.
Where an interaction with Westerton involves the exchange of bank details, we will manage any transactions securely and in accordance with the Payment Industry Data Security Standard.
We will never sell your data. We will not disclose information received from you to any unconnected third parties and we will not use it for purposes of any general mailing list of our own, be this by post or electronic.
We may need to share data with the police, legal or other advisors, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulators, government agencies where necessary to enable us to enforce our legal rights, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our employees or where such disclosure may be permitted or required by law. This includes CCTV footage.
This section specifies the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
We and our other group companies have offices and facilities in the USA. We may pass our group companies your data to facilitate the services we provide you. Any data shared will be kept internal to our group, and governed by an intra company data sharing agreement obliging our group companies to provide appropriate safeguards and an adequate level of security for your personal data in order to protect you rights and freedoms. In this way, we have formed the view that your information, if passed to them, will have adequate protection.
The legal basis for processing your personal data outside of the EEA is the performance of a contract between you and us and, in certain circumstances, the transfer may be made on the basis that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, namely our interest in managing and maintaining the goods and services you receive from us.
Images and film taken of public and participants may be used for up to five years for marketing and publicity purposes by Westerton. After this point it will either be deleted or added to our archive accordingly.
If you submit correspondence to Westerton, we will retain your comments and details for up to 12 months from the original enquiry date.
If you apply for a job with Westerton, we will retain personal information throughout employment plus 6 years.
For unsuccessful applications, we retain personal information for 6 months from the closing date.
CCTV records will be kept for a maximum of 28 days before being deleted.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to update your preferences.
To update your contact preferences:
Where you believe we hold inaccurate information about you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying a request to change these details and we will amend them accordingly.
To request information held on you:
You can request this information by contacting email@example.com and specifying a request for the information held on you. We will respond in as timely a manner as able following receipt of your request.
Removal of your personal data:
If you wish for us to remove your details from our database, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take appropriate action to ensure your details are removed from our records.
If you need any further guidance on General Data Protection Laws, please look at the following links: