CTVC collects and processes personal information, or personal data, relating to its employees, workers and contractors to manage the working relationship. This personal information may be held on paper or in electronic format.
CTVC is committed to being transparent about how it handles your personal information, to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information and to meeting its data protection obligations under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. The purpose of this privacy notice is to make you aware of how and why we will collect and use your personal information both during and after your working relationship with CTVC. We are required under the GDPR to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
This privacy notice applies to all current and former employees, workers and contractors. It is non-contractual and does not form part of any employment contract, casual worker agreement, consultancy agreement or any other contract for services.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or about how we handle your personal information, please contact our compliance officer (contact information at the foot of this document), who will oversee compliance with this privacy notice.
Data protection principles
Under the GDPR, there are six data protection principles that CTVC must comply with. These provide that the personal information we hold about you must be:
CTVC is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate compliance with, these principles. This is called accountability.
What types of personal information do we collect about you?
Personal information is any information about an individual from which that person can be directly or indirectly identified. It doesn’t include anonymised data, i.e. where all identifying particulars have been removed.
CTVC may collect, use and process a range of personal information about you.
This may include:
CTVC may also collect, use and process the following special categories of your personal information (as applicable and where permitted by law):
How do we collect your personal information?
CTVC may collect personal information about employees, workers and contractors in a variety of ways. It is collected during the recruitment process, either directly from you or sometimes from a third party such as an employment agency. We may also collect personal information from other external third parties, such as references from former employers, information from background check providers, information from credit reference agencies and criminal record checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We will also collect additional personal information throughout the period of your working relationship with us. This may be collected in the course of your work-related activities. Whilst some of the personal information you provide to us is mandatory and/or is a statutory or contractual requirement, some of it you may be asked to provide to us on a voluntary basis. We will inform you whether you are required to provide certain personal information to us or if you have a choice in this.
Your personal information may be stored in different places, including in your personnel file, in CTVC's HR / Payroll management/Accounting system and in other IT systems, such as the e-mail system.
Why and how do we use your personal information?
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. These are known as the legal bases for processing. We will use your personal information in one or more of the following circumstances:
We may also occasionally use your personal information where we need to protect your vital interests (or someone else’s vital interests).
The purposes for which we are processing, or may process, your personal information can be found in Appendix A (below).
What if you fail to provide personal information?
If you fail to provide certain personal information when requested or required, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you, or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations. You may also be unable to exercise your statutory or contractual rights.
Why and how do we use your sensitive personal information?
We will only collect and use your sensitive personal information, which includes special categories of personal information and information about criminal convictions and offences, when the law allows us to.
Some special categories of personal information, i.e. information about your health or medical conditions and trade union membership, and information about criminal convictions and offences, is processed so that we can perform or exercise our obligations or rights under employment law or social security law and in line with our data protection policy. Information about health or medical conditions may also be processed for the purposes of assessing the working capacity of an employee or medical diagnosis, provided this is done under the responsibility of a medical professional subject to the obligation of professional secrecy, e.g. a doctor, and again in line with our data protection policy.
We may also process these special categories of personal information, and information about any criminal convictions and offences, where we have your explicit written consent. In this case, we will first provide you with full details of the personal information we would like and the reason we need it, so that you can properly consider whether you wish to consent or not. It is entirely your choice whether to consent. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time.
The purposes for which we are processing, or will process, these special categories of your personal information, and information about any criminal convictions and offences, can be found in Appendix B (below).
Where CTVC processes other special categories of personal information, i.e. information about your racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs and sexual orientation, this is done only for the purpose of equal opportunities monitoring and in line with our data protection policy. Personal information that CTVC uses for these purposes is either anonymised or is collected with your explicit written consent, which can be withdrawn at any time. It is entirely your choice whether to provide such personal information.
We may also occasionally use your special categories of personal information, and information about any criminal convictions and offences, where it is needed for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it. If we need to use your personal information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, we will provide you, prior to that further processing, with information about the new purpose, we will explain the legal basis which allows us to process your personal information for the new purpose and we will provide you with any relevant further information. We may also issue a new privacy notice to you.
Who has access to your personal information?
Your personal information may be shared internally within CTVC, those responsible for HR or payroll, your line manager, other managers in the business in which you work and IT staff if access to your personal information is necessary for the performance of their roles.
CTVC may also share your personal information with third-party service providers (and their designated agents), including:
CTVC may also share your personal information with other third parties in the context of a potential sale or restructuring of some or all of its business. In those circumstances, your personal information will be subject to confidentiality undertakings.
We may also need to share your personal information with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.
We may share your personal information with third parties where it is necessary to administer the contract we have entered into with you, where we need to comply with a legal obligation, or where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party).
How does CTVC protect your personal information?
CTVC has put in place measures to protect the security of your personal information. It has internal policies, procedures and controls in place to try and prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, altered, disclosed or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, workers, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know in order to perform their job duties and responsibilities. You can obtain further information about these measures from our compliance officer.
Where your personal information is shared with third-party service providers, we require all third parties to take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal information and to treat it subject to a duty of confidentiality and in accordance with data protection law. We only allow them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our written instructions and we do not allow them to use your personal information for their own purposes.
CTVC also has in place procedures to deal with a suspected data security breach and we will notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (or any other applicable supervisory authority or regulator) and you of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
For how long does CTVC keep your personal information?
CTVC will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, tax, health and safety, reporting or accounting requirements.
CTVC will generally hold your personal information for the duration of your employment or engagement.
For more information please see the CTVC Data Retention Policy
Your rights in connection with your personal information
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes, e.g. you change your home address, during your working relationship with CTVC so that our records can be updated. CTVC cannot be held responsible for any errors in your personal information in this regard unless you have notified CTVC of the relevant change.
As a data subject, you have a number of statutory rights. Subject to certain conditions, and in certain circumstances, you have the right to:
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact our compliance officer.
In the limited circumstances where you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. This will not, however, affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact our compliance officer. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your personal information for the purpose you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal basis for processing.
If you believe that CTVC has not complied with your data protection rights, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at any time. The ICO is the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.
Transferring personal information outside the European Economic Area
CTVC will not ordinarily transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), but reserve the right to do so. If it does, it will seek to ensure that there is an adequacy decision by the European Commission in respect of those countries.
This means that the countries to which we transfer your personal information are deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for your personal information. However, to ensure that your personal information does receive an adequate level of protection, it is transferred outside the EEA on the basis that suitable safeguards including data protection clauses are included in any contracts. You can obtain further information about these measures from Our compliance officer.
Changes to this privacy notice
CTVC reserves the right to update or amend this privacy notice at any time, including where CTVC intends to further process your personal information for a purpose other than that for which the personal information was collected or where we intend to process new types of personal information. We will issue you with a new privacy notice when we make significant updates or amendments. We may also notify you about the processing of your personal information in other ways.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact Our compliance officer.
The purposes for which we are processing, or may process, your personal information are to:
Please note that we may process your personal information without your consent, in compliance with these rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
The purposes for which we are processing, or will process special categories of your personal information, and information about any criminal convictions and offences.