Data Protection Compliance Statement

This is a statement of Data Protection Compliance adopted by IES Trainings for undertaking training and recruitment enquiries for clients.
IES Trainings will, during such enquiries, collect and use personal information which must be dealt with properly however it is collected, recorded and used; whether on paper, in a computer, or recorded on other material.

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information by the company as critical in maintaining the confidence of our clients; we therefore treat personal information lawfully and correctly.

To this end we fully endorse and adhere to the Principles of Data Protection, as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Specifically, the Principles require that personal information:

·         Shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met

·         Shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes

·         Shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed

·         Shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date

·         Shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes

·         Shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act

·         Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

·         Shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

IES Trainings will, through appropriate management, strict application of criteria and controls:

·         Observe fully the conditions regarding fair collection and use of information

·         Meet its legal obligations to specify the purposes for which information is used

·         Collect and process appropriate information and only to the extent that it is needed to fulfil operational needs or to comply with any legal requirements

·         Ensure the quality of information used

·         Apply strict checks to determine the length of time information is held

·         Ensure that the rights of people about whom information is held are able to be fully exercised under the Act.

·         (These include: the right to be informed that processing is being undertaken, the right of access to one’s personal information, the right to prevent processing in certain circumstances and the right to correct, rectify, block or erase information which is regarded as wrong information.)

·         Take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard personal information

·         Ensure that personal information is not transferred abroad without suitable safeguards

·         There is an individual with specific responsibility for data protection within the organisation

·         Everyone managing and handling personal information understands that they are contractually and legally responsible for following good data protection practice

·         Everyone managing and handling personal information is appropriately trained to do so

·         Everyone managing and handling personal information is appropriately supervised

·         Anyone wanting to make enquiries about handling personal information knows how to do so

·         Queries about handling personal information are promptly and courteously dealt with

·         Methods of handling personal information are clearly described

·         A regular review and audit is made of the way personal information is managed

·         Methods of handling personal information are regularly assessed and evaluated

·         Performance of handling personal information is regularly assessed and evaluated

 

 

DATA PROTECTION POLICY                                     05/01/2017

IES Trainings Ltd collects and uses information about people with whom it communicates.

This personal information must be dealt with properly and securely however it is collected, recorded and used – whether on paper, in a computer, or recorded on other material – and there are safeguards to ensure this in the Data Protection Act 1998.

IES Trainings Ltd regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to the successful and efficient performance of its functions, and to maintain confidence between those with whom it deals.

To this end IES Trainings Ltd fully endorses and adheres to the Principles of Data Protection, as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the staff, volunteers and trustees of IES Trainings Ltd are clear about the purpose and principles of Data Protection and to ensure that it has guidelines and procedures in place which are consistently followed.

Failure to adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 is unlawful and could result in legal action being taken against IES Trainings Ltd or its staff, trustee and Principles

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of information relating to living and identifiable individuals (data subjects). This includes the obtaining, holding, using or disclosing of such information, and covers computerised records as well as manual filing systems and card indexes.

Data users must comply with the data protection principles of good practice which underpin the Act. To comply with the law, information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully.

To do this IES Trainings Ltd follows the eight Data Protection Principles outlined in the Data Protection Act 1998, which are summarised below:

1.       Personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully

2.       Data will only be collected and used for specified purposes

a.       Marketing

b.       Day to Day Administration

c.        Training Records

3.       Data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive

4.       Data will be accurate and up to date

5.       Data will not be held any longer than necessary

6.       Data subject’s rights will be respected

VII. Data will be kept safe from unauthorised access, accidental loss or damage

VIII. Data will not be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area, unless that country has equivalent levels of protection for personal data.

The principles apply to “personal data” which is information held on computer or in manual filing systems from which they are identifiable. Organisation Name’s employees, volunteers and trustees who process or use any personal information in the course of their duties will ensure that these principles are followed at all times.

Procedures

The following procedures have been developed in order to ensure that IES Trainings Ltd meets it’s responsibilities in terms of Data Protection. For the purposes of these procedures data collected, stored and used by IES Trainings Ltd falls into 2 broad categories:

1.       IES Trainings Ltd internal data records; Staff, volunteers and trustees

2.       Organisation Name’s external data records; Members, customers, clients.

IES Trainings Ltd as a body is a DATA CONTROLLER under the Act, and the Executive Committee is ultimately responsible for the policy’s implementation.

Internal data records

 

Purposes

IES Trainings Ltd obtains personal data (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses), application forms, and references and in some cases other documents from staff, volunteers and trustees. This data is stored and processed for the following purposes:

·         Recruitment

·         Equal Opportunities monitoring

·         Volunteering opportunities

·         To distribute relevant organisational material e.g. meeting papers

·         Payroll

Access

The contact details of staff, volunteers and trustees will only made available to other staff, volunteers

and trustees. Any other information supplied on application will be kept in a secure filing cabinet and is not accessed during the day to day running of the organisation.

Contact details of staff, volunteers and trustees will not be passed on to anyone outside the organisation without their explicit consent.

A copy of staff, volunteer, trustee emergency contact details will be kept in the Emergency File for Health and Safety purposes to be used in emergency situations e.g. fire/ bomb evacuations. Staff, volunteers and trustees will be supplied with a copy of their personal data held by the organisation if a request is made.

All confidential post must be opened by the addressee only.

Storage

Personal data is kept in paper-based systems and on a password-protected computer system.

Every effort is made to ensure that paper-based data are stored in organised and secure systems.

IES Trainings Ltd operates a clear desk policy at all times.

Use of Photographs

Where practicable, IES Trainings Ltd will seek consent from individuals before displaying photographs in which they appear. If this is not possible (for example, a large group photo), the organisation will remove any photograph if a complaint is received. This policy also applies to photographs published on the organisations website or in the Newsletter.

External data records

 

Purposes

IES Trainings Ltd obtains personal data (such as names, addresses, and phone numbers) from members/clients. This data is obtained, stored and processed solely to assist staff and volunteers in the efficient running of services. Personal details supplied are only used to send material that is potentially useful. Most of this information is stored on the organisation’s database.

IES Trainings Ltd obtains personal data and information from clients and members in order to provide services. This data is stored and processed only for the purposes outlined in the agreement and service specification signed by the client/ member.

 Consent

Personal data is collected over the phone and using other methods such as e-mail. During this initial contact, the data owner is given an explanation of how this information will be used.

Written consent is not requested as it is assumed that the consent has been granted when an individual freely gives their own details.

Personal data will not be passed on to anyone outside the organisation without explicit consent from the data owner unless there is a legal duty of disclosure under other legislation, in which case the Director will discuss and agree disclosure with the Chair/ Vice Chair. Contact details held on the organisation’s database may be made available to groups/ individuals outside of the organisation. Individuals are made aware of when their details are being collected for the database and their verbal or written consent is requested.

Access

Only the organisation’s staff, volunteers and trustees will normally have access to personal data.

All staff, volunteers and trustees are made aware of the Data Protection Policy and their obligation not to disclose personal data to anyone who is not supposed to have it.

Information supplied is kept in a secure filing, paper and electronic system and is only accessed by those individuals involved in the delivery of the service.

Information will not be passed on to anyone outside the organisation without their explicit consent, excluding statutory bodies e.g. the Inland Revenue.

Individuals will be supplied with a copy of any of their personal data held by the organisation if a request is made.

All confidential post must be opened by the addressee only.

Accuracy

IES Trainings Ltd will take reasonable steps to keep personal data up to date and accurate.

Personal data will be stored for as long as the data owner/ client/ member uses our services and normally longer. Where an individual ceases to use our services and it is not deemed appropriate to keep their records, their records will be destroyed according to the schedule in Appendix B. However, unless we are specifically asked by an individual to destroy their details, we will normally keep them on file for future reference.

If a request is received from an organisation/ individual to destroy their records, we will remove their details from the database and request that all staff holding paper or electronic details for the organisation destroy them. This work will be carried out by the Information Officer.

This procedure applies if IES Trainings Ltd is informed that an organisation ceases to exist.

Use of Photographs

Where practicable, IES Trainings Ltd will seek consent of members/ individuals before displaying photographs in which they appear. If this is not possible (for example, a large group photo), the organisation will remove any photograph if a complaint is received. This policy also applies to photographs published on the organisation’s website or in the Newsletter.

Criminal Records Bureau

IES Trainings Ltd will act in accordance with the CRB’s code of practice.

Copies of disclosures are kept for no longer than is required. In most cases this is no longer than

6 months in accordance with the CRB Code of Practice. There may be circumstance where it is deemed appropriate to exceed this limit e.g. in the case of disputes.

Responsibilities of staff, volunteers and trustees

During the course of their duties with Organisation Name, staff, volunteers and trustees will be dealing with information such as names/addresses/phone numbers/e-mail addresses of members/clients/volunteers. They may be told or overhear sensitive information while working for Organisation Name. The Data Protection Act (1988) gives specific guidance on how this information should be dealt with. In short to comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. Staff, paid or unpaid must abide by this policy.

To help staff, volunteers, trustees meet the terms of the Data Protection Act; the attached Data

Protection/Confidentiality statement has been produced. Staff, volunteers and trustees are asked to read and sign this statement to say that they have understood their responsibilities as part of the induction programme.

Compliance

Compliance with the Act is the responsibility of all staff, paid or unpaid. IES Trainings Ltd will

regard any unlawful breach of any provision of the Act by any staff, paid or unpaid, as a serious matter which will result in disciplinary action. Any employee who breaches this policy statement will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure which may result in dismissal for gross misconduct. Any such breach could also lead to criminal prosecution.

Any questions or concerns about the interpretation or operation of this policy statement should in the first instance be referred to the line manager.

Retention of Data

No documents will be stored for longer than is necessary. For guidelines on retention periods

see the Data Retention Schedule.

All documents containing personal data will be disposed of securely in accordance with the Data Protection principles.

Subject Data Requests may be made by writing to

The Data Protection Officer

IES Trainings Ltd

PO Box 3702

Newcastle

Staffordshire

ST55 9HF

Please enclose a cheque for £10.00 made payable to IES Trainings Ltd

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