Data controller and Director of Information Services for EK Technology Group (referred to as EK Technology):
EKTechnologyGroup collects and processes personal information, or personal data of clients, families and employees to manage the work of EKTechnologyGroup and its working relationships. This personal information may be held by EKTechnologyGroup on paper or in electronic format.
EKTechnologyGroup 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 General Data Protection Regulation (“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 relationship with EKTechnologyGroup.
This privacy notice applies to all current and former clients, families and employees.
There are six data protection principles that EKTechnologyGroup must comply with. Therefore, EKTechnologyGroup will:
EKTechnologyGroup is responsible and accountable for compliance with, these principles.
EKTechnologyGroup collects, uses and processes a range of personal information about you. This includes:
EKTechnologyGroup will also collect, use and process the following special categories of your personal information:
EKTechnologyGroup may also collect, use and process the following special categories of your personal information where we have been provided it by yourselves or where it has been provided to ensure that EKTechnologyGroup will be able to provide application services:
EKTechnologyGroup collects, uses and processes a range of personal information about you. This includes:
EKTechnologyGroup may also collect, use and process the following special categories of your personal information (as applicable):
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EKTechnologyGroup collect personal information about clients and families and employees in a variety of ways.
Information is collected during the recruitment process and throughout your employment with EKTechnologyGroup. Information is obtained directly from you or from a third parties, such as references from former employers, information from background check providers, and criminal record checks from third parties as applicable.
We will also collect additional personal information throughout the period of your relationship with us. This may be collected during 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 EKTechnologyGroup ‘s HR management system and in other IT systems, such as the e-mail system.
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 need all the types of personal information listed under previous section primarily to enable us to perform our services to you and to enable us to comply with our legal obligations.
The purposes for which we are processing, or will process, your personal information are to:
If you fail to provide certain personal information when requested or required, we may not be able to provide the application services, or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.
We will only collect and use your sensitive personal information, which includes the special categories of personal information when the law allows us to.
Some special categories of personal information, i.e. information about your health or medical conditions, and information about criminal convictions and offenses, 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 confidentiality, 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 offenses, 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 offenses, are to:
Where EKTechnologyGroup 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 equal opportunities monitoring and in line with our data protection policy. Personal information that EKTechnologyGroup uses for these purposes is either anonymized 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 offenses, where it is needed for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
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 any relevant further information on our site. We may also issue a new privacy notice on the site.
Your personal information may be shared internally within EKTechnologyGroup, including with members of the HR department, payroll staff, your line manager, other managers and IT staff if access to your personal information is necessary for the performance of their roles.
EKTechnologyGroup may also share your personal information with third-party service providers (and their designated agents), including:
EKTechnologyGroup may also share your personal information with other third parties in the context of a potential sale or restructuring of some or all 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 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).
EKTechnologyGroup 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 unauthorized 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 to perform their job duties and responsibilities. You can obtain further information about these measures from our Director of Information Services.
Where your personal information is shared with third-party service providers, we require all third parties to take appropriate technical and organizational 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.
EKTechnologyGroup 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.
EKTechnologyGroup 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.
EKTechnologyGroup will generally hold your personal information for the duration of your employment or engagement. The exceptions are:
Personal information which is no longer to be retained will be securely and effectively destroyed or permanently erased from our IT systems and we will also require third parties to destroy or erase such personal information where applicable.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information so that it no longer permits your identification. In this case, we may retain such information for a longer period.
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 EKTechnologyGroup so that our records can be updated. EKTechnologyGroup cannot be held responsible for any errors in your personal information in this regard unless you have notified EKTechnologyGroup of the relevant change.
As a data subject, you have 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 the Director of Information Services. We may need to request specific information from you to verify your identity and check your right to access the personal information or to exercise any of your other rights. This is a security measure to ensure that your personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
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 Director of Information Services. 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.
As an employee this may affect our ability to maintain our relationship with you as your employer.
As a client or family this may affect our ability to continue to provide application services.
If you believe that EKTechnologyGroup 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.
EKTechnologyGroup may transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). There is an adequacy decision by the European Commission in respect of the USA. This means that the country 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 of the following safeguard:
Third party services include MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, GoDaddy, Microsoft besides many others. You can obtain further information about these measures from our Director of Information Services.
Automated decision making occurs when an electronic system uses your personal information to make a decision without human intervention.
EKTechnologyGroup do not envisage that any employment decisions will be taken about you based solely on automated decision making, including profiling. However, we will update this policy documentation if this position changes.
EKTechnologyGroup reserves the right to update or amend this privacy notice at any time, including where EKTechnologyGroup 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 a new privacy notice on the site when we make significant updates or amendments. We may also notify you about the processing of your personal information in other ways. In most cases there will be no direct reach, just updating this policy documentation on the site will be considered as having been delivered to you.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact our Director of Information Services as mentioned in the beginning of this document.
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