HB Projects Limited is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.
This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your working relationship with us, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
It applies to all employees, workers and contractors.
HB Projects Limited is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
This notice applies to current and former employees, workers and contractors. This notice does not form part of any contract of employment or other contract to provide services. We may update this notice at any time.
It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information.
We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:
1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
4. Accurate and kept up to date.
5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
6. Kept securely.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
There are “special categories” of more sensitive personal data which require a higher level of protection.
We have indicated in bold and italics in the following sections the purpose or purposes for which we are processing or will process your personal information, as well as indicating which categories of data are involved.
We need all the categories of information detailed in the following sections primarily to allow us to perform our contract with you (Contract) and to enable us to comply with legal obligations (Legal Obligation). In some cases we may use your personal information to pursue legitimate interests of our own or those of third parties (Legitimate Interests), provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
We will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you: Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and personal email addresses (Contract, Legal Obligation and Legitimate Interests) ; Date of birth (Contract, Legal Obligation and Legitimate Interests); Gender (Legal Obligation and Legitimate Interests); Marital status and dependants (Legitimate Interests); Next of kin and emergency contact information (Legitimate Interests); National Insurance number (Contract and Legal Obligation); Bank account details, payroll records and tax status information (Contract and Legal Obligation); Salary, annual leave, pension and benefits, end of year/end of employment information (Contract and Legal Obligation); Start date (Contract and Legitimate Interests); Location of employment or workplace (Legitimate Interests); Copy of driving licence and information on live penalty points (Legal Obligation); Recruitment information (including copies of right to work documentation, references and other information included in a CV or cover letter or as part of the application process) (Legitimate Interests, Contract and Legal Obligation) ; Employment records (including job titles, work history, working hours, training records and professional memberships) (Legitimate Interests); Remuneration history (Legitimate Interests); Performance information (Legitimate Interests); Probation review information (Contract and Legitimate Interests); Disciplinary and grievance information (Contract and Legal Obligation); CCTV footage (Legitimate Interests); Information about your use of our information and communications systems (Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation); Photographs and video footage (Legitimate Interests).
We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information:
• Information about your race or ethnicity (Legitimate Interests); Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records (Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation).
We collect personal information about employees, workers and contactors through the application and recruitment process, either directly from candidates or sometimes from an employment agency or background check provider. We may sometimes collect additional information from third parties including former employers, credit reference agencies or other background check agencies.
We will collect additional personal information in the course of job-related activities throughout the period of you working for us.
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
1. Where we need to perform the contract we have entered into with you.
2. Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:
1. Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests).
2. Where it is needed in the public interest.
Making a decision about your recruitment or appointment (Legitimate Interests); Determining the terms on which you work for us (Contract); Checking you are legally entitled to work in the UK (Legal Obligation); Paying you and, if you are an employee, deducting tax and National Insurance contributions (Contract and Legal Obligation); Providing the following benefits to you: Workplace Pension (and associated financial advice), Healthcare Cash Plan, Death in Service Benefit, Childcare Vouchers (or similar), Gym Membership (Contract); Liaising with your pension provider (Contract and Legal Obligation); Administering the contract we have entered into with you (Contract); Business management and planning, including accounting and auditing (Legitimate Interests); Conducting performance reviews, managing performance and determining performance requirements (Legitimate Interests); Making decisions about salary reviews and compensation (Contract); Assessing qualifications for a particular job or task, including decisions about promotions (Legitimate Interests); Gathering evidence for possible grievance or disciplinary hearings (Contract and Legal Obligation); Making decisions about your continued employment or engagement (Contract and Legal Obligation); Making arrangements for the termination of our working relationship (Contract and Legal Obligation); Education, training and development requirements (Legitimate Interests); Dealing with legal disputes involving you, or other employees, workers and contractors, including accidents at work (Legal Obligation); Ascertaining your fitness to work (Legal Obligation); Managing sickness absence (Legitimate Interests); Complying with health and safety obligations (Legal Obligation); To prevent fraud (Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation); To monitor your use of our information and communication systems to ensure compliance with our IT policies (Legitimate Interests); To ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to our computer and electronic communications systems and preventing malicious software distribution (Contract and Legitimate Interests); To conduct data analytics studies to review and better understand employee retention and attrition rates (Legitimate Interests); Equal opportunities monitoring (Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation); Marketing (Legitimate Interests).
Some of the above grounds for processing will overlap and there may be several grounds which justify our use of your personal information.
Where appropriate, we will collect personal data such as images and video footage (including interviews) for marketing and communication purposes including but not limited to the promotion of services, campaigns and events.
Any personal data collected for communication and marketing purpose may be published on any of the following channels: Press and media including: newspapers, magazines, social media and websites; On the Company website; On the Company social media feeds including Twitter and LinkedIn; On any printed publications such as the company newsletter, magazines, leaflets, posters or other display materials.
We will not use images/footage which could be deemed inappropriate or damage the person’s reputation.
If you fail to provide certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you (such as paying you or providing a benefit), or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations (such as to ensure the health and safety of our workers).
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
”Special categories” of particularly sensitive personal information require higher levels of protection. We need to have further justification for collecting, storing and using this type of personal information. We may process special categories of personal information in the following circumstances:
1. In limited circumstances, with your explicit written consent.
2. Where we need to carry out our legal obligations and in line with our Policy.
3. Where it is needed in the public interest, such as for equal opportunities monitoring, and in line with our Policy.
4. Where it is needed to assess your working capacity on health grounds, subject to appropriate confidentiality safeguards.
Less commonly, we may process this type of information where it is needed in relation to legal claims or where it is needed to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests) and you are not capable of giving your consent, or where you have already made the information public. We may also process such information about employees, workers or contractors or former employees, workers or contractors in the course of legitimate business activities with the appropriate safeguards.
We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:
• We will use information relating to leaves of absence, which may include sickness absence or family related leaves, to comply with employment and other laws.
• We will use information about your physical or mental health, or disability status, to ensure your health and safety in the workplace and to assess your fitness to work, to provide appropriate workplace adjustments, to monitor and manage sickness absence and to administer benefits.
• We will use information about your race or national or ethnic origin to ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.
We do not need your consent if we use special categories of your personal information in accordance with our written policy to carry out our legal obligations or exercise specific rights in the field of employment law. In limited circumstances, we may approach you for your written consent to allow us to process certain particularly sensitive data. If we do so, we will provide you with full details of the information that we would like and the reason we need it, so that you can carefully consider whether you wish to consent. You should be aware that it is not a condition of your contract with us that you agree to any request for consent from us.
We do not envisage that we will hold information about criminal convictions.
We will only collect information about criminal convictions if it is appropriate given the nature of the role and where we are legally able to do so. Where appropriate, we will collect information about criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process or we may be notified of such information directly by you in the course of you working for us. We will individually notify anyone who we collect such information on and detail the way in which the information is to be used and the lawful basis for processing the data.
Automated decision-making takes place when an electronic system uses personal information to make a decision without human intervention. We are allowed to use automated decision-making in the following circumstances:
1. Where we have notified you of the decision and given you 21 days to request a reconsideration.
2. Where it is necessary to perform the contract with you and appropriate measures are in place to safeguard your rights.
3. In limited circumstances, with your explicit written consent and where appropriate measures are in place to safeguard your rights.
We do not envisage that any decisions will be taken about you using automated means, however we will notify you in writing if this position changes.
However, if we make an automated decision on the basis of any particularly sensitive personal information, we must have either your explicit written consent or it must be justified in the public interest, and we must also put in place appropriate measures to safeguard your rights.
You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making, unless we have a lawful basis for doing so and we have notified you.
We may have to share your data with third parties, including third-party service providers and other entities in the group.
We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law.
We do not envisage that we will share your personal information outside the EU, however we will notify you in writing if this position changes.
If we do, you can expect a similar degree of protection in respect of your personal information.
Why might you share my personal information with third parties?
We will share your personal information with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.
<pWhich third-party service providers process my personal information?
”Third parties” includes third-party service providers (including contractors and designated agents) and other entities within our group. The following activities are carried out by third-party service providers: payroll administration, pension administration, benefits provision and administration, IT services, driving licence checking.
How secure is my information with third-party service providers and other entities in our group?
All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
When might you share my personal information with other entities in the group?
We will share your personal information with other entities in our group as part of our regular reporting activities on company performance, in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise, for system maintenance support and hosting of data.
What about other third parties?
We may share your personal information with other third parties, for example in the context of the possible sale or restructuring of the business. We may also need to share your personal information with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law. Should we need to share your personal information with other third parties, we will notify you of the nature of the information shared and the reason for doing so.
Transferring information outside the EU
We do not envisage transferring the personal information we collect about you outside the EU, however we will notify you in writing if this position changes.
We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information. Details of these measures are available upon request.
Third parties will only process your personal information on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and to keep it secure.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from the Group Compliance Director.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will you use my information for?
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal information are set out in the Personal Data Inventory and Retention Period documents. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.
Once you are no longer an employee, worker or contractor of the company we will retain and securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our data retention policy and applicable laws and regulations.
Your duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
• Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
• Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
• Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
• Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
• Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
• Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact the Group Compliance Director in writing.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact the Group Compliance Director. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.
The Group Compliance Director will act as data privacy manager to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the data privacy manager. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.