We are firmly committed to protecting your privacy and aim to be clear about how we collect, use and protect your personal information.
We may collect and store information about you when you interact with us. For example, this could be for:
When you engage with us by phone, mail, in person or online, we may collect information about you. This may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, bank account details, and other information relating to you personally which you may choose to provide to us.
Data protection law recognises that certain types of personal information are more sensitive. This is known as ‘sensitive’ or ‘special category’ personal information and covers information revealing racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs and political opinions, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, information concerning health or data concerning a person’s sex life or sexual orientation. Sensitive information will only be collected where necessary, for example, when you become a member of staff. Clear notices will be provided at the time we collect this information, stating what information is needed, and why.
We will use your personal information for the following purposes:
We may share some of your personal information with organisations that carry out processing operations on our behalf, such as payroll and web services companies. We carry out checks on these companies before we work with them and put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements, especially regarding how they manage the personal information that we give to them. We do not sell or share personal information to third parties for the purposes of marketing.
We will keep your personal information in respect of financial transactions for as long as the law requires us to for tax or accounting purposes (which may be up to six years after a particular transaction).
In respect of other personal information, we will retain it for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, taking into account guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Data protection legislation gives you the right to request access to personal information about you which is processed by CET and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You also have the right to ask us to erase your personal information, ask us to restrict our processing of your personal information or to object to our processing of your personal information.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at the address below.
You can find out more about your rights from the Information Commissioner, who regulates data protection and privacy. The Information Commissioner’s website is www.ico.org.uk.