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Privacy notice

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Notice date: 6 May 2019

1. Important information
This privacy notice is given by MB Techniques Ltd (referred to here as 'we'/'us'/'our').
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. Personal data 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).
This privacy notice will tell you how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights
and how the law protects you.
Our details are:
Name: MB Techniques Ltd
Registered number: 23A
Registered office: Douglas Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 0BU
Email: mbtechniques@btconnect.com
We are the data controller of your personal data. This means that we decide when, why and how to
process your personal data and we are responsible for looking after it and protecting your rights. In this
privacy notice, we use the word process to cover all the different ways in which we handle your personal
data, such as collection, use, storage and transfer.


2. What is the purpose of this privacy notice?
This privacy notice describes how we process personal data about you during and after your working
relationship with us, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
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 but if we do so, we will provide you with an updated copy of it as soon as reasonably practical.
We are required under the GDPR to give you the information contained in this privacy notice.
It is important that you read this privacy notice, as well as any other privacy notice we may give you on
specific occasions when we are processing personal data about you, so you know how and why we are
using your personal data.


3. Data protection principles
We will comply with data protection law and principles. This says that the personal data we process about
you must be:
• Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way
• Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way
that is incompatible with those purposes
• Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes
• Accurate and kept up to date
• Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about
• Kept securely


4. The kind of data we hold about you
We will process the following categories of personal data about you:
• Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and personal email
addresses
• Date of birth
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• Gender
• Marital status and dependants
• Next of kin and emergency contact information
• National Insurance number
• Bank account details, payroll records and tax status information
• Salary, annual leave, pension and benefits information.
• Start date and, if different, the date of your continuous employment
• Leaving date and your reason for leaving
• Location of employment or workplace
• Copy of driving licence
• 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)
• Employment records (including job titles, work history, working hours, holidays, training records
and professional memberships)
• Compensation history
• Performance information
• Disciplinary and grievance information
• Photographs
• Information about your use of our information and communications systems
• Other information obtained through electronic means
We will also process those categories of personal data about you mentioned in section 5.
We may also process the following special categories of more sensitive personal data:
• Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records,
including:
◦ where you leave employment and under any share plan operated by us or by a group
company the reason for leaving is determined to be ill-health, injury or disability, the
records relating to that decision;
◦ details of any absences (other than holidays) from work including time on statutory
parental leave and sick leave; and
◦ where you leave employment and the reason for leaving is related to your health,
information about that condition needed for pensions and permanent health insurance
purposes.


5. How is your personal data collected?
We collect personal information about employees, workers and contractors through the application and
recruitment process, either directly from applicants or sometimes from an employment agency or other
publicly accessible sources. We may sometimes collect additional information from third parties including
former employers, credit reference agencies or other background check providers.
We will collect additional personal information in the course of job-related activities throughout the period
of you working for us.


6. How we will use personal data about you
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal
data in the following circumstances:
• Where we need to perform the contract we have entered into with you
• Where we need to comply with a legal obligation
• 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 need all the categories of data in the list above (see section 4) primarily to allow us to perform our
contract with you and to enable us to comply with legal obligations. In some cases, we may use your
personal data to pursue legitimate interests of our own (business management, administration and
development) or those of third parties, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override
those interests. The situations in which we will process your personal data are listed below:
• Making a decision about your recruitment or appointment
• Determining the terms on which you work for us
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• Checking you are legally entitled to work in the UK
• Paying you and, if you are an employee or deemed employee for tax purposes, deducting tax and
National Insurance contributions (NICs)
• Providing contractual and discretionary benefits to you
• Inviting you to participate in any share plans operated by us or by a group company
• Granting awards under any share plans operated by us or by a group company
• Administering your participation in any share plans operated by us or by a group company,
including communicating with you about your participation and collecting any tax and NICs due on
any share awards
• Enrolling you in a pension arrangement in accordance with statutory automatic enrolment duties
• Liaising with the trustees or managers of your pension provider and any other provider of
employee benefits
• Administering the contract we have entered into with you
• Business management and planning, including accounting and auditing
• Conducting performance reviews, managing performance and determining performance
requirements
• Making decisions about salary reviews and compensation
• Assessing qualifications for a particular job or task, including decisions about promotions
• Gathering evidence for possible grievance or disciplinary hearings
• Making decisions about your continued employment or engagement
• Making arrangements for the termination of our working relationship
• Education, training and development requirements
• Dealing with legal disputes involving you, or other employees, workers and contractors, including
accidents at work
• Ascertaining your fitness to work
• Managing sickness absence
• Complying with health and safety obligations
• To prevent fraud
• To monitor your use of our information and communication systems to ensure compliance with our
IT policies
• To ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to our
computer and electronic communications systems and preventing malicious software distribution
• To conduct data analytics studies to review and better understand employee retention and attrition
rates
• Equal opportunities monitoring
Some of the above grounds for processing will overlap and there may be several grounds which justify
our use of your personal data.


7. If you fail to provide personal data
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).


8. Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data 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 data 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 data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance
with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
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9. How we use particularly sensitive personal data
Special categories of particularly sensitive personal data require higher levels of protection. We need to
have further justification for processing this type of personal data. We have in place an appropriate policy
document and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing such data. We may
process special categories of personal data in the following circumstances:
• In limited circumstances, with your explicit written consent
• Where we need to carry out our legal obligations or exercise rights in connection with employment
• Where it is needed in the public interest, such as for equal opportunities monitoring
Less commonly, we may process this type of data 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 do not need your consent if we use special categories of your personal data 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 data 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 that you agree to any request for consent from us.
We will use your particularly sensitive personal data 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
including statutory maternity pay, statutory sick pay, pensions and permanent health insurance.
• If you leave employment and under any share plan operated by us or by a group company the
reason for leaving is determined to be ill-health, injury or disability, we will use information about
your physical or mental health, or disability status in reaching a decision about your entitlements
under the share plan.
• If you apply for an ill-health pension under a pension arrangement operated by us or by a group
company, we will use information about your physical or mental health in reaching a decision
about your entitlement.


10.Information about criminal convictions
We may only use information relating to criminal convictions where the law allows us to do so. This will
usually be where such processing is necessary to carry out our obligations and provided we do so in line
with an appropriate policy document and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when
processing such data.
Less commonly, we may use information relating to criminal convictions where it is necessary in relation
to legal claims, where it is necessary 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 do not envisage that we will process information about criminal convictions.


11.Automated decision making
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:
• Where we have notified you of the decision and given you 21 days to request a reconsideration
• Where it is necessary to perform the contract with you and appropriate measures are in place to
safeguard your rights
• In limited circumstances, with your explicit written consent and where appropriate measures are in
place to safeguard your rights
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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 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.


12.Data sharing
Third party includes any third-party service provider (including contractors and designated agents) and
other entities within our group.
We will only share your personal data 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. We
will not allow third parties to process your personal data for their own purposes unless we have a lawful
basis for doing so and we have notified you.
We will share your personal data with the following third parties:
• Personal data about you that will be shared: Name, address, national insurance number, bank
account details. We will share this data with insurance services, bank, pension, government
peform background checks, manage payroll, administer pension.
All third parties processing your personal data for us are required to take appropriate security measures
to protect your personal data in line with our policies. They are only permitted to process your personal
data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We will share your personal data with other entities in our group as part of our regular reporting activities
on company performance, for system maintenance support and hosting of data.
We may share your personal data with third parties, for example in the context of the possible sale or
restructuring of the business. In this situation we will, so far as possible, share anonymised data with the
other parties before the transaction completes. Once the transaction is completed, we will share your
personal data with the other parties if and to the extent required under the terms of the transaction.
We may also need to share your personal data with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law. This
may include making returns to HMRC, disclosures to stock exchange regulators and disclosures to
shareholders such as directors' remuneration reporting requirements.


13.Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being
accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit
access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a
business need-to-know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are
subject to a duty of confidentiality.
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.


14.Data retention
We will only retain your personal data 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. 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 data so that it can no longer be associated with
you, in which case we may use such data without further notice to you. Once you are no longer our
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employee, worker or contractor we will retain and securely destroy your personal data in accordance with
applicable laws and regulations.


15.Your duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed
if your personal data changes during your working relationship with us.

16.Your rights in connection with personal data
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
• Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a data subject access request).
This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we
are lawfully processing it.
• Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any
incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected.
• Request erasure of your personal data. 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 data where you have exercised your right to object to
processing (see below).
• Object to processing of your personal data 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 data for direct marketing purposes.
• Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend
the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or
the reason for processing it.
• Request the transfer of your personal data to another party.
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal data, object to the processing of
your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal data to another party, please
contact us.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (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.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your
right to access the data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security
measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.


17.Right to withdraw consent
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and
transfer of your personal data 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 us. 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.


18.Changes to this privacy notice
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 data.


19.Contacting us
We have appointed a 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 data; if you would like any more
information or you have any comments about this privacy notice; or if you would like to make any request
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to exercise your legal rights, please contact the Data Privacy Manager by phone on 01698 457222 or by
post at the address shown above in section 1.
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 (ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the
chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us first.
I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this Privacy Notice and that I have read and understood it.


Signature: __________________________ Date: __________________________
Name: __________________________
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