BlakeHR

Data Privacy Notice

Introduction
BlakeHR ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

 

The rules on the processing of personal data are set out in the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the “UK GDPR”).
 

Definitions

Data controller - A controller determines the purposes and means of processing personal data

Data processor - A processor is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller

Data subject – Natural person

Data protection legislation – Means the data protection legislation enforce in the UK from time to time and includes the Data Protection 2018 (as amended) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)


Categories of data: Personal data and special categories of personal data

Personal data - The UK GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identifier (as explained in Article 6 of UK GDPR). For example, name, passport number, home address, or private email address. Online identifiers include IP addresses and cookies.

Special categories of personal data - The UK GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’ (as explained in Article 9 of UK GDPR). The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual. Other examples include racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data, trade union membership, political opinions, and religious or philosophical beliefs.

Processing - Means any operation or set of operations that is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Third-party - Means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor, and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Who are we?
BlakeHR is the data controller. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. Our contact details are as follows:

Postal address: 139 Tower Road, Tividale, Oldbury, B69 1NE

Telephone: 07422 727 229

Email: hello@blakehr.co.uk

BlakeHR is a sole trader.

For all data matters contact Sandra Blake.

 

What information do we hold about you and why

(a) Personal Data

We may collect, store, and use personal data about you (referred to as ‘personal information’) as follows:

  • Personal contact information; for example, your name, title, address, telephone number, and email address
     

  • Where we are liaising in relation to recruitment, we may also collect personal information including passport or visa information, plus any other information which may be included in a job application form, CV, or covering letter
     

  • Personal information passed on to us by a third party, for example, a recruitment agency
     

  • Personal information gathered during an application process, including information given during any psychometric or profiling
     

  • Personal information from any interactions with our website, where for example you may have completed our ‘contact us’ form
     

(b) Special Data

In some circumstances we may need to collect ‘special data’ about you, as well as personal information:

  • When you have given us your consent to do so
     

  • When we need additional information; for example, but not limited to reviewing GP Fit notes, obtaining Occupational Health reports, or reviewing absence records for employees
     

  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject
     

  • Where it is in pursuit of our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests
     

What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?

  1. Personal data (article 6 of UK GDPR)
     

Our lawful basis for processing your general personal data:

  • Processing necessary general personal data to enable support and guidance
     

  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights or freedoms of the data subject
     

  • Processing necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
     

Our lawful basis for processing your special categories of data

  • Explicit consent of the data subject
     

  • Processing necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement
     

  • Processing necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims or where courts are acting in their judicial capacity
     

  • Processing necessary for reasons of preventative or occupational medicine, for assessing the working capacity of an employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or management of health or social care systems and services based on data protection legislation or a contract with a health professional
     

  • More information on lawful processing can be found on the ICO website. 


Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will be shared only with those deemed necessary at BlakeHR including, but not limited to:

  • Our staff and associates
     

  • Recruitment professionals assisting with employment-related matters
     

  • Technical support; eg website provider and software companies we use for marketing, CRM, finance system
     

  • Our professional advisers including accountants, legal support
     

  • Wix, our website host company


How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it for. Where this relates to employment, this would be for the length of your service, plus one year, in case of any legal claims/complaints.

 

Where we store your personal information
Your personal and special information is stored electronically on cloud-based software.

Where their servers are based outside of the EEA (European Economic Area), we have taken steps to ensure your personal information is adequately protected and the transfer is lawful.

Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the UK GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you
     

  • The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date
     

  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data
     

  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time, where consent was your lawful basis for processing the data
     

  • The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable i.e. where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and where the data controller processes the data by automated means)
     

  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, where applicable i.e., where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority, direct marketing, and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics)
     

Transfer of Data Abroad
We do not transfer personal data outside of the UK.


Automated Decision Making
We do not use any form of automated decision-making in our business.

 

Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on our website and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

 

How to make a complaint
To exercise all relevant rights, queries, or complaints please in the first instance contact Sandra Blake in writing at 139 Tower Road, Tividale, Oldbury, B69 1NE or email at hello@blakehr.co.uk

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners' Office on 03031 231 113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.


Privacy Policy creation date: May 2022

This Policy will be renewed and updated if applicable annually in May.