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Employee Privacy Policy

Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering Limited, as your employer and controller of your data, is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore we have produced this privacy policy to describe how we collect and use personal data about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Why do we collect information?

We collect your personal data from you via telephone, email, online and/or face-to-face. We may also collect information about you from your previous employers (e.g. references), and in some cases we may collect information about you from third party recruitment companies. We do not collect criminal conviction data about our employees. We collect the following special categories of data about our employees: nationality, ethnic origin and religion.

Information we may collect

Why we collect it

Lawful basis for collecting it

Name, phone number, email, address

To contact you in relation to your employment with us

Legitimate business interests

Marital status, date of birth, passport number

To confirm your identity and for our records

Legitimate business interests

National insurance number

To pay your national insurance contributions

Legal obligation

Bank account details

To pay you for the work you do

Performance of a contract

Next of kin contact details

In case of an emergency

Legitimate business interests


To ensure you are suitably qualified for the job we are employing you to do

Legitimate business interests

Employment history

To determine your experience, if any, for the job which we require you to do

Legitimate business interests

Tax codes

To comply with HMRC regulations

Legal obligation

Information relating to your employment with us including: job title and description, salary, work history, time sheets etc.

To ensure employees are being used as valuable resources and to create a contract of employment for insurance reasons

Legitimate business interests

CCTV onsite

To obtain evidence of accidents and injuries and to help prevent theft or any other criminal activity

Legitimate business interests

We do not carry out automated decision making using your data.

Special categories of data:

We collect the special categories of data

  1. Nationality
  2. Ethnic origin
  3. Religion

We process this data to comply with the Fair Employment & Treatment Order 1998. The legal basis for collecting this data is consent; we have obtained your consent to process this data. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time, which means we will stop processing this data, however this may affect our ability to continue carrying out a contract with you. We use this data solely to comply with this law and do not share it with any third parties other than the Equality Commission NI, who receive anonymised data only. We will keep this special category data for 6 years after the end of your employment with us. We will not share this data outside the UK.

Who we share your data with:
We do not and will not sell your data to any third parties. However, we may share your data with the following categories of companies:

  • RS Systems (IT support)
  • ITS Media (website design)
  • BACS (payment service providers)
  • Legal companies ( in the case of a legal inquiry)
  • EU Payroll and tax companies (including but not limited to Mazars, Accountantskantor Spijk, Crowe Horwath, Tilirex)
  • HMRC (tax return)
  • Equality Commission for NI (Fair Employment & Treatment Order 1998)

Employee personal data may be uploaded by site managers across Europe, and will then be processed by the human resources department in the UK. We do not share your data outside the EEA. Where we share your data inside the EEA we have procedures in place to ensure it is protected e.g. our contracts with third parties stipulate that they must also adhere to GDPR standards.

How long do we keep your data for?

We only keep your data for as long as we need it, therefore in accordance with HMRC’s guideline ‘six-year-rule’ we retain your data for 6 years.

Your rights:

Your personal data belongs to you, therefore you have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed about the data we hold on you and what we do with it
  • The right to access the personal data we hold about you (free of charge in most cases)
  • The right to correct any inaccuracies in the data we hold on you
  • The right to have your data deleted (in certain circumstances)
  • The right to restrict the processing of your data
  • The right to transfer data we hold on you to another party
  • The right to object to the inclusion of any of your data

You can contact us via the contact details at the bottom to request to exercise any of these rights at any time.

If you think your data rights have been breached you can raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House
Water Lane

If we make any changes to our privacy policy we will post them on our website and, where appropriate, notify you.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our privacy protection officer Maria McKeown via maria.mckeown@aseeltd.com or 02830888861

Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering
40 Maphoner Road

Date to be reviewed: 01/03/19


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