Data Protection Policy
for Employees, Workers and Consultants

1 Overview
1.1 Jackson Crane Ltd (“we”) takes the security and privacy of your data seriously. We need to gather and use information or ‘data’ about you as part of our business and to manage our relationship with you. We intend to comply with our legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 (the ‘2018 Act’) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in respect of data privacy and security. We have a duty to notify you of the information contained in this policy.

1.2 This policy applies to current and former employees, workers, volunteers, apprentices and consultants. If you fall into one of these categories then you are a ‘data subject’ for the purposes of this policy. You should read this policy alongside your contract of employment (or contract for services) and any other notice we issue to you from time to time in relation to your data.

1.3 We will hold data in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. A copy of this can be obtained from Jeanne Smith, Director. We will only hold data for as long as necessary for the purposes for which we collected it.

1.4 We are a ‘data controller’ for the purposes of your personal data. This means that we determine the purpose and means of the processing of your personal data.

1.5 This policy explains how we will hold and process your information. It explains your rights as a data subject. It also explains your obligations when obtaining, handling, processing or storing personal data in the course of working for, or on behalf of, Jackson Crane Ltd.

1.6 This policy does not form part of your contract of employment (or contract for services if relevant) and can be amended by us at any time. It is intended that this policy is fully compliant with the 2018 Act and the GDPR. If any conflict arises between those laws and this policy, we intend to comply with the 2018 Act and the GDPR.

2 Data Protection Principles
2.1 Personal data must be processed in accordance with six ‘Data Protection Principles.’ It must:
• be processed fairly, lawfully and transparently;
• be collected and processed only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes;
• be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed;
• be accurate and kept up to date. Any inaccurate data must be deleted or rectified without delay;
• not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed; and
• be processed securely.

We are accountable for these principles and must be able to show that we are compliant.

3 How we define personal data
3.1 ‘Personal data’ means information which relates to a living person who can be identified from that data (a ‘data subject’) on its own, or when taken together with other information which is likely to come into our possession. It includes any expression of opinion about the person and an indication of the intentions of us or others, in respect of that person. It does not include anonymised data.

3.2 This policy applies to all personal data whether it is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials.

3.3 This personal data might be provided to us by you, or someone else (such as a former employer, your doctor, or a credit reference agency), or it could be created by us. It could be provided or created during the recruitment process or during the course of the contract of employment (or services) or after its termination. It could be created by your manager or other colleagues.

3.4 We will collect and use the following types of personal data about you:
• recruitment information such as your application form and CV, references, qualifications and membership of any professional bodies and details of any pre-employment assessments;
• your contact details and date of birth;
• the contact details for your emergency contacts;
• your gender;
• your marital status and family details;
• information about your contract of employment (or services) including start and end dates of employment, role and location, working hours, details of promotion, salary (including details of previous remuneration), pension, benefits and holiday entitlement;
• your bank details and information in relation to your tax status including your national insurance number;
• your identification documents including passport and driving licence and information in relation to your immigration status and right to work for us;
• information relating to disciplinary or grievance investigations and proceedings involving you (whether or not you were the main subject of those proceedings);
• information relating to your performance and behaviour at work;
• training records;
• electronic information in relation to your use of IT systems/swipe cards/telephone systems;
• your images (whether captured on CCTV, by photograph or video);
• any other category of personal data which we may notify you of from time to time.

4 How we define special categories of personal data
4.1 ‘Special categories of personal data’ are types of personal data consisting of information as to:

• your racial or ethnic origin;
• your political opinions;
• your religious or philosophical beliefs;
• your trade union membership;
• your genetic or biometric data;
• your health;
• your sex life and sexual orientation; and
• any criminal convictions and offences.

We may hold and use any of these special categories of your personal data in accordance with the law.

5 How we define processing
5.1 ‘Processing’ means any operation which is performed on personal data such as:

• collection, recording, organisation, structuring or storage;
• adaption or alteration;
• retrieval, consultation or use;
• disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available;
• alignment or combination; and
• restriction, destruction or erasure.

This includes processing personal data which forms part of a filing system and any automated processing.

6 How will we process your personal data?
6.1 We will process your personal data (including special categories of personal data) in accordance with our obligations under the 2018 Act.

6.2 We will use your personal data for:

• performing the contract of employment (or services) between us;
• complying with any legal obligation; or
• if it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or for the legitimate interests of someone else). However, we can only do this if your interests and rights do not override ours (or theirs). You have the right to challenge our legitimate interests and request that we stop this processing. See details of your rights in section 12 below.

We can process your personal data for these purposes without your knowledge or consent. We will not use your personal data for an unrelated purpose without telling you about it and the legal basis that we intend to rely on for processing it.

If you choose not to provide us with certain personal data you should be aware that we may not be able to carry out certain parts of the contract between us. For example, if you do not provide us with your bank account details we may not be able to pay you. It might also stop us from complying with certain legal obligations and duties which we have such as to pay the right amount of tax to HMRC or to make reasonable adjustments in relation to any disability you may suffer from.

7 Examples of when we might process your personal data

7.1 We have to process your personal data in various situations during your recruitment, employment (or engagement) and even following termination of your employment (or engagement).

7.2 For example (and see section 7.6 below for the meaning of the asterisks):

• to decide whether to employ (or engage) you;
• to decide how much to pay you, and the other terms of your contract with us;
• to check you have the legal right to work for us;
• to carry out the contract between us including where relevant, its termination;
• training you and reviewing your performance*;
• to decide whether to promote you;
• to decide whether and how to manage your performance, absence or conduct*;
• to carry out a disciplinary or grievance investigation or procedure in relation to you or someone else;
• to determine whether we need to make reasonable adjustments to your workplace or role because of your disability*;
• to monitor diversity and equal opportunities*;
• to monitor and protect the security (including network security) of [Name of Organisation], of you, our other staff, customers and others;
• to monitor and protect the health and safety of you, our other staff, customers and third parties*;
• to pay you and provide pension and other benefits in accordance with the contract between us*;
• paying tax and national insurance;
• to provide a reference upon request from another employer;
• monitoring compliance by you, us and others with our policies and our contractual obligations*;
• to comply with employment law, immigration law, health and safety law, tax law and other laws which affect us*;
• to answer questions from insurers in respect of any insurance policies which relate to you*;
• running our business and planning for the future;
• the prevention and detection of fraud or other criminal offences;
• to defend Jackson Crane Ltd in respect of any investigation or litigation and to comply with any court or tribunal orders for disclosure*;
• to comply with the induction and audit processes of our clients and other interested parties such as but not limited to National Rail, Thames Tideway Project and Hinkley Point C.
• for any other reason which we may notify you of from time to time.

7.3 We will only process special categories of your personal data (see above) in certain situations in accordance with the law. For example, we can do so if we have your explicit consent. If we asked for your consent to process a special category of personal data then we would explain the reasons for our request. You do not need to consent and can withdraw consent later if you choose by contacting Jeanne Smith.

7.4 We do not need your consent to process special categories of your personal data when we are processing it for the following purposes, which we may do:

• where it is necessary for carrying out rights and obligations under employment law;
• where it is necessary to protect your vital interests or those of another person where you/they are physically or legally incapable of giving consent;
• where you have made the data public;
• where processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and
• where processing is necessary for the purposes of occupational medicine or for the assessment of your working capacity.

7.5 We might process special categories of your personal data for the purposes in paragraph 7.2 above which have an asterisk beside them. In particular, we will use information in relation to:

• your race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender to monitor equal opportunities;
• your sickness absence, health and medical conditions to monitor your absence, assess your fitness for work, to pay you benefits, to comply with our legal obligations under employment law including to make reasonable adjustments and to look after your health and safety; and

7.6 We do not take automated decisions about you using your personal data or use profiling in relation to you.

8 Sharing your personal data

8.1 Sometimes we might share your personal data with our contractors and agents to carry out our obligations under our contract with you or for our legitimate interests.

8.2 We require those organisations to keep your personal data confidential and secure and to protect it in accordance with the law and our policies. They are only permitted to process your data for the lawful purpose for which it has been shared and in accordance with our instructions.

8.3 Legitimate activities carried out by third parties include payments made to subcontractors, provision of safety critical medicals and registration for induction courses.

8.4 We do not send your personal data outside the European Economic Area. If this changes you will be notified of this and the protections which are in place to protect the security of your data will be explained.

9 How should you process personal data for Jackson Crane Ltd?

9.1 Everyone who works for, or on behalf of, Jackson Crane Ltd has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately, in line with this policy and our Data Security and Data Retention policies.

9.2 Our Data Protection Officer/Data Protection Manager, Jeanne Smith, is responsible for reviewing this policy and updating the Board of Directors on our data protection responsibilities and any risks in relation to the processing of data. You should direct any questions in relation to this policy or data protection to this person.

9.3 You should only access personal data covered by this policy if you need it for the work you do for, or on behalf of Jackson Crane Ltd and only if you are authorised to do so. You should only use the data for the specified lawful purpose for which it was obtained.

9.4 You should not share personal data informally.

9.5 You should keep personal data secure and not share it with unauthorised people.

9.6 You should regularly review and update personal data which you have to deal with for work. This includes telling us if your own contact details change.

9.7 You should not make unnecessary copies of personal data and should keep and dispose of any copies securely.

9.8 You should use strong passwords.

9.9 You should lock your computer screens when not at your desk.

9.10 Personal data should be encrypted before being transferred electronically to authorised external contacts.

9.11 Consider anonymising data or using separate keys/codes so that the data subject cannot be identified.

9.12 Do not save personal data to your own personal computers or other devices.

9.13 Personal data should never be transferred outside the European Economic Area except in compliance with the law and authorisation of the Data Protection Officer, Jeanne Smith.

9.14 You should lock drawers and filing cabinets. Do not leave paper with personal data lying about.

9.15 You should not take personal data away from our premises without authorisation from your line manager or Data Protection Officer/Data Protection Manager.

9.16 Personal data in paper form should be shredded and all data must be disposed of securely when you have finished with it.

9.17 You should ask for help from our Data Protection Officer/Data Protection Manager if you are unsure about data protection or if you notice any areas of data protection or security we can improve upon.

9.18 Any deliberate or negligent breach of this policy by you may result in disciplinary action being taken against you in accordance with our disciplinary procedure.

9.19 It is a criminal offence to conceal or destroy personal data which is part of a subject access request (see below). This conduct would also amount to gross misconduct under our disciplinary procedure, which could result in your dismissal.

10 How to deal with data breaches

10.1 We have robust measures in place to minimise and prevent data breaches from taking place. Should a breach of personal data occur (whether in respect of you or someone else) then we must take notes and keep evidence of that breach. If the breach is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals then we must also notify the Information Commissioner’s Office within 72 hours.

10.2 If you are aware of a data breach you must contact Jeanne Smith immediately and keep any evidence you have in relation to the breach.


11 Subject access requests

11.1 Data subjects can make a ‘subject access request’ (‘SAR’) to find out the information we hold about them. This request must be made in writing. If you receive such a request you should forward it immediately to the Data Protection Officer/Data Protection Manager who will coordinate a response.

11.2 If you would like to make a SAR in relation to your own personal data you should make this in writing to Jeanne Smith. We must respond within one month unless the request is complex or numerous in which case the period in which we must respond can be extended by a further two months.

11.3 There is no fee for making a SAR. However, if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive we may charge a reasonable administrative fee or refuse to respond to your request.

12 Your data subject rights

12.1 You have the right to information about what personal data we process, how and on what basis as set out in this policy.

12.2 You have the right to access your own personal data by way of a subject access request (see above).

12.3 You can correct any inaccuracies in your personal data. To do you should contact Jeanne Smith.

12.4 You have the right to request that we erase your personal data where we were not entitled under the law to process it or it is no longer necessary to process it for the purpose it was collected. To do so you should contact Jeanne Smith.

12.5 While you are requesting that your personal data is corrected or erased or are contesting the lawfulness of our processing, you can apply for its use to be restricted while the application is made. To do so you should contact Jeanne Smith.

12.6 You have the right to object to data processing where we are relying on a legitimate interest to do so and you think that your rights and interests outweigh our own and you wish us to stop.

12.7 You have the right to object if we process your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing.

12.8 You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data and to transfer your personal data to another data controller. We will not charge for this and will in most cases aim to do this within one month.

12.9 With some exceptions, you have the right not to be subjected to automated decision-making.

12.10 You have the right to be notified of a data security breach concerning your personal data.

12.11 In most situations we will not rely on your consent as a lawful ground to process your data. If we do however request your consent to the processing of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right not to consent or to withdraw your consent later. To withdraw your consent, you should contact Jeanne Smith.

12.12 You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. You can do this be contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office directly. Full contact details including a helpline number can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website ( This website has further information on your rights and our obligations.



Data Retention Policy

  1. Overview


  • The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework which will govern decisions over whether particular data or documents should be retained or disposed of. Furthermore, where documents are retained it provides a framework for the appropriate retention period and format.
  • Personal data is important throughout the different areas of our organisation. It is used by us amongst other things, to meet our strategic objectives, comply with our legal obligations and meet our contractual obligations towards our employees, customers. clients and others.
  • As such, all personal data should be safeguarded and held securely in accordance with our IT and Communications Policy.
  • Personal information shall be kept accurate and retained for no longer than is necessary to meet the purpose for which it is held.
  • Personal data is stored in a number of ways including through our personnel system, marketing lists and client databases. It is kept in electronic and hard copy form.
  • Employees should be aware that whenever they access our systems, they may be accessing personal data and should therefore comply with our IT and Communications Policy at all times.
  1. Retention Principles
  • Personal data will only be kept for as long as necessary or until there is no longer a good reason to do so.
  1. Review

 In all circumstances personal information held will be periodically reviewed to ensure that it remains accurate and adequate for the purposes for which it is retained and that the purpose for processing the data has not changed.

  1. Security Arrangements
  • Please see our Data Protection Policy for details of the security arrangements in place.
  1. Individual Rights
  • Should an individual ask for their personal information to be removed or corrected, requests will be dealt with promptly and in accordance with data protection laws.
  • All individuals will be informed, via a privacy notice, of the retention period of their data and/or the criteria used to determine that period.
  • Should the purpose of processing the data change and a new retention period apply, a revised privacy notice will be sent to individuals.
  1. What will happen to your information
  • When the retention period for your personal information reaches an end then we will take the following actions:
  • Paper records will be securely shredded.
  • Electronic records will be deleted.



Privacy Notice

You have provided Jackson Crane Ltd with some personal data relating to you.

Under the European Union directive known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which is due to be incorporated into UK law by the Data Protection Act 2018 we, as the data controller in respect of that personal data, are required to provide you with a set of specific information about how we will use, hold and retain this data as well as making you aware of various rights that you have under the related legislation. We have set this information out below in this note.

Should you have any queries about the manner in which we process your personal data please contact Jeanne Smith as follows:


Post: 16 Hollingworth Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone. ME14 5PP


The identity of the Data Controller:

Jeanne Smith

The contact details of for the Data Controller:

Miss Jeanne Smith, Director, 16 Hollingworth Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone. ME14 5PP


Why we process your personal data:

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • In order to meet our contractual obligations towards you under your contract of employment with us and under employment law;
  • In order to exercise our rights in the field of employment law;
  • In order to meet our legal obligations including undertaking right to work checks, complying with our social security obligations and ensuring the payments are taxed and subject to national insurance deductions in the correct way; and
  • 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.

The legal basis on which we are processing your personal data:

Our processing is based primarily on the lawful processing conditions of the necessity to fulfil our contract with you and to meet our legal obligations to which we are subject. Less frequently, we may process your data on the grounds of our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) or on the grounds of public interest.

We may also process special categories of information relating to you such as information about your health, trade union membership and details of any criminal convictions where this is necessary to carry out our obligations or exercise our rights in the fields of employment law and/or social security. We will otherwise request your explicit consent for the processing of such special category data.

Is it a legal (statutory or contractual) requirement for you to provide us with your 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 and social security laws).

Who we may pass your personal data to:


Department of Work and Pensions

Our customers


Do we pass your personal data outside of the European Union:

We do not pass your personal data outside of the European Union.

How long do we keep your personal data for:

We will keep your personal data for 7 years following the termination of your employment, thereafter it will be destroyed.

Your Data Protection Rights:

As a “data subject” under the DPA and GDPR you have a set of specific rights.  We are required to make you aware of the existence of these rights.  They are in outline:

  • The right to request from us, as the Data Controller, access to your personal data;
  • The right to request rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to request erasure of your personal data;
  • The right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data; and
  • The right to data portability

Your right to withdraw consent where processing is based on consent.

Where any part of our processing of your personal data is based on your consent you may withdraw your consent to that processing at any time.

Your right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

You have the right to lodge a complaint about our compliance with the DPA with the applicable regulator for data protection.

This is the Information Commissioners Office.  For more information you can visit their website at

Use of automated decision making or profiling

We do not carry out automated decision making or profiling.