Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY


Introduction

Purpose

This privacy notice provides you with details of how Manny Poppins Ltd (“the Company”) collect and Process your Personal Data, whether you’re a client, a candidate, an employee, a candidate referee, a website user or another third party.

The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses the personal data of its workforce, and to meeting its data protection obligations. This policy sets out the company's commitment to data protection, and individual rights and obligations in relation to personal data.

You can contact the company at hello@mannypoppins.com with any questions about this policy, or requests for further information.
If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be
grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

Definitions

"Personal data" is any information that relates to an individual who can be identified from that information. Processing is any use that is made of data, including collecting, storing, amending, disclosing or destroying it.

"Special categories of personal data" means information about an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life or sexual orientation and biometric data.

"Criminal records data" means information about an individual's criminal convictions and offences, and information relating to criminal allegations and proceedings.

Data protection principles

  • The company processes HR-related personal data in accordance with the following data protection principles:
  • The company processes personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
  • The company collects personal data only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.
  • The company processes personal data only where it is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing.
  • The company keeps accurate personal data and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that inaccurate personal data is rectified or deleted without delay.
  • The company keeps personal data only for the period necessary for processing.
  • The company adopts appropriate measures to make sure that personal data is secure, and protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction or damage.

The company tells individuals the reasons for processing their personal data, how it uses such data and the legal basis for processing in its privacy notices. It will not process personal data of individuals for other reasons.

Where the company processes special categories of personal data or criminal records data to perform obligations or to exercise rights in employment law, this is done in accordance with a policy on special categories of data and criminal records data.

The company will update HR-related personal data promptly if an individual advises that his/her information has changed or is inaccurate.

Personal data gathered during your relationship with the company is held in the individual's personnel file (in hard copy or electronic format, or both), and on HR password protected systems. The periods for which the company holds HR-related personal data are contained in its privacy notices to individuals and also detailed below.

The company keeps a record of its processing activities in respect of HR-related personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Purposes for Processing your Personal Data

We have detailed below the reasons for which we use your Personal Data, the legal grounds for which we process it and the company’s legitimate reason for doing this if relevant.

 


Individual rights

As a data subject, individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal data.

Subject access requests

Individuals have the right to make a subject access request. If an individual makes a subject access request, the company will tell him/her:

  • whether or not his/her data is processed and if so why, the categories of personal data concerned and the source of the data if it is not collected from the individual;
  • to whom his/her data is or may be disclosed, including to recipients located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the safeguards that apply to such transfers;
  • for how long his/her personal data is stored;
  • his/her rights to rectification or erasure of data, or to restrict or object to processing;
  • his/her right to complain to the Information Commissioner if he/she thinks the company has failed to comply with his/her data protection rights; and
  • whether or not the company carries out automated decision-making and the logic involved in any such decision-making.

The company will also provide the individual with a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. This will normally be in electronic form if the individual has made a request electronically, unless he/she agrees otherwise.

To make a subject access request, the individual should send the request to hello@mannypoppins.com. In some cases, the company may need to ask for proof of identification before the request can be processed. The company will inform the individual if it needs to verify his/her identity and the documents it requires.

The company will normally respond to a request within a period of one month from the date it is received. In some cases, such as where the company processes large amounts of the individual's data, it may respond within three months of the date the request is received. The company will write to the individual within one month of receiving the original request to tell him/her if this is the case.

If a subject access request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, the company is not obliged to comply with it. Alternatively, the company can agree to respond but will charge a fee, which will be based on the administrative cost of responding to the request. A subject access request is likely to be manifestly unfounded or excessive where it repeats a request to which the company has already responded. If an individual submits a request that is unfounded or excessive, the company will notify him/her that this is the case and whether or not it will respond to it.

Other rights

Individuals have a number of other rights in relation to their personal data. They can require the company to:

  • rectify inaccurate data;
  • stop processing or erase data that is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • stop processing or erase data if the individual's interests override the company's legitimate grounds for processing data (where the company relies on its legitimate interests as a reason for processing data);
  • stop processing or erase data if processing is unlawful; and
  • stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or if there is a dispute about whether or not the individual's interests override the company's legitimate grounds for processing data.

To ask the company to take any of these steps, the individual should send the request to hello@mannypoppins.com.


Data security

The company takes the security of HR-related personal data seriously. The company has internal policies and controls in place to protect personal data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and to ensure that data is not accessed, except by employees in the proper performance of their duties. All data is stored in password protected management systems who only employees of the company have access too.

Marketing communications

Manny Poppins does not use your information to send newsletters or for other advertising purposes. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:

  • requested information from us with regards to looking for a new job
  • requested information from us with regards to finding a candidate for a vacant role
  • in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

You may request to opt out of any marketing communications by contacting the company at hello@mannypoppins.com.
Where you opt out of receiving our marketing communications, this will not apply to Personal Data provided to us as a result of us providing you with a service or other transaction.

Disclosures of your personal data

We may have to share your Personal Data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table above:

  • Clients who are looking for suitable candidates to fulfil a role that they are offering.
  • Candidates who are looking to apply for a role which you need fulfilling.
  • Referees who we require written and verbal references from.
  • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
  • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of Processing activities in certain circumstances.

Impact assessments
Some of the processing that the company carries out may result in risks to privacy. Where processing would result in a high risk to individual's rights and freedoms, the company will carry out a data protection impact assessment to determine the necessity and proportionality of processing. This will include considering the purposes for which the activity is carried out, the risks for individuals and the measures that can be put in place to mitigate those risks.

Data breaches

If the company discovers that there has been a breach of HR-related personal data that poses a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, it will report it to the Information Commissioner within 72 hours of discovery. The company will record all data breaches regardless of their effect.

If the breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, it will tell affected individuals that there has been a breach and provide them with information about its likely consequences and the mitigation measures it has taken.

International data transfers

The company will not transfer HR-related personal data to countries outside the EEA.

Individual responsibilities

Individuals are responsible for helping the company keep their personal data up to date. Individuals should let the company know if data provided to the company changes, for example if an individual moves house or changes his/her bank details.

Individuals may have access to the personal data of other individuals [and of our customers and clients] in the course of their [employment, contract, volunteer period, internship or apprenticeship]. Where this is the case, the company relies on individuals to help meet its data protection obligations to staff and to customers and clients.

Individuals who have access to personal data are required:

  • to access only data that they have authority to access and only for authorised purposes;
  • not to disclose data except to individuals (whether inside or outside the company) who have appropriate authorisation;
  • to keep data secure (for example by complying with rules on access to premises, computer access, including password protection, and secure file storage and destruction);
  • not to remove personal data, or devices containing or that can be used to access personal data, from the company's premises without adopting appropriate security measures (such as encryption or password protection) to secure the data and the device; and
  • not to store personal data on local drives or on personal devices that are used for work purposes.


Failing to observe these requirements may amount to a disciplinary offence, which will be dealt with under the company's disciplinary procedure. Significant or deliberate breaches of this policy, such as accessing employee or customer data without authorisation or a legitimate reason to do so, may constitute gross misconduct and could lead to dismissal without notice.

Training

The company provides training to all individuals about their data protection responsibilities as part of the induction process [and at regular intervals thereafter].

Individuals whose roles require regular access to personal data, or who are responsible for implementing this policy or responding to subject access requests under this policy, receive additional training to help them understand their duties and how to comply with them.