General Data Protection Policy
Who are we:
EuroWindows Limited is incorporated in England and Wales and is a ‘controller’ under the General
Data Protection Regulation.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will
supersede the current Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR will apply despite Brexit, and will impact all
organisations that control or process personal data. It will grant data subjects a range of new rights,
giving them more control over how their data is used. Organisations will be subject to new
responsibilities and obligations, including the need to demonstrate compliance. To comply with the
law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed
unlawfully. This policy has been designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation
The Data protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data
1. Be processed fairly and lawfully
2. Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
3. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
4. Be accurate and kept up to date
5. Not be held for any longer than necessary
6. Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
7. Be protected in appropriate ways
8. Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country or
territory also ensures an adequate level of protection.
What information will we collect from you:
We will only collect information that is relevant to the matter that we are dealing with, in particular
we may collect the following information from you which is defined as ‘personal data’ This includes:
• Name, home address, contact details, date of birth, emergency contact details
• Financial details
• National insurance number
• Business activities of the person whose details we are processing
• Absence records
• Identification (passport details, birth certificate, proof of address)
• Driving licence
• Training records
• Performance information
We may also collect information that is referred to as being in a ‘special category’. This could
• Physical or mental health details
• Racial or ethnic origin
• Religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature
• Criminal convictions
• Sexual orientation
• Result of drug tests
This information is only collected during the recruitment process and used in such a way that it does
not unfairly affect an applicant’s chance of employment. Data on race, religion and sexual orientation
is stored anonymously. Information on health and criminal convictions will be assessed in line with
EuroWindows Ltd recruitment guidelines and stored for the duration of employment.
Who do we receive information from:
• The data subject themselves
• Employment and recruitment agencies
• Current, past and prospective employers
• Educators and examining bodies
• Central Government
• Supplier and service providers
• Financial organisations
• Business associates and professional advisors
How will we use your information:
We will use your information in our capacity as an employer, customer or supplier for the following
• Administering contracts
• Processing your bank details in order to make a payment
• The prevention and detection of fraud
• Providing customer service
• Booking installation and service appointments with residents
• Health and Safety management
• Obtaining legal advice
• Providing Guarantees, warranties insurance, FENSA registrations
• Costco membership
• Life insurance
• Health insurance
• DBS checks
• CSC and training records
• Complying with statuary requirements
• Disaster recover planning
• Applying for certificates proving competency such as ConstructionLine, FORS, BSI
Who will we disclose your information to:
We will disclose your information to the following organisations and people:
• Government departments
• Insurance and Pensions companies
• Our legal advisers and external consultants, courts and tribunals
• Our business partners for the purpose of fulfilling contractual obligations
• DBS checking services
• Training providers
• Employees involved in dealing with you as a customer, supplier, employee
• Partners, customers, and suppliers of EuroWindows Ltd
We will not share your information outside our organisation for any other purposes than those
connected with our statutory obligations to disclose information or for the purpose of conducting our
business. We will share name, contact phone number, email address and information relating to your
employment. Within our organisation your information will only be made available to those people
involved in dealing with you, as a customer, partner, supplier or employee. Only information deemed
relevant will be shared.
Everyone who works for or with EuroWindows Limited, has some responsibility for ensuring data is
collected, stored and handled appropriately. Each team that handles personal data, must ensure that it
is handled and processed in line with this policy, and data protection principles.
The following have key areas of responsibility:
• The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that EuroWindows Limited
meets its legal obligations
• The Data Controller, Jacob Prince is responsible for:
Keeping the board updated about data protection responsibilities, risks and issues.
• Reviewing all data protection procedures and related policies, in line with an agreed
• Arranging data protection training and advise or the people covered by this policy.
• Handling data protection questions from staff and anyone else covered by this policy.
• Dealing with requests from individuals to see the data EuroWindows Limited holds
about them (also called ‘subject access requests’).
• Checking and approving any contract or agreements with third parties that may
handle the company’s sensitive data.
• Reviewing any data protection statements attached to communications such as emails
• Addressing any data protection queries.
• Where necessary, working with other staff to ensuring marketing initiates abide by
data protection principles.
• The IT Manager, Chris Peak is responsible for:
• Ensuring all IT systems, services and equipment used for storing data meet acceptable
• Performing regular checks and scans to ensure security hardware and software is
• Evaluating any third-party services the company is considering using to store or
process data. For instance, cloud computing services.
General Staff Guidelines:
• The only people able to access data covered by this policy should be those who need it for
• Data should not be share informally. When access to confidential information is required,
employees can request it from the Data Controller.
• EuroWindows Limited will provide training to all employees to help them understand their
responsibilities when handling data.
• Employees should keep all data secure, by taking sensible precautions and following
• In particular, strong passwords will be used and they should never be shared.
• Personal data should not be disclosed to unauthorised people, either within the company or
• Data should be regularly reviewed and updated if it is found to be out of date. If no longer
required, it should be deleted and disposed of.
• Employees should request help from their line manager or the Data Controller, if they are
unsure about any aspect of data protection.
Data Protection Procedure
When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion
and malicious hacking attempts:
• Data should be protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly and never shared
• If data is stored on removable media (like a CD or DVD), these should be kept locked away
securely when not being used.
• Data should only be stored on designated drives and servers, and should only be uploaded to
an approved cloud computing services.
• Servers containing personal data should be contained in a locked cabinet.
• Data should be backed up frequently. Those backups should be tested regularly, in line with
the company’s standard backup procedures.
• Personal data should never be saved directly to laptops or other mobile devices like tablets or
• All servers and computers containing personal data should be protected by approved security
software and a firewall.
• When working with personal data, employees should ensure the screens of their computers
are always locked when left unattended.
• Personal data likely to cause harm should not be shared informally. In particular, it should
never be sent by email, as this form of communication is not secure.
• Personal data should never be transferred outside of the European Economic Area. We
cannot guarantee that services used by EuroWindows Ltd transfer date via non EEA counties,
but in as far as is practical, EuroWindows Ltd will only use services operating commercially
within the EEA.
• Always access and update the central copy of any data.
• Employees should not save copies of personal data to their own computers, mobile phones,
tablets or similar electronic devices.
• Employees who store personal data which is not connected to the company on computers,
mobile phones, tablets or similar electronic devices, do so on the understanding that this data
may be viewed, store and deleted by EuroWindows ltd. It is the employees’ responsibility to
insure they have the permission of the data subject to store data on devices owned by
EuroWindows Ltd. No data likely to cause harm should be stored insecurely on mobile
These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored. Questions about storing data safely
can be directed to the IT Manager or Data Controller.
When personal data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people
cannot see it. Data will be retained inline with EuroWindows’data retention policy.
These guidelines also apply to data that is usually stored electronically but has been printed out for
• When not required, the paper or files should be kept in a locked drawer or filing cabinet.
• Employees should make sure paper and printouts are not left where unauthorised people could
see them, like on a printer.
• Data printouts should be shredded when no longer required.
The law requires EuroWindows Limited to take reasonable steps to ensure data is kept accurate and
up to date.
It is the responsibility of all employees who work with data to take reasonable steps to ensure it is
kept as accurate and up to date as possible.
• Data will be held in as few places as necessary. Staff should not create any unnecessary
additional data sets.
• Staff should take every opportunity to ensure data is updated. For instance, by confirming a
customer’s details when they call.
• EuroWindows Limited will make it easy for data subjects to update the information
EuroWindows Limited holds about them. For instance, via the company website.
• Data should be updated as inaccuracies are discovered. For instance, if a customer can no
longer be reached on their stored telephone number, it should be removed from the database.
How long will we keep your information for:
Data will be kept in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. A copy of which can be requested
from the Data Controller.
What rights do you have:
You have a series of rights under the General Data Protection Regulation including:
The right to be informed
Right of access
Right of rectification
Right of erasure
Right to restrict processing
Right to data portability
Right to object to direct marketing
Right to review automated decision making
Right to compensation
Data subjects who wish to raise a concern over any of these rights should contact the data Controller
EuroWindows Ltd. has a data breach procedure which will be followed on discovery of a failure in
Subject Access Requests:
All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by EuroWindows Limited, are entitled to:
• Ask what information the company holds about them and why.
• Ask how to gain access to it.
• Be informed how to keep it up to date.
• Be informed how the company is meeting its data protection obligations.
If an individual contacts the company requesting this information, it is called a subject access request.
Subject access requests from individuals should be made by email, addressed to the Data Controller at
The Data Controller will provide the relevant data within 30 days.
The Data Controller will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before
handing over any information.
Who can you complain to if you are unhappy about what we have done with your information?:
If you are unhappy about how we are using your information, then initially you should contact the
Data Controller and if your complaint remains unsolved then you can contact the Information
Commissioners Office, details available at www.ico.org.uk
Policy dated 31/07/2019