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The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is the Controller for the personal data that is provided to us by you and is committed to protecting your privacy and the security of your personal data and information. Contact details for the Controller and Data Protection Officer are at the bottom of this statement.
PURPOSES FOR COLLECTING AND PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The GLAA process personal data for the purposes of Gangmasters Licensing and in line with our statutory functions and strategic objectives, to prevent worker exploitation, protect vulnerable people, ensure that licensed Gangmasters operate within the law and target, manage and where necessary investigate unlicensed / criminal activity.
The GLAA collect personal data about you when you use our website for general and licensing enquiries, subscribe for updates, licence applications via our on-line application process, interacting with us via social media or when you contact us offline such as by telephone, SMS, email or post. We will only use your personal data to (i) provide the information or service you have requested; (ii) to process your enquiry; and (iii) as permitted or required by law.
The personal data you provide to the GLAA will be processed in accordance with the principles of the UK Data Protection Act 2018 including Part 3, Law Enforcement Processing and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The GLAA is a ‘competent authority’ for the purpose of Law Enforcement processing.
The information and personal data you provide in relation to Gangmasters Licensing is required under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 and is processed for the purpose of assessing your application and managing your licence when granted. Failure to provide the correct and necessary information will delay your application. We will collect your information when you only partially complete and/or abandon any personal data and information you have inputted into our on-line application process to enquire with you regarding completion or confirm licence requirements. Your personal data will be retained for the licence application and management process and thereafter for only as long as necessary and in line with our retention policy and legal requirements.
Your personal data may be checked with other government departments, authorities and agencies plus overseas agencies who have the legal right to access and receive information held by the GLAA and to also provide to us relevant information. The GLAA Licence Application Form Guidance provides a detailed explanation of the information and personal data that the GLAA require you to provide.
The legal basis for processing the personal data under the Data Protection legislation is where the processing is necessary:
- for law enforcement purposes,
- for the performance of a task carried out for that purpose by a competent authority,
- for compliance with a legal obligation,
- for the performance of a contract,
- for the protection individuals vital interests and safety,
- where you have provided consent.
- legitimate interests.
Where we use your consent to process your personal information, you do have the right to remove it at any time. Please contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact details at the bottom of this statement.
PERSONAL DATA - RIGHTS
You have a right of access to your personal data (subject access) and also the right to have your personal data rectified, erased or its processing restricted if it is incorrect. Some exemptions do however apply. The right to data portability is unlikely to apply to the processing carried out by the GLAA. No decisions about you are made solely by the use of automated decision making or profiling.
To make a subject access request or exercise any of your other rights or would like to ask a question about them then please contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.
SECURITY AND STORAGE
The GLAA takes the security of all personal data very seriously and will process your personal data and information securely by using suitable technical and organisational controls to prevent unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, misuse, destruction or damage. Your personal data is only accessed and used by staff in the performance of their duties.
The GLAA does use authorised processors to process personal data on its behalf. The GLAA ensures that any such processing only takes place under contract with the correct security and compliance measures in place to ensure that your privacy and data protection rights continue to be protected. The GLAA undertake due diligence and audits with its authorised processors.
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You have the right to make a complaint in relation to the processing of your personal data. Please contact the GLAA Data Protection Officer in the first instance and we will try to resolve the matter although you do have the right to go directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). They can be contacted at www.ico.org.uk
The Data Protection Officer for the GLAA can be contacted at the following address:
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
PO Box 10272
Telephone: 0345 602 5020