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The Childcare Company is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our visitors and clients when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2008 (the “Act”) the data controller is The Childcare Company, 1st Floor, The Urban Bulding, 3-9 Albert Street, Slough, SL1 2BE.
What personal data do we collect
You may give us information about you by corresponding with us by phone, email or entering into a learning or employer activity with Impact Futures. This includes information you provide when you use our website to apply for vacancies or register to receive information on The Childcare Company services.
The information you share with us may include your name, address, email address and phone number, date of birth, marital status, personal description (including gender), geographical location, employment history, details regarding your right to work in the UK, salary information and training/achievements records.
Sensitive personal data. We may also collect, store and use special categories of more sensitive personal information, including race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation and criminal convictions.
How do we use your personal data and what is the legal basis for such processing?
The personal data we collect is usually mandatory and, if such personal data is not provided, we may not be able to process your request. Where the process of collection of any personal data is not mandatory, we will inform you of this prior to collection.
If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about our services similar to those that you have expressed an interest in previously via our website or other means of contact with us.
Our contractual basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
However, we will normally process your personal information only:
|Purpose of processing||Legal basis for processing|
|Processing a job application||Necessary for performance of a contract|
|Processing an employer and learner’s engagement for apprenticeship provision||Necessary for government funding contractual compliance|
|Checking you are legally entitled to work in the UK||Legal obligation|
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us 0173596004 and ask for the Data Protection Officer.
Sharing your information
We may disclose your personal data to the following categories of recipient for the purposes described in this Privacy notice:
We may also disclose your personal data to any competent law enforcement body, regular government agency or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation; (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights; or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.
We will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected that personal information, unless the law permits or requires that we retain it for longer.
Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions to Impact Futures will be encrypted to ensure its safety.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
The table below explains in more detail how long The Childcare Company will store different types of information for:
|Clients information||Retention period|
|Job applicant data||6 months from the end of the recruitment campaign|
|Employee data||During employment plus 7 years after leaving the company|
|Learner Details||Governed by the government funding awarding body guidelines|
|Employer Details||Governed by the government funding awarding body guidelines|
We comply with our information policy, we train our employees regarding our data privacy policies and procedures and permit authorised employees to access personal data on a need to know basis, as required for their role.
We ensure that our service providers we engage with to process personal data on our behalf takes appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard such personal data.
Access to information
The Data Protection Act gives all individuals the right to access personal information that is held about them. You can request a copy of any information that we hold about you.
Please contact the Data Protection Officer on 01753596004 if you wish to make such a request. We do occasionally update this Policy so please do return and review this Policy from time to time.
Working in partnership with Impact Futures
The Childcare Company offers fully recognised CACHE vocational qualifications and apprenticeships in Childcare, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) and Playwork using our award-winning online training programme.