Pennine Distribution and Training Limited (PDTL) provide professional driver training and training material.
PDTL respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will let you know how we look after your personal data when you visit PDTL websites and engage with us in relation to those services.
This policy will be updated from time to time so please return to this page occasionally and keep up to date. If you have any query with regards to this policy please do not hesitate to contact our Data Privacy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
In engaging with and providing training services we may collect and process the following information.
LICENCE CHECKING AND RELATED INFORMATION
We collect your personal information from you or your employer on a voluntary basis, so we can provide our services. We also collect information relating to individuals from third parties, for example, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVLA). You can find information as to how the DVSA approach managing your personal data in their Personal Information Charter which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle- standards-agency/about/personal-information-charter
CHANGE OF PURPOSE
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We may wish to communicate with clients and individual contacts within clients with whom we engage in offering or providing our commercial services to business. We will always provide a choice with regards to receipt of email marketing communication. A client recipient can unsubscribe at any time from use of their personal data for marketing and advertising communication by contacting us or by using the unsubscribe link in email marketing communications we may provide. Where we are engaging with individuals who are not clients or representatives of clients in relation to the provision of our services, we will not utilise that personal information for marketing purposes.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links in any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may share your personal data with your employer when having a lawful basis for processing.
We may also share personal data:
- Service providers acting as processors based in the UK who provide IT and system administration and business support services. DVSA, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer/merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instruction.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and we will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
DATA RETENTION – HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal accounting or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, and the purposes for which we process your personal data. By law, we have to keep basic information about our clients, including contact identity, financial and transactional related data for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes. We also retain driver and training course related data in accordance with our data retention policy.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us. No fee is usually required. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and to ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. Time Limit to Respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to the processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms.
You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you. Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
YOUR RIGHT TO COMPLAIN
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ICO.org.uk). We would, however, be happy to consider and assist you with any concern you may have so we will be delighted if you might contact us in the first instance.