This policy describes how we use your personal data when we add you to our books as one of our hosts. We have provided this policy to ensure that you understand what personal data we may collect and hold about you, what we may use it for, who we share it with, and how we keep it safe. You have legal rights to access the personal data that we hold about you and to control how we use it which are also explained. This policy does not form part of our contract with you. We reserve the right to update this policy from time to time.
It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information.
You can read, print and save this whole policy or click on the links below to see specific information about:
personal data that you provide to us. This will include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, location, languages you can speak, height, dress size, headshot and full length photograph, details of relevant skills, qualifications, experience and bank account details. We may also require a copy of your passport and/or driver’s license as proof of identification and also in the event that you are required to drive a vehicle or travel outside of the UK for an event. We may also collect and store some special categories of personal data about you including your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, information about your health, any disabilities and information about any criminal convictions you have.
personal data that we receive from third parties. As part of the application process, we will seek references from two previous employers. If you attend an event as a host for one of our clients, we will request feedback from them. We may also receive feedback from anyone who has attended the event.
What we use your personal data for
We use your personal data in the following ways:
personal data that you provide to us is used:
to assess your application and make a decision as to whether to enter into a contract with you as one of our event hosts
to determine the terms on which you will work with us
to check you are legally required to work in the UK
to administer the contract we enter into with you
to create a website profile for you, which will be placed on our website and provided to customers and potential customers who request details of event hosts. Your profile will include your first name, photograph, details of previous events you have worked at and of any relevant skills, qualifications and interests.
To create a full profile for you, which will contain the same details as your website profile, along with further photographs and details including your height and dress size.
on our promotional materials
to assess your suitability for a particular job
to make decisions about our continued engagement with you
to make arrangements for the continuation of our working relationship
to comply with our health and safety obligations
for equal opportunities monitoring
to pay you for your services
to manage and administer our business
to review and improve our service
How we use particularly sensitive information
We will use information about your race or national or ethnic origin, religious, philosophical or moral beliefs, or your sexual life or sexual orientation, to ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.
personal data that we receive from third parties is combined with the personal data that you provide to us and used for the purposes described above.
When we need your consent to use your personal data
Whilst we always want you to be aware of how we are using your personal data, this does not necessarily mean that we are required to ask for your consent before we can use it. In the day to day running of our business we may use your personal data without asking for your consent because:
we are entering into and carrying out our obligations under a contract with you
we need to use your personal data for our own legitimate purposes (such as the administration and management of our business and the improvement of our services) and our doing so will not interfere with your privacy rights
In exceptional circumstances we may wish to use your personal data for a different purpose which does require your consent. In these circumstances we will contact you to explain how we wish to use your data and to ask for your consent. You are not required to give consent just because we ask for it. If you do give consent you can change your mind and withdraw it at a later date.
Personal data you are legally obliged to provide
You are not legally obliged to provide us with any personal data, however, if you fail to provide certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you (such as arranging work for you or paying you), or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal information 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 information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Your rights to know what personal data we hold and to control how we use it
You have a legal right to know what personal data we hold about you – this is called the right of subject access. You can exercise this right by sending us a written request at any time. Please mark your letter “Subject Access Request” and send it to us on the details set out in the section on Who we are and how you can contact us
Your duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information 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 information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
Object to processing of your personal information 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. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us in writing using the details set out in the Who we are and how you can contact us section.
You can find full details of your personal data rights on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at ww.ico.org.uk.
Automated decision making and profiling
We do not make use of automated decision making or profiling.
When we will share your personal data with others
We share your data with the following people in the day to day running our business:
Clients and potential clients who request details of possible hosts for their event will be provided with a more detailed profile, which includes the same information as your website profile, but also more photographs and your height and dress size
any other business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors we work with
We may also share your personal information with third parties on a one-off basis, for example, if:
we sell or buy any business or assets (including our own), in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets
How we keep your personal data safe
We take every care to ensure that your personal data is kept secure. The security measures we take include:
only storing your personal data on our secure servers
ensuring that the personal data provided to our clients about our hosts is kept to a minimum, and only that which is reasonably required so that the client can decide whether to book a particular host
if our client does book one of our hosts, we will only provide them with the personal data of that host that they reasonably require for the purposes of that event
not giving out contact details of our hosts to anyone, including our clients. All contact goes via Event Hosts.
keeping paper records to a minimum and ensuring that those we do have are stored in locked filing cabinets on our office premises
restricting access to personal data that we hold
maintaining up to date firewalls and anti-virus software to minimise the risk of unauthorised access to our systems
enforcing a strict policy on the use of mobile devices and out of office working
Unfortunately, sending information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of personal data sent to our website; you send us personal data at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features (some of which are described above) to try to prevent unauthorised access.
When we will send your personal data to other countries
These are the organisations (outside of the EEA) with whom we may currently may share your personal data:
Reason for transfer
Sharing large files and presentations with clients
Registered with EU – US Privacy Shield
(The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp)
Marketing to clients/potential clients
Registered with EU – US Privacy Shield
How long we keep your personal data
We only keep your personal data for as long as we actually need it. In practice this means that we will keep:
a copy of your file (containing all details included in your website profile and full profile and details of jobs you have worked on for us) until you are removed from our books as one of our hosts and for a period of 3 years afterwards.
Please note that we may anonymise your personal data or use it for statistical purposes. We keep anonymised and statistical data indefinitely but we take care to ensure that such data can no longer identify or be connected to any individual.
How you can make a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way we have used your personal data please contact our Data Compliance Manager to discuss this using the contact details set out in the Our Data Compliance Manager section above.
You are also entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office which you can do by visiting www.ico.org.uk. Whilst you are not required to do so, we encourage you to contact us directly to discuss any concerns that you may have and to allow us an opportunity to address these before you contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How we keep this policy up to date
We will review and update this policy from time to time. This may be to reflect a change in the goods or services we offer or to our internal procedures or it may be to reflect a change in the law.
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