Privacy and Cookie Policy2018-05-25T00:31:06+00:00

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Overview

Effective: 1st January 2015

Unitruc Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for Unitruc Ltd specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Plain English Summary

We take your privacy very seriously.

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to Unitruc Ltd.

Unitruc Ltd does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email via the contact form below, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie Type Duration Description
Blog/Post Comments Persistent 1 year If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).
Cookie Header Persistent 1 year In the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google Analytics To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPress Persistent 1 year WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

Which organisation is collecting this information

Unitruc Ltd is a website owned by Richard Horsfall.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. f you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

Unitruc Ltd uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to contact us

Please use the contact form on this site to contact us.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using Unitruc Ltd website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.

Privacy Notice

How your information will be used

As your employer, Unitruc needs to keep and process information about you for normal employment purposes. The information we hold and process will be used for our management and administrative use only. We will keep and use it to enable us to run the business and manage our relationship with you effectively, lawfully and appropriately, during the recruitment process, whilst

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you are working for us, at the time when your employment ends and after you have left. This includes using information to enable us to comply with the employment contract, to comply with any legal requirements, pursue the legitimate interests of the Company and protect our legal position in the event of legal proceedings. If you do not provide this data, we may be unable in some circumstances to comply with our obligations and we will tell you about the implications of that decision.

As a company pursuing road haulage activities, we may sometimes need to process your data to pursue our legitimate business interests, for example to prevent fraud, administrative purposes or reporting potential crimes. Your details would be used periodically to check your driving licence with the DVLA, to ensure you remain legal and compliant to drive the category of vehicle you may be employed to drive. The nature of our legitimate interests are to remain operatively compliant. We will never process your data where these interests are overridden by your own interests.

Much of the information we hold will have been provided by you, but some may come from other internal sources, such as your manager, or in some cases, external sources, such as referees.

The sort of information we hold includes your application form and references, your contract of employment and any amendments to it; correspondence with or about you, for example letters to you about tachographs or, at your request, a letter to your mortgage company confirming your salary; information needed for payroll, benefits and expenses purposes; contact and emergency contact details; records of holiday, sickness and other absence; information needed for equal opportunities monitoring policy; and records relating to your career history, such as training records, appraisals, other performance measures and, where appropriate, disciplinary and grievance records.

You will, of course, inevitably be referred to in many company documents and records that are produced by you and your colleagues while carrying out your duties and the business of the company.

Where necessary, we may keep information relating to your health, which could include reasons for absence and GP reports and notes. This information will be used in order to comply with our health and safety and occupational health obligations – to consider how your health affects your ability to do your job and whether any adjustments to your job might be appropriate. We will also need this data to administer and manage statutory and/or company sick pay.

Where we process special categories of information relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious and philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, biometric data or sexual orientation, we will always obtain your explicit consent to those activities unless this is not required by law or the information is required to protect your health in an emergency. Where we are processing data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

In addition, we monitor computer [and telephone/mobile telephone/truck computer] use. We also keep records of your working hours using tachograph cards, timesheets or camera systems.

Other than as mentioned below, we will only disclose information about you to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or where we need to comply with our contractual duties to you, for instance we may need to pass on certain information to our external pension or health insurance schemes. We may also need to disclose information about you to our customer you are contracted to, and to their customers, for you to be able to fulfil your role with them.

We may transfer information about you to other group companies for purposes connected with

your employment or the management of the company’s business.

In limited and necessary circumstances, your information may be transferred outside of the EEA or to an international organisation to comply with our legal or contractual requirements. We have in place safeguards to ensure the security of your data.

We may use automated decision making (including profiling) in limited circumstances in the future.

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Your personal data will be stored for a period as required by law to ensure compliance with tachograph law, any possible insurance claims or references if required by you.

If in the future we intend to process your personal data for a purpose other than that which it was collected we will provide you with information on that purpose and any other relevant information.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data. You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data, the right to restrict processing, object to processing as well as in certain circumstances the right to data portability.

If you have provided consent for the processing of your data you have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw that consent at any time which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.

You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Commissioners’ Office if you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of the GDPR or DPA 18, regarding your personal data.

Identity and contact details of controller and data protection officer

Unitruc Limited is the controller [and processor] of data for the purposes of the DPA 18 and GDPR.

If you have any concerns as to how your data is processed you can contact: By e-mail: hr@unitruc.com

Personal Data Request.

Please use this form to request personal data or erasure.

Select your request: