Quality Policies

KNW Quality Statement

Privacy Policy & Cookies:
How we process your information
and your rights under DPA and GDPR.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. For the purpose of the European Data Protection Regulations (‘GDPR’) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act) and, the data controller Mike John. This Privacy Statement explains how we process your information and your rights under both DPA and GDPR.

We may collect and process the following data about you:
▪ Candidates personal information
▪ Name
▪ Date of birth
▪ Address
▪ Contact telephone numbers
▪ Emergency contact details
▪ Instructors/assessors information
▪ Name
▪ Address
▪ Contact telephone numbers
▪ E-mail address
▪ CV, relevant qualification certificates and CPD records.

Information you give to us will be used for:
▪ Candidate registration onto chosen training/assessments only and will be inputted onto the awarding
body’s server. If the candidate’s details have been sent within an email these details are deleted once
the candidate’s information has been uploaded to the awarding bodies server.
▪ Information is only passed to third parties where they are booked for training events.
▪ Any emergency’s which occur during the training event, a separate contact sheet is used for this
information which is shredded by a KNW staff member when it arrives back with us.

Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
▪ Companies who we utilise for training/assessments which are booked from third party companies.
▪ Instructors/Assessors will have candidate’s personal information when completing training paperwork,
a copy is kept by the instructor for an appropriate amount of time and the hard copies are posted to
KNW Training where they are stored on our secure SharePoint system for 5 years.

Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transfers will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of 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 your data transmitted to our site: any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@knw.co.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your rights under Data Protection Law
We operate under the Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
The DPA and GDPR apply to ‘personal data’ we process, and the data protection principles set out the main responsibilities we are responsible for.

We must ensure that personal data shall be:
a) Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
b) Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is
incompatible with those purposes
c) Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are
d) Accurate and where necessary kept up to date
e) Kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed. We
operate a data retention policy that ensures we meet this obligation. We only retain personal data for
the purposes for which it was collected and for a reasonable period thereafter where there is a
legitimate business need or legal obligation to do so. For detail of our current retention policy contact
our privacy officer at mike.john@knw.co.uk.
f) Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection
against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using
appropriate technical or organisational measures

We ensure lawful processing of personal data by obtaining consent; or where there is a contractual obligation to do so in providing appropriate products and services; or where processing the data is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in providing appropriate products and services.
In the majority of cases we process personal data based on your contract with us. In other cases, we process personal data only where there are legitimate grounds for so doing.

To meet our Data Protection obligations, we have established comprehensive and proportionate governance measures.

We ensure data protection compliance across the organisation through:
a) Implementing appropriate technical and organisational measures including internal data protection
policies, staff training, internal audits of processing activities, and reviews of internal HR policies
b) Maintaining relevant documentation on processing activities
c) Implementing measures that meet the principles of data protection by design and data protection by
default including data minimisation, pseudonymisation, transparency, deploying the most up-to-date
data security protocols and using data protection impact assessments across our organisation and in
any third-party arrangements.

Under the GDPR You have the following specific rights in respect of the personal data we process:
1. The right to be informed about how we use personal data – This Privacy Statement explains who we are; the purposes for which we process personal data and our legitimate interests in so doing; the categories of data we process; third party disclosures; and details of any transfers of personal data outside the UK.
2. The right of access to the personal data we hold. In most cases this will be free of charge and must be
provided within one month of receipt
3. The right to rectification where data are inaccurate or incomplete. In such cases we shall make any
amendments or additions within one month of your request
4. The right to erasure of personal data, but only in very specific circumstances, typically where the
personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected or
processed; or, in certain cases where we have relied on consent to process the data, when that consent
is withdrawn and there is no other legitimate reason for continuing to process that data; or when the
individual objects to the processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the
5. The right to restrict processing, for example while we are reviewing the accuracy or completeness of
data, or deciding on whether any request for erasure is valid. In such cases we shall continue to store
the data, but not further process it until such time as we have resolved the issue
6. The right to data portability which, subject to a number of qualifying conditions, allows individuals to
obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services
7. The right to object in cases where processing is based on legitimate interests, where our requirement to process the data is overridden by the rights of the individual concerned; or for the purposes of direct
marketing (including profiling); or for processing for purposes of scientific / historical research and
statistics, unless this is for necessary for the performance of a public interest task
8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Please contact our privacy officer at mike.john@knw.co.uk for more information about the GDPR and your rights under Data Protection law.

If you have a complaint about data protection at KNW Training, please contact our privacy officer at
mike.john@knw.co.uk. Alternatively contact our supervisory authority for data protection compliance: www.ico.org.uk:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

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About Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site, such as your personal preference pages. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and most websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies.

If you would prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to
Mike John
M John
Managing Director
28th May 2018

Please find below links to our policies:

Quality Policy

Environmental Policy

Health, Safety and General Welfare Policy

Anti Bribery and Conflict of Interest Policy

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Equality & Diversity Policy