Privacy Policy

Atkinson Building Contractors Ltd and Atkinson Homes Ltd are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and complying with the current General Data Protection Regulation. This statement sets out our privacy policy and explains what we do with the personal information that we collect from our users and clients. 

Please read this policy carefully. If you have any questions, our contact details are provided at the bottom of the page. By using our services, you agree to the processing of your data as set out in this policy.  

Types of Personal Data we collect and the reasons why

We may collect your personal data when you or your representative contacts us in person, via our website, by telephone, post, email or social media for some or all of the purposes set out in the table below.

Type Of Data Purpose Legal Basis
Contact details, including; Name, address, telephone number, email address
  • For the supply of services and fulfilment of contract;
  • To respond to complaints or enquiries;
  • To respond to and deal with Environmental, Health and Safety incidents;
  • If the company / organisation you represent orders services and / or goods from us or if we order services and / or goods from the company / organisation you represent, we will be in contact with you to deal with any questions or complaints regarding such services and / or goods.
  • Performance of contract;
  • In compliance with a legal obligation to deal with incidents;
  • Legitimate interests in managing our relationship with you as a partner, supplier or client / customer
Accounting details i.e. bank details
  • To process data in connection with invoicing, anti-fraud purposes and fulfilment of contract
  • Performance of contract;
  • Legitimate interests in managing our relationship with you as a partner, supplier or client / customer
Company registration number and unique tax reference number where applicable, or a sole trader’s National Insurance number, (instead of a company registration number).
  • For the supply of services and fulfilment of contract
  • For the purposes of setting up the business relationship;
  • Performance of contract;
  • Legitimate interests in managing our relationship with you as a partner, supplier or client / customer
Medical information / injuries
  • To respond to and deal with Health & Safety incidents including reporting to regulatory bodies
  • Legal obligation

In the event we were to process your personal data for any other purpose than those specified above, we will inform you about this by updating this policy or at the point of collecting the personal data. 

If we process your personal data for any purpose which, according to applicable legislation, requires your consent, we will collect your consent before commencing such processing. 

Keeping Your Information Private

Your information will only be used for legitimate business purposes. We will not transmit your information to other parties unless it is required to fulfil contracted works. All data disclosures will only be relevant to the particular requirements of the contract works. This information will be handled in accordance with the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation and will only be relevant to the requirements of providing services.

We may also have a requirement to disclose your personal data to third parties, for example the police, HSE, HMRC, Building Authorities, NICEIC, GAS Safe and other public authorities and regulatory / governing bodies.
However, we will never sell your information to third parties.
Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the UK or the EEA.

We will hold the digital and physical files on record as required in line with statutory limitation periods and the relevant contracts, which may be up to 25 years. These are stored on secure servers and in secure on-site archive store.
This data is processed onto our systems, and continuously backed up onto remote servers and 3rd party secure storage using the latest technology.

Relevant Legislation

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.

Web Browser Cookies

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Personal Information That This Website Collects And Why We Collect It

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or via email, the data will be collated into an email and received buy our devices using our GDPR compliant email system.

About This Website's Server

This website is hosted within a UK data centre.

External Certifications
ISO 27001: Information Security Management System
ISO 14001: Environment Management System
ISO 9001: Quality Management System
PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
BSI PAS 2060: Carbon Neutral
NIC EIC Approved Contractor

Protection of Hardware & Data
ISO 27001:2013 (Info Security Mgmt.), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and PCI DSS
Access control
Proximity cards
Staffed 24/7/365 (by SIA-accredited staff)
CCTV - internal and external
2.8m secure fencing and razor wire perimeter fence
Site-specific, dedicated firewall technology
24hr NSOI-accredited security patrol

Additional Security
Not only do we protect your data from threats, we continuously monitor and control all of our security and fire systems using a number of additional systems. These systems include: network connectivity and latency CCTV systems, cage and entry door access controls as well as the physical grounds, temperature, moisture and humidity levels in individual suites and power levels (down to individual power bars within racks).

Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: Sonia Atkinson, 1 Brancana Court, East Lakes Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 9BB

Your Rights

In accordance with applicable data protection legislation, you have the right, at any time, 
•    to be granted access to the personal data we processed about you. 
•    to rectification of inaccurate personal data, 
•    to request that we cease processing and delete your personal data, 
•    to limit the processing of your personal data, 
•    to exercise your right to data portability and 
•    to object to the personal data processing.

It should be noted that in some cases, there are specific exemptions and restrictions regarding these rights. In regard to deletion, the right will not apply where the processing is necessary: 
•    for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; 
•    for compliance with a legal obligation; 
•    for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. 

With relation to limiting the processing of personal data, the personal data may still be stored and processed: 
•    with the data subject's consent; 
•    for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or 
•    to protect the rights of another natural or legal person. 

You also have the right, at any time, to lodge a complaint with the UK supervisory authority; the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

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