Data Retention Policy

Having completed an audit of the data held by Autoclenz, the Data Protection Act 2018 requires the Company to have in place a data retention policy that clearly defines how long we will hold your personal data, together with the reasoning behind the decision to hold that data.

Save for exceptional circumstances which must be raised with, and approved by Trevor Clingo, all personal data must be retained in accordance with this policy. Often, in respect of certain types of information, we are under a legal obligation to retain the information for a minimum period of time. Where this is the case, the minimum time we have stipulated is the same as the time required under law. Furthermore, there are occasions where it is appropriate for us to retain personal data for longer than the period prescribed in law (for example, where there may be litigation in process or expected where the data will form part of the evidence in the case). In such circumstances the requirements of the litigation will override the policies outlined below.

Autoclenz is committed to enforcing this policy as it applies to all forms of data. The effectiveness of Autoclenz's efforts, however, depends largely on employees. If you feel that you or someone else may have violated this policy, you should report the incident immediately to your Manager. If you are not comfortable bringing the matter up with your Manager, or do not believe the Manager has dealt with the matter properly, you should raise the matter with Trevor Clingo. If employees do not report inappropriate conduct, Autoclenz may not become aware of a possible violation of this policy and may not be able to take appropriate corrective action. No one will be subject to and Autoclenz prohibits, any form of discipline, reprisal, intimidation, or retaliation for reporting incidents of inappropriate conduct of any kind, pursuing any record destruction claim, or cooperating in related investigations.

Where there is a requirement for the Company to retain information for longer periods of time, consideration must be given to whether any personal data within it should be ‘anonymised’ such that the data subject can no longer be identified but the contents and context of the document still reviewed and understood. Where, in the table below, the data is identified as being capable of being anonymised, anonymisation should take place as soon as reasonably possible once the need to retain the personal data has expired.

Last Updated: 25.05.2018

Type of Data HeldLocation of DataSource of DataReason for Data Being HeldRetention PeriodReason for Retention PeriodDelete / Anonymise
Full NameHard driveAgreement for ServicesContractual Obligations6 years after last invoice raisedClaims can be brought up to 6 years after the end of engagement so this information may be needed in the event of a claim being brought.Anonymise
Date of birthHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Full addressHard driveAgreement for ServicesContractual Obligations1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Previous addressHard driveAgreement for ServicesContractual Obligations6 years after last invoice raisedThe information may be needed for a short period after it has been changed to confirm previous address history.Delete
Telephone numbersHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Person email addressHard driveAgreement for ServicesContractual Obligations1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Next of kin and emergency contact informationHard driveAgreement for ServicesContractual Obligations

Vital Interests
1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
National Insurance NumberHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
7 years after last invoice raisedTax reporting purposes.Delete
Bank detailsHard driveAgreement for ServicesContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
6 years after last invoice raisedDelete
NationalityHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
PassportHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Copy of driving licenceHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Agreement for servicesHard driveAgreement for ServicesTo ensure all Sub Contractor records are accurate and to ensure both the company and its Sub Contractors are complying with the terms of the contract of engagement.6 years after last invoice raisedClaims can be brought up to 6 years after the end of engagement so this information may be needed in defence of a claim.Delete
Background checks and searchesHard driveBackground checking service.
Former employers
Other referees
Contractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
Right to work documentationHard driveSub Contractor

Home Office
Contractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
2 year after last invoice raisedDelete
3rd Party Bank AuthorisationHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
1 year after last invoice raisedDelete
VAT numberHard driveSub ContractorContractual Obligations

Legal Obligations
1 year after last invoice raisedTax reporting purposes.Delete

Registered address: Autoclenz Limited, Stanhope Road, Swadlincote DE11 9BE
Reg No. 00956430.
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