The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that came into effect on the 25th May 2018, passed by the EU but affecting companies all around the world. GDPR gives users more rights over the personal information they share with businesses, and penalises companies that are negligent with this data.


Due to the nature of our business, Lantern Fire Prevention collects personal information about our employees, sub-contractors and customers. This policy outlines how we handle and store this information, explaining how we ensure that this information is collected, recorded and stored lawfully and responsibly.


Lantern Fire Prevention endorse and adhere to the principles of GDPR, and this policy applies to all personal data regardless of the manner in which it was obtained. The data mentioned also includes both soft and hard copy records, including those connected to our Human Resource (HR) functions.


This policy covers our response to data breaches and our additional rights and responsibilities that apply to GDPR. The content of this policy applies to the personal data of all new job applicants, existing and former employees, apprentices, volunteers, placement students, workers and self-employed contractors, all of whom we refer to as ‘relevant individuals’ within this policy

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