The wording in this policy reflects the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect in the UK on 25th May 2018.



PACE is committed to being transparent about how it collects uses the personal date of its workforce, and to meeting its data protection obligations. This policy sets out the company’s commitment to data protection, and the individual rights and obligations in relation to personal data.

This policy applies to the personal data of job applicants, employees (workers, contractors, interns and apprentices) and former employees, referred to as HR-related personal data.

The company has appointed Tamara Williams as its data protection officer. Her role is to inform and advise the company on its data protection obligations. She can be contacted at Questions about this policy, or requests for further information, should be directed to her.


“Personal data” is any information that relates to an individual who can be identified from that information. Processing is any use that is made of data, including collecting, storing, amending, disclosing or destroying it.

“Special categories of personal data” means information about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life or sexual orientation and biometric data.

“Criminal records data” means information about an individual’s criminal convictions and offences and information relating to criminal allegations and proceedings.


The company processes HR-related personal data in accordance with the following data protection principles:-

• The company processes personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
• The company collects personal data only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
• The company processes personal data only where it is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing
• The company keeps accurate personal data and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that inaccurate personal data is rectified or deleted without delay
• The company keeps personal data only for the period necessary for processing
• The company adopts appropriate measures to make sure that personal data is secure, and protected against unauthorized or unlawful processing and accidental loss, destruction or damage.

The company tells individuals the reasons for processing their personal data, how it uses such data and the legal basis for processing in its privacy notices. It will not process personal data of individuals for other reasons.

Where the company processes special categories of personal data or criminal records data to perform obligations or to exercise rights in employment law, this is done in accordance with a policy on special categories of data and criminal records data.

The company will update HR-related personal data promptly if an individual advises that his/her information has been changed or is inaccurate.

Personal data gathered during the employment, for worker, contractor or apprenticeship or internship or volunteer relationship is held in the individual’s personnel file (in hard or electronic format, or both), and on HR systems. The period’s for which the company holds HR-related personal date are contained in notices to individuals.

The company keeps a record of its processing activities in respect of HR-related personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


As a data subject, individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal data.


• Whether or not his/her data is processed and if so why, the categories of personal data concerned and the source of the data if it is not collected from the individual;

• To whom his/her data is or may be disclosed, including to recipients located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the safeguards that apply to such transfers;

• For how long his/her data is stored (or how that [period is decided);

• His/her rights to rectification or erasure of data, or to restrict or object to processing;

• His/her rights to complain to the Information Commissioner if he/she thinks the company has failed to comply with his/her data protection rights; and

• Whether or not the compay carries out automated decision-making and the logic involved in any such decision-making.

The company will also provide the individual with a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. This will normally be in electronic form if the individual has made a request electronically, unless he/she agrees otherwise. If the individual wants additional copies, the company will charge a fee, which will be based on the administrative cost to the company of providing the additional copies.

To make a subject access request, the individual should send the request to In some cases, the company may need to ask for proof of identification before the request can be processed. The company will inform the individual if it needs to verify his/her identity and the documents it requires.

The company will normally respond to a request within a period of one month from the date it is received. In some cases, such as where the company processeses large amounts of the individual’s data, it may respond within three months of the date the request is received. The company will write to the individual within one month of receiving the original request to tell him/her if this is the case.

If a subject access request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, the company is not obliged to comply with it. Alternatively, the company can agree to respond but will charge a fee, which will be based on the administrative cost of responding to the request. A subject access request is likely to be manifestly unfounded or excessive where it repeats a request to which the organization has already responded. If an individual submits a request that is unfounded or excessive, the company will notify him/her that this is the case and whether or not it will respond to it.

Precision Aerospace Components Ltd: Web site Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Precision Aerospace Components Ltd., “PACE”, uses and protects any information that you give PACE when you use this web site.

PACE is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this web site, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

PACE may change this policy from time to time to meet changing legislation; any changes made will be conveyed to visitors by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/09/2016.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:
Name and job title.
Contact information including email address.
Demographic information such as postal address with postcode.
Other information but only relevant to your relationship with PACE.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you with details on services that we believe you are likely to be interested in. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

Like most websites, PACE uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which, pending your consent, is placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and to improve our website in order to tailor it to our clients’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Google Analytics

PACE uses Google Analytics, which places cookies on your computer in order to collect data about website usage. Google cookies are those beginning “__ut”. The Google Analytics cookies are __utma __utmb __utmc and__utmz. Google Analytics allows us to count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, how they arrive at the site (by following a link, for example), and the number of pages they visit when they arrive. We use the information to compile reports and to improve the way our website works; for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The information generated by these cookies (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating website usage, compiling reports for us on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Please note that Google only receives your truncated IP address. This is sufficient for Google to identify (approximately) the country from which you are visiting our site, but is not sufficient to identify you, or your computer or mobile device, individually. You can find more information about Google Analytics here. If you do not wish to supply information to Google Analytics, you can find out how to opt out here. For more information about Google’s privacy policies, see Google’s privacy policy.

Links to other websites

Our web site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee might be payable to cover costs. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:
Ian Binns, Director, precision Aerospace Components Ltd.
Blackwell Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, Essex, CM7 2QJ.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.