KUTZ N KURLZ LTD CCTV POLICY
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd uses closed circuit television (CCTV) images to protect Kutz N Kurlz Ltd property and to provide a safe and secure environment for employees and visitors to our business premises.
This policy sets out the details of how Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will collect, use, and store CCTV images. For more information on your privacy rights associated with the processing of your personal data collected through CCTV images please refer to Kutz N Kurlz Ltd privacy notice and data protection policy.
The Company’s CCTV facility, unless there are exceptional circumstances (see covert recording below), will only record images. There is no audio recording i.e., conversations are not recorded on CCTV.
Purposes of CCTV
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd has conducted a data protection impact assessment and based on its findings it considers it necessary and proportionate to install and use a CCTV system.
The data collected from the system will assist in:
Location of cameras
Cameras are located at strategic points throughout the Company’s business premises, principally at the entrance and exit points. Kutz N Kurlz Ltd has positioned the cameras so that they only cover communal or public areas on the Company’s business premises, and they have been sited so that they provide clear images. No camera focuses, or will focus, on toilets, private services areas, shower facilities or changing rooms.
All cameras (except for any that may be temporarily set up for covert recording) are also clearly visible.
Appropriate signs are prominently displayed so that employees, clients, customers, and other visitors are aware they are entering an area covered by CCTV.
Recording and retention of images
Images produced by the CCTV equipment are intended to be as clear as possible so that they are effective for the purposes set out above. Maintenance checks of the equipment are undertaken on a regular basis to ensure it is working properly and that the media is producing high quality images.
Images may be recorded either in constant real-time (24 hours a day throughout the year), or only at certain times, as the needs of the business dictate.
As the recording system records digital images, any CCTV images that are held on the hard drive of a PC or server are deleted and overwritten on a recycling basis. If or when the hard drive has reached the end of its use, it will be erased or destroyed prior to disposal.
Images that are stored on, or transferred on to, removable media such as CDs or which are stored digitally are erased or destroyed once the purpose of the recording is no longer relevant. In normal circumstances, this will be a period of 12 months. However, where a law enforcement agency is investigating a crime, images may need to be retained for a longer period.
Access to and disclosure of images
Access to, and disclosure of, images recorded on CCTV is restricted. This ensures that the rights of individuals are retained. Images can only be disclosed in accordance with the purposes for which they were originally collected.
The images that are filmed are recorded centrally and held in a secure location. Access to recorded images is restricted to the operators of the CCTV system and to those line managers who are authorised to view them in accordance with the purposes of the system. Viewing of recorded images will take place in a restricted area where only the relevant people will view the footage. If media on which images are recorded are removed for viewing purposes, this will be documented.
Disclosure of images to other third parties will only be made in accordance with the purposes for which the system is used and will be limited to:
The Managing Directors of Kutz N Kurlz Ltd (or another senior manager acting in their absence) are the only people who are permitted to authorise disclosure of images to external third parties such as law enforcement agencies.
All requests for disclosure and access to images will be documented, including the date of the disclosure, to whom the images have been provided and the reasons why they are required. If disclosure is denied, the reason will be recorded.
Individuals’ access rights
Under the UK’s data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have the right on request to receive a copy of the personal data that Kutz N Kurlz Ltd holds about them, including CCTV images if they are recognisable from the image.
If you wish to access any CCTV images relating to you, you must make a written request to the Company’s Data Protection Officer Stephen Wallbank. This can be done by using this email address email@example.com
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will not usually make a charge for such a request, but we may charge a reasonable fee if you make a request which is manifestly unfounded or excessive or is repetitive. Your request must include the reason for viewing, date, and approximate time when the images were recorded and the location of the CCTV camera, so that the images can be easily located, and your identity can be established as the person in the images.
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will usually respond promptly and in any case within one month of receiving a request. However, where a request is complex or numerous Kutz N Kurlz Ltd may extend the one month to respond by a further two months.
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will always check the identity of the employee making the request before processing it.
The Data Protection Officer Stephen Wallbank will always determine whether disclosure of your images will reveal third party information, as you have no right to access CCTV images relating to other people. In this case, the images of third parties may need to be obscured if it would otherwise involve an unfair intrusion into their privacy.
If Kutz N Kurlz Ltd is unable to comply with your request because access could prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, you will be advised accordingly.
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd is aware that covert recording can only be done in exceptional circumstances for example where Kutz N Kurlz Ltd suspects criminal activity taking place. On this basis Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will only undertake covert monitoring if it has conducted a data protection impact assessment which has addressed the following:
The safeguards and/or security measures that need to be put in place to ensure the covert recording is conducted in accordance with the data protection laws, including the GDPR.
If after undertaking the data impact assessment Kutz N Kurlz Ltd considers there is a proportionate risk of criminal activity, or equivalent malpractice taking place or about to take place, and if informing the individuals concerned that the recording is taking place would seriously prejudice its prevention or detection, Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will covertly record the suspected individual(s). In doing this Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will rely on the protection of its own legitimate interests as the lawful and justifiable legal basis for conducting the covert recording.
Before the covert recording commences Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will ensure that the Managing Director/s (or another senior manager acting in their absence) agrees with the findings of the data protection assessment and provides written authorisation to proceed with the covert recording.
Covert monitoring may include both video and audio recording.
Covert monitoring will only take place for a limited and reasonable amount of time consistent with the objective of assisting in the prevention and detection of suspected criminal activity or equivalent malpractice. Once the specific investigation has been completed, covert monitoring will cease.
Information obtained through covert monitoring will only be used for the prevention or detection of criminal activity or equivalent malpractice. All other information collected during covert monitoring will be deleted or destroyed unless it reveals information which Kutz N Kurlz Ltd cannot be expected to ignore.
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will ensure that all employees managing CCTV images or recordings are trained in the operation and administration of the CCTV system and on the impact of the laws regulating data protection and privacy regarding that system.
The Company’s Data Protection Officer Stephen Wallbank is responsible for the implementation of and compliance with this policy and the operation of the CCTV system and they will conduct a regular review of the Company’s use and processing of CCTV images and ensure that at all times it remains compliant with the laws regulating data protection and privacy. Any complaints or enquiries about the operation of the Company’s CCTV system should be addressed to Stephen Wallbank
Kutz N Kurlz Ltd will process the personal data collected in connection with the operation of the CCTV policy in accordance with its data protection policy and any internal privacy notices in force at the relevant time. Inappropriate access or disclosure of this data will constitute a data breach and should be reported immediately to the Company’s Data Protection Officer Stephen Wallbank in accordance with the Company’s data protection policy. Reported data breaches will be investigated and may lead to sanctions under the Company’s disciplinary procedure.
Agreed and implemented October 2023
Donna and Stephen Wallbank