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Privacy Notice - Employees

Liverpool Guild of Students (“the Guild”, “we”, “our” or “us”) promises to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations and keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

Facilitating our legal requirements, organisation policy and services to our employees through using your personal data allows us to make better decisions, communicate more efficiently and ultimately, ensure you receive the services required as a Guild employee.

Where we collect information about you

We collect information in the following ways:

When you become an employee

When you become an employee of the Guild you form a contract with us, which declares that, we will process some personal and sensitive data to comply with our legal obligations and to fulfil our policies and procedures.

When a third party provides us with your data

Your information may be shared with us by independent organisations such as HMRC or external referees. These independent third parties will only do so when you have indicated that you have given consent or there is a legal obligation to share this data with us. You should check their Privacy Policy when you provide your information to understand fully how they will process your data.

What personal data we collect and how we use it

The type and quantity of information, which we collect, and how we use it depends on why you are providing it.


When you commence employment with the Guild we will ask you to provide:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Sexual Orientation
  • National Insurance Number
  • Bank Account Details
  • Third Party Remuneration Sources
  • Emergency Contact Details

During the course of your employment the Guild may collect the following data:

  • Health Records & Physician Details
  • Performance Records

We will mainly use your data to:

  • Administrative functions relating to your employment including the payment of salaries, pensions, or other payments due under the contract of employment;
  • Managing absence, sickness, health and workplace performance;
  • Training and development purposes;
  • Management planning;
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring
  • Promotion and salary progression exercises;
  • Negotiations with staff representatives;
  • Administration of the Guild’s policies and procedures;
  • Compliance with legislation (principally the Employment Act and Equality Act)
  • Compliance with any statutory requirement to provide information about staff, including statistical returns to external bodies;
  • Administration of the Guild’s disciplinary and grievance procedures;
  • Production of published staff lists including telephone and email directories for both internal and external use;
  • Production of staff badges and identity cards;
  • Production of photographs for display within the Guild building or online; and
  • Monitoring the use of the Guild’s resources.

Lawful basis, retention and security

When we process your data we will have already carefully assessed the lawful justification for doing so, the parameters in which the data is processed, the length of time the data is held for, the secure storage of your data and undertaken impact assessments to ensure your rights are delivered.

How long we keep your data

The length of time we keep your data varies depending on why we have collected it. We will keep your personal data only for as long as we need for the purpose it was gathered and for a limited time after that to ensure that we comply with our legal obligations and that we have sufficient records to respond to queries (including complaints, legal claims and safeguarding). Specific retention periods are set out below:

Owner holder Description of record  Notes Retention Period Statutory retention/best practice Disposal Method
HR Application Forms and Recruitment Paperwork Job applications, Equal Opportunities Form and interview records. Successful candidates records are retained on employees HR file. 1 Year Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice, Employment Statutory Code of Practice, Chapter 16 Destroy shredded, confidential waste bags 
HR Payroll and wage records Guild Payroll List, Information sent to the University of Liverpool HR and Payroll Team 6 years after employment ceases HMRC guidance, 1980 c.58 (Limitation Act), 1970 c. 9 (Taxes Management Act) Destroy, delete electronically, shredded, confidential waste bags 
HR Pension Information  Including: Contact information; Date of Birth, National Insurance Number, Employment Dates, Salary Information   6 years from the end of the scheme The Retirement Benefits Schemes (Information Powers) Regulations 1995 s.15 Destroy, delete electronically, shredded, confidential waste bags 
HR Human Resources casework Administration of formal disciplinary and grievance processes including tribunal cases 6 years after employment ceases 1980 c.58 (Limitation Act) Destroy, delete electronically, shredded, confidential waste bags 

How we keep your data safe and who has access

We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff and contractors.

Some of our suppliers may run their operations outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Although they may not be subject to the same data protection laws as companies based in the UK, we will take steps to make sure they provide an adequate level of protection in accordance with UK data protection law. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to this transfer, storing or processing at a location outside the EEA.

We disclose your information to key suppliers with whom we hold contracts to deliver services for the Guild. These suppliers are named below:

Supplier:       Co-operative Bank plc
Purpose:       Bank
Address:       PO Box 101, 1 Balloon Street, Manchester, M60 4EP

Supplier:       University of Liverpool
Purpose:       Payroll
Address:       University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX

Supplier:       Aegon
Purpose:       Pension Administration
Address:       Aegon, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, EH12 9SE

In addition to these named parties we may be required to disclose data containing limited personal information to auditors and financial advisors. Strict processing conditions shall be in place controlling what these parties can and cannot do with your personal data.

We may need to disclose your details if required to the University of Liverpool, police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.

We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your explicit and information consent.

Keeping your information up to date

Employees are required to inform the HR Manager in the event of any changes to data or the discovery of any inaccuracies.

Understanding the detail of our data security measures

The Guild operates a Data Protection and Information Security Policy; all employees and volunteers handling data are required to undertake general data protection training and third parties handling data are required to provide a contract which meets the requirements of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Your rights

You have a right to see the information the Guild holds about you. You can also request changes to be made to incorrect information. You can ask for information to be deleted or blocked if you legitimately think that the Guild is not processing this information for the purpose it was collected.

If you have any queries about this notice or your personal information generally, please send these to

If you wish to access your information you should complete the Subject Access Request Form with a description of the information you want to see and the required proof of your identity by post to Data Protection Coordinator, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR.

Where information is held on the basis of your consent you have the right to withdraw this at any time.

For further information see the Information Commissioner’s Guidance here.

Changes to this statement

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know by contacting

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