CCL Secure Privacy Policy/European Union General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Statement (UK)

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by CCL Secure in the European Union and the United Kingdom and this website.

Our Privacy Policy (in English and Spanish) sets out how we collect, use, store and disclose your personal information. We are bound by the UK Data Protection Act 2018 [and the Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties (Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares)].  We are committed to respecting your privacy and each CCL Secure company will be responsible for its use and the protection of your personal information in accordance with the privacy law in its jurisdiction.  Links to the Privacy Policy of our Australian and Mexican entities are provided below.

By providing personal information to us, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any other arrangements that apply between us. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time by publishing changes to it on our websites at and We encourage you to check our websites periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current Privacy Policy.

1. What personal information do we collect?

Personal information includes information or an opinion about an individual that is reasonably identifiable. For example, this may include your name, age, gender, postcode and contact details.

General collection

We may collect the following types of personal information:

  • contact details, including name, organisation for whom you work, mailing or street address, email address, telephone number and other contact details;
  • financial details, including your bank account number; and
  • any other personal information that may be required in order to facilitate your dealings with us.

We may collect these types of personal information either directly from you, or from third parties. We may collect this information when you:

  • provide goods or services to us;
  • require services from us or require access to secure parts of our business;
  • communicate with us in person and through correspondence, chats, email, or when you share information with us from other services;
  • interact with our business; and
  • invest in our business or enquire as to a potential purchase of our business. Collection for work and screening requirements. In addition, when a person applies for a job or otherwise applies to work with us, or when a person requires access to secure parts of our business, we may collect the following additional information:
    • identification information, including age or date of birth, nationality, and gender;
    • identity verification information, including driver’s licence number, copy of driver’s licence, motor vehicle registration number, vehicle plate number, tax file number, birth or citizenship certificate, passport number, and photographs;
    • information about your personal circumstances, including your marital status;
    • information about third parties, such as a family member, spouse, partner, dependent, housemate, or other person with whom you live or have close relationships;
    • information about legal proceedings that you are, or have been, involved in;
    • information about your education and working history, including current and past position title and qualifications, resume details, and training history;
    • financial information, including information about your income and expenditure, assets, cash and investments, business history and debts; and
    • sensitive information including information about your health, criminal background, political affiliations and memberships of any clubs, associations or interest groups.

For persons who apply to work with us or who require access to secure parts of our business, we may collect this information either directly from you, or from publicly available records, recruitment consultants, your referees, your previous employers, organisations that provide labour hire services, organisations that undertake working and criminal history assessments and others who may be able to provide information to us to assist in our decision on whether or not to make you an offer of employment, engage you under a contract, or allow you to access our business.

If you are listed as a reference, or if you have been named as having a close relationship or affiliation with a person who has applied to work with us or access our business, we may collect your personal information from the person who has provided that information and is the subject of that application, or from publicly available records, organisations that undertake working and criminal history assessments and others who may be able to provide information to us to assist in our decision on the application.

2. Unsolicited Information

When we receive unsolicited information about you we will assess whether that information is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one of our functions or activities. If it is, we will handle this information in the same way we handle other information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If it is not, then we will destroy or de-identify the information in accordance with the relevant legislation.

3. Why do we collect, use and disclose personal information?

We may collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to contact and communicate with you;
  • to allow you to provide goods and services to us;
  • to allow us to provide goods and services to you;
  • to make payments to you for goods and services you provide to us, including paying you remuneration and other benefits and entitlements;
  • to send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
  • to verify your identity and conduct screening assessments to assess your security credentials and suitability to work with us and access secure parts of our business;
  • to better understand how you use our websites so we can improve our websites and services;
  • to consider the suitability of a person for whom you have provided a character reference, or for whom you have been listed as being a close contact; and
  • to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with third parties. For persons who have applied to work with us or who require access to our business, we do this in order to maintain the high security standards for our business and because we must comply with strict requirements to conduct screening assessments and obtain security clearances for individuals and organisations who may obtain access to security classified information or resources that must be safeguarded.

4. How long is your personal data kept for?

We keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal data for is determined by operational and legal considerations. For example, we are legally required to hold some types of personal data to fulfil our statutory and regulatory obligations (e.g. health/safety and tax/accounting purposes).

We review our retention periods on a regular basis.

5. To whom do we disclose your personal information?

We may disclose personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy to:

    • our employees and our related bodies corporate;
    • third party suppliers and service providers (including providers for the operation of our business or in connection with providing our products and services to you);
    • third parties with which we do business and/or lease premises;
    • our professional advisers, dealers, agents and business partners;
    • payment systems operators for the purposes of making payments to you or to third parties on your behalf;
    • anyone to whom our assets or businesses (or any part of them) are transferred;
    • specific third parties authorised by you to receive information held by us; and
    • other persons, including government agencies, regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies, or as required, authorised or permitted by law.

Disclosure of Government Related Identifiers

In Australia, Government Related Identifiers are defined in the Privacy Act and include your tax file number, driver licence number, motor vehicle registration number, vehicle plate number and passport number. We are required to comply with laws relating to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of Government Related Identifiers. We will only use and disclose Government Related Identifiers that you provide to us in accordance with the law.

Disclosure of personal information overseas

We may disclose your personal information overseas to our third party suppliers for due diligence screening and training purposes, and between CCL Secure companies in limited circumstances. Our third party suppliers are located in the United Kingdom, United States of America and other countries, and CCL Secure companies are located in Australia, the United Kingdom and Mexico. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any overseas recipient will deal with such personal information in a way that is consistent with the relevant law.

6. Using our websites and cookies

We may collect personal information about you when you use and access our websites. We may record certain information about your use of our websites, such as that you have logged in, which pages you visit, what content or documents you access and download and when, the time and date of your visit and the internet protocol address assigned to your computer.

We may also use ‘cookies’ or other similar tracking technologies on our websites that help us track your website usage and remember your preferences. Cookies are small files that store information on your computer, TV, mobile phone or other device. They enable the entity that put the cookie on your device to recognise you across different websites, services, devices and/or browsing sessions. You can disable cookies through your internet browser but our websites may not work as intended for you if you do so.

We may also use cookies to enable us to collect data that may include personal information. For example, where a cookie is linked to your account, it will be considered personal information under relevant legislation. We will handle any personal information collected by cookies in the same way that we handle all other personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

7. Security

Our industry requires us to comply with strict security requirements and your security is our priority. We may hold your personal information in either electronic or hard copy form. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure and we use a number of physical, administrative, personnel and technical measures to protect your personal information.

For example, we:

  • provide training to our employees and other personnel in relation to our privacy and security policies and procedures;
  • maintain secure premises and protect them from unauthorised access by using fences, alarms, CCTV, electronic security detection systems and onsite security officers;
  • require that all persons who enter and have access to our premises must pass strict security screening assessments and be granted security clearance;
  • maintain a comprehensive framework of information technology security policies, processes, systems and architecture to protect our internal networks, system and data from unauthorised access; and
  • regularly review and evaluate our information security management practices, processes, systems and controls to ensure compliance with our internal policies and procedures and the legal requirements. In addition, we hold all physical, hard copies of your sensitive personal information in secure safes on our secure premises, only for the period of time permissible under relevant legislation. Although we take these reasonable steps, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

8. Links

Our websites may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of, or any content on, those linked websites, and have no control over or rights in those linked websites. The privacy policies that apply to those other websites may differ substantially from our Privacy Policy, so we encourage individuals to read them before using those websites.

9. Lawful Processing

Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal data. We consider the following grounds to be relevant:

Specific Consent

Where you have provided specific consent to us using your personal data in a certain way, such as to send you newsletters or email, text and/or telephone marketing.

Performance of a contract

Where we are entering into a contract with you or performing our obligations under it.

Legal obligation

Where necessary so that we can comply with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject.

Vital interests

Where it is necessary to protect life or health (for example in the case of medical emergency suffered by an individual at one of our events) which requires us to share your personal data with the emergency services.

Legitimate interests

Where it is reasonably necessary to achieve our or others’ legitimate interests (as long as what the personal data is used for is fair and does not duly impact your rights).

We consider our legitimate interests to be running CCL as a profitable organisation in pursuit of our aims and ideals, and those of our clients. For example to

  • send email communications which we think will be of interest to you;
  • conduct research to better understand our markets to better target our public relations work;
  • monitor who we deal with to protect the organisation against fraud, money laundering and other risks;
  • enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services /communications for the benefit of our clients;
  • and understand better how people interact with our website.

When we legitimately process your personal data in this way, we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. We will not use your personal data where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, for example, where use would be excessively intrusive (unless, for instance, we are otherwise required or permitted to by law).

When we use sensitive personal data, we require an additional legal basis to do so under data protection laws, so will either do so on the basis of your explicit consent or another route available to us at law (for example, if we need to process it for employment, social security or social protection purposes, your vital interests, or, in some cases, if it is in the public interest for us to do so).

10.Your Rights

Under UK data protection law, you have certain rights over the personal data that we hold about you. These include:

Right of access

You have a right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you. You also have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you, and we will provide you with this unless legal exceptions apply.

If you want to access your personal data, please send a description of the information you want to see and proof of your identity by post to the address provided below.

Right to have your inaccurate personal data corrected

You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you corrected. The accuracy of your information is important to us if you believe any of the other information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us by using the contact information in the “Contact Us” section below.

Right to restrict use

You have a right to ask us to restrict the processing of some or all of your personal data if there is a disagreement about its accuracy or we’re not lawfully allowed to use it.

Right of erasure

You may ask us to delete some or all of your personal data and in certain cases, and subject to certain exceptions; we will do so as far as we are required to. In many cases, we will anonymise that information, rather than delete it.

Right for your personal information to be portable

If we are processing your personal information (1) based on your consent, or in order to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and (2) the processing is being done by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you or another service provider in a machine-readable format.

Right to object

You have the right to object to processing where we using your personal information (1) based on legitimate interests, (2) for direct marketing or (3) for statistical/research purposes.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please email us at email, phone or postal address. We may be required to ask for further information and/or evidence of identity. We will endeavour to respond fully to all requests within one month of receipt of your request, however if we are unable to do so we will contact you with reasons for the delay.

Please note that exceptions apply to a number of these rights, and not all rights will be applicable in all circumstances. For more details we recommend you consult the guidance published by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office,

In Mexico, these rights are known as “ARCO”, through which you may “access”, “rectify”, “cancel” (request the removal of your personal information) or “oppose” (request that your personal information not be processed), in accordance with the relevant legislation in Mexico. You may make these requests of the CCL Secure company in Mexico by using the contact information in the “Contact Us” section below.

11. Making a complaint

If you think that we have breached relevant legislation, or you wish to make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal information, you can contact us using the details set out below. Please include your name, email address and/or telephone number and clearly describe your complaint. We will acknowledge your complaint and respond to you regarding your complaint within 5 business days of receiving your complaint. If you think that we have failed to resolve the complaint satisfactorily, we will provide you with information about the further steps you can take.

12. Contact Us

For further information about our Privacy Policy, or to make a subject access request, or to exercise your ARCO rights in Mexico, or make a complaint, please contact us using the details below:

United Kingdom

Managing Director
CCL Secure
Station Road
United Kingdom


Vice President and Managing Director
CCL Secure
Parque Industrial Querétaro
C.P. 76220 Santa Rosa Jáuregui
Jáuregui Querétaro


Vice President and Managing Director
CCL Secure
PO Box 223 Craigieburn VIC 3064

In Australia, if you are dissatisfied by the manner in which we handle your information, you can also send your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
GPO Box 5218
NSW 2001

Telephone: 1300 363 992


Effective: September 2018
BMS 1163 Privacy Policy V4 September 2018

Related Policy Documents:
For information collected by CCL Secure Pty Ltd (Australia) please click here.