CDL Privacy Policy
Cheshire Datasystems Ltd
1. Who are we?
For the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Controller is Cheshire Datasystems Ltd of Kings Reach Road, Stockport, SK4 2HD.

By visiting or contacting us and providing information you are accepting and consenting to the practices described by this policy.

2. How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information or you provide personal information to us. It applies to information about:

Visitors to our websites;
Complainants and other individuals in relation to a data protection or freedom of information complaint or enquiry;
People who use our services;
Job applicants and our current and former employees.

2.1 Visitors to our websites
When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect information about how visitors use our site. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

2.2 Use of cookies by CDL
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can read more about how we use cookies in our Cookies Notice.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

2.3 People who call our telephone line
When you call CDL's telephone(s) we may collect Calling Line Identification (CLI) information. We use this information to help improve efficiency and effectiveness. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored to help improve our service.

2.4 Electronic Communications
Any electronic communication, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for reasons of security, statistical analysis and for monitoring compliance with office policy. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.

2.5 People who make a complaint to us
When we receive a complaint from a person we make up a file containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any other individuals involved in the complaint.

We will only use the personal information we collect to process and resolve the complaint.

We may have to disclose the complainant's identity to whoever the complaint is about. This is inevitable where, for example, revealing details of a complaint, to the party that is implicated, would identify the complainant by association. If a complainant doesn't want information identifying him or her to be disclosed, we will try to respect that. However, it may not be possible to handle a complaint on an anonymous basis.

We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy. This means that information relating to a complaint will be retained according to our retention schedule. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the 'need to know' principle.

Similarly, where enquiries are submitted to us we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry.

When we take enforcement action against someone, we may publish the identity of the defendant in our Annual Report or elsewhere. Usually we do not identify any complainants unless the details have already been made public.

2.6 Job applicants, current and former CDL employees
When individuals apply to work at CDL, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics. Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want to take up a reference or carry out background screening, we will not do so without informing individuals beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law. Information may be passed onto 3rd party HireRight in order to carry out reference checks and background screening. Please refer to HireRight's privacy notice:

Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.

Data collected throughout the recruitment process may include background screening information, opinions and results of aptitude tests. Data published by the applicant on social and networking profiles may also be referred to.

Express consent will be sought prior to collecting any sensitive personal data as part of the recruitment process, this information will only be used for statistical and analysis purposes. You are not obliged to provide any sensitive personal data. Provision of this data has no effect on the outcome of the recruitment process.

Once a person has taken up employment with CDL, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person's employment. Once their employment with CDL has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.

Sensitive personal data collected as part of the recruitment process, for example, ethnic background and religion, will be anonymised and is only used for the purpose of monitoring equal opportunities and statistical analysis.

When providing information to other parties, for example, providing references to prospective employers, we will only provide 'matter of fact' statements, no personal information will be disclosed.

2.7 Vacancies Mailing List
Personal information provided when joining our Vacancies Mailing Mist will only be used for the purposes of providing vacancy information and to monitor recruitment statistics. If at any time you wish to be removed from the Vacancy Mailing List you can do this by contacting CDL HR Department at the address below.

3. Access to personal information
CDL tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a 'subject access request' under the UK Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:

Give you a description of it;
Tell you why we are holding it;
Tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
Let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a request to CDL for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing, addressing it to our Compliance department at the address provided below.

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

If you believe we hold inaccurate information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by contacting the Compliance department.

4. Disclosure of personal information
In most circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However we may need to share information with other organisations or relevant bodies, for example, when we investigate a complaint.

CDL reserve the right to disclose information to associated companies and third parties as required, in accordance with the terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

You can also get further information on:

Agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information;
Circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent, for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymised statistics;
Our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete personal data; and
How we check that the information we hold is accurate and up to date.
5. Links to other websites
As you use the website and load associated resources and links you may request page elements and links from third parties. Notable third parties are as follows:

Careers (Workable) contains embedded job vacancy listings, hosted by the provider Accessing these vacancy listings may set cookies on your computer. Submitting information in relation to a vacancy may set cookies on your computer and may cause any personal information you provide to be stored by, as required to process your application. Full details can be found here:

Mailing list (MailChimp)
CDL maintains a mailing list, comprising email addresses and other personal information. If you elect to access or join the mailing list cookies may be set on your computer, and information you provide may be stored by as explained here:

YouTube (Google)
We embed videos from both our official YouTube channel and other providers' channels. We use YouTube's standard methods, which may set cookies on your computer. Read more at

Maps (Google)
We embed maps from the Google Maps service. We use Google Maps' standard methods, which may set cookies on your computer. Read more at

Social Media (Various)
We use social media content from a variety of companies including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Accessing these social media posts may set cookies on your computer as detailed in the cookie policies of the relevant provider.

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

6. Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 11/10/16. Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

7. How to contact us
If you want to request any further information about our privacy policy or would like to submit any comments or requests you can email us or write to:

Compliance, CDL, Strata House, Kings Reach Road, Stockport, SK4 2HD
8. Intellectual Property Rights
The trademarks, brand names, product names, titles and copyrights used in this website, together with the underlying software code (together, the "IP Rights") are owned by or licensed to CDL Group Holdings. All IP Rights used in this website are trademarks, brand names, product names or copyrights of their respective proprietors. No permission is given by such proprietors in respect of the use of any of them by you and such use may constitute an infringement of the proprietor's rights. In consideration of CDL allowing you to use this website you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, redistribute, publish, transmit, display, adapt, alter, create derivative works from or otherwise extract or re-utilise any material appearing on this website except where specific facilities are provided for this purpose. Any unauthorised use may be unlawful.