How Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture (SCS JV) treats your personal information and how to check what details we hold about you. 

This Privacy Notice sets out what you can expect from us when we ask for, or hold, your personal information. It also covers what we ask from you to help us keep your information up to date.

Your privacy 

We know how important it is to protect your privacy and to comply with UK Data Protection Regulations. 

When we ask for your personal information we will: 

  • let you know why we need it,  
  • only ask for what we need, and not collect excessive or irrelevant information, 
  • make sure nobody has access to it who shouldn’t, 
  • let you know who we share your information with, 
  • tell you if we need to transfer your information overseas and what safeguards are in place,
  • let you know whether we’re asking because of a statutory or contractual obligation, 
  • be clear about the possible consequences, if any, of not providing the information, 
  • not share it with other organisations unless we have told you in advance, unless we are obliged to do so by law, 
  • only keep it for as long as we need to and tell you how long, 
  • not make it available for commercial use, such as marketing. 
In dealing with your personal information, we will also: 
  • value the personal information entrusted to us and make sure we respect that trust; 
  • abide by the law when it comes to handling personal information; 
  • consider the privacy risks when we are planning to use or hold personal information in new ways, such as introducing new systems or processes. 

SCS is a joint venture between Costain, Skanska and STRABAG.  All personal data you supply is held by SCS. There are occasions when your personal data may be shared between the 3 joint venture companies.  This could be to provide you with a contract of employment or for legal reasons. 

In return, to help us keep your information accurate and up to date, we ask you to: 
  • give us accurate information,
  • tell us as soon as possible of any change of circumstance. 

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Your rights in connection with personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact [email protected]

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Right to withdraw consent

In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact [email protected] Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.

How to make a complaint

If you’re unhappy with the way we have handled your personal information or you believe that we have not handled your information in a way that is compliant with the GDPR, please write to us. 

We will acknowledge your complaint within 2 working days and let you have a full response within one month. If it is not possible to respond fully within this timescale, we will write and let you know why and say when you should expect to receive a full response. 

If you are not satisfied with our response you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. 

Contact us

Address: – SCS JV, Xavier House, 5a Granby Terrace, Euston, London, NW1 3SA

Alternatively, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email: [email protected]  

The Policy will be reviewed annually to ensure the management system is suitable, effective, consistently implemented and continually improved to meet the SCS JV and HS2 requirements. Compliance with this policy is mandatory. Any SCS JV staff breaching the same will be referred to their relevant Employer parent company who will deal with the staff member in accordance with the SCS JV staff member’s personal contract of employment. (Note, SCS JV is not an Employer of any of SCS JV staff).