The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is: used fairly and lawfully.

Personal data is described as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person or data subject. An identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified directly or indirectly, particularly by their name, identification number, location, online identifier or other factors such as physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.

The Company is committed to the letter and spirit of the law, placing high importance on the correct, lawful, and fair handling of all personal data, respecting the legal rights, privacy and trust of the people with whom it deals. More information on the Company’s data protection policies can be found in the Employee Handbook.

The data we gather

During the completion of this form you will providing personal and sensitive information.

By completing this exercise you are giving your express permission for Black Sheep Utilities to gather, process and store this information to commence and service your employment with Black Sheep Utilities. You also confirm that the information is accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge.

Policy Statement

Black Sheep Utilities will ensure the protection of all information assets within the custody of the Business. High standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information will be maintained at all times.

How we use this data

Collecting this data is essential in order for us to commence your pay and benefits and ensure we hold the relevant data to service your needs as an employee.

We will only use your emergency next of kin details in an emergency, such as a medical emergency or unexplained absence that causes the Company concern for your welfare.

Controlling information about you

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

By completing this form you are giving your express permission for us to share the required data with Royal London and Squirrel Financial in order for us to set up your pension.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act.

Adequate, Relevant and Limited Data Processing

The Company will only collect and process personal data for the specific purpose(s) informed to data subjects. We will not hold any more information than is required.


We will always hold your information securely.

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act.