1.The images obtained from the system which include recognisable individuals are personal data and are covered by the applicable Data Protection legislation. This Policy should therefore be read in conjunction with the PureGym Data Protection Policy available either in File 10 of Pure Safety or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. CCTV systems are operated throughout X Fitness, monitoring dedicated areas defined by a CCTV layout proposal and following a specific ‘Brand Standard’.
3. Use of a surveillance camera system must always be for a specified purpose which is in pursuit of a legitimate aim and necessary to meet an identified pressing need. This includes giving confidence to staff and visitors that they are in a safe and secure environment, protecting the integrity of the site by deterring criminals and to provide evidence to assist with the detection and prosecution of criminal offences.
4. When deciding to use CCTV in a certain area X Fitness must take into account its effect on individuals and their privacy and perform regular reviews to ensure its use remains justified.
5. X Fitness will be transparent in the use of a surveillance camera system, provide a CCTV notice, which could be an image, and publicise a contact point on the website for access to information and complaints in line with our Data Protection Policy.
6. X Fitness is the Data Controller for the Personal Data captured by our CCTV systems. Some shared sites require that we use both, our systems in local areas and landlord’s systems in extended areas.
7. The CCTV systems which are under X Fitness control are managed by the Head of Risk and operated by a dedicated CCTV team. The recordings are confidential and available only to those directly connected with operating the system. Copies of recorded information are strictly controlled and only made in relation to incidents under specific restrictions and require the approval described in point 10.
8. The Head of Risk will produce and communicate clear rules and procedures with regards to operating, processing and releasing CCTV images. The procedures are detailed in the CCTV SOP document.
9. No more images and information should be stored than that which is strictly required for the stated purpose of a surveillance camera system, and such images and information should be deleted once their purposes have been discharged.
10. Access to retained images and information should be referred to and there must be clearly defined rules on who can gain access and for what purpose such access is granted; the disclosure of images and information should only take place when it is necessary for such a purpose or for law enforcement purposes. And always require previous written approval of all of the Head of Risk.
11. CCTV operators should be trained to an adequate standard and such standard must be maintained at all times.
12. Surveillance camera system images and information should be subject to appropriate security measures to safeguard against unauthorised access and use.
13. There should be effective and periodic review mechanisms to ensure legal requirements, policies and standards are complied with in practice and to ensure that the system is working properly and produces the required images.