Privacy & cookies policy
Last updated: 22 November 2022
We value your privacy. This Privacy & Cookies Policy covers what information we collect, and how we use, disclose, store and transfer your information.
The types of personal information we collect
We currently collect and process the following information:
- Job title
- Date of birth when provided in a CV
- Email address
- Phone number
- References to verify qualifications and work experience
- IP addresses
- Cookie identifiers
- Bank details for contract recruitment
- National Insurance number to verify entitlement to work
- Copy of passport to verify entitlement to work
How we get the personal information and why we have it
Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you. We use the information that you have given us in order to carry out our core business activity. It is used to:
- Respond to enquiries about our services
- Communicate with you regarding our services
- Send newsletters and job alerts
- Improve our website
- Understand website visitor behaviour
This information is collected via:
- Filling in forms on our website
- Phone or email correspondence with us
- Attendance at events
We share information contained within CVs with prospective clients for the purpose of introducing candidates to them. We may also share the details of contractors with an umbrella company for payroll purposes.
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting email@example.com.
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
How we store personal information
Personal information is securely stored.
We keep personal information contained within a CV for 6 years. We will then dispose of this by securely destroying it. You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information at any time. You can exercise this right by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then manually delete your records/data.
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
- Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
- Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
- Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us on email@example.com.
You also have the right to make a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are unhappy with how we have used your data. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
The ICO’s address:
- Information Commissioner’s Office
- Wycliffe House
- Water Lane
- SK9 5AF
- Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
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