Privacy Policy

eIntroduction


Welcome to UniqueIT Consulting Ltd’s privacy notice.

UniqueIT Consulting Ltd (“we“, “us” or “our“) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Through this Privacy Policy we aim to inform you about the types of personal data we collect from candidates, the purposes for which we use the data and the ways in which the data is handled.  We also aim to satisfy the obligation of transparency under the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and national laws implementing GDPR.

The Information we collect

Your data is collected through voluntary submission, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your e-mail address) and other relevant information from your Curriculum Vitae (“CV”). On occasion this will also include sensitive personal information such as details of criminal convictions and ethnic origin.  When we receive your details and CV electronically, this may be through a direct application on one of our websites or an application that you have made through a third-party job board.
 
We will likely obtain further personal information about you during the course of our relationship with you.  This information may be obtained from you directly or from third parties, such as organisations to whom we have provided your CV and who have engaged with you as part of a job application.

You do not have to fill out these forms in order to look at our current jobs on the website. However, to apply, you will need to submit a form with the minimum information (see below).

At a minimum, we require your;

• Name
• Contact Number
• Email address

Optionally you can additionally provide us with your;

• Area of Interest
• LinkedIn URL
• CV

Storage of Personal Data

We will hold, use and disclose your personal information, for our legitimate business purposes including: 

to provide our services to you;
 
to maintain our business relationship, where you are a user of our website, a client or candidate;
 
to enable you to submit your CV for general applications, to apply for specific jobs or to subscribe to our job alerts.

to match your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you and to send your personal information (including sensitive personal information) to clients in order to apply for jobs;
 
to retain your details and notify you about future job opportunities other than the specific role for which you have contacted us;
 
to answer your enquiries;
 
to direct-market products and services, advise you of news and industry updates, events, promotions and competitions, reports and other information. Before we do so, you will be given an option to opt-out of such communications and an option to unsubscribe will also be provided with each communication;
 
to fulfil contractual obligations with our clients;
 
to provide further services to you by sharing your personal information with trusted third parties. Further details about this are set out in the separate section below on Third Party access to personal data.
 
to release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if we are required or permitted to do so;
 
our website uses a website recording service which can record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. Data collected by this service is used to improve our website usability. The information collected is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting and is not shared with anybody else.
 
In order to provide you with personalised content on our website, with more relevant communication in our emails, and with a tailored service from our consultants, we track and record your usage and interaction with our website and emails. We employ a third-party service provider to help us record, store and analyse this information to determine how we might best deliver your engagement. We ensure that no personally identifiable attributes are recorded in this database and, other than our chosen service provider, we do not share this information with any other business or affiliate.

We may process, in accordance with local regulations, certain sensitive personal data (known as special category data in GDPR) where you include it in information you send to us e.g. if you include information about your health, religion or ethnic origin in the CV you send to us.  We may also be required to conduct a criminal record check against your details.  We have processes in place to limit our use and disclosure of such sensitive data other than where permitted by law.


Third Party Access to Personal Data

We do not allow any third-party access to your personal information without your express permission. If we did so we would break the regulations of our industry regulator, Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We collect information about you to make your job search as easy and safe as possible. This data is important; we understand that. This is why we’re committed to protecting your privacy online.


Who do we share your personal data with?

We will share your personal information and, where necessary, your sensitive personal information with trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as:
 
employment reference checking;
qualification checking;
criminal reference checking (as required);
verification of details you have provided from third party sources; and/or
psychometric evaluations or skills tests. 
 
We will also share your personal information with third parties who perform functions on our behalf and provide services to us such as:
professional advisors;
data analytics providers;
IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems;
research and mailing houses; and/or
function co-ordinators.
Regulatory and Law Enforcement Agencies

As noted above, if we receive a request from a regulatory body or law enforcement agency, and if permitted under GDPR and other laws, we may disclose certain personal information to such bodies or agencies.
 


New business owners

If we or our business merges with or is acquired by another business or company, we will share your personal information with the new owners of the business or company and their advisors.  If this happens, you will be sent notice of such event.

How long will we keep your personal data for?

We will store your data only for as long as necessary. What’s more, we conduct regular data-cleansing and updating exercises to make sure the information we have is relevant and accurate.
 
You’re in control of your data. Should you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out from the communications you receive, or contact us on email, telephone or even by post and we will make that change for you.

By law we have to keep basic information about our customers and candidates (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being a customer or candidate for tax and contractual purposes.

What’s our cookie policy?

We want your user experience to be the best it can possibly be, which is why we use cookies. These are small text files placed on your device to collect data and help improve our websites and online services.
 


The Legal Basis for Processing your Personal Information

Under GDPR, the main grounds that we rely upon in order to process personal information of clients and candidates are the following:
 
(a) Necessary for entering into, or performing, a contract – in order to perform obligations that we undertake in providing a service to you, or in order to take steps at your request to enter into a contract with us, it will be necessary for us to process your personal data; 
 
(b) Necessary for compliance with a legal obligation – we are subject to certain legal requirements which may require us to process your personal data.   We may also be obliged by law to disclose your personal data to a regulatory body or law enforcement agency;
 
(c) Necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests – either we, or a third party, will need to process your personal data for the purposes of our (or a third party’s) legitimate interests, provided we have established that those interests are not overridden by your rights and freedoms, including your right to have your personal data protected.  Our legitimate interests include responding to requests and enquiries from you or a third party, optimising our website and customer experience, informing you about our products and services and ensuring that our operations are conducted in an appropriate and efficient manner;
 
(d) Consent – in some circumstances, we may ask for your consent to process your personal data in a particular way. 

 

How we share your Personal Information

In certain circumstances we will share your personal information with other parties.  Details of those parties are set out below along with the reasons for sharing it.
 
We will share your personal information as above for any or all of the following purposes:
 
to provide you with recruitment services;
for business development;
for systems development and testing;
for development and marketing of other products and services;
to improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you; and/or
to tailor our website when you log on to make them relevant to you personally.
 

Clients

We disclose your personal information to clients who have vacancies for jobs in which you are interested.

 

Curriculum Vitae

We give you the option of submitting your CV via our website or by providing your CV to one of our consultants. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants for positions as they come up. 
 
Your CV will be stored in our database (Bullhorn) and will be accessible by our recruitment consultants. 
 
You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be archived providing the submission details remain the same (for example you submit both CVs using the same email address or you advise the relevant contact of your new submission).

 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data 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 data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data 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 as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.