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PRIVACY

Privacy Statement

Willis White are specialist Technical Recruitment Consultants and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This privacy policy states how we collect your personal information, how we store it and how we use it.

 
Our Data Protection Officer

Ian White (Director)

ian@williswhite.co.uk

 

Personal data we collect

We may collect the following information:

Identity Data: Name, Address, ID/Passport number, DOB

Contact Data: Contact information including email address and telephone number

Career History: Past & Current Employment and experience

 

How we use your personal data

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

 

  • Internal record keeping

  • We may periodically send emails about new vacancies, recruitment industry news, job searching and career advice or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • Note that we may process your Personal Data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your Personal Data.

Our legal basis for processing your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

 

  • Where you have given us explicit consent to use your personal data.

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

  • Where it is necessary for our Legitimate Interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our Legitimate Interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).

  • Under a Performance of Contract. Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

 

Who we share your personal data with

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

 

We may share your data with clients who are interested in hiring staff. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

 

HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

 

Government Agencies for example for fraud or illegal activities.

 

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

How long we will keep your personal data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

 

Your rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data as listed below:

 

  • 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.

  • 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 situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental 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 services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

 

Complaints

In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Willis White (or third parties as described above), or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Willis White Technical Recruitment’s Data Protection Officer.

 

Website: https://ico.org.uk/concerns
Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113

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