Your personal information may be stored online and therefore we take steps to ensure that our systems are well protected.
The registered company number is 11891778. Together with the products and services we sell and provide, are regulated by BEIS.
What personal information do we collect?
We process the following types of personal data about you:
- Contact details
- Identification information
- Information about past and current employment
- Education and qualifications
- Information about your lifestyle (if included in your CV)
We collect the personal information requested on our contact forms together with any comments or remarks that you may provide in free text fields (such as personal statements) or CVs (where applicable). We may also keep a record of references received from third parties (including those you give us, credit reference and fraud prevention agencies) and of any other correspondence or communication between you and us, whether written, e-mailed, or as a result of visits, interviews or telephone calls.
We also monitor site traffic, and like most websites, we use a Unique Visitor Cookie (which is supplied and managed by a carefully selected statistics provider) to identify your PC by a random number (e.g. #12489). More details about cookies and how you can disable them can be found below.
Making sure your personal data is secure
Whilst we take steps to protect user privacy, no data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure. We therefore do not guarantee the security of personal information that you send to us, or your use of the site. Any personal information you do send is at your own risk but once we receive it we use strict procedures to safeguard it.
How do we use your personal information?
We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to do so to in connection with or anticipation of a contract between you and us, or an employer to:
- process your job application and otherwise manage the recruitment process;
- help potential employers assess and process your job application;
- help potential employers check and confirm the references that you provide as part of your job application;
- check with any necessary regulatory, industry and/or security authorities relevant to the position that you have applied for.
We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a business for the following purposes:
- help us identify you so we know who we are talking to;
- help prevent and detect fraud or loss;
- to contact you with information about opportunities that you might be interested in from time to time via phone or post;
- assess risk, carry out market research, statistical analysis, test systems, improve the way that we run our recruitment process and your application (including quality assurance) and analyse your application and recruitment history;
- train staff and monitor our services. This may mean that we record our conversations or our correspondence with you to make sure we are providing you with a good service and to make sure we keep to our legal and regulatory obligations.
Unless otherwise stated, we will hold data processed through contractual and legitimate interests for our data retention period of 5 years, or until data processing is no longer beneficial. You can at any time unsubscribe / opt-out by notifying email@example.com.
Who do we disclose your personal information to?
We may make your personal information available to agencies and employers who subscribe with us or use our Website, working within the above ways in which we use your data. These clients may then use that information to contact you about specific roles via email, phone or post. Other clients or agencies should not send direct marketing messages by email or SMS to you unless you have consented (opted in) to this.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
- if SCO Search or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;
- if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions to and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of SCO Search customers, or others.
How can you find out what personal information we hold about you?
You are entitled to see the personal information that we hold about you at any time. You can do so by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org inserting the words ‘Data Request’ in the heading.
Even if you don’t want a copy of your personal information, you can still contact us to check that the personal information that we hold is accurate, or to let us know of any changes to your personal information. We always try to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, up to date and relevant and we’ll be more than happy to make changes or to correct any inaccuracies.
You have the following rights when it comes to your data:
- to object to any legitimate business interests processing;
- to ask for your data to be updated or corrected (where it is inaccurate);
- ask for the client to stop processing for any reason or exercise their right to be forgotten;
- ask for a copy of their information that they have provided to you electronically (such as their CV) in a portable format;
- complain to the ICO.
What are cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies are files that are recorded in temporary Internet folders on your PC. They’re a useful tool as, by recording the way you use our site, they enable us to get to know you better. For example, we’re able to recognise you when you return to the site, identify your preferences so as to provide you with a more personalised service and speed up searches that you conduct when visiting.
Further Detail on Cookies
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We can split cookies into 4 main categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like register for job alerts, cannot be provided.Please be aware our website uses this type of cookie.
- Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
- Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
- Targeting cookies or advertising cookies
External links from our site
From time to time we may include hypertext links to sites which are created by individuals and companies outside of our company. We do this when there is a particular relevance to the topic you’re reading about. Whilst we endeavour to check that the content of these sites is suitable, we unfortunately cannot take any responsibility for the practices of the companies who publish the sites that we link to, nor the integrity of the content contained within them.
We do keep our privacy policies under regular review so please do check each time you use the website. You’ll be able to read about any updates on this page as soon as they happen.