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Privacy Policy for HireScope Recruitment in line with GDPR Compliance

HireScope Recruitment take the privacy of our clients and candidates seriously. We are a recruitment company which specialises in the following sectors. Healthcare and Social Care, Medical Devices & Technology, Accounting and Finance, and Executives and Management professionals.

 

1.0 How we receive information and how we may use it

HireScope Recruitment receive your personal data when you apply directly for an advertised role via our website; when you apply directly to be a candidate for whom we can facilitate a job search. In some cases you may upload your personal details via a third party career search website to assist in seeking your next role. In this case, we will inform you which career search website we received your details from when making contact with you.

This statement explains how we process personal data received into our organisation. When you register with HireScope Recruitment you MUST consent to us collecting and storing your personal information. You will not be able to submit your enquiry or details to HireScope Recruitment without consenting to us storing your personal data. This may include but is not restricted to your name; contact details; address; employment history; mobility and education.

During telephone conversations and face to face interviews we may collect personal information with regard to employment preferences, strengths and work experience which may be stored on your personal record. This information facilitates our ability to support your job search and to provide a basis for recommendation when short-listing candidates for a particular role. By explicitly providing consent when you register with HireScope Recruitment you are providing permission for our storage of this information. HireScope Recruitment will never share personal information or a Curriculum Vitae with a third party without your explicit consent.

Due to the nature of recruitment, a significant number of candidates reconnect with our organisation periodically. It is not uncommon for this to occur years after we have placed them in a role. For this reason, your consent includes explicit consent to retain your personal details until such time as you wish us to delete your records from our database or refrain from further engagement.

If you do not consent to HireScope Recruitment storing your personal data or setting up a personal registration for you, please do not submit your Curriculum Vitae for any roles advertised on our website. We are unable to process your application without receipt of consent to process and store your personal information.

 2.0 Cookies

2.1 What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded when a user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that individual’s device and store some information about the individual’s preferences or past actions.

2.2 Rules on cookies

In order to comply with GDPR, HireScope Recruitment must:

  • tell you the cookies are there;
  • explain what the cookies are doing and why; and
  • get your consent to store a cookie on your device.

2.3 How HireScope Recruitmentuse cookies

Cookies are used in order to make our website work, to make it work more efficiently and to provide us with information when you apply for a job.

We use cookies on our company website; www.hirescope.co.uk for numerous reasons set out below;

  • To recognise and count the number of visitors and pages or various parts of a page they have visited on our site;
  • To see how visitors move around the site when they are using it, for example, we use Google Analytics, popular web analytics services. The web analytics services use cookies to help us to analyse how visitors use our site. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that visitors are finding what they are looking for easily. Find out more about how these cookies are used on Google’s Privacy site https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
  • To improve and monitor the advertisement and marketing we offer to our visitors, based on our visitor’s interest and activity.
  • For re-marketing campaigns
  • Our cookies have been set in our browser and we will assume you are ok with them via your continuous use of our website. You can disable certain cookies as set out below by opting out or using your browser settings to block accordingly.

The first time you visit our website you will be asked whether you consent to us storing cookies, as detailed in the table.  Please tick the box, to confirm that you consent to us using cookies.  If you do not consent you will still be able to access our website, however your ability to carry out certain functions, for example, apply for a job, may be limited.

3.0 Job Alerts

We may on occasion contact candidates stored in our database who are not actively looking for a new role. When you apply for a Job using our website you will be asked to tick a box indicating that you consent to us storing the personal data you have provided. By providing consent to our storage of your personal data you are also providing consent to us contacting you if we receive details of a role which specifically matches your career aspirations. We will only do this where you, the potential candidate, meet a detailed brief provided by one of our clients, and where you have provided explicit consent to us storing and using your data.

4.0 Our Promise to our candidates

We will never share our candidates’ personal details or Curriculum Vitae with a third party without the candidate’s explicit consent, and then we will only share the personal information with that one company or individual.

5.0 Contacting Recruitment Consultants directly

If you contact one of our Recruitment Consultants directly and request they consult with you regarding your job search, or regarding a particular job role, you are giving your consent to HireScope Recruitment processing your email and the data contained within your email for lawful purposes, as per Clauses 1 and 3 above.

By sending an updated Curriculum Vitae directly to one of our Recruitment Consultants you are giving consent to HireScope Recruitment processing and storing that information, as per Clauses 1 and 3 above.  As referred to in Clause 3 of our privacy notice, we will not share your information with any third party without your explicit consent.

6.0 Request to have personal data amended

It is likely that over time your employment history will require updating as you transition to new roles or receive promotion. HireScope Recruitment undertake to update your registration within two weeks of receiving an updated Curriculum Vitae.

Under the GDPR you have the right to ask for access to your personal information. Once HireScope Recruitment have verified your identity we will provide the information you requested within 30 days.

In the unlikely event you find personal data stored about you by HireScope Recruitment is inaccurate, you must advise us immediately. We will amend your personal registration within two weeks.

7.0 Request to have personal data removed or deleted

Upon receipt of a request to delete an individual’s personal registration, HireScope Recruitment will ensure that your personal record is deleted within 30 days.

Where HireScope Recruitment have placed a candidate in a role, they are required to retain evidence of that placing so that contractual obligations can be met by the client. HireScope Recruitment will however take steps to ensure only minimal personal data is retained and we will not make further contact with the candidate.

Where HireScope Recruitment have previously received permission to share personal information with a third party, for example for short listing for a role, we undertake to advise that third party of your wish to be forgotten if communication has been in the last 12 months.

In the event that you wish to be erased from our Recruitment Database you should contact info@hirescope.co.ukPlease make it clear that you wish to be erased, rather than simply marked as no longer job seeking.

8.0 Links to other sites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 9.0 Notification of Breaches

Whilst HireScope Recruitment do not store, or at any time request, financial information from candidates, we do store highly personal information contained within your Curriculum Vitae. We are aware of our responsibility as a recruiter to protect your information and to only share details with third parties upon receipt of your explicit consent. All of our systems are protected and only HireScope Recruitment staff and consultants working for HireScope Recruitment have access to the personal information stored in your registration.

In the unlikely event that our computer systems are compromised and there is a potential loss of confidentiality we will report this breach to you.

In the unlikely event that personal data is taken or exposed from HireScope Recruitments records without our consent, we will provide reports surrounding that exposure within 72 hours of being notified of such an event and take any action necessary to restore security of your personal data.

10.0 Access

If HireScope Recruitment receive a request for access to personal information we will verify youridentify before releasing your personal data to you. We will not release information to any third party.

If you would like to make a request for access to your personal information please contact: ‘The Data Controller’ at info@hirescope.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us by writing to us at:
The Data Controller
HireScope Recruitment LTD
The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus,
Queensway, Birmingham,  B4 6AT

11.0 Complaints procedure

If you have a complaint about the way your data is stored or handled by HireScope Recruitment, please contact us at: info@hirescope.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us by writing to us at:
The Data Controller
HireScope Recruitment LTD
The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus,
Queensway, Birmingham,  B4 6AT

12.0 Escalated Complaints

If you remain unhappy with the handling of your data you can complain to the ICO.
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

13.0 Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by HireScope Recruitment at any time. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be updated on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@hirescope.co.uk