Talent Circle connects event talent with leading event companies to ensure a best fit for both candidate and client

Privacy Notice

Your personal information and the law

Who we are

About Us

We are Talent Circle Limited (we, us or our) of company registration no. 13114504 and whose registered office is at 66 High Street, Prestwood, Great Missenden, HP16 9EN.  We are an employment agency for the purposes of the Conduct of Employment Agency and Employment Businesses Regulations (2003) (Conduct Regulations).

Our services

We are a niche employment agency and we work exclusively in the field of Events & Marketing in the United Kingdom.  We provide a tailored recruitment service to our client organisations who are seeking to find talent to fill permanent and fixed term roles for a variety of expertise areas, with a speciality in sourcing and attracting event & marketing talent.

How to contact us

If you have any queries or questions about this privacy notice, please contact our data protection manager, at gary@talent-circle.co.uk or you may call us on 07834 273 266.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under data protection registration number ZA877468.

Should you wish to contact us more formally to exercise any of your rights in law or to request information about our use of your personal information please refer to Your Rights and How to Complain and Contact Us-Your Rights below.

Your personal information

Personal data including special categories of data and criminal convictions and offences data (sensitive information)

Any information we hold about you which identifies you as an individual (personal data under the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) may only be used by us in accordance with the requirements of the UK GDPR.   Any personal data that we hold manually or electronically in a relevant filing system is within the scope of UK GDPR.  If we use particularly sensitive personal data about you (special categories of data under UK GDPR) or we use personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences, we must comply with additional rules under the Data Protection Act 2018.  

When we refer to your “personal information” in this privacy notice, we refer to personal data and special categories of data as defined in UK GDPR.

Whose Personal Information do we collect and use

We collect, use, and store personal information in respect the following types of individuals:

  • Candidates (i.e. job applicants/work-seekers)

Individuals who approach us seeking a new role or to discuss a role that they have become aware of, who respond to an advertisement we publish in respect of a role, or who we approach as someone who may be interested in a role we are currently seeking to fulfil for a client organisation or who may be interested in future roles we may have

  • Client Contacts

Employees within the HR function, hiring managers, and other employees within our client organisations that we have dealings with when providing our recruitment service

  • Referees

Work and or personal referees whom our candidates may provide to us either within their CV or directly in the course of the delivery of our services

  • Referred Contacts

Friends, colleagues, and other contacts whom a Candidate, Client or other third party with whom we have had dealings with in the provision of our recruitment service may refer to us or recommend we contact with respect to a role or the delivery of our recruitment services

  • Supplier Contacts

Employees and other authorised individuals within organisations who have dealings with us as a consequence of their organisation delivering business and/or support services to us as a supplier to maintain and/or operate our recruitment services

We are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of those individuals to whom we deliver our services to and those individuals whom our business or our services may affect.

Personal Information we may collect

Candidates

We may collect and process a range of personal information about you, whether obtained directly from you or obtained from a third-party source, and which includes but is not limited to contact details, work and employment history, education, and professional qualifications that we believe are relevant to perform our recruitment services, administer any contract assignments that you undertake through us and comply with our legal obligations.  We may collect the following personal information:

Type of Personal Information

Details

Source

Reason for collection

 

 

From Candidate

From a third party

 

To identify suitable roles for you; to assess your suitability for specific roles we may have available; to assess you against criteria for roles confirmed by our clients; to ensure that we seek to match you to roles in line with your aims and aspirations; to ensure we represent you in the best possible way to our clients; both now and in the future.

 

To undertake further

verification of employment history, gaps in employment, and or which may include taking up references but only where it is required by our client

 

To keep you informed generally about roles which we believe may of interest and are relevant to you both now and in the future.

Contact

Name, address, email address, telephone number, mobile number

CV

Application Form

Interview

Communications with candidate

 

Job Boards

Networking Sites

 

Employment

Previous roles worked in

Details of prior roles

Employers details

Dates of employment

Current remuneration, contractual benefits, non-contractual benefits

Remuneration and benefit expectations for future roles

Career aspirations

Job Boards

Networking Sites

Referees*

Prior employers – employment history verification check

Education/Training

Information on schools/colleges/university attended and types of exams taken and grades

Other training courses undertaken and grades

Job Boards

Networking Sites

Referees

Educational Institute

 

Professional Qualifications

details of professional qualification held

Job Boards

Networking Sites

Professional Institute

Social Activity/Interests

outside interests, hobbies, likes, dislikes, family interests

Job Boards

Networking Sites

Professional Body registrations and accreditations

details of any professional memberships or memberships of professional bodies

Job Boards Networking Sites

Referees

Professional Body

Personal Qualities/Skills/Behaviour Characteristics

information about your personal attributes, your personal skills, ability to lead, ability to work in a team, and other information from answers provided to competency-based questions, psychometric test questions, personality test questions and skills testing; personal references

Psychometric testing and assessment service providers

External skills testing service providers

Referees

Service communications with client

Health Information

Any health conditions, sickness information, medical conditions, and including any information on disabilities

Referees

Prior employers – employment history verification check

To ensure that we comply with obligations under the Equality Act 2010; to explain gaps in your employment history where our client has requested we verify employment history as part of our recruitment process

Criminal Convictions/Offences/Cautions

Unspent criminal convictions, and spent criminal convictions records and disclosure required in the UK for certain medical roles and the equivalent criminal record disclosures required in our candidate's country of domicile

UK:

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

Overseas:

Police or such other authority authorised by the state to issue criminal convictions information

To ensure that you meet the statutory entry requirements for roles in the UK; to assess your suitability for roles; to provide confirmation of your criminal record status and copies of your criminal record check records to our client on request

Confirmation of Identity check

Evidence of ID confirmed by production of copies of documents, usually 2 from list; Passport or photo driving licence

Proof of address; utility bill, bank/building society statement, council tax bill

Service communications with candidate

ID check report from Background Screening Service Provider

To ensure that we have confirmed who you are; where requested by a client for a particular role

Right to work check

your confirmation of whether you have a right to work and basis of such right; evidence of ability to work legally in the United Kingdom; copy of passport or 2 documents from Home Office list of documents

To ensure that we understand whether you have a legal right to work in the UK or may require a visa, but only where requested by a client for a particular role

Recruitment process feedback

interview notes, feedback taken post interview, post offer, and/or post rejection from each of the Candidate and Client

Service communications with candidate

Service communication with client

To ensure we deliver constructive feedback to both our Candidates and Clients during the recruitment process and exchange feedback where required by our Client

Remuneration

salary and or income details offered, contractual benefits, and other remuneration offered to candidate

Service communications with candidate

Service communications with client

To allow us to invoice our placement fee if you accept an offer having been introduced for the role concerned

Service communications

letters, emails, phone calls, texts, and other electronic communications between us issued and or received in the course of the delivery of our recruitment services including feedback for recruitment process and contract assignment

Communications with candidate

 

to administer our recruitment services to clients and candidates

Special Categories of Data

Health Information, Images, Equal Opportunities

CV, Application Form,

Equal opportunity monitoring form, service communications with candidate, interview notes

 

See defined category sections for more information

Equal Opportunities

any information completed in an equal opportunity monitoring form which includes but is not limited to race, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religious or other beliefs, marriage or civil partnership status

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form

 

To ensure that can monitor and improve diversity across Candidates that register with us

*Referees/prior employers – we will always discuss any requirement for us to take up any verbal and or written references and/or any requirement for us to verify your employment history and or gaps in employment history for any role.  We will never seek to contact a current employer unless with your consent.

Client Contacts and Supplier Contacts

We may collect and process personal information relating to Contact details for our Client Contacts and Supplier Contacts and which will typically include Contact details and Service communications.

We will only collect such personal information either directly from you as a Client Contact or Supplier Contact as a consequence of our communications with you, indirectly during negotiations with a Client or Supplier, indirectly from the contract with our Client or our Supplier, or indirectly from a Job Board or via a Networking Site. 

We may use such personal information to contact you to discuss our recruitment services with you now and in the future, to deliver our recruitment services to you, to perform our obligations under a contract with you as a Client, and to keep in touch with you regarding future vacancies that you may have for which you wish to find suitable Candidates for. 

Referees

We may collect and process personal information relating to Contact details for Referees who are provided to us by a Candidate. 

We will only collect such information directly from a Candidate or from a Job Board which the Candidate has published their details on or profile of the Candidate from a Networking Site.  Referee details will be shared with our Clients in the delivery of our recruitment services when a Candidate is introduced for roles with our Clients.  Clients may therefore contact you to seek a reference on a Candidate when they are considering offering a role or upon the offer of a role to a Candidate.  Less commonly, our Clients may require us to take up references during the permanent recruitment process.

We will only use your Contact details for the purpose of taking up a reference for a Candidate, where we are required to do so by a Client for a role that a Candidate has been introduced for.

Referred Contacts

We may collect and process personal information relating to Contact details for Referred Contacts who are provided to us by a Candidate, Client or other third party.  

We will receive personal information about you directly from the individual who referred you or from a Job Board or profile for a Networking Site that you may be subscribed to.  We will only use such personal information to contact you as a direct consequence of you being referred to us.  We will typically ask the person referring you to confirm that you are willing to be contacted by us or in the alternative we will ask the person referring you to introduce you to us.  If you express an interest in discussing a role with us now or in the future as a consequence of our contact with you as a Referred Candidate, we will register you and you will be considered a Candidate for the purposes of this privacy notice.  If you are not interested in discussing a role with us and confirm that you do not wish to receive further communications from us as a consequence of you being referred to us by a Candidate, we will not retain your personal information.

Sources of Personal Information

In respect of our communications with you, we may obtain personal information from you arising from:

  • Your use of our website
  • applications you make to roles we advertise for (via our website or via a job board)
  • Your attendance at any networking event we host or sponsor
  • Your attendance at any recruitment fair where we are promoting our recruitment services
  • When you talk to us over the phone, via email, or through any text or email messaging service

We may obtain personal information about you from third party sources:

  • Job boards
  • Networking Sites (any professional and or social networking site where you have uploaded or published personal information to)
  • Referrals – a personal or professional recommendation from a third party (typically family member, friend, colleague or former employer)

How Personal Information is protected

GDPR rules on processing personal information

Under data protection law, we are only able to use personal information for specific reasons and always provided we are using personal information fairly and we have advised you of our use.  Specifically, we must have one or more of the following lawful reasons to process your personal information;

  • We are required to comply with a legal or regulatory requirement (Legal Obligations);
  • It is in our legitimate interest i.e. we have a business or commercial reason to use your personal information and our use is not unfair to you and does not adversely affect your rights and freedoms (Legitimate Interest); or
  • You consent to our processing (Consent)

For special categories of data or data relating to criminal convictions and or offences (which are considered more sensitive personal information), there are additional requirements that we must fulfil.  We will not collect or use more sensitive personal information without your consent unless the law allows us to do so.  If we do seek to collect and or use such information, it will only be when it is necessary and for one of the following reasons:

  • We obtain your explicit consent to our processing (Explicit Consent)
  • We are required to comply with or exercise our rights in the field of employment laws (Employment Law Obligations);
  • It is for reasons of substantial public interest (SBT); or
  • It is to establish, exercise or defend legal claims (Legal Claims)

Reasons for processing personal information

Candidates

We will use your personal information to:

•       Register your Contact details and other personal information in our database in order to consider you and discuss with you any relevant permanent and or fixed term vacancies in the United Kingdom that we are instructed to submit candidates for now and in the future.

•       Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for a relevant permanent and or fixed term vacancy, and which may include but not be limited to interviewing you.

•       Discuss any potential role identified with you and ascertain your willingness to work in the role concerned for Conduct Regulations purposes.

•       Introduce you to a Client for a role that we have discussed with you (directly or via an Intermediary).

•       Discuss you as a potential suitable candidate with a Client for permanent and or fixed term vacancies. (directly or via an Intermediary)

•       Notify you of and carry out any background screening, employment verification, and or reference checks relevant to a role but only where it has been instructed by a Client.

•       Communicate with you and the Client (or any Intermediary) about the recruitment process and during each stage of such recruitment process.

•       To keep you updated in respect of all applications that you made to us or roles that you have been submitted for by us.

•       Keep records related to your introductions and the outcome of those submissions.

•       Comply with our legal or regulatory requirements.

•       Share your personal information with third parties where required by law or where necessary in pursuit of our legitimate interests – for more information see here.

•       Less commonly, we may use your personal information to help us to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

•       Keep you informed of future relevant permanent and or fixed term vacancies that may arise now and in the future by post, email, telephone and or other electronic means (marketing communication).

•       Contact you individually regarding a role which we believe will be of interest to you whether by email, telephone, and or other electronic means (marketing communication).

•       Keep you informed of developments in our recruitment services that we believe will be of interest to you by post, email, telephone, and or other electronic means (marketing communication).

•       Ask you for your help in finding Candidates for roles that we have e.g. through a refer a friend promotion (marketing communication)

•       Keep you informed about relevant professional information; published salary surveys relevant to you, networking events, and other relevant information about the industry sector or your skills sector which we believe may be of interest to you (marketing communication).

Our basis for processing your personal information

We use your personal information for the above purposes where we deem it relevant and necessary for our legitimate interests. 

What do we mean by legitimate interests for processing Candidate personal information?

Legitimate Interest

Our processing of Candidate, Referee and Referred Candidate personal information is necessary for us to ascertain your suitability for potential roles that we have and to ensure we are matching you to the right roles based on our understanding of your career aspirations and goals.  We believe it is important that we have a rounded and informed understanding of your work history, technical and personal skills, and your outside interests in order to achieve these aims.

Our sharing of Candidate and Referee personal information with Clients regarding potential employment opportunities as well as introducing you for specific vacancies is necessary to ensure that we have the best chance of finding relevant employment opportunities for you and the best chance of us successfully filling vacancies for Clients. 

We may collect and process personal information relating to you that we would not ordinarily undertake of our own volition and we will advise you of any such requirements for a role when discussing the role with you.  This may involve us asking you to confirm your legal right to work status and or to confirm your identity as examples which typically an employer undertakes after an offer of employment has been made.  Other requirements may include employment verification and the taking up of references. We will only require the collection and processing of such personal information where we are asked to by the Client (Client Requirements). Our collection and processing of such personal information is necessary for us to comply with our contractual obligations to our Client.  

We may contact you by sending you marketing communications to you about potential roles, our services, and professional information which we believe are relevant to you and would be of interest to you.  Our continued contact with you now and in the future on this basis is beneficial and necessary to ensure that you receive the best range and choice of employment opportunities; that we may assist and support you in your career aspirations at the various stages of your career; that our Clients continue to have access to a broad range of suitable Candidates for roles that they may have now and in the future, that Clients may receive introductions in faster timescales through our access to suitable Candidates, and that we may continue to fulfil roles for Clients to maintain a sustainable and profitable business. 

Legal Obligations

Less commonly, we may need to process your personal information in the event we are required to comply any legal and or statutory obligations, and or for which we may rely upon grounds relating to Legal Obligations.

Our Marketing Communications

Candidates

We have already clarified our grounds for sending you marketing communications under UK GDPR.  Under existing rules on electronic marketing communications, if we wish to email you in your capacity as an individual our marketing communications we are either required to obtain your consent (UK GDPR standard) to send marketing communications or we may rely upon the rules for soft-opt in consent for existing customers.  We rely upon the soft-opt in consent on the basis that we have had Career Discussions with you.  We only email you personally or email you marketing communications regarding relevant roles, or otherwise in connection with our recruitment services or similar services.  We do not share your personal information for marketing purposes with any other person and we will only continue to contact you provided you have not advised us you do not wish to receive our email marketing communications or otherwise be contacted by us regarding relevant roles.  You have the right at any time to request that we do not send you future email marketing communications from us or otherwise contact you about relevant roles.  You may object to our future marketing communications by emailing us directly.  Please see Contact Us – Your Rights for more information.

Client Contacts and Supplier Contacts

As a business who receives our services or otherwise supplies us with services, we may contact you using or send you marketing communications about our services or receive your marketing emails about your services.  We may continue to send our business email marketing communications to you (as a representative of your business) unless you advise us not to send such email marketing communications to your work email address.  We do not share your personal information for marketing purposes with any other person.  You may opt your work email address out of future email marketing communications or opt out of any other contact about our services by emailing us directly.

Our reasons for processing sensitive personal Information

Candidates

We do not as part of our own assessment of your suitability for a role seek to collect any special categories of data or data relating to criminal convictions and offences in respect of Candidates for permanent and fixed term roles.  However, occasionally, we may collect such personal information in respect of a Client Requirement or through information you disclose to us. 

Health Information

Employment Law Obligations - We will only use information that you provide to us about any disability status to consider whether we need to provide appropriate adjustments during the recruitment process, for example where adjustments need to be made during a test or interview for a role.   If the role you wish to be considered for requires us to ascertain your ability to carry out certain duties which are intrinsic to that role, we may require you to provide health information to help us in that assessment during the recruitment process.  

Legal Claims – We may process your personal information to establish, exercise and or defend legal claims.

Consent - We will only process health information for any other reason outside of those specified above if we have your explicit consent.

We will delete any record of such health information we hold on any such information whether you are successful in the role or unsuccessful in obtaining the role in accordance with our retention policy below except to the extent we are required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 for any future roles and or to defend legal claims.

Criminal Convictions and offences

Consent - We do not process information about unspent criminal convictions and offences about any Candidate or any other individual who is affected by our services, unless a Client Requirement that we ask about criminal conviction and offences of Candidates as part of our recruitment process for which we have a legitimate interest in asking in order to comply with our contractual obligations with our Client.   We will advise you of any such requirement when we discuss a role with you prior to introducing you for the role concerned.  However, we will always seek your explicit consent to collect and process such information and we will only process such information in order to fulfil our Client’s Requirements.

Employment Law Obligations - Our Clients are entitled by statute to undertake their own criminal record checks as your potential employer and will not be required to seek your express written consent in such circumstances and our Clients are entitled to process such sensitive information on the basis of compliance with their Employment Law Obligations.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Consent - We do not currently process sensitive personal information about race or ethnicity, sex or sexual orientation, or religious beliefs for equal opportunities monitoring purposes.  If a Client contractually requires us to undertake such monitoring in respect of all Candidates introduced and processed for vacancies and this cannot be processed on an anonymous basis (which would naturally fall outside of the requirements of UK GDPR) we will only collect and process such sensitive personal information with your explicit consent.  We may in the future introduce equal opportunities monitoring, but any such monitoring shall be undertaken on the basis that any disclosure of such data which will collected on an anonymous basis and used as anonymised data, falling outside of the requirements of UK GDPR.

Client Contacts

We may use personal information to contact you to discuss our recruitment services with you now and in the future, to deliver our recruitment services to you, to perform our obligations under a contract with the Client, to keep in touch with you regarding developments in our recruitment services which we believe will be of benefit to you, and to keep in touch with you regarding future vacancies that you may have for which you wish to find suitable Candidates for. 

Legitimate Interest - We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data to ensure that we find suitable Candidates for you for vacancies that you have, to deliver recruitment services to you under contractual terms and conditions, and to ensure that you always receive the most appropriate services from us to deliver your recruitment needs.

Legal Obligations or Legitimate Interest - Less commonly, we may need to process your Contact details in the event we are required to comply any legal and or statutory obligations, and or for which we may rely upon grounds relating to Legal Obligations.

Supplier Contacts

We may use personal information to administer our rights and obligations under our contract with the Supplier, to ensure the delivery of the Supplier’s services to us, and to manage the commercial relationship between the Supplier and us.

Legitimate Interest – all of the above activities reflect processing which is in our legitimate business interests to process based upon the relationship between us and our Supplier. 

Legal Obligations or Legitimate Interest - Less commonly, we may need to process your Contact details in the event we are required to comply any legal and or statutory obligations, and or for which we may rely upon grounds relating to Legal Obligations.

Referees

We will only use your Contact details for the purpose of taking up a reference for a Candidate, where we are required to do so by a client for a role that a Candidate has been introduced for.  

Legitimate Interest - It is in our legitimate interest to take up references where we are required to do so at the request of our Client to ensure we comply with the terms of our contract with a Client and to ensure that our Candidate has the best chance of being successful in the recruitment process where references are required to be taken prior to an offer.

Legal Obligations or Legitimate Interest - Less commonly, we may need to process your Contact details in the event we are required to comply any legal and or statutory obligations, and or for which we may rely upon grounds relating to Legal Obligations.

Referred Contacts

We will only use your Contact details for the purpose of contacting you as a consequence of you being referred to us and in connection with our recruitment services.  

Legitimate Interest - We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that we identify potential suitable Candidates that are not currently registered with us for roles that we are working on now and in the future so that we can fill vacancies that we have open and we can ensure we register and maintain details of suitable Referred Candidates for future roles to ensure that we can best meet the vacancy requirements of our Clients as they arise and so we can meet the needs of our Referred Candidates locating new employment opportunities and keeping Referred Candidates informed of suitable opportunities in the future. Upon registering with us, Referred Candidates will be considered Candidates for the purpose of this privacy notice.

Legal Obligations or Legitimate Interest - Less commonly, we may need to process your Contact details in the event we are required to comply any legal and or statutory obligations, and or for which we may rely upon grounds relating to Legal Obligations.

Automated decision-making

No decision whether or not to introduce a Candidate who meets the requirements for a vacancy is made without human intervention and no decision is based solely on automated decision-making and whether including profiling or not.   You will therefore not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making, unless we have a lawful basis for doing so and we have notified you.  Whilst we do not envisage that any decisions will be taken about you using automated means, we will notify you in writing if this position changes.

Security of your personal information

We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information.

Third-party providers will only process your personal information in accordance with our instructions and upon terms under which they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and to keep it secure.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

Candidates - our Clients are data controllers in their own right for the purposes of data protection laws, and therefore are required to comply with the requirements of security under UK GDPR.  Our terms of business require the Client to comply with the requirements of UK GDPR and they will have their own privacy notice and policy with respect to their own processing of personal information they collect and use.  Should you wish to understand what other personal information, if any, they collect about you, and or process outside of our expectations in this privacy notice, or any queries in relation to their processing of your personal information as a data controller you should contact the Client directly.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long we keep your personal information

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary and in accordance with the legitimate interests of our Clients, our Candidates and our own commercial needs to maintain a sustainable and profitable business but subject always to any overriding law which requires us to retain certain information for longer periods.

We believe that it is reasonable and fair that we retain personal information in accordance with the following periods:

Candidates – From the date of collection of your personal information, we expect to have on-going discussions and communications with you during your career with respect to existing and future permanent and fixed term roles however those discussions arise (Career Discussions).  However, we understand that there may be periods during which we have no Career Discussions with you and after a period of time it may be reasonable to expect that your personal information is no longer of interest or relevance to us and should be deleted.  Given the nature of our recruitment services and the skills and sectors that we operate in, if we have not had any Career Discussions with you for more than 2 years since our last Career Discussion, we will remove your personal information from our CRM and systems.  We will retain any personal information regarding a role that you have been introduced for, irrespective of whether or not you have been successful, for at least 12 months in order to comply with any Legal Obligations and or to ensure we can deal with any Legal Claims that may arise during this time as is necessary and in our legitimate interest.  Should you request the deletion of your personal information before this date, we will not erase your personal data until the period above has expired.   

Client Contacts/Supplier Contracts – We will retain your personal information for as long as we receive services from you or we provide recruitment services to you and for a period of up to 3 years thereafter.

Referees – We will retain your personal information for as long as a Candidate’s personal information is held by us in accordance with the above retention period.

Referred Candidates – If you do not wish for us to discuss potential roles with you having contacted you as a consequence of a referral as described in this privacy notice, we will not retain your personal information.  If you express an interest in discussing potential roles when we contact you, you will become a Candidate for the purposes of retention. 

If you choose not to give personal information

You can choose not to give us personal information when we seek to collect personal data from you at any stage in the recruitment process.  We may need to collect personal information by law in certain circumstances.  If you choose not to give us this personal information, it may delay or prevent us from delivering our recruitment services to you or prevent us from continuing with any particular application for a role on the basis we cannot comply with the law. 

It may also be the case that a role requires us to fulfil Client Requirements to facilitate a Candidate’s introduction and or progression through the recruitment process for a particular role.  If you do not wish to give us personal information in response to a Client Requirement, this could mean that we cannot progress your application with the Client concerned or we cannot introduce you to a Client where we notify you prior to your introduction.   We will make this clear as soon as we are aware of any Client Requirement which affects a permanent and or fixed term role you are interested in.  Whilst not providing the personal information will affect the role relevant to the Client concerned, it will not affect your ability to be introduced for other roles we may have with other Clients.

Sharing your personal information

Sharing personal information with third parties

Candidates

We will share personal information in the provision of our recruitment service that we have collected about you with:

  • our Clients in order that we can discuss you as a potential and suitable Candidate for a permanent and or fixed term vacancy with the Client, in order to introduce you for a role, to allow the Client to assess your suitability for an interview and or offer of a vacancy, and in order to facilitate the recruitment process (e.g. for the purpose of arranging interviews, undertaking tests etc.).
  • Less commonly, we may be required to work with a master vendor, neutral vendor, or managed supplier of recruitment services to a Client (Intermediary), and in this circumstance we will share your personal information with the Intermediary who is managing the recruitment process for the Client.  For the purposes of this privacy notice, Client shall include any Intermediary.
  • With job boards, job aggregators and other third-party partners we utilise to give you the best opportunity of finding a relevant and suitable role for you.
  • Our own third-party service providers who deliver services on our behalf and who may process your personal information in the performance of those services under our instruction (subject to agreements with our third-party service providers) and which include but not be limited to our payroll service providers, our background and ID checks service providers, our accountants, our auditors, legal advisors, HR advisors, our insurers, and any IT service and CRM providers.
  • Those third-party sources identified in the Candidate personal information table whom deliver services to us pursuant to any Client Requirements we are obliged to comply with under our contract with the Client

·       Any authority; which may include but is not limited to; central and local government departments, law enforcement and fraud prevention agencies, HM Revenue & Customs, Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate (EASI)regulators and other tax authorities; other statutory regulators;

·       Any third party whom we instruct to perform audits on our behalf, whether to assess compliance with any statutory duties or as may be required to comply with any contractual commitments that we have;

·       We will share your personal information with the above third parties where required by law or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so.   We have a legitimate interest in complying with our obligations. 

·       Any potential purchaser of our business or the potential owners of any other business we may potentially wish to merge with in the future.

We will share your personal information with the above third parties where required by law or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so.   We have a legitimate interest in:

  • complying with our obligations under the law
  • reporting matters to our insurers in accordance with our insurance obligations  
  • assisting the Authorities in the prevention of crime and fraud
  • seeking to prevent criminal acts or other unlawful acts including but not limited to fraud
  • notifying authorities in respect of any threat to public security or safety
  • assisting the Authorities in maintaining national security and protecting public security
  • where we believe it is necessary in connection with the establishment, defence, and or exercise of legal claims
  • where we believe it is necessary in connection with obtaining advice in respect of any potential legal claim and or insurance claim

All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Other Individuals

We will share personal information in the provision of our recruitment service or receipt of your service (as applicable) that we have collected about you with:

  • Our own third-party service providers who deliver services on our behalf and who may process your personal information in the performance of those services under our instruction (subject to agreements with our third-party service providers) and which include but not be limited to payroll service providers, our background and ID checks service providers, our accountants, our auditors, legal advisors, HR advisors, our insurers, and any IT service and CRM providers.

·       Any authority; which may include but is not limited to; central and local government departments, law enforcement and fraud prevention agencies, HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other tax authorities; other statutory regulators;

  • under the law
  • assisting the Authorities in the prevention of crime and fraud
  • assisting the Authorities in maintaining national security and protecting public security
  • where we believe it is necessary in connection with the establishment, defence, and or exercise of legal claims. 

Transfer of personal information outside of Europe (outside of the United Kingdom, outside of EU members & EEA members)

We do not envisage transferring your personal information outside of Europe.  However, occasionally we may be instructed on roles which are based inside of Europe or outside of Europe.  If processing of your personal data is required outside of Europe, and the country concerned does not have an adequacy decision or determination from the ICO in the United Kingdom (which currently covers all of Europe and those countries which the European Commission has given an adequacy decision to) which allows that country to be treated as a safe place to transfer and process data to the standards equivalent to UK GDPR, we will ensure that your personal information does receive an adequate level of protection by reviewing the arrangements of any recipient, the country that such transfer will be made to and the protections afforded to individuals by privacy law, and requiring any recipient of your personal information to enter into contractual terms and conditions which requires the same level of protection afforded to processing inside of the United Kingdom (appropriate safeguards).  If we are unable to put into place these appropriate safeguards, we will seek your written consent prior to introducing you for a role which requires processing outside of Europe having given you notice of the risks in having your personal data processed outside of Europe.  We may process your personal information outside of Europe for important reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; if it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or with a third party where we believe that contract was entered into by us for your benefit.

We confirm that personal information is retained within our customer relationship management system (CRM) which is a cloud-based service, provided by Firefish, and your personal information is held securely on their servers within Europe and which includes backups. To the extent that emails identifying you are personal data for the purposes of GDPR, we confirm that our emails are held [on our local servers based in the UK. Talent Circle will hold your personal information securely on their servers within the United Kingdom.

Client and Supplier Contacts

We confirm that your personal information is retained within our accounts payable software, which is [a cloud based service and your personal information is held securely on servers within Europe.

If we need to transfer personal information outside of Europe in the future; whether due to any system changes, appointment of new third-party service providers or otherwise, we will ensure that we have appropriate safeguards in place in order to transfer personal information outside of Europe or in the absence of appropriate measures we will only transfer such personal information outside of Europe with your written consent.

Your Rights and How to Complain

Under data protection laws, you have a range of rights which help to protect you in respect of our processing of your personal information.  If you are unhappy with how we deal with your request to exercise your rights, or you are unhappy with our response to your request, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is the supervisory authority responsible for enforcing data protection laws in the UK.  You can contact the ICO by post, by email, telephone or live chat.

The ICO details are:

Tel: 03031231113

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Mail: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

We recommend that you read your right to make a complaint at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Your Rights

Your rights in connection with personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.  We may ask you to verify your identity as part of our security measures for the protection of personal information.  We may also ask you for more information regarding your request in order to ensure that we meet our obligations fully.  Whilst no fee is generally chargeable for access requests, we reserve the right to charge a fee if you make repeated requests, ask for further copies of our disclosure, or your request is considered excessive in our reasonable view.  We may also decline your request for access if we believe that your request is vexatious.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information 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 information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).  However, please note:
    • we may not be able to erase certain personal information due to our continuing legal obligations or in other circumstances allowed under data protection laws.
    • we cannot guarantee that you will not be contacted by us following erasure if your personal information remains in the public domain (e.g. if you have published or uploaded information to job boards and Networking Sites) and we suggest that you allow us to retain a personal identifier for our list of individuals we should not contact in an effort to prevent you being contacted again (if you request this as part of or as a consequence of any request to erase your personal information).
  • Object to processing of your personal information 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. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.  We have a right to reject your request if we decide that our interests in continuing to process your personal information override your interests, rights and freedoms in certain circumstances.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.  We can only store your personal information during this time and will not delete or otherwise use your personal information, except in relation to Legal Claims, where it is to protect the rights of another person, or it is for reasons of important public interest., or where you have consented to a particular use.
  • Right not to be subject to automated decision making and profiling
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party (this will only apply to personal information which is processed on the grounds of consent and which is processed by automated means by us)

Contact Us – Your Rights

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us in writing at gary@talent-circle.co.uk.

Right to withdraw your consent - Where you have been asked for consent for processing, you can withdraw your consent at any time.  If your consent relates to a Client Requirement, you understand that we may not be able to progress your application for the vacancy concerned.  If this is the case, we will let you know. Please note that you can only withdraw your consent to processing activities to which you have consented.

You can withdraw your consent by emailing us at gary@talent-circle.co.uk.