Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website (www.forcesrecruitment.co.uk) and shares their data with us. Our Site will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd is an ex-military and generalist recruiter, operating a consultancy that accurately matches candidates with companies seeking to recruit new personnel.
We take data protection very seriously and understand the importance of protecting your privacy and Personal Information. "Personal Information" is information that identifies you as an individual such as your name, date of birth, email address, IP address and CV.
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
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means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
Information About Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd
Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd, is a limited company registered in England under company number 11695128.
Registered address: Level 1, Devonshire House, One Mayfair Place, London W1J 8AJ.
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: 01353 645004.
What Does This Policy Cover?
What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
What Data Do We Collect?
Personal Information we collect about you may include the following:
General identification and contact information: your name; address; email; IP address; web browser type, telephone details; gender; marital status; family status; date and place of birth; physical attributes including photos
Other sensitive information may include:
- Health and disability, criminal record
- Employment specifics may include: Salary, bonus, commission, benefits etc.
- Publicly available information in relation to professional history: educational background; employment history; skills and experience; professional licenses and affiliations; educational and professional qualifications
How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:
- Communicate with you as part of our business.
- Providing and managing your access to Our Site.
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site.
- Supplying our services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to provide support services in relation to job applications, including CV refinement and interview preparation etc.
- Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you and sharing progress details with you in relation to job applications, offers of employment and post-employment follow ups.
- Send you important information regarding changes to our policies, other terms and conditions, the FRS Website and other administrative information.
- Carry out satisfaction surveys.
- Provide marketing information to you (including information about other products and services offered by selected third-party partners) in accordance with preferences you have expressed. Please be aware you can always opt-out of receiving these.
- Manage our infrastructure and business operations, and comply with internal policies and procedures, including those relating to auditing; IT systems; data and website hosting; business continuity; and records, and document management.
- Resolve complaints, and handle requests for data access or correction.
- Comply with applicable laws and regulatory obligations (including laws outside your country of residence), such as those relating to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism; comply with legal process; and respond to requests from public and governmental authorities (including those outside your country of residence).
- Establish and defend legal rights; protect our operations or those of any of our group companies or insurance business partners, our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our group companies, you or others; and pursue available remedies or limit our damages.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
Third Parties whose content appears on Our Site may use third-party Cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
The Company shall not keep personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the purpose or purposes for which that personal data was originally collected, held, and processed.
When personal data is no longer required, all reasonable steps will be taken to erase or otherwise securely dispose of it without delay.
How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
- Limiting access to your personnel data to those employees within our business that require access in order to deliver our services to you.
Do You Share My Personal Data?
We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply certain services. These may include payment processing, delivery, document management, assessment and profiling services. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some of your personal data.
- FireFish – Recruitment CRM
- Microsoft – Email Hosting
- Contribution Compass / Talent Dynamics – Behavioural Profiling
We will not share any of your personal data with third parties for any purposes other than those required to deliver our recruitment services to you and subject to one important exception, in some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
How Can I Control My Personal Data?
In addition to your rights under the GDPR, when you submit personal data to Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails).
You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
Can I Withhold Information?
How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses below.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 28 days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
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All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
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The following Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
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How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Data Processor):
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 01353 645004
Postal Address: Level 1, Devonshire House, One Mayfair Place, London W1J 8AJ
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.