Connect Search Limited

Gloucester House

399 Silbury Boulevard

Milton Keynes

MK9 3AH

01908 760410.

 

This privacy policy sets out how we provide executive search services to clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses. Connect Search uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

 This Policy Covers

  • How Connect Search Limited take your personal data seriously.
  • sets out the types of personal data that we collect about you
  • explains how and why we collect and use your personal data
  • explains how long we keep your personal data for
  • explains when, why and with who we will share your personal data;
  • sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data;
  • explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;
  • explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data; and
  • explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us.

 

What Personal data Connect collect

We collect the information necessary to be able to find available opportunities and further information needed to assess your eligibility through the different stages of  the recruitment process. This information includes CV’s, identification documents, educational records, work history, employment and references.

We may also collect sensitive personal data about you, in the form of Passport Details/ Scans (Applicable to some candidates), Visa details (Applicable to some candidates), Bank details(Interim candidates), Gender, Remuneration & Compensation. We only collect sensitive personal data from you, and further process this data, where you have given your explicit consent.

 

Where Connect collect Personal data from

The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:

  • Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different recruitment stages [or coaching, where relevant].
  • From an agent/third party acting on your behalf. e.g. Interim Management Company.
  • Through publicly available sources. We use the following public sources:
  • LinkedIn
  • Company websites
  • News Articles
  • By Reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague or even a present employer.

 

How and why Connect use your personal data

We use your personal data to match your skills, experience and education with a potential employer. We will initially collect information from you such as contact details, job role,  experience and job preferences then pass this on to the client in search of personnel.

 

How long Connect keep Personal data

Client Data: 6 years after the service contract, providing no further activity has taken place.

Candidate data: 6 Years.

References: 12 Months from Collection unless placed, in which case 6 years.

 

Internal record keeping.

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

 

Who do Connect share your Personal Data with?

We share your personal data with the client who has a position to fill, in order to determine with the client whether you are a good fit for the available position. Our Sectors include; Food and Ingredients, Retail, Pharmaceutical and Personal care.

 

Legal basis Connect have using your information

For prospective candidates, interim managers, referees and clients, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees. We carry out a ‘balancing test’ to ensure that our processing is necessary and that your fundamental rights of privacy are not outweighed by our legitimate interests, before we go ahead with such processing. We keep a record of these balancing tests. You have a right to and can find out more about the information in these balancing tests by contacting us using the details below.

If you are shortlisted as a candidate for a specific role or Client then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data including sensitive data such as health information that you or others provide about you. In that case we always ask for your consent before undertaking such processing.

For clients, we may also rely on our processing being necessary to perform a contract for you, for example in contacting you.

 

If you do not provide Connect with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information

If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities. 

 

Rights you have in relation to the data Connect hold on you

By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.

 

Rights                                                                   

What does this mean?

1.The right to be informed

You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Policy

2.The right of access

You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy).

 

This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.

3.The right to rectification

You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.

4.The right to erasure

This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.

5.The right to restrict processing

You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.

6.The right to data portability

You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.

7.The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).

8.The right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator. 

9.The right to withdraw consent

If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at contact@connectsearch.com

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

We usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a                              reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for:

  • baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or
  • further copies of the same information.

 

Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at Gloucester House 399 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3AH We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we’ll come back to you and let you know.

 

We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let us know.