This Privacy Notice tells you what to expect in relation to personal information about you which is collected, handled and processed by Purosearch Limited of Capital House, 272 Manchester Road, Droylsdon, Manchester, M43 6PW is the Data Controller.
We acknowledge and agree that any personal data of yours that we handle will be processed in accordance with all applicable data protection laws in force from time to time.
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation. The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.
Your rights under GDPR are set out in this notice and apply from 25 May 2018.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how Purosearch will treat it.
Purosearch are a recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business). Purosearch collect the personal data of the following types of people to allow us to undertake our business:
Purosearch collect information about you to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.
This is information about you that you give us by visiting our website https://www.purosearch.com (“Website”) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, SMS or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you:
The information you give us or Purosearch collect about you may include your name, address, private and corporate e-mail address and phone number, financial information, compliance documentation and references verifying your qualifications and experience and your right to work in the United Kingdom, curriculum vitae (or career profile) and photograph and data that may be held on your professional profile available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, business Facebook or corporate website.
When you visit our Website Purosearch will automatically collect the following information:
Technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, operating system and platform.
Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) of each page visited, clickstream to and through our Website including date and time, jobs visited and searched for, download errors, length of visits to pages, and any information submitted through forms.
This is information Purosearch obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, your business card and personal recommendations. In this case Purosearch will inform you, by sending you this privacy notice, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact Purosearch hold personal data about you.
Purosearch use information held about you in the following ways:
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts Purosearch intend to enter into or have entered into between you and Purosearch to provide you with the information and services that you request from us or Purosearch think will be of interest to you because it is relevant to your career or to your organisation.
To provide you with information about other services or jobs that Purosearch offer that are similar to those that you have already been provided with or enquired about.
The core service Purosearch offer to our candidates and clients is the introduction of candidates to our clients for the purpose of temporary or permanent recruitment. However, our service expands to supporting individuals throughout their career and to supporting businesses’ resourcing needs and strategies.
Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interests, described in more detail below, although Purosearch will also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data.
Purosearch will rely on any existing contract if Purosearch are negotiating or have entered into a placement agreement with you or your organisation or any other contract to provide services to you or receive services from you or your organisation.
Purosearch will rely on legal obligation if Purosearch are legally required to hold information on to you to fulfil our legal obligations.
Purosearch will rely on your consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required e.g. when gaining your permission to introduce you to a client (if you are a candidate).
Our legitimate interest in collecting and retaining your personal data is described below:
As a recruitment business and recruitment agency Purosearch introduce candidates to clients for permanent employment, temporary worker placements or independent professional contracts. The exchange of personal data of our candidates and our client contacts is a fundamental and essential part of this process.
In order to support our candidates’ career aspirations and our clients’ resourcing needs Purosearch require a database of candidate and client personal data containing historical information as well as current resourcing requirements.
To maintain, expand and develop our business Purosearch need to record the personal data of prospective candidates and client contacts.
Should Purosearch want or need to rely on consent to lawfully process your data Purosearch will request your consent orally, by email, by SMS or by completing an online process for the specific activity (e.g. when registering a vacancy or as a candidate or when you apply for a job) when Purosearch will require your consent for and to record your response on our system. Where consent is the lawful basis for our processing you have the right to withdraw your consent to this particular processing at any time.
Other Uses Purosearch will make of your data:
Purosearch will use this information:
Purosearch do not undertake automated decision making or profiling. Purosearch do use our computer systems to search and identify personal data in accordance with parameters set by a person. A person will always be involved in the decision-making process.
Purosearch will share your personal information with:
Selected third parties including:
Purosearch will disclose your personal information to third parties:
The lawful basis for the third-party processing will include:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers in the UK. Where Purosearch have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Purosearch ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Purosearch will do our best to protect your personal data, Purosearch cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once Purosearch have received your information, Purosearch will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Purosearch will retain your personal data for as long as necessary in order to provide the recruitment service to you and for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, regulatory or reporting requirements.
Purosearch do the following to try to ensure our data is accurate:
The criteria Purosearch use to determine whether Purosearch should retain your personal data includes:
Purosearch may archive part or all of your personal data or retain it on our financial systems only, deleting all or part of it from our systems. Purosearch may pseudonymise parts of your data, particularly following a request for suppression or deletion of your data, to ensure that Purosearch do not re-enter your personal data on to our database, unless requested to do so.
For your information, Pseudonymised Data is created by taking identifying fields within a database and replacing them with artificial identifiers, or pseudonyms.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. Purosearch will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if Purosearch intend to use your data for such purposes or if Purosearch intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes and Purosearch will collect express consent from you if legally required prior to using your personal data for marketing purposes.
Our Website 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 Purosearch do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you. A subject access request should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any changes Purosearch make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to Stephen Bowler who is our Data Protection officer and can be contacted by email email@example.com.
Purosearch Privacy Notice (when personal data is obtained from data subject) – PDF
Purosearch Privacy Notice (when personal data is obtained from a 3rd party) – PDF