Discoverer International Limited (Discoverer International) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which your personal data will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated by us.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations (the “Regulations”) the data controller is Discoverer International Limited (company registration number 7490402) of Media House, 99-101 High Street, Orpington, Kent BR6 0LG.
Discoverer International are not required by GDPR to have a Data Protection Officer, however for any queries relating to your data, please direct your queries to Les Douglas, Finance Director, who will be able to deal with your query, or redirect it to the appropriate person in the Discoverer International Data Protection Team. Both Les and the Team are contactable through the dedicated email address: [email protected].
The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.
You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board or LinkedIn. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.
1. Collection and use of personal data
a. Purpose of processing and legal basis
The Company will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:
- Legitimate Interest
b. Legitimate interest
Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests are as follows:
- The performance of a contract
- To meet our legal obligations
c. Recipient/s of data
The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:
- Other parties that we need to engage with for your own engagement, e.g. clients, we may need to forward relevant data to. For the avoidance of doubt, we will only transfer data if it is reasonable and relevant to do so and only after we have gained your full consent to do so.
d. Statutory/contractual requirement
Your personal data is required by law and/or a contractual requirement (e.g. our client may require this personal data), and/or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. You are obliged to provide the personal data and if you do not the consequences of failure to provide the data are:
- Discoverer International may be unable to proceed with any work-finding services on your behalf
2. Overseas Transfers
The Company may transfer only the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. We will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
3. Data retention
The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time.
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.
We must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.
Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your personal and sensitive personal data such as your contact details, CV and any other information relating to your suitability for a particular role, we will do so in line with our retention policy. Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your personal data and sensitive personal data.
4. Your rights
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
- The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
- The right to rectification of your personal data;
- The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
- The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
- The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
- The right to withdraw consent at any time.
Where you have consented to the Company processing your personal data and sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting Les Douglas, Finance Director, who will be able to deal with the withdrawal of your consent or redirect it to the appropriate person in the Discoverer International Data Protection Team. Both Les and the Team are contactable through the dedicated email address: [email protected].
5. Complaints or queries