This statement will be updated from time to time and the most current version will always be available on our website.
We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.
For prospective candidates, candidates, contractors, referees and clients, we will only process personal data on the following legal bases: our legitimate interests; the performance of a contract; your consent; or to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
We may collect, store and process the following categories of personal data:
You may give us personal data by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, submit your CV to us, or any other communication with us.
Here are some examples of the type of personal data you may give us:
2. Special category personal data
We may occasionally collect, and process criminal conviction data so far as is necessary to comply with legal obligations or where authorised by law, either for our own hiring purposes or on behalf of our clients. We will only collect and process criminal conviction data with your consent.
We may receive personal data about you if you use any of the other websites we operate, or from third parties (including, for example, clients and business partners, sub-contractors in technical, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, and credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
We use LinkedIn, job boards and their affiliate partners as publicly available sources of personal data for recruitment purposes. We may also receive information about you by word of mouth, for example by a recommendation from a friend, former or current employer(s) or former or current colleague(s).
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
We may share your personal data with selected third parties including:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers and is protected using industry standard Secure Layer (SSL) Encryption Technology.
We will do our best to protect your personal data, although as the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, misuse or loss.
If you suspect any unauthorised access to or misuse or loss of your data, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org
We keep your personal data in accordance with the following data retention periods:
Candidate personal data – 5 years since the last contact with you, where contact means addition of your personal data to our database, placement into a role or there is a record of verbal or written communication with you. Candidates includes applicants for all vacancies we advertise, including permanent, part-time and temporary positions with any of our clients. This also includes individuals put forward by any of our clients.
Contractor financial data – 7 years following the last payment made. Contractors includes any Candidate who we have placed and made a payment to.
We will endeavour to permanently erase your personal data once it reaches the end of its retention period or where we receive a valid request from you to do so. Sometimes however, some of your personal data may need to be maintained for another legal purpose, and where this is so, this data will be put beyond use of all but senior staff for compliance with the legal purpose, meaning that while it still exists on a system, it cannot be readily accessed by operational systems, processes or non-senior staff.
We do not carry out any solely automated decision making in our recruitment process.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
If you want to 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 data to another party, please email email@example.com
You also have the right to:
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these sites.
In order to protect your personal data, where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone.
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers which are downloaded onto your device when you visit a website. Usually, they contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. Cookies can be used to remember your preferences when visiting a site.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
_ga – This helps us count how many people visit our Site by tracking if you’ve visited before and expires after 2 years.
_gid – This helps us count how many people visit our Site by tracking if you’ve visited before and expires when the session expires, when the browser is closed.
_gat – This uit used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made and expires when the session expires, when the browser is closed.
Within your browser you can also choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages may not work in the usual way.
We may update this policy from time to time, please check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of the most recently updated version.
We may also collect the following type of personal data when you visit our website(s):
technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
information about your visit, including the full uniform resource locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our consultants.
We may contact you by phone, SMS or email.
You can update your contact preferences for Data Science Talent Ltd by letting us know via firstname.lastname@example.org
Any changes to your preferences will be updated within 30 days of your request.
To contact us with any queries around data or this privacy statement, you can contact us in the following ways:
Post: Data Science Talent Ltd, Unit E Whitebridge Estate, Whitebridge Lane, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8LQ
The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can contact them in the following ways:
Phone: 0303 123 1113
Post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe, Water Lane, Wimslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF