By giving us your personal information, directly or through third parties, and using any products or services that we provide, you are accepting and consenting to our processing of your personal information in accordance with the practices described in this policy.
In this policy we refer to ourselves as “we”, “us”, “our” and “The Agency”
If you have any questions, or want more details about how we use your personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We collect your personal data to help manage your account and to tell you about our products and services. The law also requires us to keep some personal data. The personal data we do keep relates only to your business role and would include your name, job title and contact details.
Where we need to collect personal data by law or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
As well as personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number) we may collect sensitive personal information (also known as special categories of data), about your health, such as any disabilities.
We use this data to ensure that any role(s) are suitable for your needs, or to enable us to pay you if you are a sub-contractor working with us or to consider you for employment opportunities that we may have if you have applied for a position with us. the information we collect will enable us to act in your and our interests in the event of a health and safety incident.
How your personal data is collected
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including:
We store your personal data in both the EU and the US in cloud based systems, including Zoho Recruit and Microsoft Office 365.Internal company servers and personal computers, mobile phones and office filing cabinet.
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:
Your data is collected and used for the following reasons:
For use by becollektive in helping you find employment, in managing your career, and in maintaining a relationship with you over the long-term. Your data and related documents help us to understand the specifics of the role, remuneration, company and career path you are looking for and which you are qualified to undertake. This information is input into our database to enable you to be searchable against suitable vacancies.
During the period of time where you are actively looking for a new role, becollektiv will frequently add to and update your data. But when you are no longer looking for a new role, becollektiv will retain your data. The period of time becollektiv stores your data depends on the reasons it is being held:
Data which is required to be collected and recorded for regulatory purposes is subject to stipulations and/or guidelines as to how long it is retained. For example, Home Office guidelines recommend that copies of Right to Work documents are retained for two years beyond the end of your employment/engagement. The EASI requires data (including your name, contact information, date of birth, professional experience and supporting documents) to be recorded for one year following your last job-seeking engagement with becollektiv. HMRC requires financial records to be retained for six years, which will include the details of any employment/engagement secured on your behalf.
Under certain circumstances, data protection laws in relation to your personal data allow the right to:
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally, it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In such cases, we will notify you and keep you updated. If you choose not to give us your personal information, it may mean that we cannot provide our products or services to you or employ you to work for us. We will only collect the personal information that we need to be able to provide a service to you or to enable you to work for us.When we ask you for information, we will make it clear why we need it. Any data collection that is optional will be made clear at the point of collection. If you provide any personal information relating to another person, normally for references purposes, we assume that you do so with their full knowledge and consent.
Some of our external third parties are based outside the EEA so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented: We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.
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