Allen Lane Limited is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. You are being sent a copy of this privacy notice because you are applying for work with us (whether as an employee, worker or contractor). It makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, and how long it will usually be retained for. It provides you with certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).
We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:
In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:
We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information:
We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:
We will use the personal information we collect about you to:
It is in our legitimate interests to decide whether to (i) appoint you to a particular role or (ii) put you forward with a potential employer for a particular role since it would be beneficial to our business to appoint someone to that role.
We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract with you.
[Having received your CV and your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether (i) offer you the role or (ii) put you forward for a position with one of our clients. If we decide to (i) offer you the role or (ii) our client decides to offer you the position, we will then take up references, verify your work history/performance and conduct relevant checks for proof of identity; address; qualification and suitability. Please note that this information may be sought or obtained earlier in the process where it may aid the assessment of suitability, or support your suitability for a role/assignment]
If you fail to provide personal information
If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require a credit check or references for this role and you fail to provide us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your application further.
We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:
We envisage that we may process information about criminal convictions.
We may collect information about your criminal convictions history if we or the Client would like to offer you the role (conditional on checks and any other conditions, such as references, being satisfactory). We are required to carry out a criminal records check in order to satisfy ourselves that there is nothing in your criminal convictions history which makes you unsuitable for the role. In particular:
We have in place an appropriate policy document and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing such data.
You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.
Why might you share my personal information with third parties?
We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application: [this may include clients and potential hirers, and where relevant and notification, relevant parties such as umbrella firms where relevant]. All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will you use my information for?
We will retain your personal information for a period of time based on the following:
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
If you want to review, 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 information to another party, please contact Allen Lane in writing either at email@example.com or c/o Data Controller, Allen Lane, 33 King Street, London SW1Y 6RJ.
When you registered with Allen Lane Limited or applied for a role through us, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact Allen Lane in writing either at firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Data Controller, Allen Lane, 33 King Street, London SW1Y 6RJ . Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application and, subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal data securely.
We have appointed a data privacy manager to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the Allen Lane in writing either at email@example.com or c/o Data Controller, Allen Lane, 33 King Street, London SW1Y 6RJ. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.