SCOPE OF PRIVACY NOTICE
- Like most businesses, we hold and process a wide range of information, some of which relates to individual to enable the recruitment process. This notice explains the type of information we process, why we are processing it and how that processing may affect you.
The notice focuses on individuals who applying to work for us, or who are applying through Belcan Technical Recruiting UK Ltd for work with one of our clients. We have a separate privacy notice for existing employees.
This notice is set out in this document (the Core Notice) and the Supplementary Information in the Annex 1 to this document. We have also provided local information, which makes clear any differences in your particular jurisdiction. This can be found in Annex 2.
In the Supplementary Information, we explain what we mean by “personal data”, “processing”, “sensitive personal data” and other terms used in the notice.
- In brief, this notice explains:
- what personal data we hold and why we process it;
- the legal grounds which allow us to process your personal data;
- where the data comes from, who gets to see it and how long we keep it;
- how to access your personal data and other rights;
- how to contact us.
PERSONAL DATA – WHAT WE HOLD AND WHY WE PROCESS IT
- We process data for the purposes of our business including recruitment, management, administrative, employment and legal purposes. The Supplementary Information provides more specific information on these purposes, on the type of data that may be processed and on the grounds on which we process data. See Legal grounds for processing personal data and Further information on the data we process and our purposes.
WHERE THE DATA COMES FROM AND WHO GETS TO SEE IT
- Some of the personal data that we process about you comes from 3rd party websites such as Linked In, or directly from you.
Other personal data may come from third parties such as recruiters acting on your behalf, your references, an occupational health service or GP if medical screening and information is required.
Your personal data may be seen internally by recruiters, managers and HR. If you are successful and accept an offer with us we will where necessary and as set out in this privacy notice also pass your data outside the organisation, for example to an agency conducting background checks on our behalf and payroll agencies.
Further information on this is provided in the Supplementary Information. See Where the data comes from and Who gets to see your data?
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
- We do not keep your personal data for any specific period but will not keep it for longer than is necessary for our purposes. In general, if you become employed by us we will keep your personal data for the duration of your employment and for a period afterwards. If apply for a role we are advertising we will keep your personal data for a reasonable period and may contact you in the future about similar roles. See Retaining your personal data – more information in the Supplementary Information.
TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE THE EEA
- We will where necessary and as set out in this privacy notice transfer your personal data outside the EEA to members of our group and processors in other jurisdictions in which we are established.
Further information on these transfers and the measures taken to safeguard your data are set out in the Supplementary Information under Transfers of personal data outside the EEA – more information.
A list of data recipients who receive material amounts of personal data and are located outside of the EEA is set out in Annex 3- Extra-EEA Third Party Processors.
YOUR DATA RIGHTS
- You have a right to make a subject access request to receive information about the data that we process about you. Further information on this and on other rights is in the Supplementary Information under Access to your personal data and other rights. We also explain how to make a complaint about our processing of your data.
- In processing your personal data, we act as a data controller. Our contact details are set out in Annex 2.
Please note that generally the data controller of your personal data will be your employing/engaging entity (or the employing/engaging entity that you apply to work for) but also entities within Belcan and its group companies with which we share data for business administration purposes.
STATUS OF THIS NOTICE
- This notice does not form part of any contract of employment you might enter into and does not create contractual rights or obligations. It may be amended by us at any time. Nothing in this notice is intended to create an employment relationship between Belcan Group Entities and any non-employee.
ANNEX 1: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY “PERSONAL DATA” AND “PROCESSING”?
- “Personal data” is information relating to you (or from which you may be identified) which is processed by automatic means or which is (or is intended to be) part of a structured manual filing system. It includes not only facts about you, but also intentions and opinions about you.
Data “processed automatically” includes information held on, or relating to use of, a computer, laptop, mobile phone or similar device. It covers data derived from equipment such as access passes within a building, data on use of vehicles and sound and image data such as CCTV or photographs.
“Processing” means doing anything with the data. For example, it includes collecting it, holding it, disclosing it and deleting it.
Personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, sex life, trade union membership and genetic and biometric data are subject to special protection and considered by EU privacy law to be “sensitive personal data”.
References in this notice to employment, work (and similar expressions) include any arrangement we may have under which an individual provides us with work or services, or applies for such work or services. By way of example, when we mention an “employment contract”, that includes a contract under which you provide us with services; when we refer to ending your potential employment, that includes terminating a contract for services. We use the word “you” to refer to anyone within the scope of the notice.
LEGAL GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING?
- Under data protection law, there are various grounds on which we can rely when processing your personal data. In some contexts more than one ground applies. We have summarised these grounds as Contract, Legal obligation, Legitimate Interests and Consent and outline what those terms mean in the following table.
|Ground for processing
|Processing necessary for performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request to enter a contract
|This covers carrying out our contractual duties and exercising our contractual rights.
|Processing necessary to comply with our legal obligations
|Ensuring we perform our legal and regulatory obligations. For example, providing a safe place of work and avoiding unlawful discrimination.
|Processing necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests
|We or a third party have legitimate interests in carrying on, managing and administering our respective businesses effectively and properly and in connection with those interests processing your data.
Your data will not be processed on this basis if our or a third party’s interests are overridden by your own interests, rights and freedoms
|You have given specific consent to processing your data
|In general processing of your data in connection with employment is not conditional on your consent. But there may be occasions where we do specific things such as provide a reference and rely on your consent to our doing so.
PROCESSING SPECIAL CATEGORY PERSONAL DATA
- If we process sensitive personal data about you (for example (but without limitation), storing your health records to assist us in ensuring that we provide you with a healthy and safe work workplace or processing personal data relating to diversity monitoring), as well as ensuring that one of the grounds for processing mentioned above applies, we will make sure that one or more of the grounds for processing sensitive personal data applies. In outline, these include:
- Processing being necessary for the purposes of your or our obligations and rights in relation to employment in so far as it is authorised by law or collective agreement;
- Processing relating to data about you that you have made public (e.g. if you tell colleagues that you are ill);
- Processing being necessary for the purpose of establishing, making or defending legal claims;
- Processing being necessary for provision of health care or treatment, medical diagnosis, and assessment of your working capacity;
- Processing for equality and diversity purposes to the extent permitted by law.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DATA WE PROCESS AND OUR PURPOSES
- The Core Notice outlines the purposes for which we process your personal data. More specific information on these, examples of the data and the grounds on which we process data are in the table below.
The examples in the table cannot, of course, be exhaustive. For example, although the table does not mention data relating to criminal offences, if we were to find out that someone applying to work for us was suspected of committing a criminal offence, we might process that information if relevant for our purposes. If necessary we will also require criminal background checks for certain roles – for example those working in financial roles or with minors.
|Examples of personal data that may be processed
|Grounds for processing
|Standard data related to your identity (e.g. your name, address, email address, ID information and documents, telephone numbers, place of birth, nationality, contact details, professional experience and education (including university degrees, academic records, professional licenses, memberships and certifications, awards and achievements, and current and previous employment details), financial information (including current salary information) language skills, and any other personal data that you present us with as part of your application related to the fulfilment of the role.
Information concerning your application and our assessment of it, your references, any checks we may make to verify information provided or background checks and any information connected with your right to work.
If necessary, we will also process information concerning your health, any disability and in connection with any adjustments to working arrangements.
|Administering our recruitment process
|Evaluating your experience and qualifications against the requirements of the position you are applying for.
Administering our online careers portal.
Communicating with you in respect of any offer of employment we choose to make and providing you with information about our onboarding process.
|Entering into a contract
|Information on your terms of employment from time to time including your hours and working patterns, your pay and benefits, such as your participation in pension arrangements, life and medical insurance; and any bonus or share schemes.
|Contacting you or others on your behalf
|Your address and phone number, emergency contact information and information on your next of kin.
|Information on your bank account, pension contributions and on tax and national insurance
Your national insurance number or other government issued identifier.
|Financial planning and budgeting
|Information such as your proposed salary and (if applicable) envisaged bonus levels.
|Physical and system security
|CCTV images upon attendance for interview at our premises.
|Providing information to third parties in connection with transactions that we contemplate or carry out
|Information on any offer made to you and your proposed contract and other employment data that may be required by a party to a transaction such as a prospective purchaser, seller or outsourcer.
|Monitoring of diversity and equal opportunities
|Information on your nationality, racial and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability and age as part of diversity monitoring initiatives. Such data will aggregated and used for equality of opportunity monitoring purposes. Please note we may share aggregated and anonymized diversity statistics with regulators if formally required / requested.
|Disputes and legal proceedings
|Any information relevant or potentially relevant to a dispute or legal proceeding affecting us.
Please note that if you accept an offer from us, or from one of our clients, the business will process further information as part of the employment relationship. We will provide you with our full Workplace Privacy Notice as part of the on-boarding process.
WHERE THE DATA COMES FROM
- When you apply to work for us or one of our clients the initial data about you that we process is likely to come from you: for example, contact details, bank details and information on your immigration status and whether you can lawfully work. Where necessary and in accordance with this privacy notice, we will require references and information to carry out background checks. If you have concerns about this in a particular context, you should speak to your recruiter.
Please note we may also receive data from third party recruiters, agents and similar organisations as a part of the recruitment process.
WHO GETS TO SEE YOUR DATA?
- Where necessary and as set out in this privacy notice, your personal data will be disclosed to relevant managers, HR and administrators for the purposes of your application as mentioned in this document. We will also disclose this to other members of our group where necessary for decision making regarding your application – this will depend on the type of role you are applying for.
- We will only disclose your personal data outside the group if disclosure is consistent with a ground for processing on which we rely and doing so is lawful and fair to you.
We will disclose your data if it is necessary for our legitimate interests as an organisation or the interests of a third party (but we will not do this if these interests are over-ridden by your interests and rights in particular to privacy). Where necessary, we will also disclose your personal data if you consent, where we are required to do so by law and in connection with criminal or regulatory investigations.
- Specific circumstances in which your personal data may be disclosed include:
- Disclosure to organisations that process data on our behalf such as our payroll service, background checking service, insurers and other benefit providers, our bank and organisations that host our IT systems and data. This would normally occur if you accept an offer;
- To third party recruitment consultants and similar businesses (including online recruitment portals) as a part of the recruitment process;
- Disclosure of aggregated and anonymised diversity data to relevant regulators as part of a formal request (see above).
RETAINING YOUR PERSONAL DATA – MORE INFORMATION
- Although there is no specific period for which we will keep your personal data, we will not keep it for longer than is necessary for our purposes. In considering how long to keep your data, we will take into account its relevance to our business and your potential employment either as a record or in the event of a legal claim.
If your data is only useful for a short period (for example, CCTV footage data) we will delete it.
Personal data relating to job applicants will normally be deleted after 36 months.
TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE THE EEA – MORE INFORMATION
- In connection with our business and for employment, administrative, management and legal purposes, we will where necessary and as set out in this privacy notice transfer your personal data outside the EEA to members of our group and data processors in other jurisdictions in which we are established. We will ensure that any transfer is lawful and that there are appropriate security arrangements.
In relation to intra-group transfers, the members of the Belcan group of companies we have entered into agreements ensuring appropriate and suitable safeguards are in place. These are in standard terms approved by the European Commission. If you wish to see details of these safeguards, please ask our Data Protection Officer.
The EU-US Privacy Shield provides adequate protection to allow Belcan EU personal data to be transferred to Belcan US.
Belcan, LLC complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. (Further information on the Privacy Shield can be found in the link in the footer of Belcan.com)
A list of data recipients who receive material amounts of personal data and are located outside of the EEA is set out in Annex 3- Extra-EEA Third Party Processors.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER RIGHTS
- We try to be as open as we reasonably can about personal data that we process. If you would like specific information, just ask us.
You also have a legal right to make a “subject access request”. If you exercise this right and we hold personal data about you, we are required to provide you with information on it, including:
- Giving you a description and copy of the personal data
- Telling you why we are processing it
If you make a subject access request and there is any question about who you are, we may require you to provide information from which we can satisfy ourselves as to your identity.
As well as your subject access right, you may have a legal right to have your personal data rectified or erased, to object to its processing or to have its processing restricted. If you have provided us with data about yourself (for example your address or bank details), you have the right to be given the data in machine readable format for transmitting to another data controller. This only applies if the ground for processing is Consent or Contract.
If we have relied on consent as a ground for processing, you may withdraw consent at any time – though if you do so that will not affect the lawfulness of what we have done before you withdraw consent.
- If you have complaints relating to our processing of your personal data, you should raise these with our Data Protection Officer. You may also raise complaints with your statutory regulator. For contact and other details please contact our Human Resources department.
STATUS OF THIS NOTICE
- This notice does not form part of any contract of employment that you may enter into with us and does not create contractual rights or obligations. It may be amended by us at any time. Nothing in this notice is intended to create an employment relationship between Belcan Group Entities and any non-employee.