The Grichan Partnership (The Company) is a recruitment business which provides work-finding and consulting 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. 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.
Collection and use of personal data
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. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.
In some cases we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.
The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:
- Your consent
- Where we have a legitimate interest
- To comply with a legal obligation that we have
- To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you
This is where the Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. The Company supplies recruitment and consulting services and in in many cases has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data. Our legitimate interests are as follows:
- The Purpose. Data is processed to supply work finding and consulting services to both Clients and Candidates who have agreed to participate in the service.
- The Necessity. Data needs to be recorded and processed in order to attract, interview, assess and introduce candidates to a client and keep the necessary recruitment records required by law. Data will only be processed for this purpose and retained where further services are possible.
- Personal data is only processed or retained for the provision of the services outlined. These services are considered to be in the individual’s interest and are not considered to affect the individuals rights and freedoms. All the individuals rights outlined under GDPR remain.
Recipient/s of data
The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:
- Clients that we introduce or supply individuals to for recruitment or consulting purposes. We will not supply your data without your knowledge
- Candidates’ former or prospective new employers that we obtain or provide references to
- The Recruitment and Employment Confederation if required for arbitration in disputes
- Third parties who carry out audits to ensure that we your business correctly or line with your expectations
- As required by law to any legal entity
Where 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:
- An offer of employment may be withdrawn
- You may not be entitled to legally take up employment
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.
The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also 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 personal and/or sensitive personal data through legitimate interest or by consent, we will do so in line with our retention policy which is outlined below (a Copy of the full policy is available on request). Upon expiry of that period the Company will cease to process your personal data.
It is the company’s policy to retain Work Seeker and Client records for two years after the last engagement with the Work Seeker or Client. We are legally obliged to keep recruitment records for a year but will normally retain them longer in case we have other roles in the future. If you do not with us to retain your details any longer you have the right to withdraw consent. Please see your rights below
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/or sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting the Office Manager at OfficeManager@Grichan.com or 03300012403.
There may be circumstances where the Company will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. We will inform you if this is the case. Where this is the case, we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for the purpose of meeting those specific reasons.
If you believe that any of your data that the Company processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.
You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.
Complaints or queries
If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact the Office Manager at OfficeManager@Grichan.com or 03300012403.
You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.