Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY

 

WHO ARE WE?

 

GEO20 Limited,

Cranfields First Floor, 43 Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey, England, CR0 1ED.

Email: experts@geo20.com

Telephone: 02070602020

 

We provide permanent and temporary recruitment services to clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses.

 

WHAT DOES THIS POLICY COVER?

 

We at GEO20 Limited take your personal data seriously.

This policy:

a)    Sets out the types of personal data that we collect about you

b)    Explains how and why we collect and use your personal data

c)     Explains how long we keep your personal data for

d)    Explains when, why and with who we will share your personal data;

e)    Sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data;

f)      Explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;

g)    Explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data; and

h)    Explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us.

 

WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

 

We collect the information necessary to be able to find available opportunities and further information needed to assess your eligibility through the different stages of recruitment. This information includes CV’s, identification documents, educational records, work history, employment and references.

 

We may also collect sensitive personal data about you,consisting of racial or ethnic origin, biometric data or data concerning health. We only collect sensitive personal data from you and further process this data, where you have given your explicit consent.

 

WHERE DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA ABOUT YOU FROM?

 

The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:

 

  • Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different recruitment stages.
  • From an agent/third party acting on your behalf. e.g. Contractors Limited Company.
  • Through publicly available sources. We use the following public sources:

                                                                                    LinkedIn

                                                                                    Job Boards

                                                                                    Slack

                                                                                    Social Media, including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook

  • By Reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague or even a present employer.

 

Where we collect your information through publicly available sources as set out above, we may do this with the aid of software programs’ such as Mahiba. These programs’ are given parameters on the requirements of a role and search through publicly available sources to find such candidates. These programs’ are designed to only output information on candidates that meet the search criteria.   The parameters of this program are restricted to only searching for Name, Email and Job role candidate information from public sites where there is a reasonable expectation that such information may be collected and further processed by job recruiters for the purpose of sourcing candidates for different job roles.

 

HOW AND WHY WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

 

We use your personal data to match your skills, experience and education with a potential employer. We will initially collect basic information on you such as contact details, job role and experience and then pass this on to the client in search of personnel. If you are chosen by the client and go through to the next stage we will then be collecting more information from you at the interview (or equivalent) stage and onwards in that manner.

 

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR?

 

We keep your information in accordance as follows:

 

Candidate data: 2 years from last communication.

 

Contractor data: 6 years in line with HMRC Guidelines

 

Client Contact details: 2 years from last communication.

 

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?

 

Your personal data is shared with the client who initiates a search for personnel. The search for which you are considered, to ascertain if you are a good fit for the available position.

 

WHAT LEGAL BASIS DO WE HAVE FOR USING YOUR INFORMATION?

 

For prospective candidates, contractors, referees and clients, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees.

If you are interviewed and submitted as a candidate, then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data including sensitive data such as health information that you or others provide about you. In that case we always ask for your consent before undertaking such processing.

For clients, we may also rely on our processing being necessary to perform a contract for you, for example in contacting you.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE US WITH THE INFORMATION WE REQUEST OR ASK THAT WE STOP PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION?

 

If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities.

 

DO WE MAKE AUTOMATED DECISIONS CONCERNING YOU?

 

We may make automated decisions about you during the assessment stage of the recruitment process. We may put assessment candidates through a structured screening process to assess whether each candidate meets the specific criteria for a particular position. These assessments may be fully automated e.g. online pre-screening tests. As these assessments may result in a candidate being deemed not suitable for a position by means of a solely automated assessment, we only undertake this activity with the candidate’s explicit consent. We also carry out personality profiling on candidates with the candidate’s consent

 

DO WE USE COOKIES TO COLLECY PERSONAL DATA ON YOU?

 

To provide better service to you on our websites, we use cookies to collect your personal data when you browse. See our cookie policy please for more details.

 

 

DO WE TRANSFER YOUR DATA OUTSIDE THE EEA?

 

To better match your employee profile with current opportunities we may transfer your personal data to clients and partners in countries outside the EEA. These countries privacy laws may be different from those in your home country. Where we transfer data to a country which has not been deemed to provide adequate data protection standards we always have security measures and approved model clauses in place to protect your personal data. To find out more about how we safeguard your information as related to transfers contact us on dweston@geo20.com.

 

WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE IN RELATION TO THE DATA WE HOLD ON YOU?

 

By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country

 

 

Rights                                                 What does this mean?

  1. The right to be informed             You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and

                                                          easily understandable information about how we use your

                                                          information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you

                                                          with the information in this Policy.

 

  1. The right of access                     You have the right to obtain access to your information (if

                                                          we’re processing it), and certain other information (similar to

                                                          that provided in this Privacy Policy). This is so you’re aware

                                                          and can check that we’re using your information in

                                                          accordance with data protection law.

 

  1. The right to rectification              You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s

                                                           inaccurate or incomplete.

 

  1. The right to erasure                    This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple

                                                           terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your

                                                           information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep

                                                           using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.

 

  1. The right to restrict process         You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your

                                                           information. When processing is restricted, we can still store

                                                           your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of

                                                           people who have asked for further use of their information to

                                                           be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in

                                                           future.

 

  1. The right to data portability         You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for

                                                           your own purposes across different services. For example, if

                                                           you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to

                                                           move, copy or transfer your information easily between our

                                                           IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.

 

  1. The right to object to                  You have the right to object to certain types of processing,

                                                           processing including processing for direct marketing (i.e.

                                                           if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).

 

  1. The right to lodge a complaint     You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we

                                                          handle or process your personal data with your national data

                                                          protection regulator. 

 

  1. The right to withdraw consent     If you have given your consent to anything we do with your

                                                          personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at

                                                          any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that

                                                          anything we have done with your personal data with your

                                                          consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right

                                                          to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for

                                                          marketing purposes.

 

 

We usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for:

 

  • baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or
  • further copies of the same information.

 

Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

 

Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we’ll come back to you and let you know.

 

HOW WILL WE CONTACT YOU?

We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let us know.

 

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?

 

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information, or have further questions on the processing of your personal data, contact dweston@geo20.com

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