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Privacy policy

Under the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, CSS must comply with regulations which are designed to ensure that any data that you provide to us is processed with due care and attention. We take very seriously our commitment to privacy for everyone who accesses this site.

Any personal data we collect is to assist us in the recruitment process. This data consists of information such as your name, address, email address, work and education history, plus your nationality which we are required to collect by law. We also collect aggregated information which helps us to provide a better understanding of the users of our website as a group. This aggregated information does not contain any personal information. Any processing of this data is done solely as part of the recruitment process other than the use of aggregate information referred to above.

We collect and process sensitive personal data only so far as is necessary to ensure that we conform to legal requirements e.g. equality of opportunity legislation. Registering your details with us and subsequent use of this website gives your consent to us collecting and processing sensitive personal data supplied by you and disclosure of this information to prospective employers and clients as part of the normal recruitment process.

On occasions, it may be necessary for us to disclose information to third parties who may help us to process data or who may be prospective or intended employers or clients for the purposes of recruitment. From time to time we may also share aggregate information with selected third parties but we do not disclose individual names or any identifying information.

Security of data is of paramount importance to us. Access to your personal data is only provided to our staff and those third parties who may help us to process the data and, in order to aid the recruitment process, to prospective employers or clients.

This policy may be subject to future change for any number of reasons including business or legislative. Any changes will be posted on this page and, if they are substantial in content, may be promoted on the website or through email notification.

Under the Employment Agencies Act 1973, csspeople.co.uk is obliged to hold your data for 12 months after it was last used. After 12 months of usage you will be contacted and asked if you want your details to be retained on our database. If you do not indicate to us by signing into csspeople.co.uk that you wish your details to be retained, we will archive your account.

Glossary

Aggregate – this is when all data is collected and processed as a total to enable us to look at general trends so that we can try to improve our service.

Archiving - this is the process where candidate users are asked if they want their personal data to remain on the csspeople.co.uk database. If a user does not indicate that they wish their details to be retained, their record is deleted from the database. This means that the candidate will not be able to sign in to csspeople.co.uk and also means that their details will not be accessible by any recruiters using csspeople.co.uk. Please note this process is carried out in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act and the Data Protection Act.

Data - information which is being processed by equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment, is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system or forms part of an accessible record.

Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1998 - these are the Acts of Parliament which set out guiding principles relating to the use of data to ensure that the rights of the person who is the subject of the data are protected under the law.

Personal data - data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from those data, or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, CSS.

Privacy policy - this is a statement by CSS which explains the ways that we try to protect our users privacy.

Recruitment process - the process of gaining employment and recruiting new staff and the ongoing administrative process involved once a user has gained employment or recruited new staff.

CSS – Contracts Support Services Limited

Sensitive personal data - personal data consisting of information as to the racial or ethnic origin of the data subject, political opinions, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, the commission or alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings related to any offence.

Third Parties - these are companies and people other than CSS.

Users - people who use our website and register their details with us for the purposes of recruitment, either to gain employment or for the purposes of recruiting new staff.