At BMC Recruitment Group, we’re committed to the protection of your privacy, this includes and is not limited to our clients, candidates and users of our services.
As subject to requirements, we may update this policy depending upon legal requirements and data obligations as set out by data protection legislation.
GDPR – how does this impact you and how we store your data?
Who controls your personal data?
What is personal data? The definition of personal data within the Data Protection Act reads:
“Personal data” means data relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from the data or from the data in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the data controller.
There is general personal data such as name, address, national insurance number and online identifiers/location data. There is also sensitive personal data which includes information on physical and mental health, sexual orientation, race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, trade union membership and criminal records. Sensitive personal data must be protected to a higher level.
Who is BMC Recruitment Group and why do we request your data?
BMC Recruitment Group is a specialist search consultancy established in 2015. Our services include the recruitment of professionals within a wide range of sectors. We collate personal data from a wide range of individuals to enable us to operate effectively and undertake business requirements. This includes:
If you’re a candidate, you may have applied to us directly for a role through our website, social media or other online channel such as job boards. Or we may have contacted you via the social media networking site, LinkedIn.
You may have applied directly to us or we may have found your details from a jobs board or social networking site. We are able to process your data if we have a legal basis for doing so. There are six legal bases for processing data but we will rely on (1) your consent to send direct marketing messages about services other than our recruitment services, (2) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or (3) that we have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. We collect information about you to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.
Our legitimate interests (carrying on the commercial activity of recruitment services): In providing our recruitment services, we will carry out some processing of personal data, which is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, which include
Retaining records of our dealings and transactions and where applicable, use such records for the purposes of:
How we manage and control your personal data:
For BMC Recruitment Group to provide you as a candidate, with the best possible and most relevant opportunities, we require relevant information from you – we only ask for data that is necessary, this may include your name, contact details, education and employment history and in some cases financial information (should we need to carry our financial background checks for some roles).
As a client of BMC Recruitment Group, we need to collect and use information about your business, or relevant individuals at your organization in order to develop specifications relating to your recruitment requirements.
At BMC Recruitment Group, we will use the services of various suppliers to enable us to fulfil business undertakings. We store contact details for suppliers so that we can contact you and we may also store financial information so we can undertake financial transactions for the services you provide.
Individuals who supply references and emergency contacts for candidates where applicable will be subject to data storage arrangements for the purpose of the activity – this will be basic information in the event that we need to contact you for referencing purposes or if you’ve been referred to us an emergency contact for an individual.
Website and Social Media Users:
If you make an enquiry via our website or via social media, we will collect the data to enable us to communicate with you regarding your recruitment requirements; we may also use this data for marketing purposes such as email, digital or direct marketing activities. More information on our data marketing policy can be found in this document.
How do we collect your personal data?
We will collect most of this information directly from you when you contact us or via our secure online sources such as our website. We may also collect information from publicly accessible sources, third parties, via our website or information technology systems, which may include CV , Job boards and Linked In for example with some information being publicly available but others being from sites or providers to which we subscribe. From time to time we may also receive personal information about you from hiring organisations, colleagues and former employers, or from persons for whom you have provided services or been otherwise engaged.
How do we use your personal data?
We may use your personal data to enable us to offer you the best possible recruitment service and to ensure the information that we provide to you is as relevant as possible.
Sensitive Personal Data (SPD) Sensitive personal data is information which is intensely personal to you and is usually irrelevant to our consideration of your suitability for a job role. For example, information which reveals your political, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, race or ethnic origin, or information relating to your health. Regardless of the basis for your dealings with us, we request that you do not provide us with any sensitive personal data unless absolutely necessary. However, to the extent that you do provide us with any sensitive personal data, such as data which you choose to share with us in conversation, we shall only use that data for the purposes of our relationship with you or for the provision of our Recruitment Services. This will be for one or more of the following reasons:
Who do we share your personal data with?
With your consent, we may share your personal data with prospective employers in order for us to provide candidate profiles that match the recruitment requirements of the prospective employer.
Safeguarding your personal data:
We respect the privacy of your data and all users of our services to make sure that personal data is handled with the utmost confidentiality.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We will delete personal data from our information storage systems after a period of five years, after this period it is likely that your data will no longer be relevant if it has not been updated within that period.
BMC Recruitment Group –Data Marketing Policy:
Unless you specify otherwise, we may use your data for marketing purposes so we can inform you of upcoming, relevant roles and other information we may deem to be useful and relevant to you.
If you have applied directly through our website, for example your data be shared with providers of web analytics services, marketing automation platforms, and social media services.
Changes to this Privacy Notice:
This Privacy Notice is regularly reviewed and may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in our business, or legal or commercial practice. Where an update is relevant to our processing of your data, we shall notify you of the same.
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and it is important that you know your rights within that context, which include rights to:
Please note that should you exercise your right to request that we erase data or cease any processing activity, we may retain a record of this request and the action taken to both evidence our compliance, and to take steps to minimise the prospect of any data being processed in the future should it be received again from a third-party source.
If you have any questions concerning your rights or should you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org