Understanding Recruitment Inc. (We), whose registered office is at Suite 4 – 112 WeWork Building, 200 Portland Street, Boston, MA, 02114, acts in the capacity of a Data Controller for this website and is committed to protecting your privacy in all our dealings with you, whether through our website's online services or through direct contact with our consultants.
When using our website, we want you to have a safe and secure experience. We will endeavor to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Who we are and what we do?
We collect the personal data of the following types of people to allow us to provide recruitment services to;
- Prospective and placed candidates for permanent or temporary roles;
- Prospective and live client contacts;
- Supplier contacts to support our services;
- Employees, consultants, temporary workers;
We collect information about you to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.
Information you give to us or we collect about you
Our main aim is to provide our recruitment services to you and to facilitate the recruitment process. We collect information about you through the information you give us by filling in forms on our site www.understandingrecruitment.co.uk (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our site, apply to a job advert posted by UR, subscribe to our services, attend our events, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, contact us directly, register for our newsletter and when you report a problem with our site.
The information you give us or we collect about you may include your name, address, private and corporate e-mail address and phone number, financial information, compliance documentation and references verifying your qualifications and experience and your right to work in the United States of America, curriculum vitae and photographs, links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, business Facebook or corporate website, IP address, Cookies.
Visitors To Our Website
When someone visits www.understandingrecruitment.com we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns.
We collect data on the products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
The Jobweb system that currently runs our website is capable of collecting the following details:
Account data such as: Candidate ID, Name, Email address, Registration date/time, Last login date/time
Profile data such as: Reference number (this is auto-generated (unique to each user) by the system), Address including longitude and latitude, Home telephone number, Mobile telephone number, CV synopsis, CV filename: filenames are auto-generated by the system (unique to each user) to enable cross-referencing of the profile with a specific CV file, Minimum salary, Maximum salary
LinkedIn profile URL
Twitter profile URL
Facebook profile URL
Candidate data history: records the counts of how many times a given candidate has been returned in the candidate search results, viewed, or been added to a folder
CV file: this includes the CV file itself as well as a reference to the CV file name which is stored in the database against the candidate’s account
Supporting files: there are additional documents the candidate may be able to upload to support their search for a job.
Application CV file: this includes the application CV file, which is saved separately to the profile CV file, as well as a reference to the application CV file name which is stored in the database against the application record
Saved search data (including jobs by email alerts)
Saved job (wish list) data and the job ID: the ID of the job the candidate has saved
Date/time: the time stamp that the job was saved by the candidate
Email log: Date/time: the time stamp that the email was sent to the candidate
Email name: this will be the subject line for the email
Address To: the email address that the email was sent to (i.e. the candidate)
Information we obtain from other sources
This is information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, your business card, personal recommendations.
In this case we will inform you, by sending you this privacy notice, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact we hold personal data about you and for what purpose we intend to retain and process your personal data.
We are working closely with third parties including sub-contractors in technical, professional, payment and other services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies, professional advisors. We may receive information about you from them for the purposes of our recruitment services and ancillary support services.
Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into or have entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or we think will be of interest to you because it is relevant to your career or to your organization.
To provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased, been provided with or enquired about.
The core service we offer to our candidates and clients is the introduction of candidates to our clients for the purpose of temporary or permanent engagement. However, our service expands to supporting individuals throughout their career and to supporting businesses’ resourcing needs and strategies.
Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate business interests, described in more detail below, although we will also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data.
We will rely on contract if we are negotiating or have entered into a placement agreement with you or your organization or any other contract to provide services to you or receive services from you or your organization.
We will rely on legal obligation if we are legally required to hold information on to you to fulfil our legal obligations.
We will in some circumstances rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required. Examples of when consent may be the lawful basis for processing include permission to introduce you to a client (if you are a candidate).
Our Legitimate Business Interests
Our legitimate interests in collecting and retaining your personal data is described below:
As a recruitment business and recruitment agency we introduce candidates to clients for permanent employment, temporary worker placements or independent professional contracts. The exchange of personal data of our candidates and our client contacts is a fundamental, essential part of this process.
In order to support our candidates’ career aspirations and our clients’ resourcing needs we require a database of candidate and client personal data containing historical information as well as current resourcing requirements.
To maintain, expand and develop our business we need to record the personal data of prospective candidates and client contacts. Without processing Client contact details, we are unable to offer a quality recruitment service and aid Clients with their recruitment needs. Processing prospective candidate data is a crucial part of providing our work finding services, alerting candidates to potentially suitable opportunities and aiding in their general career development.
Should we want or need to rely on consent to lawfully process your data we will request your consent orally, by email or by an online process for the specific activity we require consent for and record your response on our system. Where consent is the lawful basis for our processing you have the right to withdraw your consent to this particular processing at any time.
Other Uses we will make of your data:
- Use of our website;
- to notify you about changes to our service;
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
We will use this information:
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
- to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
We do not undertake automated decision making or profiling. We do use our computer systems to search and identify personal data in accordance with parameters set by a person. A person will always be involved in the decision-making process. If automated decision making or profiling is used then provide information about how decisions are made, the significance and the consequences.
Retention of your data
We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our legitimate business interests and that you are happy for us to do so. Accordingly, we have a data retention notice and run data routines to remove data that we no longer have a legitimate business interest in maintaining.
We do the following to try to ensure our data is accurate:
Our website enables you to update your details through your candidate ‘log in’
We keep in touch with you so you can let us know of changes to your personal data
We update records with notes and new versions of your personal details
We segregate our data so that we keep different types of data for different time periods. The criteria we use to determine whether we should retain your personal data includes:
- the nature of the personal data;
- its perceived accuracy;
- our legal/contractual obligations;
- whether an interview or placement has been arranged; and
- our recruitment expertise and knowledge of the industry by country, sector and job role.
We may archive part or all of your personal data or retain it on our financial systems only, deleting all or part of it from our main Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) system. We may pseudonymize parts of your data, particularly following a request for suppression or deletion of your data, to ensure that we do not re-enter your personal data on to our database, unless requested to do so.
For your information, Pseudonymized Data is created by taking identifying fields within a database and replacing them with artificial identifiers, or pseudonyms.
Our current retention notice is available upon request.
We have appropriate technical and organisational security measures in place to ensure the security of your information and to protect it against deliberate or accidental manipulation, destruction, loss or unauthorised access. Despite our efforts regarding security it is important to bear in mind that the internet is not a secure means of communication. Personal information communicated through the internet may be intercepted by other people. We cannot guarantee the security of personal information sent to us through this website. By using this website and entering your personal data, you accept that you use this website at your own risk.
Changes to our privacy notice
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org