DATA PROTECTION PRIVACY NOTICE
This notice explains what personal data (information) we will hold about you, how we collect it, and how we will use and may share information about you during the application process. We are required to notify you of this information under data protection legislation. Please ensure that you read this notice and any other similar notice we may provide to you from time to time when we collect or process personal information about you.
Who collects the information
G1 Group plc (‘Company’) is a ‘data controller’ and gathers and uses certain information about you. This information may also be used by our group companies, a list of which can be obtained from our HR Department at Central Office (our ‘group companies’) and so, in this notice, references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ mean the Company and our group companies.
Data protection principles
We will comply with the data protection principles when gathering and using personal information, as set out in the data protection policy contained in our HR Policies & Procedures Manual.
What information we collect and hold
We may collect the following information during the recruitment process:
- your name and contact details (i.e. address, home and mobile phone numbers, email address);
- details of your qualifications, experience, employment history (including job titles, salary and working hours) and interests;
- your racial or ethnic origin, sex and sexual orientation, religious or similar beliefs;
- information regarding your criminal record;
- details of your referees;
- information about your previous academic and/or employment history, including details of any conduct, grievance or performance issues, appraisals, time and attendance, from references obtained about you from previous employers and/or education providers;
- your nationality and immigration status and information from related documents, such as your passport or other identification and immigration information; and
- a copy of your driving licence
Certain of the categories above may not apply to you depending on the role you have applied for.
How we collect the information
We may collect this information from you, your referees (details of whom you will have provided), your education provider, any relevant professional body or regulator, Disclosure Scotland and the Home Office.
Why we collect the information and how we use it
We will typically collect and use this information for the following purposes (other purposes that may also apply are explained in our data protection policy):
- to take steps to enter into a contract;
- for compliance with a legal obligation (e.g. our obligation to check that you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom);
- for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest; and
- for the purposes of our legitimate interests, but only if these are not overridden by your interests, rights or freedoms.
We seek to ensure that our information collection and processing is always proportionate. We will notify you of any material changes to information we collect or to the purposes for which we collect and process it.
How we may share the information
We may also need to share some of the above categories of personal information with other parties, such as HR consultants and professional advisers. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations. We may also be required to share some personal information with our regulators or as otherwise required to comply with the law.
Where information may be held
Information may be held at our offices and those of our group companies, and third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above. Information may be transferred internationally to countries around the world, including countries that do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the UK, for the reasons described above. We have security measures in place to seek to ensure that there is appropriate security for information we hold.
How long we keep your information
We will keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. How long we keep your information will depend on whether your application is successful, whether you wish to remain on our list of candidates interested in roles with us, the nature of the information concerned and the purposes for which it is processed.
We will keep recruitment information (including interview notes) for no longer than is reasonable, taking into account the limitation periods for potential claims such as race or sex discrimination, after which they will be destroyed. If there is a clear business reason for keeping recruitment records for longer than the recruitment period, we may do so but will first consider whether the records can be pseudonymised, and the longer period for which they will be kept.
If your application is successful and you become an employee, worker or self-employed contractor, a separate privacy notice will thereafter apply to our retention of your information.
Your rights to correct and access your information and to ask for it to be erased
Please contact the HR Department who can be contacted at Central Office on 0141 581 2400 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if (in accordance with applicable law) you would like to correct or request access to information that we hold relating to you or if you have any questions about this notice. You also have the right to ask our HR Department for some but not all of the information we hold and process to be erased (the ‘right to be forgotten’) in certain circumstances. We will provide you with further information about the right to be forgotten, if you ask for it.
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
How to complain
We hope that HR Department can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. If not, contact the Information Commissioner at ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone 0303 123 1113 for further information about your rights and how to make a formal complaint.
Last updated – May 2018