This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Gocompare.com Limited is the data controller in respect of your personal data. We are registered in England and Wales under company registration number 05799376 and our registered address is Imperial House, Imperial Way, Newport, Gwent NP10 8UH.
Information we may collect from you
When you register on the careers website and submit a CV we collect and store your personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. We also collect general information about your qualifications, career history and future career objectives.
We collect and may disclose statistical information gathered as a whole (e.g. total number of applicants and applicant origin) for internal reporting purposes and to improve the experience we offer to our job seekers. If you opt to provide date of birth, sex, marital status or nationality, then this information may be used for diversity monitoring and reporting. This personal data will not be used in the recruitment and selection process and never in a manner that identifies any individual.
How we use your personal data
We will use your personal data to help process your job applications, to conduct research relating to our recruitment activities and is used to assist you to search and apply for job vacancies. We may be required to share your personal data with third party contractors such as recruitment consultants, administrators and our IT suppliers (including those contracted to provide our careers website), who may process your personal data on our behalf. By registering on the careers website and submitting a job application, you consent to us sharing your personal data with these third parties.
We may also use, disclose and communicate your personal data if we are legally required to do so, for example, by a court order or by a regulator.
We use your IP address to help track where you came from and what services you are using on the careers website in order to help us administer the careers website and to improve our recruitment activities.
Third party websites
Our careers website may, from time to time, contain links to other third party and external websites. If you use links on our careers website that lead you to external websites, we will have no control over the way your personal data will be processed. As other websites may handle your personal data in a different way, we recommend that you check the privacy policies of each website that you visit.
Where we store your personal data
Your personal data is stored on a server hosted by our approved IT contractor within the European Economic Area.
How is your personal data secured and protected?
We comply with and are registered under the data protection laws in the United Kingdom and take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data. We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your information as required by law. Our security procedures mean that we may ask for proof of your identity before we will disclose personal data about you, or to you, be this on our careers website, via email, or over the telephone.
We use the industry standard secure sockets layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption technology to ensure that all your personal data is encrypted before transmission. To check that you are in a secure area of our careers website look at the bottom of your browser and you will see a closed padlock. All this technology and our policies are to safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access or improper use and we will continue to update these measures as new technology becomes available.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to and from our careers website and any transmission is at your own risk.
What communications will you receive from us?
We will contact you by email or telephone when you enquire about/apply to a job, register your details with us, or if any employment opportunities arise that we feel may be relevant to you given the information you have provided us. We will contact you with regular, pertinent updates throughout the application process.
Access to information
Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 you have a number of rights. If you require a copy of the personal data we have concerning you, please write to the Data Protection Officer, at the registered address above enclosing a cheque for the administration fee of £10.00 made payable to Gocompare.com Limited. We are entitled to charge you this fee to cover our administrative costs.