Terms & Conditions
2. What information do we collect and how do we use it?
2.1 Information you give us. You may give us information, including information that can identify you ("personal information") when you use our Website, correspond with us, or purchase any goods or services from us. When we request information from you, we will collect the information set out in the relevant forms or pages. You may choose to provide additional information to us when you contact us or otherwise interact with us.
2.2 If you are a regular user of our Website, you may wish to create an Account ("Account") with us. The information that you provide when setting up your Account may include your name, address, email address and telephone number, and other relevant information to job seeking. If you register to hold an Account with us, you will also have a unique password which enables you to access your Account.
2.4 If you subscribe to receive our newsletters and/or email notifications, then you will provide us with your name, email address, and other relevant information. For further information regarding subscriptions to our newsletter, please see Section 6.
2.5 The personal information that you provide to us will be used for the purposes of enabling you to use our Website and receive our services, for administrative and troubleshooting purposes and in order to send you marketing materials (should you opt in to receiving marketing material from us). This includes but is not limited to using your information to send goods purchased via the Website to you, to supply services purchased via the Website to you; to send statements and invoices to you, to deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Website, and to collect payments from you. As explained in Section 2.8 below, we may also use this information for further purposes when combined with other data we collect about you.
2.6 Information we collect automatically. When you visit our Website, we may automatically collect the following information: your IP address, log-in information, location information, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, information about your visit including the URL clickstream to, through and from our Website, length of visits to certain pages and page interactions, page views, products you searched for or viewed and download errors. We collect information automatically through the use of various technologies, including through "cookies", and this is explained further below.
2.7 We use the information we collect automatically: (i) to administer our Website for internal operations including troubleshooting purposes; (ii) to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your devices; (iii) as part of our effort to keep our Website safe and secure; (iv) to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising and job applications we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising and job applications to you; and (v) to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Website about goods or services that may interest you or them.
2.8 Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other services we provide on this Website, or from other Recruitment Genius entities and affiliates. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them (including information that is publicly available).
2.9 Where permitted by law, we may combine this information we receive from other sources, including from social media websites, with information you give to us and information we collect about you, including cookie information. We may use this information and the combined information for learning more about your preferences as our customer, for enhancing your user experience on our Website and for providing you with information, content and offerings tailored to your needs.
3.1 We collect information automatically through the use of "cookies". A cookie consists of a text file which is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser as a tag that distinguishes your computer but does not name you. The cookie is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server, which enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
3.3 We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the Website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the Website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our Website to recognise you when you visit.
3.4 Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
3.5 Specifically, we use the following types of cookies on our Website:
Essential website cookies
Performance and functionality cookies
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These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of their features. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like secure client account pages, would not be possible.
Analytics and customisation cookies
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These cookies enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionalities (like the search functionality) may become unavailable.
Social Media Cookies
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(click here to opt out)
You may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings or by downloading a browser-add in by clicking on the link. However, if you do so, various functions of the Website may be unavailable to you or may not work in the way you want them to.
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Facebook Connect + Social Plug-ins
If you want to prevent this, you must first log out of your Facebook account before activating the Facebook plug-in and
then delete all Facebook cookies after visiting Websites with Facebook plug-ins.
On some pages of the Website, third parties that provide applications through the Website may set their own cookies in
order to track the success of their applications or customize applications for you.
For example, when you share a page using a social media sharing button on the Website (e.g.
Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus), the social network that has created the button will record
that you have done this.
Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the
third parties access the data in cookies used by us.
Log out of your Twitter account before activating the Twitter plug-ins and then delete all Twitter
cookies after visiting Websites with Twitter plug-ins.
If you want to prevent this, you must first log out of your LinkedIn account before activating
the LinkedIn plug-in and then delete all LinkedIn cookies after visiting Websites with LinkedIn plug-ins.
4. Third party websites
4.2 On some pages of our Website, third parties that provide content, applications or plug-ins through our Website may track your use of content, applications and plug-ins or customize content, applications and plug-ins for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our Website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this. For more information on social media cookies/plug-ins on our Website, see Section 3.5 above.
5. Data Retention
5.1 We will not retain your information for longer than is necessary for our business purposes or for legal requirements. However, please be advised that we may retain some information after you have closed your Account with us, for instance if doing so is necessary to meet our legal obligations, such as retaining the information for tax and accounting purposes.
6. Newsletter Consent
6.1 In order to keep you updated we may send you our newsletter and other communications regarding content, services, offers, promotions and events from us, our affiliates and partners] via email, under the condition that you expressly give us your consent in advance. These communications are to provide welcome and engagement communications, updates about other users with whom you are connected and their services or job availabilities; recommendations about skills, needs and content that may be relevant to you and your requirements; events; or other communications about job opportunities that we think may be of interest to you. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and your messaging preferences.
6.2 You may revoke your consent at any time via email to: [email protected] or by any other means described in our communications or as set out in Section 13.
7.1 We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors or Recruitment Genius affiliates insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this Policy and with the third parties listed in this Policy.
7.2 In addition, we may also share your personal information with third parties:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling;
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
(f) it is necessary to involve a third party service provider in order to facilitate or extend our services;
(g) explicitly requested by you (e.g. with social media networks);
(i) to ensure the safety and security of our users, consumers and third parties; and
(j) to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of our users and third parties.
7.3 Except as provided in this Policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.
8. International data transfers
8.1 Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. While we generally store all of the personal information that we collect about you through our Website in your region (for example for European visitors, in the European Economic Area), it is possible that your personal information will be transmitted to parties outside your region (where data protection laws may be different).
8.2 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this Policy. Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, Pakistan, India and other countries) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. If such transfer happens, we ensure that it takes place in compliance with contractual or other measures to protect the information.
8.3 In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the Website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
9. Security of your personal information
9.1 We apply appropriate technical and organisational precautions to protect your personal information that is under our control from unauthorised access, collection, use, copying, modification or disposal, to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us may be encrypted.
9.2 Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
9.3 Where you have a password, which enables you to access our Website, you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the Website).
10. Use of this Website by minors
10.1 Our Website is not directed at children younger than 16. We do not knowingly collect information from minors who are under 16 and we will cease to process and delete any such information as soon as we find out. If you have any queries about this, please contact us using the details in Section 13.
11. Policy amendments
11.1 This Policy was last updated on 16 February 2016. We may update this Policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our Website. A notice will be posted on our Website home page for 30 days whenever this Policy is changed in a material way. By continuing to use our Website you confirm your acceptance of the relevant changes. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
11.2 We may also notify you of changes to our Policy by email.
12. Your rights
12.1 If you wish to obtain a copy of personal information that we hold about you, please contact us at the address below. Provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
12.2 We will endeavour to respond to your request within an appropriate timeframe and, in any event, within any timescales required by law. We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
12.3 We will take reasonable steps to permit you to correct, amend, or delete personal data that you demonstrate to be inaccurate or complete. If you have chosen to have an Account then you can access the personal information we hold about you via your Account to obtain a copy of it and to correct, amend, or delete information that is inaccurate. You can also close your Account at any time.
12.4 It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit true, accurate and complete information to your Account and keep it up to date. You may also update your personal information by contacting us, using the contact details provided below. Please make sure to include your name, username and post code in your initial correspondence; this helps us protect the details and preferences on your Account from unauthorized access.
This Website is maintained by Recruitment Genius Ltd. If you have any questions about this Policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to [email protected] or by post to The Data Protection Office, Recruitment Genius Ltd, 46 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1JG.