Last updated: 31st January 2023
This notice describes how we collect and use personal data about you, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act [1998 OR 2018] and any other national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK (‘Data Protection Legislation’).
Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Focus Management Consultants Limited (“Focus Management”, “FMCL”, “Focus”, “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours”) is a recruitment company. We are registered in England and Wales as a limited liability partnership company under number: 2511268 and our registered office is at 10 Westminster Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1BX.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Legislation and this notice, we are the ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you. We are required under the Data Protection Legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
Details of how to contact us in relation to any data protection queries are noted at Contact Us, below.
We obtain personal data in several ways, for example, when:
Please be aware that We may also infer certain information about you from your expressed search preferences. We also collect from:
The information we hold about you may include the following:
We may process your personal data for purposes necessary and agreed in line with our commercial focus – namely finding appropriate people for Jobs.
The processes we follow will be in accordance with UK Law and be complaint with GDPR legislation.
We may process your personal data for the purposes of Our own legitimate interests provided that those interests do not override any of your own interests, rights and freedoms which require the protection of personal data.
We may use your personal data in order to:
In some circumstances We may anonymise or pseudonymise the personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case We may use it without further notice to you.
If you refuse to provide Us with certain information when requested, We may not be able to perform the contract We have entered into with you. Alternatively, We may be unable to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.
We may also process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in accordance with this notice, where We are legally required or permitted to do so.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected.
When assessing what retention period is appropriate for your personal data, we take into consideration:
Where We need to use your personal data for another reason, other than for the purpose for which We collected it, We will only use your personal data where that reason is compatible with the original purpose.
Should it be necessary to use your personal data for a new purpose, We will notify you and communicate the legal basis which allows us to do so before starting any new processing.
We will share your personal data with third parties where We are required by law, where it is necessary to administer the relationship between Us or where We have another legitimate interest in doing so.
“Third parties” includes third-party service providers. The following activities are carried out by third-party service providers: Our clients, IT and cloud services, Database providers, Job Boards and Websites, Linkedin.
All of Our third-party service providers are required to take commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your personal data. We only permit our third-party service providers to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We will not present your details to any third party without your consent.
We may transfer the personal data We collect about you to certain countries outside of the EEA in order to perform Our contract with you.
There is an adequacy decision by the European Commission in relation to any country to which the personal data is transferred, therefore they will be deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for your personal information for the purpose of the Data Protection Legislation.
Should you require further information about please contact Us using the contact details outlined below.
We have put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
Our security measures include:
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where We are legally required to do so.
It is important that the personal data We hold about you is accurate and current. Should your personal information change, please notify Us of any changes of which we need to be made aware by contacting Us, using the contact details below.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, We may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, We may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose (for example, in relation to your applications for job advertisements), you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please email email@example.com
Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, We will no longer process your personal information (personal data) for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.
We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When We update our Privacy Notice, We will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Notice changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.
You can see when this Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the date displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this notice or if you would like to speak to Us about the manner in which we process your personal data, please email our Data Protection Point of Contact Maneeza Williams, Managing Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01625 560778.
You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, at any time. The ICO’s contact details are: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Telephone – 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745, Website – https://ico.org.uk/concerns
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Last updated: 31st January 2023