CTT PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CANDIDATES
Issued on 7th December 2020
This Privacy Notice for Candidates sets out the basis on which we use any personal information (“data”) that we collect about you in connection with an application for a role of any type at CTT (whether temporary or permanent, paid or unpaid, as an employee, worker or contractor), and how we are committed to making sure your personal information is kept secure and only used for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This Privacy Notice for Candidates also informs you of your rights regarding your data and how the law protects you.
DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (“the data protection laws”), all data obtained and held by us must be processed according to a set of core principles. In accordance with these principles, we will ensure that:
TYPES OF DATA HELD
We keep several categories of personal data on our prospective employees in order to carry out effective and efficient processes. We keep this data in recruitment files relating to each vacancy and we also hold the data within our computer systems, for example, recruitment logs.
Specifically, we hold the following types of data:
COLLECTING YOUR DATA
You provide several pieces of data to us directly during the recruitment exercise.
In some cases, we will collect data about you from third parties, such as employment agencies, former employers when gathering references or credit reference agencies.
Should you be successful in your job application, we will gather further information from you, for example, your bank details and next of kin details, once your employment begins.
LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING
The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only.
The information below categorises the types of data processing we undertake and the lawful basis we rely on.
|Activity requiring your data||Lawful basis|
|Carrying out checks in relation to your right to work in the UK||Legal obligation|
|Making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees||Legal obligation|
|Making recruitment decisions in relation to both initial and subsequent employment e.g. promotion||Our legitimate interests|
|Making decisions about salary and other benefits||Our legitimate interests|
|Making decisions about contractual benefits to provide to you||Our legitimate interests|
|Assessing training needs||Our legitimate interests|
|Dealing with legal claims made against us||Our legitimate interests|
|Preventing fraud||Our legitimate interests|
FAILURE TO PROVIDE DATA
Your failure to provide us with data may mean that we are unable to fulfil our requirements for entering into a contract of employment with you. This could include being unable to offer you employment, or administer contractual benefits.
CRIMINAL CONVICTION DATA
We will only collect criminal conviction data where it is appropriate given the nature of your role and where the law permits us. This data will usually be collected at the recruitment stage, however, may also be collected during your employment. We use criminal conviction data to determine your suitability, or your continued suitability for the role. We rely on the lawful basis of our legitimate interest to process this data.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
Employees within our company who have responsibility for recruitment will have access to your data which is relevant to their function. All employees with such responsibility have been trained in ensuring data is processing in line with GDPR.
Data is shared with third parties for the following reasons: Payroll and Pension scheme purposes
We may also share your data with third parties as part of a Company sale or restructure, or for other reasons to comply with a legal obligation upon us. We have a data processing agreement in place with such third parties to ensure data is not compromised. Third parties must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of your data.
We do not share your data with bodies outside of the European Economic Area.
PROTECTING YOUR DATA
We are aware of the requirement to ensure your data is protected against accidental loss or disclosure, destruction and abuse. We have implemented processes to guard against such.
We only keep your data for as long as we need it for, which, in relation to unsuccessful candidates, is six months to a year.
If your application is not successful and we have not sought consent or you have not provided consent upon our request to keep your data for the purpose of future suitable job vacancies, we will keep your data for six months once the recruitment exercise ends.
If we have sought your consent to keep your data on file for future job vacancies, and you have provided consent, we will keep your data for nine months once the recruitment exercise ends. At the end of this period, we will delete or destroy your data, unless you have already withdrawn your consent to our processing of your data in which case it will be deleted or destroyed upon your withdrawal of consent.
Where you have provided consent to our use of your data, you also have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This means that we will stop processing your data and there will be no consequences of withdrawing consent.
If your application is successful, your data will be kept and transferred to the systems we administer for employees. We have a separate privacy notice for employees, which will be provided to you.
AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING
Automated decision-making means making decision about you using no human involvement e.g. using computerised filtering equipment. No decision will be made about you solely on the basis of automated decision making (where a decision is taken about you using an electronic system without human involvement) which has a significant impact on you.
You have the following rights in relation to the personal data we hold on you:
In addition to the above rights, you also have the unrestricted right to withdraw consent, that you have previously provided, to our processing of your data at any time. Withdrawing your consent means that we will stop processing the data that you had previously given us consent to use. There will be no consequences for withdrawing your consent. However, in some cases, we may continue to use the data where so permitted by having a legitimate reason for doing so.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights explained above, please contact Leanne Clarke, HR Manager.
MAKING A COMPLAINT
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.
This Privacy Notice for Candidates may be updated from time to time. The most recent version is available on CTT’s website and is effective immediately upon being published on CTT’s website. The date on which the current version was published is included at the top of the document. Please check on a regular basis whether a new version has been published as any changes will apply to your personal data with effect from the date of publication.
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