GDPR – Frequently Asked Questions
What is GDPR?
GDPR is a new Data Protection Regulation coming in to effect 25th May 2018. It is a further extension and tightening up of the Data Protection Act. It ensures that any personal data held by any organisation is processed in a secure and transparent way.
Why have you emailed me about data protection?
Because we hold your details on our database in respect of job seeking, we now legally need to obtain your consent to continue to process that information and communicate with you about our services.
Why do you need my consent?
Without your consent we can no longer offer you a job seeking service or discuss any new vacancies.
What happens if I don’t consent?
We will delete your details from our database and will no longer be able to offer you some of our exciting job opportunities available going forward.
Where have you got my CV from?
It has been registered on our database in the past either via our company website, a job board, email or referral or via you registering for work with us.
How long do you keep my details for?
If you grant us consent we will keep your details whilst our service is still relevant and whilst you wish us to continue to seek alternative work for you. We can delete your details from our database upon your written instructions, alternatively we will seek further consent in 2 years’ time.
Where can I learn more about GDPR?
The Information Commissioner’s Office has full and complete details. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/
What if I later want to withdraw consent?
You can withdraw consent at any time by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please include some personal information such as name, address and phone number for easy identification. We may contact you to confirm your details to ensure we treat your data correctly