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Jobshop Recruitment & Selection Privacy Notice

This notice explains how the Jobshop, run jointly by Cardiff Union Students’ Unions Limited and Cardiff University (referred to in this notice as we, us or our) collects and uses information during the Jobshop recruitment and selection process.

We may update this notice from time to time.

Contact details

Our contact details are as follows:

Address:                Cardiff University Students’ Union, Park Place, Cardiff CF103QN
Telephone:            02920 781400

We have appointed a data protection officer who has responsibility for advising us on our data protection obligations. You can contact the data protection officer using the following details:

Allan Morris
Data Protection Officer
Web Development & Data Protection
Cardiff University Students’ Union
University Union
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3QN
Email: studentsunion@cardiff.ac.uk 
Tel: 02920 781 405

What is personal data?

Personal data is any information that tells us something about you. This could include information such as your name, contact details, date of birth, and references.

How do we collect personal data?

We collect personal data about you from you when you contact us directly through the Jobshop application and recruitment process;

What information do we collect?     

We collect, or may collect, the following categories of information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, address, telephone number and personal email addresses
  • Date of birth
  • Recruitment information (including copies of right to work documentation, references and other information in your CV or cover letter or otherwise provided as part of the application process)
  • Information about criminal convictions and offences committed by you (if disclosed, will be processed as sensitive data)

How do we use your information?

We use your information for the following purposes:

  • To make decisions about your recruitment and appointment
  • To check you are legally entitled to work in the UK
  • To assess your qualifications for a particular job or task
  • To conduct data analytics studies to review and better understand job application rates

What is the legal basis that permits us to use your information?

Under data protection legislation, we are only permitted to use your personal data if we have a legal basis for doing so as set out in the data protection legislation. We rely on the following legal bases to use your information for employment/engagement related purposes:

  • Where we need information to enter into a contract with you
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests
  • Where a vital interest applies (sharing emergency contact information)

There are also additional restrictions on the circumstances in which we are permitted to collect and use criminal conviction data. We may process special categories of personal data and criminal conviction information in limited circumstances with your explicit consent, in which case we will explain the purpose for which the information will be used at the point where we ask for your consent.

What happens if you do not provide information that we request?

We need some of your personal data in order to conduct the recruitment and selection process. If you do not provide such information, we may not be able to continue with the recruitment process or offer you employment/engagement. We explain when this is the case at the point where we collect information from you.

How do we share your information?

We share your personal data in the following ways:

  • Where we use third party services providers who process personal data on our behalf in order to provide services to us (this includes IT systems providers).
  • We will share your personal data with third parties where we are required to do so by law or to comply with our regulatory obligations.
  • With other entities in our group as part of our regular reporting activities and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise.
  • If we sell any part of our business and/or integrate it with another organisation your details may be disclosed to our advisers and to prospective purchasers or joint venture partners and their advisers.
  • Where we supply staff to third parties as part of the recruitment and selection process,

Where we share your personal data with third parties we ensure that we have appropriate measures in place to safeguard your personal data and to ensure that it is solely used for legitimate purposes in line with this privacy notice.

How do we keep your information secure?

Your employment related data may be stored in any of the following:

 

  • Secure storage on network drives. These are shared computer drives hosted by Cardiff University who have appropriate firewalls in place. Access to the drives are password protected and limited to the team of staff who may process the data.

 

  • Folders  are kept within a locked filling cabinet within the Jobshop office. Access to the offices is restricted to a limited number of employees, and access to the filing cabinet is restricted solely to those that may process the information.

 

  • Some information may be shared via email (this is only done via the secure Outlook 365 system which is password protected and has suitable firewalls in place). Passwords are applied to certain files when sharing via email.

 

  • Data is stored within the Profile RPM Recruitment database .This data and the company’s use of it is compliant with the GDPR regulations and there are extensive protection systems in place to ensure its security. Detailed information regarding this can be found on the company’s website via http://www.microdec.com/gdpr

 

  • Very occasionally, when other options are not suitable, a portable storage device such as a memory stick might be used. In these circumstances, the device would be encrypted with password protection, and only used for the period of time required.

 

We will ensure access to personal data is restricted to employees working within our group on a need to know basis.  Training will be provided to any employees working within the group who need access to your personal data to ensure it is secured at all times. Suitable procedures are in place to ensure information is only kept as long as it is required, after which it is destroyed in a secure fashion.

When do we transfer your information overseas?

Personal data is not currently sent or stored outside of the European Union. It is possible that a data transfer or storage method such as dropbox might be used, which may mean in these circumstances, that the information would be stored within the United States. Due diligence would be taken before using a method within the United States.

 

If you would like further information of the adequacy mechanisms that we use to protect your personal data please contact the Data Protection Office aforementioned in this Privacy Notice.

For how long do we keep your information?

As a general rule we may keep some basic personal data about candidates for the duration of the recruitment and selection process and for a period of 12 months after candidates have been notified whether their application has been successful. However, where we have statutory obligations to keep personal data for a longer period or where we may need your information for a longer period in case of a legal claim, then the retention period may be longer.

Your rights in relation to your information

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal data, these include the right to:

  • be informed about how we use your personal data;
  • obtain access to your personal data that we hold;
  • request that your personal data is corrected if you believe it is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate;
  • request that we erase your personal data in the following circumstances:
    • if we are continuing to process personal data beyond the period when it is necessary to do so for the purpose for which it was originally collected;
    • if we are relying on consent as the legal basis for processing and you withdraw consent;
    • if we are relying on legitimate interest as the legal basis for processing and you object to this processing and there is no overriding compelling ground which enables us to continue with the processing;
    • if the personal data has been processed unlawfully (i.e. in breach of the requirements of the data protection legislation);
    • if it is necessary to delete the personal data to comply with a legal obligation.
  • ask us to restrict our data processing activities where you consider that:
    • personal data is inaccurate;
    • our processing of your personal data is unlawful ;
    • where we no longer need the personal data but you require us to keep it to enable you to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim;
    • where you have raised an objection to our use of your personal data;
  • request a copy of certain personal data that you have provided to us in a commonly used electronic format. This right relates to personal data that you have provided to us that we need in order to take steps to enter into a contract with you and personal data where we are relying on consent to process your personal data;
  • object to our processing of your personal data where we are relying on legitimate interests or exercise of a public interest task to make the processing lawful. If you raise an objection we will carry out an assessment to determine whether we have an overriding legitimate ground which entitles us to continue to process your personal data;
  • not be subject to automated decisions which produce legal effects or which could have a similarly significant effect on you.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights or find out more, please see the contact information below. 

How to raise a query, concern or complaint

If after reading this page you still have queries, concerns or wish to raise a complaint you should contact the Data Protection Officer in the first instance at the following:

Allan Morris
Data Protection Officer
Web Development & Data Protection
Cardiff University Students’ Union
University Union
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3QN
Email: studentsunion@cardiff.ac.uk 
Tel: 02920 781 405

If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for investigation. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF
www.ico.org.uk

The Information Commissioner's Office also provides useful advice and guidance on data protection.

 

View our lawful basis for how we use your personal data

 

Data used

Lawful basis

Which rights apply?*

Personal contact details, national insurance number, recruitment information, employment records, and compensation history.

Legitimate interest. It is in our interests to ensure we recruit the right candidate for each role in order to achieve our business goals and objectives.

The generally applicable rights plus the right to object.

Information relating to your right to work status, national insurance number, passport number, nationality, tax status information, and personal contact details.

 

Legal obligation. It is in our legal obligation to ensure that those who work with JobShop have the right to work in the UK as well as to establish the statutory excuse to avoid liability for the civil penalty for employing someone without the right to undertake the work for which they are employed.

 

The generally applicable rights plus the right to object.

National insurance number, personal contact information, bank account details, payroll records and tax status information, start and end date of employment/engagement and date of birth.

 

Contractual necessity.

The generally applicable rights plus the right to data portability.

Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records and location of employment or workplace.

 

Legal obligation.

The generally applicable rights only.

Personal contact details, employment/engagement records (sickness hours/days) and information about your health.

Legal obligation and contractual necessity.

The generally applicable rights plus the right to data portability.

Information about criminal convictions and offences committed by you.

 

Public interest and legitimate interest. It is in our interests as well as the interests of our employees/workers/contractors to ensure the prevention of fraud and crime is monitored. .

 

The generally applicable rights plus the right to object.

Information about your use of our information and communication systems, employment/engagement records, location of workplace, salary and benefit information and personal contact details.

 

Legitimate interests.  It is in our interests to undertake this processing to ensure we can improve any business operations which will ultimately improve the overall quality of work/the workplace. Employees/workers/contractors will ultimately benefit as the workplace and its procedures may be strengthened.

 

The generally applicable rights plus the right to object.

Personal contact details, payroll records, tax status information, end date of employment/engagement, and employment/engagement records.

Legitimate interest. It is in our interests as well as the interests of our employees/workers/contractors to undertake exit management steps to ensure the employees/workers/contractors can express any feedback to us which we can consider and decide whether to implement to improve the workplace for other employees/workers/contractors.

 

The generally applicable rights plus the right to object.

*The following generally applicable rights always apply: right to be informed, right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction and rights in relation to automated decision making. For more detail about your rights and how to exercise them please see section 11. Your rights in relation to your information.