PRIVACY POLICY

RECRUITMENT INTELLIGENCE SERVICES LTD

This privacy policy sets out the privacy practices for Recruitment Intelligence Services Limited (Ri5), a company incorporated in England & Wales with company number 04035739 and having its registered office at Suite 7, Melbury House, 34 Southborough Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2EB United Kingdom ("we", "us", "our"). Our website is http://www.ri5.co.uk (the "Website") and all associated sub-domains.

In order to provide our services to you and to promote our business, we will need to collect and process certain personal information about you.

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information, in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation, together the “Data Protection Laws”. This privacy policy describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after our relationship with you.

If you have any questions at all about this policy or the Website, or about how we use and process your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at datacontroller@ri5.co.uk or, alternatively, in writing to Recruitment Intelligence Services Ltd, Suite 7, Melbury House, 34 Southborough Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2EB, United Kingdom.

If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the Website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of the Website will constitute your agreement to any such changes.

1. Our role

Access to our website is free. You can browse our site without entering any personal information and therefore remain anonymous during your visit, but you will not have full access to articles and certain sections of the site. However, we hope that all of our visitors will register with us, for free, so that they can enjoy full access to all articles, and in turn we can learn more about our valuable readers to ensure we are delivering the correct content. There is also an option to be kept up to date with our weekly news round-up, monthly HE round-up and third party messages (which are highly relevant and targeted messages). Our registration form asks users for:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Company name
  • Industry
  • Email address

Preferences and demographic information is used to help us improve our service and products. The more we know about you, the better we can serve you.

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletters, your name and email address are used to send you relevant email messages which contain the latest industry news, product updates and special offers. If you decide you no longer want to receive our communications, you can email datacontroller@ri5.co.uk.

For the purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Recruitment Intelligence Services Limited is the data controller of your personal data collected in connection with your use of our Website.

2. What information we collect

With regard to each of your visits to our Website we will automatically collect the following information:

  1. if you are using our Website as a registered user, we will collect information about the pages that you visited, and your interactions with links and banners
  2. technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or mobile device to the internet, and your login information
  3. information about your visit to our Website, including the full uniform resource locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time); pages you viewed or information you searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages; and
  4. details of your visits to other websites via our Website.

We also work with third parties (including, for example, electronic analytics, business partners, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers and web developers) and may receive and share certain information about you with them.

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the Website and also allows us to improve our Website. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our cookie policy.

3. Lawful basis and purposes of processing of your personal information

We collect information about you so that we can:

  • identify you and manage your account on our Website;
  • promote our business and market our services;
  • manage our business, including for accounting and auditing purposes;
  • maintain our IT systems and manage hosting of our data;

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to, i.e. when it is necessary to:

  • comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
  • pursue our legitimate interests (e.g. conducting our business in an efficient, compliant and profitable manner and the overall promotion of the business), and where your interests and fundamental rights do not override these interests. It may also become necessary to process your personal data for a legitimate interest of a third party. We will also rely on our legitimate interests for the proper administration of our Website, and to manage our operations (for example, maintaining appropriate records and databases).

If you have provided us with your individual contact details (for example, your personal or ‘home’ email address), we will rely on your consent to send you electronic communications such as our newsletters and emails with information about our products and/or services, if you have opted-in.  If we hold your business contact details (for example, your work email address), we will rely on legitimate interests of the business to send you electronic communications, but we will always provide you with an option to opt out from future communications of this kind. See the “Direct mailings” section below for more details.

Some of the above grounds and purposes for processing will overlap and there may be several grounds which justify our use of your personal information.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

4. Uses made of the information

We will use the information we receive from you to:

  1. communicate with you in response to a specific action performed by you on our Website, for example if you place a comment on the site
  2. to provide you with support in using our Website;
  3. to provide you, or enable selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we or they offer. For more details see “Direct Mailings” section;
  4. to notify you about changes to our services, our terms and conditions of use of the Website or this privacy policy; and
  5. to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer and/or your mobile device.

We will use the information we collect about your use of our Website:

  1. to administer our Website for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  2. to improve our Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer and/or your mobile device;
  3. to help us improve and personalise our services;
  4. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website when you choose to do so;
  5. as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure;
  6. to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
  7. to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Website about goods or services that may interest you or them.

5. Disclosures of your Information

We will share your personal information with the following third parties:

  • our agents and service providers;
  • advertisers
  • law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity; and
  • in the context of the possible sale or restructuring of our business.

We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law. All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners, clients and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When you sign up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.

These parties are not allowed to use any personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. We may also use such aggregated information and statistics for monitoring the Website usage in order to help us develop the Website and our services and may provide such aggregate anonymous information to third parties.

We send out marketing emails on behalf of advertisers. When you read or interact with their messages, we are able to share with them:

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Company name

We will never share your email address. Send an email to datacontroller@ri5.co.uk if you do not wish to receive third party emails.

6. Links

The Website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us on the Website.

7. Direct mailings

We send out newsletters, offers or alerts to our members and to other business contacts. We may also wish to provide you with information about special features of our Website or any other service or products we think may be of interest to you.

Where required by the Data Protection Laws (for example, if you have provided your personal contact information) we will send you such information only if you have specifically elected to receive it. You can opt-out from receiving such communications at any time – please see “Your rights” section below.  From time to time the Website may request information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as postcode or age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with this Website.

8. Keeping your data secure

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us (see our contact details below).

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.

9. Transfers of your information out of the EEA

We may need to transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), for example, if one of our suppliers or group companies is located outside the EEA. We will ensure that any transfer of your data will be subject to appropriate safeguards, such as a European Commission approved contract (if appropriate) that will ensure you have appropriate remedies in the unlikely event of a security breach.

10. Retention periods

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

Your rights

Your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current.

Your rights in connection with personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  1. Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a confirmation from us as to whether we process any of your personal information or not, and if this is the case, to receive a copy of such personal information and to check that we are lawfully processing it. 
  2. Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  3. Request erasure of your personal information (often referred to as “the right to be forgotten”). This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  4. Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.
  5. Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it, or if we no longer need your data for our legitimate interests but we need to hold some of it for the purpose of legal proceedings.
  6. Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please:

  • email, call or write to us (see our contact details below);
  • let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill). This is to allow us to verify your identity and prevent disclosure to unauthorised third parties; and
  • let us know the details of your request, for example by specifying the personal data you want to access, the information that is incorrect and the information with which it should be replaced.

Please note that if you request erasure, object to our processing of your personal data or request the restriction of our processing of your personal data we may not be able to provide our services and we may need to deactivate your account on our Website.

You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at: datacontroller@ri5.co.uk. You can always unsubscribe from our email communications at any time by following the unsubscribe link in our email communications, or by updating your email preferences on your profile on our Website.

12. Contact us

If you have any concerns or complaints about our privacy activities, you can contact us on datacontroller@ri5.co.uk.

Version: 21st May 2018