1. Introduction

This policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.

Agreus Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”) take the privacy of our clients and candidates (“you”, “your”) seriously.

We are a Resourcing & Recruitment Company with international coverage.

Agreus receive your personal data when you apply directly for an advertised role via our website; when you apply directly to be a candidate for whom we can facilitate a job search or via a third party when you respond to a job post placed by Agreus on a job board on behalf of a third-party client.

This statement explains how we process personal data received into our organisation.

  1. Collecting your personal data

When you register with Agreus you must consent to us collecting and storing your personal information. You will not be able to submit your details to us without consenting to us storing your personal data. This may include but is not restricted to your name, address, telephone number, email address, employment and education history.

If you contact one of our Recruitment Consultants directly and request they consult with you regarding your job search, or regarding a particular role, you are giving your consent for us to processing your email and the data contained within your email.

By sending an updated Curriculum Vitae directly to one of our Recruitment Consultants you are giving consent for us to process and store that information.

During telephone conversations and face to face interviews we may collect personal information with regard to employment preferences, strengths and work experience which may be stored on your personal record. This information facilitates our ability to support your job search and to provide a basis for recommendation when short-listing candidates. By explicitly providing consent when you register with us you are consenting to us storing this information.

Due to the nature of recruitment many candidates and clients reconnect with our organisation periodically and it is often common for this to occur years after our first contact. For this reason, your consent includes explicit agreement to retain your personal details until such time as you explicitly ask us to delete your records from our database or refrain from further engagement.

If you do not consent to us storing your personal data or setting up a personal registration for you, please do not submit your Curriculum Vitae for any roles advertised on our website. We are unable to process your application without receipt of consent to process and store your personal information.

  1. Website cookies

We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via a web search.

If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website, or some features may not work as expected.

  1. Job alerts

We may contact candidates stored in our database who are not actively looking for a new role. By providing consent to our storage of your personal data you are also providing consent to us contacting you if we receive details of a role which specifically matches your career aspirations and to sending you career related information such as salary surveys etc.

If you do not wish to receive such information, please email: paulw@agreusgroup.com

  1. Sharing of data

We will only share the personal information we hold on you with companies or individuals where we believe there is a reasonable chance that you would be suitable for a role within that organisation.

  1. Access to information

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Once we have verified your identity we will provide the information we hold on you within 30 days.

We reserve the right to refuse to respond or to charge a reasonable administration fee for multiple requests in a short period of time, or where we believe the requests are vexatious.

If you would like to make a request for access to your personal information please contact: paulw@agreusgroup.com

  1. Amending personal data

It is likely that over time your employment history will require updating as you transition to new roles or receive promotion. We will aim to update your registration within two weeks of receiving the updated information.

In the unlikely event you find personal data stored about you by us is inaccurate, you must advise us immediately. We will amend your information at the soonest opportunity.

  1. Request to have personal data removed or deleted

Upon receipt of a request to delete your personal information we will validate your identity and then ensure that your personal data is deleted within 30 days.

Where we have placed a candidate in a role, we are required to retain evidence of that placing so that contractual obligations can be met by the client. We will however take steps to ensure only minimal personal data is retained and we will not make further contact with the candidate.

Where we have previously received permission to share personal information with a third party, for example for short listing for a role, we undertake to advise that third party of your wish to be forgotten if communication has been in the last 12 months.

In the event that you wish to be erased from our database you should contact paulw@agreusgroup.com. Please make it clear that you wish to be erased, rather than simply marked as no longer job seeking.

  1. Notification

Whilst we do not store, or at any time request, financial information from candidates, we do store highly personal information contained within your Curriculum Vitae. We are aware of our responsibility as a recruiter to protect your information and to only share details as outlined above. All of our systems are appropriately secured and only our staff have access to the personal information stored in your registration.

In the unlikely event that our computer systems are compromised and there is a potential loss of confidentiality we will report this breach to you.

In the unlikely event that personal data is taken or exposed from our records without our consent, we will provide reports surrounding that exposure within 72 hours of being notified of such an event and take appropriate action necessary to restore the security of your personal data.