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This policy explains how we process personal data delivering search, consulting and assessment services, including how it affects our website: www.cathedralappointments.co.uk
Who we are: We are Cathedral Appointments Ltd. Further information about us can be found here.
Cathedral Appointments ("we", "us") is committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities, under the privacy and data protection laws of General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EC) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) in the European Union (“EU”).
Our standards exceed those of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, of which we are a corporate member.
This policy was last updated in July 2021. Please review this policy periodically for any changes.
Who this policy applies to:
We provide recruitment search and placement services on both a permanent and temporary basis (“our services”) to a range of clients throughout the UK. Details of our services can be found elsewhere on this website.
This policy applies to you whether you are a candidate for one of our clients, a client or whether you are a source or a referee in respect of a candidate or an employee of one of our clients.
Additionally, this policy will apply to you if you attend one of our events or have subscribed to receive information about our services or any of our marketing materials such as our regular newsletter.
candidate(s) means an individual who is a candidate, applicant, potential candidate, employee of a client;
client(s) means any, business, firm, organisation, government body or individual that mandates us to perform any of our services;
a referee is a person who provides a personal or work reference in respect of a candidate and;
a source is a person who provides us with information or intelligence about a candidate.
The type of personal data we collect and process
In all cases, we collect and process personal data about you, including your name, address, telephone number and email address.
If you proceed with a job application, or should we consult you about a role, you may be required to submit additional personal data. For example, date of birth, education and career history and curriculum vitae (CV), or resume. Your CV or resume may contain employment history, education, professional qualifications, memberships, details of papers written, references and referees, amongst other things.
Based on your explicit consent, we will also process any relevant psychometric assessments, psychological tests, or results from such assessments or tests.
From time to time, we may ask you to provide information relating to protected characteristics, such as your race or marital status. We do this for equal opportunity monitoring purposes and from time to time online, but only if that’s admissible under local law. This information is always anonymised and aggregated and will not be revealed to third parties without your specific consent.
We might also collect personal data from third-party databases and other public sources.
As well as basic contact information we will also collect information about your role and other information provided to us by your organisation.
Source and Referee
As well as basic contact information we will also collect information regarding your credentials as a source, details of your relationship/knowledge of a candidate and your opinions of that individual. We may obtain this information directly from you or publicly available information.
Besides filling particular vacancies, we also process personal data when we conduct market intelligence exercises to map out particular business sectors or functions to help clients understand the available talent.
From time to time, we may seek your consent to process personal data in respect of certain specific and limited purposes. We will always do this before processing any sensitive personal data: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, data concerning health or sex life and sexual orientation, genetic and/or biometric data. We encourage you not to provide us with sensitive personal data unless it is specifically requested, and we have your consent.
You are not obliged to provide any personal data to us. However, please note that this may mean we will not be able to consider you in respect of any of our services.
Remember, you may withdraw any consent you have previously given, at any time. Also, you have the right to ask us to stop processing any personal data and to have it erased.
In these circumstances, we reserve the right to maintain basic personal data such as your name and address. This is to ensure your personal data isn’t processed by us in the future.
Please note that no automated decisions, such as computerised candidate profiling, are made on the basis of the information we collect.
If you would like to receive one of our newsletters or regular job alerts, we will ask you to provide us with your name, email address, job title, company name and if appropriate for job alerts your job preferences.
When you have indicated you would like to receive newsletter(s) from us, we may send email alerts and bulletins about our services and any roles that might interest you.
You can unsubscribe from our electronic marketing messages by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in our communications. Also, you may change your preferences and cease receiving direct marketing from us through your email account settings.
From time to time, we may contact you with updates on our services, terms of business or simply to ensure that the data we hold is current, relevant and up to date.
If you take part in a user satisfaction survey, we may ask you to provide us with personal data, including your name, email address, and your views and opinions.
To help us run this website, and to provide recruitment search services, we work closely with trusted partners with whom we need to share personal data. These partners include:
Our clients, for whom we provide recruitment search services.
Prospective clients, where we might need to demonstrate an understanding of a particular market and the individuals that work within it.
Where we share information with such a third party, you will not be contacted by them, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
We may also provide information to third party service providers who process information on our behalf. This is to help run some of our internal business operations, including email distribution, IT services and customer services. As part of our agreements with them, these third parties are required to process such data securely and only in accordance with our instructions.
We may sometimes be required to disclose information about you to law enforcement bodies, agencies or third parties, under a legal requirement or court order. We will act responsibly and take account, where possible, of your interests when responding to these requests.
If you are concerned about these arrangements to disclose or share personal data with third parties, you should contact us and ask us not to process your personal data.
We invest significant resources to protect your personal data, from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. However, no system can be 100% secure, and so we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised or unintended access that is beyond our reasonable control.
We keep your personal data for as long as required to provide our services, and in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements. Where your personal data is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner. Where required by law, we will notify you when this has happened.
You may request copies of your personal data held by us. If you think any of that data is inaccurate, you may also ask us to correct it.
To get in touch with us about any of this, please email or write to us at the address below. Please note that we may request proof of identity. We will respond to your requests within 5 working days.
We use the personal data we collect from you on our website for additional purposes such as personalising the look and feel of the website to fit the personal preferences inferred from how you’ve used the site. (See the "Analytics" and "Cookies" sections for more information.)
We may disclose or share personal data with third parties as outlined above to operate the website. If you are concerned about these arrangements, you should not use the website and contact us to ask us not to process your personal data.
Finally, we might also use your data, to help our clients understand who is making use of our website and how their job vacancies are being viewed.
If you register an account with us, please do keep your details up to date, and notify us of any changes to your personal data. You can do this by updating your user preferences through your account login, or by contacting.
We use analytics tools and cookies on this website to help deliver our online services, identify any service issues, improve our services, provide content tailored to users' personal preferences, and to monitor site traffic and usage.
These tools may be provided by third-party service providers and may include the collection and tracking of certain data and information regarding the characteristics and activities of visitors to our website. We may disclose data, including personal data, to certain third-party services providers in order to obtain such services.
One of these providers is Google Analytics. More information about the ways in which they collect and process your personal data can be found here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners
You can opt-out of Google Analytics here: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Cookies are small computer files which are downloaded onto your device when you browse the web. They collect information about the way in which you navigate and use this website and the wider web. Information from cookies also allows us to make improvements to our services.
You may delete and block all cookies, or just certain types of cookies, via your browser settings. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, this may affect the functionality of the website.
This Policy only applies to this website. If you land on our site from other websites or move to other ones from our website, you should read their separate privacy policies.
If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal data, contact us using the details below, and we will investigate your complaint. Please use the same contact details to instruct us to cease processing your personal data.