Privacy Policy

Last updated: 4th January 2019

Work Search Recruitment Limited is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This page tells you about our policies around collecting, using and disclosing your personal data when you use our services, and the choices you have when it comes to your data.

Who we are and what we do

We are a recruitment agency that is retained by organisations, to identify and place individuals into new employment opportunities. We collect the personal data of the following types of people to allow us to undertake our business;

  • Prospective and placed candidates for permanent or temporary roles
  • Prospective and live client contacts
  • Supplier contacts to support our services
  • Employees, consultants, temporary workers
  • We collect information about you to carry out our core business


Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into, or have entered into, between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or we think will be of interest to you because it is relevant to your career or to your organisation.

The core service we offer to our candidates and clients is the introduction of candidates to our clients for the purpose of permanent engagement.

Types of data we collect

Personal Data

This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our website ( or by corresponding with us by phone, Email or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register with Work Search Recruitment Limited, or send your CV.

While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information that we can use to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but isn’t limited to:

  • Your Email address
  • Your first name and last name
  • Your phone number
Your address, city, county, postcode
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Compliance Documentation and References
  • Links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, business Facebook or corporate website
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by Emailing

Information we obtain from other sources

This is information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, your business card, personal recommendations, and other data source sites.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how our website is accessed and used. This Usage Data may include information like your computer’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking Cookies and Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that can include an anonymous unique identifier. They’re sent to your browser from a website and then stored on your device. Other tracking technologies we use include beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information, and to improve and analyse our website.

You can tell your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you don’t accept cookies, you might not be able to use some aspects of our website.

Read our full Cookie Policy here

How we use your data

Our legitimate interests in collecting and retaining your personal data are described below:

As a recruitment business and recruitment agency, we introduce candidates to clients for permanent employment. The exchange of personal data between our candidates and our client contacts is a fundamental, essential part of this process.

In order to support our candidates’ career aspirations and our clients’ resourcing needs, we require a database of candidate and client personal data containing historical information as well as current resourcing requirements.

To maintain, expand and develop the business we need to record the personal data of prospective candidates and client contacts.

Retaining Data

We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our legitimate business interests and that you are happy for us to do so.

Disclosure of your information

We will share your personal information with:

  • clients for the purpose of introducing candidates to them
  • candidates for the purpose of arranging interviews and engagements
  • clients, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance and compliance obligations of any contract we enter into with them or you

We may also disclose your data if we believe it’s necessary to:

  • Comply with the law
  • Protect and defend our rights or property
  • Prevent or investigate any website-connected wrongdoing
  • Protect the personal safety of website users or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Transferring Data

Your Personal Data and other information may be sent to and maintained on, computers outside your country or other governmental jurisdiction. Meaning the local data protection laws might be different in your jurisdiction.

If you’re outside the UK and choose to share data with us, please note that we transfer information, including Personal Data, to the UK where it’s processed.

Consenting to this Privacy Policy and submitting this information means you agree to this transfer. We’ll take all reasonable steps to ensure your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy, and your Personal Data won’t be transferred to any organisation or country without adequate controls in place – including the security of your data and other personal information.

Data Security

When it comes to data security, there’s no such thing as a 100% secure way to electronically store data or transmit it online. So while your data security is very important to us and we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we can’t fully guarantee its security.

Your GDPR Data Protection Rights

The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR give you the right to access information held about you. We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your data is accurate and complete.

Want to know what Personal Data we hold about you, or want us to remove it from our systems? Just let us know via the Contact Us page

In certain circumstances, you have these data protection rights:

  • Accessing, updating or deleting your information
  • Rectification – correct any inaccurate or incomplete information
  • Objection – you have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data
  • Restriction – request that we restrict the processing of your personal information
  • Portability – if you require it, we’ll give you a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, readable and commonly-used format
  • Withdraw Consent – we require your consent to process your personal information, and you can withdraw it at any time

Please note: we might ask you to verify your identity before responding to requests for personal information.

You also have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. Find out more by getting in touch with your local Data Protection Authority in the EEA.

Service Providers

At times, we may use third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our website, provide it on our behalf, take on related services, or help us analyse how it’s used. While they may have access to your Personal Data, this is only to perform these tasks and they’re obligated not to disclose or use it in any other way.

Google Analytics

We may use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse our website. Google Analytics tracks and reports on website traffic, using the data collected to monitor our site. The data is shared with other Google services and used by Google to change and personalise the ads on its network.

You can stop Google Analytics from seeing your activity by installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On This stops the service’s JavaScript from sharing your activity with Google Analytics.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may update our Privacy Policy as and when required, posting the new version here with the ‘Last updated’ information above. We recommend you review this Privacy Policy from time to time, as any changes become effective once they’re posted on this page.