ADLIB Privacy & Cookies Policy
We (ADLIB) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and the data you provide. Personal information submitted to us via this website is collected, handled and stored securely.
Our Group means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, our associated companies as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006 (our Group)
This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC) The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.
Even though the UK has expressed its intention to leave the EU in March 2019, the GDPR will be applicable in the UK from 25th May 2018. The Government intends for the GDPR to continue in UK law post Brexit and has also introduced a Data Protection Bill to replace the current Data Protection Act in due course.
Your new rights under the GDPR are set out in this notice but will only apply once the GDPR becomes law on 25th May 2018.
Please read the following to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purposes of data protection legislation in force from time to time the data controller is ADLIB of 3rd Floor, St Bartholomews House, Bristol, BS1 2NH. Our nominated representative is Nick Dean, Managing Director of ADLIB.
Who we are and what we do
- Prospective and placed candidates for permanent or temporary roles;
- Prospective and live client contacts;
- Supplier contacts to support our services;
- Employees, consultants, temporary workers;
Information you give to us or we collect about you
ADLIB Website Cookies
We use the following Cookies on our website:
Information we obtain from other sources
Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing
Our Legitimate Business Interests
- Use of our website;
- To notify you about changes to our service;
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- To improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
- To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
Disclosure of your information inside and outside of the EEA
- 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;
- Subcontractors including email marketing specialists, event organisers, payment and other financial service providers.
- Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site;
- Credit reference agencies, our insurance broker, compliance partners and other sub-contractors for the purpose of assessing your suitability for a role where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If ADLIB or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation and to protect the rights, property, or safety of ADLIB, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- Their own legitimate business interests in processing your personal data, in most cases to fulfil their internal resourcing needs;
- Satisfaction of their contractual obligations to us as our data processor;
- For the purpose of a contract in place or in contemplation;
- To fulfil their legal obligations.
Where we store and process your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted [using SSL technology]. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Retention of your data
- Our website enables you to manage your data and to review whether the details we hold about you are accurate.
- Prior to making an introduction we check that we have accurate information about you.
- We keep in touch with you so you can let us know of changes to your personal data.
- The nature of the personal data;
- Its perceived accuracy;
- Our legal obligations;
- Whether an interview or placement has been arranged; and
- Our recruitment expertise and knowledge of the industry by country, sector and job role.
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.
Request erasure of your personal information. 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).
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. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
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.
Request the transfer of your personal information to another party in certain formats, if practicable.
Make a complaint to a supervisory body which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO can be contacted through this link: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
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.
Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act (and the GDPR once it is in force).
Here are our guidelines to respond to individual requests
“Your right to be informed”
The purpose of this policy is transparency of use of data as part of trading as ADLIB. This consideration is baked into all of ADLIB’s practices and part of general staff guidelines.
“Your right of access”
We can extract data from the database in a machine readable format, free of charge, without delay and at the latest within one month of receipt. We will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information. Requests can be sent to [email protected]
“Your right to rectification/ correction”
Candidates can self-manage their profiles via the ADLIB website. ADLIB receives notifications about all updates to ensure all changes have been noted. All other requests for data updates can be emailed to [email protected] to be actioned with no delay. Third parties (such as umbrella companies) are informed about any data corrections.
“Your right to erasure”
Candidates can self-manage their profiles via the ADLIB website, this includes the option to delete an account. ADLIB receives notifications about all updates to ensure all changes have been noted. All other requests for erasure can be emailed to [email protected] to be actioned with no delay if there is no compelling reason to process it. In some cases the “The right to restrict processing” is used as an alternative based on legitimate business interest as well as the individual’s interest, to be able to suppress any further approaches. A note that “erased” as requested is added, so the individual is not approached repeatedly as “new contact”. Only minimum data required is held onto in this case and we may pseudonymise parts of the data.
“Your right to data portability”
ADLIB can extract data from the database in a machine readable format, free of charge, without delay and at the latest within one month of receipt. We will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information.
“Your right to object”
Individuals can block or suppress the processing of their data. Preferences can be self-managed via candidate profiles. All other ‘objections’ can be emailed to [email protected]
“Your rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling”
We don’t use any automated decision making and profiling.
For those signing up to ADLIB newsletters by email submission only, ADLIB only stores the data set submitted for the purpose of sending news to the individual as requested. All of the above rights can be exercised by emailing [email protected] Consent can be withdrawn at any time via this email address also.
Newsletters are sent via a software, importing an up to date data set each time, including currently opted in candidates only. The software notes everyone that has previously unsubscribed and each newsletter includes the option to unsubscribe.
ADLIB job alerts are an opt-in, sign up to them requires the affirmative action of ticking a tick box. ADLIB only stores the data set submitted for the purpose of sending job alerts to individuals as requested and specifically tailored to their preferences. Preferences as well as this profile are self-managed via a created login. All of the above rights can be exercised via their login or by emailing [email protected] Consent can be withdrawn at any time via this email address also. The system notes unsubscribes and an easy unsubscribe option is included in all alerts.
Changes to our privacy notice
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.
What we do if there was a Data breach?
We have established a “Breach Management Process”. As part of the data breach response plan, ADLIB reports breaches that are likely to have a significant detrimental effect on individuals to the ICO without delay and within 24 hours, and affected individuals are notified if the breach is high risk. This happening is very unlikely.
The internet and use of e-mail are not secure and by using these methods to communicate with us you accept that there are risks associated with sending information via this method.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to Nick Dean, Managing Director, ADLIB Holdings Limited, 3rd Floor, St Bartholomews House, Bristol, BS1 2NH.