Privacy Policy

We, Focus Select Ltd – Focus House, Ham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, England, BN43 6PA (Company NO. 7782277) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our Terms of use) sets out the basis on which we process your personal data. Please read the following carefully; we will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website, email or offices is only used in accordance with this policy. We are a specialised and progressive recruitment consultancy. We place the care of our candidates and the integrity of our clients at the centre of everything we do. This includes how we look after the information you provide.

Information we collect from you

Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us through our site: www.focus-select.com (our site) or by using our applications, corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our service, our site, or when you submit a CV. The information may include your name, and contact details, as well as personal information and employment history. We rely on your consent to process such personal data and this will have been obtained when you provide any personal data to us or when you submitted your CV. Please note, that you have a right to withdraw your consent for processing at any time by emailing: gdpr@focus-select.com or writing to us at Europa House, Southwick Square, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4FJ. We will stop processing if we have no other legal basis or requirement to do so. Where the personal data collected includes sensitive/special category data, we will obtain a separate, explicit consent from you for this, which may be withdrawn in the same way.

We have a legitimate interest to process your data in order to communicate with and provide our services to you, understand and analyse the performance of the company and to generally manage and improve our operations, as long as this interest is not outweighed by your rights, as detailed below.

Uses made from this information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

Job Alerts

If you subscribe to job alerts emails, we will require your email address and will update you, by e-mail, of the latest relevant jobs for you. If you no longer want to receive these updates an unsubscribe link is provided in every job alert email sent to you.

CVS

You can submit your CV by email, via our website, application or by giving your CV to us in person. This may be to apply for a specific role or for consideration by our consultants for any new positions. This may include sharing your CV with our clients and contacts in relation to jobs which may be of interest to you, but you will have consented to this when submitting your CV and if you wish to withdraw your consent then please contact us on the details below.

We may also have received your CV from a third party ‘job board’ and you will have previously provided your consent to them for this to happen. If you wish to withdraw your consent to us using this CV, please also contact us on the details below.

Transfers

We will not transfer your personal information outside of the European Union without your prior consent.

Where we store your personal consent

All information you provide to us is stored securely. 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.

Website Operation

When you visit our site or application we will automatically collect technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, operating system and platform; and information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), site movement, services viewed (including date and time) or searched for, length of visits, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. The information collected is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting and is not shared with anyone.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets. If Focus Select Limited merges with or is acquired by another business, personal data held by us may be shared, but you will be sent notice in advance.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, our customers, or others.

We will need to share your personal information with the following third parties in order to administer our business including:

How long your personal data will be stored

Your personal data will be stored for no longer than 3 years following you ceasing to be registered with us as a candidate or as a registered user of the site.   If you have registered to receive communications from us as part of our mailing list, then we will keep your personal data for 3 years, at which time we will seek to obtain consent from you to continue storing your data and contacting you. If this is not received we will automatically delete your personal data at that time.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data if you do not believe we are permitted to do so, including for marketing purposes. Following such notification, we will stop processing your personal data unless there is a legal basis or requirement to do so.

Marketing

We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes. We will only use your data for this if you have agreed in advance.

Correction of information

If you notify us that the personal data we hold is complete or inaccurate we will correct or complete the information as soon as possible.

Deletion of information

You have the right to request that your personal data be deleted; including if we no longer need it for the purpose we collected it, or you withdraw your consent.

Following such a request we will erase your personal data without undue delay unless continued retention is necessary and permitted by law. If we made the personal data public, we will take reasonable steps to inform other data controllers processing about your erasure request.

Restriction on processing

You have the right to request that we stop processing your personal data, but hold it for you, in the event the personal data we hold is inaccurate, the processing is unlawful or we no longer need the personal data. Once the processing is restricted, we will only continue to process your personal data if you consent or we have another legal basis for doing so.

Access to Information

You have the right to access information held about you and any access request will usually be free of charge. We will endeavour to provide information in a format requested, but we may charge you a reasonable fee for additional copies.

Data Portability

You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data which you gave to us. The copy will be provided in a commonly used and machine-readable format. You can also have it transmitted directly from us to another data controller, where technically possible.

Complaints

You have the right to make a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: https://ico.org.uk

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy 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 policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy and your rights are welcomed and should be addressed to: gdpr@focus-select.com or write to us at Focus Select Ltd – Focus House, Ham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, England, BN43 6PA

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (EU 2016/679), the data controller is Focus Select Ltd – Focus House, Ham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, England, BN43 6PA