Website Privacy & Cookies

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1. Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

2. Links to external websites
The Company’s website may contain links to other external websites. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you leave our site, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Company’s website.

3. Sale of business
If the Company’s business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

4. Data Security
The Company takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, consultants, our accounts clerk or a marketing assistant) are granted access to your information.

The Company uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of email/ the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason the Company cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via email/ the Internet. If you share a device with others we recommend that you do not select the “remember my details” function when that option is offered.


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Regarding Data

The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you, we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.

1. Collection and use of personal data
a. Purpose of processing and legal basis
The Company will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:
Legitimate interest

b. Legitimate interest
Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data, our legitimate interests are as follows:
As an employment agency / business providing work finding services, processing the data is required to provide an effective service to you as work seeker. Without the ability to process data, it would not be feasible to provide a work finding service that meets its obligations to you as a candidate.

c. Recipients of data
The Company will process your personal data exclusively with the following recipients:
Only essential job seeking data to be stored on our database, which is a highly secure system regulated by The Access Group (a leading software company). CV data only passed to relevant potential hirers, based upon your skills and experience. We will not however pass on details such as your contact details or reference details, without your given consent. The exception to this being the nursing PIN number, if provided on CV.

d. Statutory/contractual requirement
Your personal data is required by law and a contractual requirement, if in temporary work through our employment business.
If we cannot process your personal data, it would prove unfeasible to provide working finding services and make payments to you for these services.

2. Data retention
The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time.

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.
We must also keep your payroll records (only if temporary assignments are worked through us), holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.

3. Your rights
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • The right to rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
  • The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling.
4. Complaints or queries
If you have concerns regarding this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out within it, please contact: Gareth Stanger – 0116 208 1280 or accounts@bigbearrecruitment.com
You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.