Contact: 0114 399 8606 or 07932484169 Email: info@yourcare24.co.uk

PRIVACY NOTICE FOR APPLICANTS

Yourcare24 Ltd is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. During the recruitment process, we collect and processes personal data relating to job applicants.
The Company is committed to being clear and transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

 

What information does the Company collect and process?

The Company collects and processes a range of personal information (personal data) about you. Personal data means any information about an individual from which the person can be identified. This includes:

  • personal contact details, such as your name, title, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history, including start and end dates, with previous employers;
    information about your remuneration, including entitlement to benefits such as pensions;
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK; and
  • potentially equal opportunities monitoring information, including information about your ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, health and religion or belief.

The Company collects this information in a variety of ways during the application and recruitment process. For example, data may be contained in application forms and CVs, obtained from identity documents, such as your passport and collected through interviews and assessment tests.
In some cases, the Company collects personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, recruitment agencies, online job boards and information from employment background check providers and information from criminal records checks permitted by law.

Data is stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in the
Company's HR management systems and in other IT systems (including the Company's email
system).

The Company needs to process data prior to entering into a contract with you. We also need
to process data to enter into an employment contract with you and to meet our obligations
under that employment contract.
In addition, the Company needs to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal
obligations. For example, we are required to check an employee's entitlement to work in the
UK before employment begins.
The Company has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment
process and in keeping records of that process. Processing such data from job applicants
enables the Company to manage the recruitment process, assess the suitability of candidates
and make informed decision as to whom we wish to recruit. The Company may also have to
process data from job applicants in order to defend legal claims.
The Company processes health information if we need to make reasonable adjustments to
the recruitment process for candidates with a disability.
For certain positions, it may be necessary to carry out criminal records checks to ensure that
individuals are permitted to undertake a particular role.

 

If you fail to provide personal information

You are under no obligation to provide the Company with data during the recruitment process.
However, if you do not prove certain information when requested, the Company may not be
able to process your application for employment properly or at all.
You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes
and there are no consequences for you if this information is not provided.


Automated decision-making
Our employment decisions are not based solely on automated decision-making.

The Company will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes
for which we collected it. If your application for employment is unsuccessful, the Company
will hold your data on file for 12 months after the end of the recruitment process. At the end of
that period, your data is deleted or destroyed.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment
process will be transferred to your personnel file and we shall issue a new privacy notice which
sets down the periods for which your data will be held.

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment process.
The Company will not share your data with third parties unless we make you an offer of employment. In those circumstances, the Company shall share your data with third parties where required by law and where it is necessary in order to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so. The Company will then share your data with former employers for the purpose of obtaining a reference.
The Company will not transfer your data to countries outside the European Economic Area.

The Company takes the security of your data seriously. The Company has internal policies and controls in place to prevent your data being lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by its employees in the performance of their duties.

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request (known as a “data subject access request”);
  • require the Company to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask the Company to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where the Company is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask the Company to suspend the processing of your personal data for a period of time if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or you have any questions about the privacy notice, please contact the Directors.
If you believe that the Company has not complied with your data protection rights, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.