We are committed to respecting your privacy. This notice is to explain how we may use personal information we collect before, during and after your working relationship with us.
We are a recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
This notice applies to current and former candidates, who we have either placed into a role (temporary or permanent) or who have contacted us/we have contacted about a prospective job role. This notice does not form part of any contract to provide services.
References to we, our or us in this privacy notice are to the Endorsed Finance Ltd T/A The Big Four and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, trading under the "Endorsed" brand. Details of our trading entities are as follows:
Endorsed Finance Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 11074150. Registered Office: Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
Endorsed Services Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 09838952. Registered Office: Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
Endorsed.com Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 09838952. Registered Office: Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
Endorsed Technologies Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 10505324. Registered Office: Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
Third Republic Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 9289232. Registered Office: 134-146 Curtain Road, London, England, EC2A 3AR. Endorsed Inc. is an incorporated company incorporated in USA. Registered Number: EIN 30-0948015. Registered Office: 1449 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48226.
Endorsed Services Inc. is an incorporated company incorporated in USA. Registered Number: 82-3912516. Registered Office: 30 Broad St, New York, NY 10004.
In order to support your career aspirations and source new job opportunities for you, you may provide us with or we may obtain personal information about you, such as information regarding your:
We are committed to protecting your privacy, and will only use your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and (once applicable) the General Data Protection Regulation and the UK implementing legislation. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:
There are more limited circumstances where we process personal data pursuant to your consent.
The situations in which we will process your personal information are listed below. We have indicated by colour coding the purpose or purposes for which we are processing or will process your personal information:
Some of the above grounds for processing will overlap and there may be several grounds which justify our use of your personal information.
If you fail to provide certain information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered into with you (such as paying you), or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations (such as checking you are legally entitled to work in the UK).
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making, unless we have a lawful basis for doing so and we have notified you. We do use our computer systems to search and identify personal data in accordance with parameters set by us, but there will always be an element of human interaction in the decision making.
We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information regarding you where you include it in a CV:
We may also collect, store and use information about any criminal convictions and offences where we have been instructed to obtain this information from a client in order to determine your eligibility to undertake particular types of work.
“Special categories” of particularly sensitive personal information require differing levels of protection. We need to have different justifications for collecting, storing and using this type of personal information. We may process special categories of personal information in the following circumstances:
Less commonly, we may process this type of information where it is needed to protect your vital interests (or someone else’s vital interests) and you are not capable of giving your consent, or where you have already made the information public.
The situations in which we will process your personal information are listed below. We have also indicated by colour coding below the main bases for each purpose or purposes for which we are processing or will process your special categories of more sensitive personal information.
We do not need your consent if we use special categories of your personal information in accordance with our written policy to carry out our legal obligations or exercise specific rights in the field of employment law. In limited circumstances, we may approach you for your written consent to allow us to process certain particularly sensitive data. If we do so, we will provide you with full details of the information that we would like and the reason we need it, so that you can carefully consider whether you wish to consent. You should be aware that it is not a condition of your contract with us that you agree to any request for consent from us.
Your right to withdraw your consent
Where you have given us your consent to use your personal information in a particular manner, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us as described in paragraph 11. Please note however that the withdrawal of your consent will not affect any use of the data made before you withdrew your consent and we may still be entitled to hold and process the relevant personal information to the extent that we are entitled to do so on bases other than your consent.
We may share your personal information where it is necessary to administer the working relationship or we have a legitimate interest in so doing. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply such other terms as apply to our relationship, or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
You should take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information held on out IT systems secure, including choosing a secure password if you have an online account with us and not disclosing your passwords to anybody else.
The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why we collected it from you. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements. Generally, where there is no legal requirement we retain all physical and electronic records for period of  years after your last contact with us. Exceptions to this rule are:
It is important to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up-to-date, and you should let us know if anything changes, for example if you move home or change your phone number or email address. You will be able to update some of the personal information we hold about you through any account we administer for you. Alternatively, you can contact us using the details in paragraph 11.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please use the contact details in paragraph 11.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
In the unlikely event that you have any concerns about how we use your personal information, please contact us as described in paragraph 11.
If you make a complaint about our handling of your personal information, it will be dealt with in accordance with our complaints handling procedure.
If we are unable to resolve your complaint, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns/ for more information.
We reserve the right to alter this privacy notice at any time. Such alterations will be posted on our website. You can also obtain an up-to-date copy of our privacy notice by contacting us as described in paragraph 9. Should you object to any alteration, please contact us.
If you need to contact us about this notice or any matters relating to the personal information we hold on you, you can do so via our Compliance Officer, at email@example.com or Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
We hope that the contents of this privacy notice address any queries that you may have about the personal information we may hold about you and what we may do with it. However, if you do have any further queries, comments or requests, please contact us as described in paragraph 11 above.
Whilst this privacy notice sets out a general summary of your legal rights in respect of personal information, this is a very complex area of law. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.