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 you if you are an individual client (such as a sole trader or partnership) or an employee of a corporate client or group company of a corporate client, who (i) has contacted us to assist with the hiring of contract based and/or full time talent for your business; or (i) we have contacted about the services we offer as a business. 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 Group (being The Big 4), and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, trading under the "Endorsed" brand including The big 4 and [Endorsed Group limited]). Details of our [main] trading entities are as follows:
1. Ignite SAP Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 11645650. Registered Office: Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. ChapmanBlack Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 05135537. Registered Office: Northern And Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, England, EC3R 6EN.
6. 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.
7. EB Business Intelligence GmbH is a limited company incorporated in Germany. Registered Number: DE 208 318 527. Registered Office: Oststraße 10, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany.
8. Elliott Browne International LLC is a limited company incorporated in USA. Registered Number: EIN 37-1644233. Registered Office: 90 John Street, Suite 601 New York, NY 10038.
9. 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.
10. Endorsed Inc. is an incorporated company incorporated in USA. Registered Number: EIN 30-0948015. Registered Office: 1449 Woodwa
11. 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 source the very best talent for you and keep you up to speed with the latest recruitment developments in the market, you may provide us with or we may obtain personal information (also referred to as "personal data") about you, such as information regarding your:
Depending on the nature of our interactions with you, there may be certain essential personal information that we must collect from you in relation to your relationship with us. This will vary depending on the relationship we have with you.
We may also ask you for additional personal information which it is optional for you to provide but which will allow us to better tailor our relationship with you. For example, you may provide us with additional contact details to make it easier for us to get in touch with you or details of any personal interests or outside work information, e.g. hobbies, marital status, favourite sports teams etc.;
We will always aim to make it clear which personal information it is necessary for you to provide and which personal information is optional. However, if you are unsure as to whether you are required to provide any particular piece of personal information please ask.
We typically collect personal information about our clients when you create your ‘Employer Profile’ on our site at www.Thebig4.com to start getting matched to great candidates, when you make a query and/or complaint or when you correspond with us by phone, e-mail or in some other way.
We also may collect personal information about our clients through other sources such as from other companies within the Group, LinkedIn, hiring platforms, personnel recommendations and referrals and through the use of business development tools.
We are committed to protecting your privacy, and will only use your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, including the the General Data Protection Regulation the UK Data Protection Act 2018, and the Privacy and Electronic Communication (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.. 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:
where you have provided us with/we have collected your personal information directly from you:
where your personal information has been sourced indirectly from a third party, to contact you with information regarding new talent that may be of interest to your business;
administering any account(s) you have with us and managing our relationship with you including dealing with any support enquiries made by you;
arranging an interview with/introduction to a prospective candidate in relation to a particular job role and managing the introductory process;
ensuring that we maintain proper business records;
dealing with any legal disputes involving you ;
for staff training purposes in order to improve the services we provide;
to receive commissions payments from you;
to send you marketing information we think you might find useful or which you have requested from us, including information about our services and any events we are running, provided you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes;
to conduct data analytics studies and market research to review and better understand market trends within the recruitment industry;
storage of records relating to you and the business you work for/your business;
Some of the above grounds for processing will overlap and there may be several grounds which justify our use of your personal information.
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 technology to better match you with candidates that fit your requirements so that you only receive relevant profiles, but there will always be an element of human interaction in the decision making.
You may also provide or we may collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information regarding you where there is relevant in relation to your instructions:
a) information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political opinions;
b) information about your criminal convictions and offences; and
c) information about your health, including any medical condition;
“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:
a) with your explicit written consent;
b) where it is needed to establish, bring or defend legal claims ;
c) where we need to carry out our legal obligations relating to employment law, social security law or social protection law; and
d) where it is needed to assess your working capacity on health grounds, subject to appropriate confidentiality safeguards.
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.
Whilst we are unlikely to process any of the personal information described above, if we do request any of the above special categories of personal information from you, you are not required to provide such information, but if you do not do so, we may not be able to properly provide our services to clients.
Your right to withdraw your consent
Where you have given us your consent to use your personal information in a particular manner i.e. where you have given us consent to receive information about products and services you may be interested in, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us as described in paragraph 9. Please note however that the withdrawal of your consent will not affect any use of the data made before you withdrew your consent. Please also note, by reference to the preceding text, that some of our processing of your personal data is not based on your consent, and that we may not choose to, or be able to, cease processing of this.
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.
The third parties we share your personal information with where required by law are courts and governmental agencies.
We may also share your personal information with the following third parties:
All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We may share your personal information with other third parties, for example in the context of the possible sale or restructuring of the business. We may also need to share your personal information with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.
In certain cases the disclosure of your personal information to a third party as described in this paragraph 4 may involve your personal information being transferred outside of the United Kingdom. This may be to:
For more information about the circumstances in which your personal information may be disclosed to third parties and the safeguards we put in place to protect your personal information when we do so, please contact us as described in paragraph 9.
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 change roles, your phone number or email address. You will be able to update some of the personal information we hold about you through the hiring platform we administer for you. Alternatively, you can contact us using the details in paragraph 9.
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 9.
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 9.
If you make a complaint about our handling of your personal information, it will be dealt with in accordance with our complaints handling procedure accessible at email@example.com.
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 intranet. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 9 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/.