This privacy notice explains how Harris Lord will collect and process your personal data if you are a candidate, client, supplier, use our website, are a referee/emergency contact of a candidate or apply for a job to work at Harris Lord.
We comply with the latest data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note that we may amend this Privacy Notice from time to time and will post any changes here.
Harris Lord is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. In providing these services we process personal data (including some sensitive personal data at times) and in doing so, we act as a data controller.
Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights. Our Data Protection Manager looks after data protection and would be happy to answer any of your questions about this privacy notice and how Harris Lord uses your data.
Contact our Data Protection Manager by using our contact form or by writing to Harris Lord Recruitment Ltd, 2 Piries Place, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1EH
You may give personal details to Harris Lord directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a job board. Harris Lord will only use your personal data when legally permitted to do so. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you.
We collect the minimal personal data necessary for the provision of our recruitment services. We endeavour to keep this information accurate and up to date, only use it for the purpose for which it was provided and not keep it longer than is necessary.
Harris Lord processes candidate and prospective candidate data so that it can connect the best candidates with the best jobs. We only ask for and collect the information we genuinely need, which is necessary for our legitimate interests to be able to provide our work-finding services.
We keep this data whilst we have meaningful contact with you, this includes written and verbal communication, and where you click through from our marketing communications. If there has been no meaningful contact for four years we will securely delete your information.
Where we have a contract with you e.g. you are a contractor, by law, for tax purposes, we have to keep basic information about our contractors for six years after they cease being contractors. This includes contact, identity, financial and transaction data.
The main ways we may process your personal data:
The personal data we collect and process
If you have not applied to us directly but you have been referred to us or we have identified you as a prospective candidate (items 2 and 3 above) we will process information such as name, age, gender, contact details, education details, employment history and social media profile. We do process other personal data about you, but only if you have chosen to share that information with us.
Harris Lord processes client and prospective client data so that it can introduce and match the best candidates to the best clients. We only ask for and collect the information we genuinely need, which is necessary for our legitimate interests to be able to provide our work-finding services.
Where we have a contract with you, by law, for tax purposes, we have to keep basic information about our clients for six years after they cease being clients. This includes contact, identity, financial and transaction data.
Where there is no contract in place, we keep your data whilst we have meaningful contact with you, this includes written and verbal communication, and where you click through from our marketing communications. If there has been no meaningful contact for four years we will securely delete your information.
The main ways we may process your personal data:
The personal data we collect and process
If you have not engaged us directly but have been referred to us or we have identified you as a prospective client (items 2 and 3 above) we will process information such as name, company history, position, contact details and LinkedIn profile. We do process other personal data about you, but only when you have chosen to share that information with us.
We will only process your personal data to provide our core service in connecting the best candidates with the best clients and to support our candidates in an emergency. We only ask for and collect the information we genuinely need, which is necessary for our legitimate interests to be able to provide our work-finding services and provide care and safety for our candidates.
The ways we will process your personal data (note that we may be processing your data as a candidate or client that is not connected to this processing):
We process your personal data to ensure that contract arrangements between us are properly managed. This ensures that the relationship runs smoothly, and we comply with legal requirements.
By law, for tax purposes, we have to keep basic information about our suppliers for six years after they cease being suppliers. This includes contact, identity, financial and transaction data.
Harris Lord will process your personal data if you make an application to work with us. We only ask for and collect the information we genuinely need, which is necessary for our legitimate interests to be able to recruit the best people to join our team.
We keep all application data for 12 months and then it is destroyed unless you give consent to be added to our talent pool for future roles or you are successful and hired to work with us.
This applies to all users of our websites – the general public, candidates, clients, suppliers, referees and emergency contacts and applicants wanting to work at Harris Lord. We only ask for and collect the information we genuinely need, which is necessary for our legitimate interests to be able to provide a great website experience and our work-finding services.
Harris Lord uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of our website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses (a number assigned to each of your devices connected to the internet by your broadband provider) of visitors to our websites.
We may collect some sensitive data from you if you are a candidate or apply for a job at Harris Lord, this can include details of medical conditions and disabilities, if disclosed voluntarily.
For some vacancies, we may also do a financial background check or seek details of any commission or alleged commission of any offence. We will always ask for your explicit consent to do this.
We may also collect sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origin information to ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting. We will require your specific consent to do this and any reporting will be anonymised.
Other than to our own service providers, Harris Lord will not pass on your personal data to any other third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so or where there is immediate danger to your health.
We may pass on your personal data to service providers contracted to Harris Lord in the course of dealing with you. They act as a data processor on our behalf and are obliged under contract to keep your details securely, and only use them to fulfil the services they provide on our behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they dispose of the information in line with Harris Lord procedures.
In the future, if we were to sell Harris Lord, we may disclose your Information to the buyer as part of the completed sale and the new owner would become the data controller and be bound by the latest data protection legislation.
The data that we collect from you may, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (”EEA”). It may be transferred to third parties outside of the EEA for the purpose of our recruitment services. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, our recruitment services and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted [using SSL technology].] 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. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
There are also procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and we will notify you and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. You can do that by contacting us through the Contact Us form on our website or by writing to Harris Lord Recruitment
If we do hold information about you we will:
Please note that you will need to provide proof of identity – passport, driving licence or birth certificate.
Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records by visiting this page or getting in touch with our Data Protection Manager.
Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
Right of portability – you may have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
Right to judicial review: in the event that Harris Lord refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. You have the right to complain as outlined below.
We take the processing of your personal data very seriously and are here to help with any concerns you may have. Please do contact our Data Protection Manager at Harris Lord using the Contact Us form on our website or by writing to Harris Lord, 2 Piries Place, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1AH
If you are still not happy with how your personal data is being processed by Harris Lord or how your complaint has been handled, you also have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the Information Commissioners Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by calling 0303 123 1113.