How do we collect information from you?
- You can provide your personal data if you wish. We only collect personal data that you want to provide to us or that is needed to provide the service you have requested.
- Personal information is defined slightly differently across the world. To guarantee your privacy and the protection of your information, we define it as any information that could be used to identify you or another individual.
- We collect personal information about you in many ways. In this section, we explain the different ways we collect personal information about you and the ways in which that information will be used.
Information you share with us
We collect personal information that you share with us when you:
- visit our websites
- contact us
- apply for a role through our websites
Through these interactions you may share with us:
- your name
- your company
- your email addresses
- your contact numbers
- your language
- your gender
- your marital status
- salary, annual leave, pension and benefits information
- copies of right to work documentation including your insurance number, passport, work permit, visa
- employment references from your current or former employer
- your employment history and responses to questions about your employment history
- other information included in a CV, application form, cover letter, or as part of the application process and interactions with us
We may also ask for additional information to assist us with our recruitment process and in the event, you are offered a job.
We may also collect, store, and use the following sensitive information:
- information about your health including medical conditions, health and sickness records
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you.
Information we collect from other sources
We collect some personal information about you from other sources, namely, previous employer(s), your references, recruitment agencies and from providers of services that allow us to verify the details that you provide to us. We collect as little personal information as possible during the recruitment processes; if you are successful, then we will undertake more detailed pre-employment screening and vetting.
Information from your online interactions
The information we collect includes the internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using, the browser software you use, your operating system, the date and time of access, the internet address of the website from which you link through to our website and information on how you use our websites.
We use this information so that we can see how long our websites take to load, how they are used, the number of visitors to the different sections of our websites, and what information visitors look at most. It also helps identify any part of our website that isn’t working as well as it should – so we can fix things and make our website better for you and other users.
For further information, including the types of cookies that we use and how to manage cookies placed on our websites, please refer to our cookies policy at https://www.kuju.com/cookies.
How do we use your personal information?
We use your personal data in the following ways:
- to facilitate any job application, you make to Kuju
- to respond to your queries and requests
- to communicate with you
- to carry out administration tasks within Kuju
- to carry out vetting of staff members
- to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights
- to comply with our legal, regulatory and professional obligations
- otherwise for the lawful operation of our business
We will use your sensitive personal data to:
- to ensure your health and safety in the workplace
- to assess your fitness to work
- make decisions regarding alternative duties or roles
- to provide appropriate workplace adjustments, in relation to information about your physical or mental health, or disability status, and your absence
What are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information?
- our use of your personal information is based on your consent. This basis will be used when you submit your CV to us for job opportunities.
- our use of your personal information is necessary prior to entering into a contract with you (that is prior to offering you a role at Kuju)
- our use of your personal information is necessary for complying with our legal obligations. This basis might be for sending information to tax authorities, establishing your right to work and in some instances to protect health and safety and prevent discrimination
- our use of your personal information is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, such as:
- to perform, test the performance of, our services and internal processes
- for analysis and developing statistics
- contact you about your query through our websites
- follow up with you about potential job opportunities
Sensitive personal data
- in limited circumstances, with your explicit written consent
- where we need to carry out our legal obligations or exercise specific rights in the field of employment and in line with our Data Protection Policy
- for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity
If we have asked for your consent to collect and handle certain types of personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we protect your personal data?
We will not transfer your personal data outside the EU without your consent.
We are committed to taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss, or unauthorised access. We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organisational measures. These include measures to deal with any suspected data breach.
Please note however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Who has access to the information you provide us?
We may share your data within Kuju and as part of a group of companies, may transfer or disclose your personal data to another data controller within the Kuju group to be used for similar purposes, at its discretion, and you hereby consent to such transfer or disclosure. If your personal data is transferred or disclosed to another data controller within the Kuju group, that other data controller shall have the same rights and obligations with regard to your personal data as Kuju.
We may also share your personal data with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you, where we have another legitimate interest in doing so or where we have your explicit consent.
Where necessary we may pass your details to third parties. These third parties include:
- our legal/financial/HR and other advisers
- parties providing products and/or services to us
- professional and regulatory authorities (including HMRC) and any governmental organisations
How long do we keep your information?
We apply a general rule of keeping personal data only for as long as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we may retain personal data for longer periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required.
In specific circumstances, we may also retain your personal data for longer periods of time corresponding to a statute of limitation, so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.
If you are unsuccessful for a position during the recruitment process we will remove all your personal details from our systems.
Subject to applicable law, you may have some or all the following rights available to you in respect of your personal data:
Right to object:If we are using your data because we deem it necessary for our legitimate interests to do so, and you do not agree, you have the right to object. We will respond to your request within 30 days (although we may be allowed to extend this period in certain cases). Generally, we will only disagree with you if certain limited conditions apply.
Right to withdraw consent:Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
Subject Access Requests (SAR):You have the right to ask us to confirm what information we hold about you at any time, and you may ask us to modify, update or delete such information. At this point we may comply with your request and do one of the following:
- we may ask you to verify your identity, or ask for more information about your request; and
- where we are legally permitted to do so, we may decline your request, but we will explain why if we do so.
Right to erasure: In limited circumstances, such as whereas your personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed. We will respond to your request within 30 days (although we may be allowed to extend this period in certain cases) and will only disagree with you if certain limited conditions apply. If we do agree to your request, we will delete your data.
Right of data portability:If you wish, you have the right to transfer your data from us to another data controller. We will help with this – either by directly transferring your data for you, or by providing you with a copy in a commonly used machine-readable format.
Right to restrict processing of your personal data under certain circumstances: You have the right to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data. This is not an absolute right and only applies in certain circumstances.
In addition to the above rights, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to any processing of your personal data for which we have justified on the basis of a legitimate interest, including profiling (as opposed to your consent) or to perform a contract with you. You also have the right to object at any time to any processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling for marketing purposes.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority:You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, or the ICO details of which can be found here:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
0303 123 1113
How to contact us?
Please address any questions, comments and requests about your data to email@example.com we can be contacted at Kuju Limited, 63 Gee Street, London EC1V 3RS, telephone no: 020 7566 0095