Privacy notice for Job Applicants





Umberslade is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during the recruitment process in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

It applies to all job applicants and may be updated at any time.


We are a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.


It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information.



We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:

1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.

2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.

3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.

4. Accurate and kept up to date.

5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.

6. Kept securely.



Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

There are “special categories” of more sensitive personal data which require a higher level of protection.



We will collect, store and use the following categories of personal information about you:

• Your name, contact details and address;

• Details of your skills, qualifications, experience, employment history and references;

• Information regarding your right to work in the UK, including your passport details; and

• Details regarding your current level of remuneration and any work benefit entitlements.



This information will be collected from your CV and/or covering letter on application to us, plus from your examination certificates, passport, driving licence or other identity documents provided. We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as recruitment agencies, references obtained from former employers, background checks, security checks or criminal record checks, as applicable.



This data will be stored in an electronic format (including email) on our internal IT systems and also in paper form within our business. Your information may be shared internally for recruitment purposes with our directors, managers, HR advisors and IT team strictly for decision making purposes such as:

  • Making a decision about your recruitment or appointment.


  • Determining the terms on which you work for us


  • Checking you are legally entitled to work in the UK.


Our recruitment decisions are not based on automated decision making and you are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide your data to us. If you elect not to do so however, we will not be able to process your application properly, if at all.

If your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal data on file for any suitable employment opportunities for six months or for as long as there are ongoing work opportunities within the Company. You are free to withdraw your consent to us holding your data at any time by notifying us in writing.

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to.  We will need to process your data to take the necessary steps prior to entering into any contract with you. We may also need to process your data if we agree to enter into a contract with you.

We have a legitimate interest in processing your data during a recruitment process to ensure that we make and keep records of this process. These records allow us to manage the process effectively, assess a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide whom to offer roles too. We may also, from time to time, need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims and comply with a legal obligation.



We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information.  Third parties will only process your personal information on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and to keep it secure.


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, 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.


We may from time to time have to share your data with third parties, including third-party service providers and other entities in the group.

We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law.

We may on occasion transfer your personal information outside the EU.

If we do, you can expect a similar degree of protection in respect of your personal information.

Why might you share my personal information with third parties?


We will share your personal information with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer our relationship with you or our third party such as recruitment agencies, advisers or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.

Which third-party service providers process my personal information?

”Third parties” includes third-party service providers (including advisers, contractors and designated agents) and other entities within our group.

How secure is my information with third-party service providers and other entities in our group?

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.

When might you share my personal information with other entities in the group?

We will share your personal information with other entities in our group as part of our regular reporting activities and to identify whether there are any other vacancies within the group for which you may be suitable.

What about other third parties?


We may share your personal information with a regulator or to otherwise comply with the law.



How long will you use my information for?

We will only retain your personal information for a maximum of six months, unless you withdraw your consent during this timescale.



Your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.

Your rights in connection with personal information


Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:


  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.

  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).

  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.


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 contact us in writing.

No fee usually required


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.

What we may need from you


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.


Stephen Pallett, Contracts Manager

Umberslade are always punctual, polite to the client and our staff and their work is clean & tidy. Overall they do a great job in demanding situations.


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