Data controller: Propellernet Ltd, Castle Square House, 9 Castle Square, Brighton BN1 1EG
Data protection officer: Winnie Man, James Sandford, Gary Preston
As part of any recruitment process, Propellernet collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Propellernet is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
What information does Propellernet collect?
Propellernet collects a range of information about you. This includes:
• your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number.
• details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history.
• information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements.
• whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.
Propellernet may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment, including online tests.
Propellernet will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.
Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).
Why does Propellernet process personal data?
Propellernet needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, Propellernet needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
Propellernet has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows Propellernet to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. Propellernet may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
Propellernet may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. It may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. Propellernet processes such information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
For some roles, Propellernet is obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where we seek this information, it does so because it is necessary for it to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
Propellernet will not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied.
Who has access to data?
Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.
Propellernet will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. Propellernet will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.
Your data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to aid the recruitment process for overseas recruitment.
How does Propellernet protect data?
Propellernet takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
For how long does Propellernet keep data?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, Propellernet will hold your data on file for 12 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.
What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Propellernet during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, Propellernet may not be able to process your application properly or at all.
Propellernet do not use automated decision-making at any stage of their recruitment process.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
• access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
• require Propellernet to change incorrect or incomplete data;
• require Propellernet to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
• object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Propellernet.
If you believe that Propellernet has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.