Who are we?
Dodd Partners, 392, Hoylake Road, Moreton, Wirral CH46 6DF, Tel: 01244738450. We provide executive and non-executive search and research services.
What does this Policy cover?
We at Dodd Partnerstake your personal data seriously. This policy:
- sets out the types of personal data that we collect about you;
- explains how and why we collect and use your personal data;
- explains how long we keep your personal data for;
- explains when, why and with who we will share your personal data;
- sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data;
- explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;
- explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data;
- explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us.
What personal data do we collect about you?
We collect the information necessary to be able to find available opportunities and further information needed to assess your eligibility through the different stages of executive and non-executive search and research services. This information includes contact details, CV’s, identification documents, educational records, work history, remuneration details and references.
We may also collect high-risk personal data about you, in the form of eligibility to work documentation and bank account information for interim contractors.
Where do we collect personal data about you from?
The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:
- Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different search activities.
- From an agent/third party acting on your behalf.
- Through publicly available sources. We use the following public sources:
- Company websites.
- Internet searches.
- By Reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague or even a present employer.
- Third party research organisations.
How and why we use your personal data?
We use your personal data to match your skills, experience and education with a potential employer. We will initially collect basic information on you such as contact details, job role and experience and, when relevant, contact you to discuss the opportunity. If the opportunity is of interest to you, we will then collect more information from you at the point of interview which will be shared with our client, with your prior knowledge and permission, if you are selected for shortlisting. and onwards in that manner.
How long do we keep your personal data for?
We keep your information in accordance as follows:
- Candidate data: six years from our last contact with you.
- Interim/Contractors data: six years in line with HMRC reporting requirements.
- Client contact details: six years from our last contact with you.
Who do we share your personal data with?
With your prior knowledge and permission, your personal data is shared with the client who initiates a search. We may also conduct checks on you to verify the information you have provided and where we do this, with your prior knowledge and permission, we may share your information with, for example, external verification companies.
What legal basis do we have for using your information?
For prospective candidates, interim contractors, referees and clients, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees. If you are shortlisted as a candidate, then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data including high-risk data such as eligibility to work documentation and or/bank account information for interim contractors . For clients, we may also rely on our processing being necessary to perform a contract for you, for example in contacting you.
What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?
If you do not provide the personal data necessary or withdraw your permission for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities.
Do we make automated decisions concerning you?
No, we do not carry out automated profiling.
Do we transfer your data outside the EEA?
What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on you?
By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.
|Rights||What does this mean?|
1. The Right to be informed
|You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Policy|
|2. The right of access||
This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.
|3. The right to rectification||
You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
|4. The right to erasure||
This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
|5. The right to restrict processing||
You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.
|6. The right to data portability||
You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.
|7. The right to object to processing||
You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).
|8. The right to lodge a complaint||
You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.
|9.The right to withdraw consent||
If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.
We usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for:
- baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or
- further copies of the same information.
How will we contact you?
We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another, please just let us know.
How can you contact us?