PLEASE NOTE: This statement is also available to view online by clicking here.
This notice is applicable to people using TalentVine to apply for roles advertised by PeoplePlus.
We recruit on behalf of individuals with disabilities who are looking to employ people to meet their care and support needs. These roles are called Personal Assistants
We need to process personal data about people applying for these roles so that we can carry out our role (for example, by working with employers to ensure they have the right staff in their roles) and so we can meet our legal and contractual responsibilities as a support provider for people with disabilities.
What is the purpose of this Notice
PeoplePlus is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This Privacy Notice sets out why PeoplePlus is collecting your personal data, and how we will use and protect it.
PeoplePlus is the Data Controller and processes and stores information in accordance with the data protection legislation of the UK and in line with our policies and procedures. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: PeoplePlus, Edmund House, 12-22 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3EW.
What we need
As part of the recruitment process we need to collect
- Contact details
- Qualifications and experience
- Voluntary & community work experience
- Employment history
- Secondary education & professional training courses
- Driving record
- Reasonable adjustments required in the workplace
Why we need it
This data is collected so that we can
- Help employers meet legal obligations under HR law
- Ensure a fair recruitment process
- Ensure we are screening candidates suitability for each role
What we do with it
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.
The data will be held on the portal (in line with the TalentVine privacy notice) and accessed by PeoplePlus staff in the recruitment process. We share information only with the potential employer for the vacancies you apply for.
We will not use your data to make any automated decisions
How long we keep it
In some cases we are required by law to keep your personal data for a minimum period.
Your personal data will be stored in line with our Retention Schedules and relevant legislation and regulation.
The retention period for the data collected through this portal is 6 months for unsuccessful applicants.
If you are successful, copies of your application and information uploaded to the TalentVine website may be extracted and passed to your employer for them to use in your employee file.
What are your rights
You are able to exercise the following rights of access under Data Protection legislation and you can do this by contacting the Data Protection Officer. Each request will be considered against other relevant legislation and regulation:
- The right to access your data
- The right to rectify your data
- The right to erase your data
- The right to restrict or object to the processing of your data
- The right to data portability
How you can control your personal information
As well as exercising your rights, you may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information and will be provided with the opportunity to do so. For example:
- Indicating whether you give your consent when presented with the choice
- Changing your consent at any time by contacting us
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
What if you are not satisfied
If you are not satisfied with how your personal data is processed, or your access request is handled, we offer an internal review procedure which provides you with the opportunity for your matter to be independently reviewed within 20 working days of the complaint being received. You can request this by contacting the Data Protection Officer.
Alternatively you can log a complaint directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The address for the Information Commissioner is:
The Information Commissioners Office
The ICO website is available at: www.ico.org.uk
Workvine GDPR data management summary
PLEASE NOTE: This is a bullet point summary of our commitments and practices under the GDPR, the full statement can be found below.
Who are we and who sees your data
We are Workvine Ltd. We provide the software the recruiter uses to manage your application and are the primary "Data Processor" dealing with your application.
For direct recruiters, they are a "Data Controller", for agencies, depending on their recruitment practice, they may be a "Data Controller" (usually for temp role recruitment) or "Data Processor" (usually for permanent roles with an employer).
There may be other data processors involved in the process and you will be informed of their involvement. If we need to, we will ask you before providing these third parties with your data. Some third parties can be passed limited data about you without the need for consent.
- Data Controller - The Employer
- Data Processors - The people providing the software or a service to the Data Controller, including (but not limited to):
- An Internet based applicant tracking software provider
- Background checking services
- Outsourced telephone interview service providers
- Agencies providing recruitment services to the Employer
When processing an application, we gather the following information as a minimum:
- E-mail address
- Postal address
- Telephone number
- (optional) Curriculum Vitae/Resume
This data is used to enable a recruiter to contact you about the vacancy you've applied to.
When you apply via a job board, sometimes, they send more information than we require. We store this extra information for auditing purposes only. This data may include prior work experience and other employment information you have provided to them in the past.
The Data Controller can ask for further information when processing your application using custom forms defined by them. Custom form data is only ever processed in relation to your application.
Consent and you
- We do not require consent before you make an application.
- The "Data Controller" only requires consent from you where they wish to process your data for reasons outside of the original reason you provided your information e.g. a reason not directly related to an application or talent pool, or passing data to a third party that processes your data for a reason that is unrelated to your application.
- We process all information provided for your application based on the consent level you set.
- Where you do not set consent, if your application progresses to a stage where consent is required, we will ask for it before proceeding.
- Any consent you give is on a per-application or per-employer basis depending on the reason for the consent.
- You can withdraw your consent at any time with no need to provide a reason.
Storing and protecting your data
- Your data is stored on servers provided by the Microsoft Azure platform in their European data centres.
- Your data is never sold for profit.
- Your data is never given to third parties without explicit permission from you except where there is a legitimate interest to do so in the process of evaluating your application. Such a third party would be a Background Checking service or similar.
- On application, if known, any third parties that will be involved in evaluating your application will be disclosed.
- Your data is stored on encrypted drives. (Encryption at rest)
- Access to your data is restricted to the Data Controller (The company recruiting for the role) and Hiring Managers associated with your applications.
- Our staff will only ever access your data if they are instructed to do so by you, the Data Controller, a legal request by a law enforcement agency or if an issue is detected with the system which requires data repair or removal.
- We will notify you of any changes made by the Data Controller to your core data including your name and contact details.
- You can always review your applications and see what data is held in full via the portal provided.
- You can export your data at any time.
- You can remove all your data at any time.
Complaints and requests for information
- Complaints and requests for information should in the first instance be directed to the Data Controller.
- As the Data Processor we provide tools allowing you to access and control all the data held by us for your applications using the portal provided.
- If you are unhappy with any aspect of the way in which your data is being held, you can raise the issue with us using our support portal.
- You also have the right to lodge complaints with the Information Commissioners Office.
For more details on any of these points, please refer to our full GDPR data management statement.
About your application process
There may be several stages of your application that allow us to process your data in an automated, semi-automated or manual way, each of which is described below.
You will be presented with a form that will gather information relevant to the Application Form stage of your application process.
The data you provide may be used in the evaluation of your application and where applicable may be sent to the hiring manager for the role for further review.
If you are shortlisted for a role, all of the data collected as part of your application up to that point may be made available to one or more hiring managers who will be involved in the decision making process for your application.
In the event of your application being direct to the employer, hiring managers are typically senior staff within the same company.
If this application is via a recruitment agency or other third party agent working on behalf of an employer, the hiring managers will be senior staff from the employers organisation.
During your application, we will want to speak to you on the phone.
You may be contacted by one of our recruiters or a third party agent acting on our behalf who will want to discuss the role with you and your reasons for applying. You may also be asked some specific questions that the employer has set out for the application process.
Workvine GDPR data management statement
Workvine Ltd ("Workvine") takes the privacy and security of your information very seriously. This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you via the Talentvine Talent Acquisition Platform (referred to below as the “TAP”).
Please read this data management policy carefully.
For the purposes of the GDPR, Workvine is classed as a Data Processor and processes your information on behalf of the Data Controller.
If you have any queries about the policy, please get in touch with us using the contact details set out here and we will do our best to
answer your questions.
Workvine uses the Azure platform from Microsoft to deploy its servers. All of the servers used by the Talentvine platform are restricted to physical locations based in the European Union.
Microsoft and its employees do not have access to any data stored on the Talentvine platform. However, restricted access may be required occasionally to assist with technical issues as they arise.
Personal information collected
The TAP is configurable on a client by client basis to collect any data they deem reasonable for the purposes of recruiting individuals to
open positions that they have.
The TAP requires a minimum of information to start an application which is set out below:
- E-mail address
- Postal address
- Telephone number
- (optional) Curriculum Vitae/Resume
The TAP may be configured by the client to request additional information from you in furtherance of your application.
Use of this information
The TAP uses the information you provide to assist our client in the management of the application.
Sharing this information
Where our client requires a third party to process your data, we will make the minimal amount of information available for the process to work. Your data may be shared with a third party as part of your application process for the purposes of telephone interview, assessment or background checks.
We have implemented technology and policies to safeguard your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use. We use secure sockets, currently implementing the TLS v1.2 standard to encrypt any personal information you need to input before it is sent to us.
Your password is stored as a one-way hash (a special string of characters mathematically generated using your password as a starting point) using the SHA-512 hashing algorithm which does not contain any trace of your original password. When you login, we re-calculate the hash based on the password you provide and compare it with the hash we store.
All of your data is stored within encrypted databases and on storage mediums with encryption enabled. This is typically referred to as
encryption at rest.
Control over your information
As the data processor, we provide services and facilities that help you to manage your data and exercise your rights according to the GDPR.
These facilities are outlined below:
Your right to withdraw consent
At any time, you can access your application management portal and withdraw your consent for each application individually. When you withdraw consent, your application will still be processed but under the stricter "Legitimate Interest" clauses of the GDPR.
Your right to be forgotten
In addition to the ability to withdraw your consent for individual applications, you can at any time remove either individual applications or all of your data from Talentvine in your account. When you do this, anonymised copies of your applications are retained for reporting purposes.
Your right to complain
If you are unhappy with the way your data has been handled, you have the right to complain at any time. If you wish to make a complaint, please contact our Data Protection Officer via our Support portal by emailing email@example.com. You also have the right to lodge complaints with the Information Commissioners Office. Please visit https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for further information or to start a live chat. Alternatively, you may call the ICO on 0303 123 1113.
How we prevent duplicate applications
When you make your application, we store a one-way hash of your e-mail address against the vacancy to which you apply in order to detect and prevent duplicate applications. This hash is not connected to your personal data and will be retained if you remove an application or your entire account.
When you apply to a vacancy, we calculate a one-way hash of the e-mail address you provide and compare the hash against any previous hashes we have stored for that vacancy. If we find a match using this technique, we prevent the application from being made.
Updates to this Notice
We review the ways we manage your information in accordance with the guidelines and legal requirements set out by the GDPR and other relevant Data Protection acts. Because of these reviews we may change how we manage and store the information collected and who we share it with. Consequently, this privacy notice may be updated from time to time.
Contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information. You can do so by sending an e-mail to the data officer or write to us at Workvine Ltd, Florence House, St. Mary's Road, Hinckley, LE10 1EQ.
Date : 12/Feb/2018