Privacy Policy, Cookies and GDPR

How we store your data and our compliance

We believe you should always know what data we collect from you, how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us. This privacy policy sets out how Techfellow uses and protects any information you give us when you use our services or when you voluntarily use this website. Techfellow is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Techfellow may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from and was last updated on 8th May 2018.

Legitimate Interest

Techfellow collects and processes personal information under the principle of legitimate interests, as defined under the GDPR. We have undertaken the relevant assessments to ensure all personal data meets the legitimate interest criteria:

  • we only use personal information in a way an individual would reasonably expect
  • Clients of Techfellow operate under a commercial agreement where collection and processing of personal information for the data subjects is required, therefore it is not possible to provide the services to our Clients without holding the information
  • it is not possible to respond to requests from an individual or client without holding the information

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take appropriate steps to enter into a contract.

We also hold client information of non-clients for marketing purposes, any marketing is carried out within the guidelines. We do not, and never have undertaken, mass mailshot activity using email marketing packages, or sent generic email communications. All email communications are specific and only for the purposes an individual would reasonably expect.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • Curriculum Vitae information and data
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • to provide our recruitment services to you and to facilitate the recruitment process;
  • to assess data about you against vacancies which we judge may be suitable for you;
  • to send your information to clients in order to apply for jobs or to assess your eligibility for jobs;
  • to enable you to submit your Curriculum Vitae, apply online for jobs, or to subscribe to alerts about jobs we think may be of interest to you;
  • to market our 360 degree range of recruitment services to you (permanent, temporary, contract, and recruitment process outsourcing services);
  • to enable us to develop and market other products and services and to improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you (including tailoring our website and our group companies’ websites when you log on, to improve your personal online experience);
  • to send you details of reports, promotions, offers, networking and client events and general information about the industry sectors which we think might be of interest to you;
  • to answer your questions and enquiries;
  • to obtain from third parties, where we have retained them to provide services that you or our client have requested, such references, qualifications and criminal reference checking services, to verify the details you have provided;
  • to provide to third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business systems, research and mailing houses and outsourcing partners;
  • to provide to regulatory or law enforcement agencies if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to disclose it in connection with the detection of crime, the collection of taxes or duties, in order to comply with any applicable law or order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or in connection with legal proceedings;
  • to use your information on an anonymised basis to monitor compliance with our equal opportunities policy;
  • internal record keeping.

From time to time we may seek your consent to process, use or disclose your information for any other purpose not listed above.

We reserve the right to transfer your information to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

Cookies

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

From time to time our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Terms of Website Use

Terms & Conditions:

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Techfellow Ltd’s (“Techfellow’s”) relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

The term ‘Techfellow’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Brockbourne House, 77 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8BS. Our UK company registration number is 07926666. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, certain personal information may be stored by us for use by us or other subsidiary companies of Techfellow.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

GDPR, data protection, processing and policies

Please download our full suite of GDPR documentation which covers our entire policies and procedures as required by law.