All the personal information that you provide to us is held on our secure recruitment software which is provided and supported by a third party. We will endeavour to ensure that your personal information is maintained and updated correctly. It is your duty to inform us of any changes to your personal information to ensure that it is up to date. We do not collect personal information on individuals under the age of 16.Where you provide information in response to a particular advertisement or job opportunity, you consent for MERJE Ltd to retain personal information in order to consider you for the role and process your application if suitable. Your personal information will also be retained for future suitable opportunities, whether or not you are successful in your initial application.
If you do not want us to use your information for future opportunities, wish to know what information we keep of yours, or want to request that we delete or amend information from our database, please write to us confirming your requirements at Jo Donlan, MERJE Ltd, Warth Business Centre, Warth Road, Bury, BL9 9TB and we will respond appropriately.
We are committed to protecting your privacy in all our dealings with you, whether through our online services or through direct contact with our employees. Our practices and procedures are intended to ensure that the information you submit remains private and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy. Please be assured that we will not sell or share any information about you with any third parties – other than prospective employers or client companies for whom you are working – without your consent, or unless we are required to do so by law.
As set out in the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies. Please see above for details on how to do this.
If you are contracting through us, we will be unable to operate our relationship with you without using your personal information. Prospective employers and client companies may also be unable to proceed with recruitment or contract opportunities without sufficient information about you.
It is not our policy to seek sensitive personal information unless required for recruitment purposes, legally required or reasonably necessary for our ongoing relationship with you. Sensitive information includes data concerning race or ethnic origin, physical or mental health, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political opinion, trade union membership or criminal records and proceedings.
We may use your personal information, including (but not limited to) your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, bank details, passport information and CV details for the following lawful purposes:
- Matching your details with job vacancies, helping us find the position that suits you best;
- Contacting you by telephone, email or post to alert you to suitable vacancies, co-ordinate interview arrangements and job offers, and to keep you up to date with new services and events;
- Supplying your details to prospective employers during the recruitment process and, when you have found your role, arranging your future employment and salary with them;
- Complying with legal or our client company requirements for those placed with them, such as qualification and security checks, health and safety and immigration;
- Obtaining references from your named referees;
- Compiling surveys;
- Monitoring equality of opportunity.