Privacy Policy

The Grad Scheme Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

 

The policy

This privacy policy is for this website; https://www.thegradscheme.co.uk/ and served by The Grad Scheme Compliance Beehive Lingfield Point, Darlington, DL1 1RW  and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

Your right to privacy is important to us.  This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website.

Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you.

Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.

 

Personal data we collect about you

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. When you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, it will only be used in accordance with this policy statement.

The information which we obtain about you includes your name, address, e-mail address, work and education history and your responses to and the results of assessments administered through the site, plus your nationality which we are required to collect by law. It can also include information which either you give to us or which we obtain about you.

 

Sharing your personal information

The Grad Scheme will only share your personal data where data protection law allows it, with adequate protection and where appropriate will have contracts in place to protect the security and confidentiality of your data for the following purposes:

  • We process this personal data as necessary to aid the recruitment process.
  • To meet a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • To marketing our own products and services by mail and email in accordance with your communication preferences

We will not sell or distribute your personal data to other organisations without your approval.

 

Your individual rights

Requesting access to your personal data.

Under the data protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information held about you. Where you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before it is withdrawn. To withdraw your consent please contact us at hello@thegradscheme.co.uk

You also have the right to:

  • Object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • Prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • Object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • In certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed.
  • Receive a copy of the personal information you have provided to us or have this information be sent to a third party, this will be provided to you or the third party in a structured, commonly used and readable format
  • Claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations

Certain personal data will also be reported to government authorities where required by law and for tax or other purposes. We will not sell your personal data to any third party. We do not transfer personal data outside the EEA. If this is required in the future, we will ensure that safeguards are in place so that such transfers comply with data protection legislation.

Note that in relation to requests to access personal data, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

 

Storing this information

We hold a person’s data under Legitimate interest and will be held for as long as you remain a client of The Grad Scheme require us to continue within the original client terms of engagement.

You have a right to challenge our legitimate interest if you believe we do not have a valid reason to collect, use, share or hold your data. You can withdraw your consent at any time.  If you withdraw your consent for marketing you may miss out on information about our products, services, offers and other news that may be of interest to you.  We will however continue to contact you regarding the administration of your existing accounts and relationship with us.

Contact information – Information used in marketing with your consent or to pursue a legitimate interest will be kept for 30 days once you have withdrawn your consent.

 

Security of your Personal Information

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. All Personal Information is protected using appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures and securely backed up on a regular basis.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

 

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

You can find out more about deleting or controlling cookies by visiting www.aboutcookies.org

 

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

 

Contact & Communication With us

Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.

 

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.

Shortened URL’s; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

 

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

 

Resources & Further Information

 

 Review of this Policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy at any time, and any changes we make to our privacy policy will be posted on this page. We will notify you if there are any changes to this policy that materially affect how we collect, store or process your personal data.

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