privacy is important to us and we take this seriously
Astral Recruitment Ltd is committed to privacy for everyone who accesses the site
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data
protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate. Even though the UK
has expressed its intention to leave the EU in March 2019, the GDPR will be applicable in the UK from 25th May 2018. Furthermore the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently laid out its
intention to continue with a similar level of regulation post March 2019.
What sort of data do we collect?
Recruitment collects personal data about you to help in the recruitment process. This data consists of information such as 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. We also collect information in the aggregate to provide us
with a better understanding of the users of our website as a group, but which does not contain personally identifiable information.
Why do we process this personal data?
process this personal data as necessary to aid the recruitment process. We may also use data collected in the aggregate to help us to understand our users as a group so that we can provide you with a
Why do we collect and process sensitive personal data?
collect and process sensitive personal data only so far as is necessary to ensure we conform with legal requirements, for example under the equality of opportunity laws. By using this website and by
registering your details with us, you consent to us collecting and processing sensitive personal data supplied by you and disclosing this information to prospective employers and clients in
connection with the recruitment process.
Do we pass data to third parties?
necessary we may pass data to third parties that help us to process data and to prospective or intended employers or customers for the purpose of recruitment. We may also share aggregate information
with selected third parties but we do not disclose individual names or any identifying information.
How is this data safeguarded?
security of your data is extremely important to us. Access to your personal data is only provided to our staff and third parties who help us to process data and, in order to help with the recruitment
process, to prospective employers or customers.
How do we let you know if our policy changes?
policy changes, either due to business reasons or future changes in legislation, will be posted on this page and, if substantial, may be promoted on the website or through e-mail
How do you remove your name from our records and databases?
the Employment Agencies Act, astralrecruitment.com is obliged to hold your data for 12 months after it was last used. After 12 months of non-usage we will contact you and ask you if you want to keep
your details on our database. If you do not indicate by signing in to Astral Recruitment.co.uk that you wish your details to be retained on our database, we will archive your
notice on our website.
any time, you have questions or concerns about our privacy commitment, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local office to speak to one of our
Aggregate - this is when all data is collected and processed as a
total to enable us to look at such information as demographic and geographic trends, so that we can try to produce a better service in the future.
Archiving - this is the process where candidate users are asked if
they want their personal data to remain on the astrarecruitment.com database. If a user does not indicate that they wish their details to be retained, their record is deleted from the database. This
means that the candidate will not be able to sign in to astralrecruitment.com and also means that their details will not be accessible by any recruiters using astralrecruitment.com Please note this
process is carried out in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Data - information which is being processed by equipment operating
automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment, is recorded as part of a relevant filing
system or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system or forms part of an accessible record.
GDPR - (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation defines consent
as 'any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subjects' wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the
processing of personal data relating to him or her'
Personal data - data which relates to a living individual who can be
identified from those data, or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, Astral Recruitment.
explains the ways that we try to protect our users' privacy.
Recruitment process - the process of gaining employment and
recruiting new staff and the ongoing administrative process involved once a user has gained employment or recruited new staff.
Astral Recruitment - Astral Recruitment and its
Sensitive personal data - personal data consisting of information as
to the racial or ethnic origin of the data subject, political opinions, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health or condition,
sexual life, the commission or alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings related to any offence.
Third parties - these are companies and people other than Astral
Recruitment and the group of companies of which it is part.
Users - people who use our website and register their details with
us for the purposes of recruitment, either to gain employment or for the purposes of recruiting new staff.