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Privacy Policy

Leysen Associates Ltd (Trading with the trading names of Leysen, LeysenAero, LeysenSearch)

Alpha House,
100 Borough High Street

We provide retained and contingent, permanent and contract talent search and recruitment services to clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses. This website is the property of Leysen Associates Ltd. We take the privacy of all visitors to this website very seriously and therefore set out in this privacy and cookies policy our position regarding certain privacy matters and the use of cookies on this website.


This policy covers all data that is shared with us by a visitor, prospect, client or candidate whether directly via and , via email, via telephone or face to face.


What does this Policy cover?


We at Leysen Associates Ltd take your personal data seriously.


This policy:

· sets out the types of personal data that we collect about you

· explains how and why we collect and use your personal data

· explains how long we keep your personal data for

· explains when, why and with who we will share your personal data;

· sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data;

· explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;

· explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data;

· and explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us.


What personal data do we collect about you?


For candidates we collect the information necessary to be able to find available opportunities and further information needed to assess your eligibility through the different stages of recruitment. This information includes CV’s, identification documents, contact details, educational records, work history, Visa information, references and salary/package information. We only collect sensitive personal data from you, and further process this data, where you have given your explicit consent. For prospective and existing clients, we collect only the information necessary to introduce you to and provide you with our recruitment service to benefit your business.  This information includes name, job title, direct email address, direct phone number, mobile number, employer (client company).


Where do we collect personal data about you from?

The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:

· Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different recruitment stages.

· From an agent/third party acting on your behalf. e.g. Contractors Limited Company.

· Through publicly available sources. We use the following public sources:

. LinkedIn

· By Reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a colleague, a former employer, a former colleague.


Where we collect your information through publicly available sources as set out above, we may do this with the aid of software programs’ such as LinkedIn. These programs are given parameters on the requirements of a role and search through publicly available sources to find such candidates. These programs are designed to only output information on candidates that meet the search criteria. The parameters of this program are restricted to only searching for candidate information from public sites where there is a reasonable expectation that such
information may be collected and further processed by job recruiters for the purpose of sourcing candidates for different job roles.


How do we use your personal data?


For candidates we use your personal data to match your skills, experience and qualifications with a potential employer. We will initially collect basic information on you such as contact details, job role, experience, current salary information, salary expectations and then pass this on to the client in search of personnel. If you are chosen by the client and go through to the next stage, we will then be collecting more information from you at the interview (or equivalent) stage and onwards in that manner.

For clients and prospective clients, we use your personal data in order to contact you with information about suitable candidates, to introduce our service which we believe may be beneficial to your business, submit candidates for review/interview and anything suitably related to the recruitment process.


How long do we keep your personal data for?


We keep your information in accordance as follows:


We only retain your information for as long as is necessary for us to use your information as described above or to comply with our legal obligations. However, please be advised that we may retain some of your information after you cease to use our services, for instance, if this is necessary to meet our legal obligations, such as retaining the information for tax and accounting purposes.


When determining the relevant retention periods, we will take into account factors including:


· our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;

· legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;

· statute of limitations under applicable law(s);

· (potential) disputes;

· if you have made a request to have your information deleted; and

· guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

Otherwise, we securely erase your information once this is no longer needed.


Who do we share your personal data with?


For candidates, following a conversation about a company and opportunity and with your consent, we share your personal data with the client who has a position to fill, in order to determine the suitability for the available position.


We may also conduct checks on you to verify the information you have provided.


We always ask for your permission before we send your CV and any other information you have provided, to a client.


For clients and prospective clients, we do not share your date with any 3rd parties.


What legal basis do we have for using your information?


For prospective candidates, contractors, referees and clients, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees.


If you are interviewed and submitted as a candidate, then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data including sensitive data such as health information that you or others provide about you. In that case we always ask for your consent before undertaking such processing.


For clients, we retain your personal data in order to provide you with information about our service and specific candidates which may be beneficial to your business.  We may also rely on our processing being necessary to perform a contract for you, for example in contacting you.


What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?

If you do not provide the personal data necessary or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities.


Do we make automated decisions concerning you?

No, we do not carry out automated profiling.


Do we use Cookies to collect personal data on you?

To provide better service to you on our websites, we use cookies to collect your personal data when you browse.


On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to our advertisers. Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop and improve this website.


We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.


All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our website.

Any advertising featured on this website may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our Website.


For more information on cookies you can read the guidance at All About Cookies:


Do we transfer your data outside the EEA?


To better match your employee profile with current opportunities we may transfer your personal data to clients and partners in countries outside the EEA. These countries privacy laws may be different from those in your home country. Where we transfer data to a country which has not been deemed to provide adequate data protection standards, we always have security measures and approved model clauses in place to protect your personal data.


\What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on you?


By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.


Rights and what this means:


· The right to be informed: You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Policy.

· The right of access: You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and
certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy). This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your


information in accordance with data protection law.


· The right to rectification: You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.

· The right to erasure: This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.

· The right to restrict processing: You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress the further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.

· The right to data portability: You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.

· The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).

· The right to lodge a complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your

national data protection regulator.

· The right to withdraw consent: If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.

For any requests, we’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we’ll come back to you and let you know.

How will we contact you?

We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another, please just let us know.

How can you contact us?

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information or have further questions on the processing of your personal data, contact us here:

Alpha House,
100 Borough High Street

Tel: 0207 863 3290

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