Privacy Policy

Verus Recruitment is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website, via email or through any of our offices is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Verus Recruitment may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details, e-mail address and other relevant information from your CV. On occasions this may also include sensitive personal information such as details of criminal convictions and ethnic origin. This information is used and disclosed in the following ways:

  1. to provide our services to you;
  2. to maintain our business relationship, whether you are a user of our website, a client or a candidate.
  3. to enable you to submit your CV for general applications or to apply for specific jobs.
  4. to enable Verus Recruitment to find a position that is most suitable for you and to send your personal information to clients in order to apply for job opportunities.
  5. to answer your questions and enquiries.
  6. to directly market products and services, advise you of news and industry updates, events, promotions and competitions, reports and other information. You will be able to unsubscribe from such communications.
  7. to fulfil contractual obligations to our clients.
  8. by the Verus Recruitment Partner’s Ltd to enable the development and marketing of other products and services, to improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you.
  9. to trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as reference, qualification and criminal reference checking services (as required), verification of the details you have provided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills tests. These third parties comply with the same stringent undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Verus Recruitment Partner’s Ltd.
  10. to third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing houses and function co-ordinators. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Verus Recruitment Partner’s Ltd.
  11. if Verus Recruitment Partner’s Ltd merges with or is acquired by another business or company, we may share personal information with the new owners of the business or company and their advisors and if this happens, you will be sent notice of such event.
  12. we may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted and requested to do so by law.
  13. we may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above.
  14. our website may also use a website recording service which can record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. Data collected by this service is used to improve our website usability. The information collected is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting and is not shared with anybody else.

Job Alerts & Newsletters

To subscribe to job alerts & Newsletter messages, you will be required to provide your e-mail address and or mobile phone number which will be used for the purpose of keeping you informed of the latest jobs in your nominated industry and will provide you with industry news. Should you decide that you no longer wish to receive this information, unsubscribe links are provided in every job alert or newsletter message that you receive or you can email hello@verusrecruitment.co.uk. Job alerts can also be received via social media posts without having to provide your email address or phone number. Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies/people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based on their activity. In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will by detailed instead. Job alerts messages are only sent by Verus Recruitment Partner’s Ltd.

Curriculum vitae (“CV”)

We give you the option of submitting your CV via our website or by providing your CV to one of our consultants. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment team for positions as they come up. Your CV will be stored in the Verus Recruitment’s database and will be accessible by Verus Recruitments consultants in the UK. Your CV may also be e-mailed directly to other Verus Recruitment offices for review to enable them to provide their services to you. You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be archived providing the submission details remain the same (for example you submit both CVs using the same email address or you advise the relevant contact of your new submission). You may ask to have your CV removed from the database by emailing hello@verusrecruitment.co.uk

Aggregate Information about Verus Recruitment online visitors

We gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to our website, for example, which area users access most frequently and which services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate form. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually improve our online services to create a better overall experience for our users. We may also undertake marketing profiling to help us identify services or jobs which may be of interest to you.

Use of Cookies

Verus Recruitment uses cookies to better your experience while visiting our websites. Where applicable our websites use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer or device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way.

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website.


Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser.

Access

You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. We also have the right to charge an administrative fee of £10 for this service. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request and will give you reasons for doing so.

If you would like to make a request for information, please contact hello@verusrecruitment.co.uk. You also have the right to ask Verus Recruitment to stop using your information. However, if this involves a request for deletion of your file, please be aware that we may not be required or able to do so, particularly where your file also holds information about our clients or financial information that we need to keep for periods of up to six years, i.e. that relate to tax matters. Where we are unable to comply with your request we will provide reasons for failing to do so.

Other Websites

Although this website only looks 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.

Verus Recruitment cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Clicking on a link or banner advertisement may result in your transferral to another website, where data privacy practices may be different from that of Verus Recruitment. Visitors should consult the other websites’ privacy policies as we are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties. You should, therefore, note that by clicking on an external links is at your own risk and Verus Recruitment cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and Verus Recruitment participate on are subject to the terms and conditions and the privacy policies of each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate and engage upon them with due care and attention and use caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Verus Recruitment will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels of the website, telephone or email. Verus Recruitment may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. You are advised before using such social sharing buttons that you do so at your own risk and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

Verus Recruitment on social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs  (example: http://bit.ly/zyGec). You are advised to use caution before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore Verus Recruitment cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Job Boards & Other 3rd Party Suppliers

Verus Recruitment receives and stores data with a number of suppliers. These are listed below with links to their privacy policies and where appropriate their cyber security policies.

Resources & Further Information

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing our website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by Verus Recruitment at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will advise you of changes or updates to our privacy policy by a prominent notice on our website. Continued use of this website or our services after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Verus Recruitment’s online privacy commitment, please feel free to e-mail us hello@verusrecruitment.co.uk

Equal Opportunities

Verus Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymised basis.

Contact

If you have any enquiries you can contact us at hello@verusrecruitment.co.uk or by writing to us at:

Verus Recruitment Partners Ltd

Lydgate House

Lydgate Lane

Sheffield

S10 5FH

Verus Recruitment Ltd will revise and review this policy regularly.