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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by GT IT Recruitment Ltd and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Green Thompson Consulting Ltd takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

PRIVACY POLICY
GT IT Recruitment Ltd Ltd (We), Company number 6934682, registered at Basepoint Centre, The Havens, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9BF, acts in the capacity of a Data Controller for this website and is committed to protecting your privacy in all our dealings with you, whether through our website’s online services or through direct contact with our consultants.
We will endeavour to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
This notice together with our) how any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) aims to enhance privacy rights for individuals and provides a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
We are a recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business).
We collect the personal data of the following types of people to allow us to undertake our business;
Prospective and placed candidates for permanent or temporary roles;
Prospective and live client contacts;
Supplier contacts to support our services;
Employees, consultants, temporary workers;
We collect information about you to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.

INFORMATION YOU GIVE TO US OR WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you apply to a job advert posted by GT, subscribe to our services, attend our events, contact us directly, or if you report a problem with our site.
The information you give us or we collect about you may include your name, address, private and corporate e-mail address and phone number, financial information, compliance documentation and references verifying your qualifications and experience and your right to work in the United Kingdom, curriculum vitae and photograph, links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, business Facebook or corporate website, IP address, Cookies.

INFORMATION WE OBTAIN FROM OTHER SOURCES
This is information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, your business card, personal recommendations.
In this case we will inform you, by sending you this privacy notice, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact we hold personal data about you and for what purpose we intend to retain and process your personal data.

PURPOSES OF THE PROCESSING AND THE LEGAL BASIS FOR THE PROCESSING
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into or have entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or we think will be of interest to you because it is relevant to your career or to your organisation.
To provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased, been provided with or enquired about. E.g another job vacancy that could be if interest
The core service we offer to our candidates and clients is the introduction of candidates to our clients for the purpose of temporary or permanent engagement. However, our service expands to supporting individuals throughout their career and to supporting businesses’ resourcing needs and strategies.
Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate business interest, described in more detail below, although we will also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data.
We will rely on contract if we are negotiating or have entered into a placement agreement with you or your organisation or any other contract to provide services to you or receive services from you or your organisation.
We will rely on legal obligation if we are legally required to hold information on you to fulfil our legal obligations.
We will in some circumstances rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required. Examples of when consent may be the lawful basis for processing include permission to introduce you to a client (if you are a candidate) .

OUR LEGITIMATE BUSINESS INTERESTS
Our legitimate interests in collecting and retaining your personal data is described below:
As a recruitment business and recruitment agency we introduce candidates to clients for permanent employment, temporary worker placements or independent professional contracts. The exchange of personal data of our candidates and our client contacts is a fundamental, essential part of this process.
In order to support our candidates’ career aspirations and our clients’ resourcing needs we require a database of candidate and client personal data containing historical information as well as current resourcing requirements.
To maintain, expand and develop our business we need to record the personal data of prospective candidates and client contacts. Without processing Client contact details we are unable to offer a quality recruitment service and aid Clients with their recruitment needs. Processing prospective candidate data is a crucial part of providing our work finding services, alerting candidates to potentially suitable opportunities and aiding in their general career development.

CONSENT
Should we want or need to rely on consent to lawfully process your data we will request your consent orally, by email or by an online process for the specific activity we require consent for and record your response on our system. Where consent is the lawful basis for our processing you have the right to withdraw your consent to this particular processing at any time. For example, we will never share your CV with a client without your prior written consent.

USE OF COOKIES
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie notice Cookie Policy

How do we use your data?
We will only use your data for the purposes that we have received your data for in the first place. Any other use of your data will be for reasons that we will have communicated to you directly and received your “opt-in” consent. The only exception to this will be in situations where legitimate business interests or “soft opt-in” consent are used as a basis to contact you about other related products or services. For example, if you have told us you are seeking a new role, we may contact you to let you know that we have a suitable vacancy

Recruitment process
We undertake to brief you comprehensively on any role you are applying for. Once you have had a chance to review written confirmation of the client, role and pay, we will seek your written permission to share your information with that client only
Employers do ask us for information such as your current salary, package, notice period, town of residence etc. and we would pass this on assuming legitimate business interest as their desire for this information is valid during a recruitment process.
Should an employer ask for your phone number or email address during an interview process, we will get your permission before passing this to them. This can happen if phone interviews are being arranged, interviews are off-site, online testing is being conducted.
At offer stage, employers will need your contact details to send you confirmation of the offer but we will ask for your permission to send these when communicating the offer to you.
When invoicing an employer your name will be on the invoice for identification purposes only but no other information relating to your remuneration or personal data is present.
Occasionally, in an attempt to offer you more choice in your job search, we may create a profile about you that we send to a targeted list of employers/ contacts around the area. This profile is anonymous with no mention of name, current company or other identifiable information but helps us to identify other opportunities in the market that may be relevant for you.
Often large employers use web based portals through which they manage their recruitment processes. This usually requires us to submit information about you, including your email address for identification purposes, so the employer can ensure no duplication of applications has occurred. We obtain the GDPR policies from these clients to ensure they are managing your data appropriately.
Umbrella workers will usually set up and provide their own details to the umbrella company that they choose to use for payrolling purposes. It is possible that we will send some personal data to them to ensure you are paid correctly and on time.

STORING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
HMRC regulations require us to keep any data for candidates whom we have placed in a new job for 7 years on our accounting and CRM systems.
If you have given permission for your details to be saved by us, we will keeping that data for 5 years. It can be useful to keep in contact for your future career move.
In cases where we receive your CV but we don’t have contact with you (e.g. if your CV is deemed unsuitable for the role you applied for) data kept will be deleted after 2 years.

YOUR RIGHTS
Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.
You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
Request the transfer of your personal information to another party in certain formats, if practicable.
Make a complaint to a supervisory body which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO can be contacted through via: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR give you the right to access information held about you. We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your data is accurate and complete.
A subject access request should be submitted to info@gt-consulting.co.uk. There is no charge for this.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice.

CONTACT
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to info@gt-consulting.co.uk

Contact Info

GT Consulting
Peacock House, Northbridge Rd
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1EH
033 33 44 8787
info@gt-consulting.co.uk

Fancy something extra?

If you introduce a new client to us, which we make a placement with, or you introduce a candidate to us that we succeed in placing, we will show you our gratitude in the form of a thank you payment of £250.