Applause IT Ltd. whose registered office is at 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD, United Kingdom ("Applause IT", "we, us, our") is an established recruitment service provider. Applause IT acts as the data controller of personal information obtained from its clients with a need for recruitment services and of personal information submitted by candidates who are interested in job postings.

Applause IT Privacy Policy

1. Collecting and using your information

2. How we use your data

3. Access to your personal information

4. Sharing your information

5. Hyperlinks

6. Data Quality

7. Data Retention

8. Security measures

9. Changes to this policy

10. Cookies Policy

11. What is a cookie?

12. How do we use cookies?

13. Third Party cookies on our page

14. How to delete cookies or control them

Collecting and using your information

Our main aim is to provide our recruitment services to you and to facilitate the recruitment process. In order that we can fulfil our legal and business obligations, we collect your Personal Data such as your name, address, company details, telephone numbers, email address and, if you are a candidate, information you supply to us on your CV. The provision of your Personal Data may be mandatory, so we can process your requests and for us to provide a service to you. If so, mandatory fields will be marked with an asterisk. Failure to provide mandatory data may prohibit Applause IT from providing the requested service.

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How we use your data

To be able to provide our products and services to you, your information will be retained, processed and disclosed by us in the following ways:

  • To facilitate the recruitment process, by matching your details to job opportunities.

  • To allow details of your skills and experience, to be viewed by our clients whom we feel may be interested in engaging your services. Please be assured that your personal details will only be provided to our clients if you have given permission for us to do so.

  • To allow you to subscribe to receive jobs by email as a service. This will allow you to receive details of latest jobs via e-mail which are relevant to your sector and professional experience. Where you are sent details of a job via email, you will be able to unsubscribe from such updates at any time. Please see below "Access to your Personal Information" for further details.

  • To keep you informed of job opportunities and contract assignments which we think may be of interest to you via email and telephone.

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered between you and ourselves. As a result, your information will be accessible to and processed by our recruitment consultants, responsible management, marketing team, legal, accountant and other corporate staff and selected third party service providers and suppliers, though only if they have a legitimate business need to do so.

  • To preserve our business relationship with you as a user of our website and applicant tracking system.

  • To keep you informed of the products and services (relevant to your sector and your professional interests) offered by us via relevant marketing communications. These could include information about recently registered candidates/consultants, market updates, new software or company news that may be of interest to you.

  • To notify you about changes to our service.

  • To third parties, if our business merges with or is bought by another business or company; in which case we may disclose your personal data to that organisation;

  • We may monitor telephone calls we have with you for training or quality assurance purposes.

By using this website and entering your Personal Data, you consent to the processing and use of your data as described in this privacy statement.

Rights of Access, Modification, and Objection Regarding Your Personal Information

We want you to be in control of what communications you receive from us and how your personal information is used and will respect your right to be forgotten.

Please contact datacontroller@applauseit.co.uk, if:

  • You have any queries about the information that we hold about you.

  • You wish to inform us of any changes to your information or wish to correct the information we hold about you.

  • You have any requests with regards to our processing of your personal information.

  • You decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us in which case please either email the above address or follow the unsubscribe link in one of our marketing email messages to you. Please note that if you opt out of receiving marketing emails from us we may still use your information to assist you in your search for a role or to fill a job vacancy.

  • You wish to access information held about you. On request, we will provide information electronically about the information stored about you in our database.

  • You do not wish us to hold your information.You are entitled to tell us at any time and we will remove all such information from our database.

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Sharing your information

Our servers and data centre back-ups are based in the United Kingdom. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy and that there is an adequate level of protection for your data as required by law. Your information will not be forwarded to any parties outside our company (or group in the event of a merger) excepting where our clients and agents with whom we have a relationship process personal information on our behalf. These parties are also subject to strict security controls.

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Hyperlinks

Our website may contain links to other websites, which are outside our control and are not covered by this statement. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you, which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

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Data Quality and Retention

We rely on you to ensure that your information is complete, accurate and current. Please do inform us promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies in your information. We hold your data with a view to providing future recruitment services to you and to managing the business relationship. In the event you wish to cease that business relationship we will confirm that we will delete your personal data in accordance with our internal data retention policies and our legal obligations.

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Security measures

We have appropriate technical and organisational security measures in place to ensure the security of your information and to protect it against deliberate or accidental manipulation, destruction, loss or unauthorised access. Despite our efforts regarding security it is important to bear in mind that the internet is not a secure means of communication.

Personal information communicated through the internet may be intercepted by other people. We cannot guarantee the security of personal information sent to us through this website. By using this website and entering your personal data, you accept that you use this website at your own risk.

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Cookies policy

Since 26th May 2012, all UK websites need to comply with the EU E-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC/ Cookies are only a small part of this directive, and whilst you are still allowed to use cookies on a website, it must be made clear to visitors to your site that cookies are being used. A message of displaying this information must be visible on entering your website so that the visitor is aware of them.

On entering our website, we have displayed a message to warn you that our website makes use of cookies and that one has already been set. By displaying this message, we hope that we are providing you with the information you require about our use of cookies and representing you with the option to consent to their use. This message will be displayed until you agree to our site using cookies by clicking on the 'got it' button.

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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, sent to the browser of your computer, or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") from a website's computer.

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How do we use cookies?

Information supplied by cookies can help us analyse the profile of our visitors, which helps us to provide you with a better user experience.

We only use cookies to help us continuously improve our website and maintain a good browsing experience for our visitors.

We use Performance cookies that allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

We use Google Analytics cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology or device they using which helps us to identify when our site isn't working as it should for any technologies), how long visitors spend on our website and what pages they visit.

Various cookies are also connected to social media channels that enable you to share content with your contacts.

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Third Party cookies on our pages

Please note that during your visits to our website you may notice some cookies which are unrelated to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. Please check the third-party website for more information about these.

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How to delete cookies or control them

The site will not use cookies to use personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. You can find out more about how to do this by reading

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Changes to this Policy

Any changes we make to our Cookie & Privacy Policy in future will be posted on this page. We encourage you to check the date of this policy whenever you visit our website for any updates or changes.

This policy was last updated in January 2018

Our ICO Data Protection Registration

Applause IT Ltd is registered for Data Protection with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) our registration is ZA004683

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Our servers and data centre back-ups are based in the United Kingdom. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy and that there is an adequate level of protection for your data as required by law. Your information will not be forwarded to any parties outside our company (or group in the event of a merger) excepting where our clients and agents with whom we have a relationship process personal information on our behalf. These parties are also subject to strict security controls.

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