Privacy policy

Anderson Hoare Ltd’s purpose is to help candidates find the best role suited to them and clients find the best employee they can. Since being established in 1992 our objective has been to maintain outstanding levels of service for all our candidates and clients and offer a consistently reliable and professional recruitment service.

This Privacy Policy aims to explain how Anderson Hoare Ltd uses and protects any information that you provide when using our website www.andersonhoare or contacting us to use our services.

Anderson Hoare Ltd is fully committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Anderson Hoare Ltd acts as the data controller for any personal information/data you supply to us in relation to enquiries about our services and registering as a client or candidate.

Anderson Hoare Ltd may need to collect certain types of data such as your name, address, contact details, email address, bank details, NI number, passport, drivers license and proof of right to work visas. We may also need to collect more sensitive personal information such as any criminal convictions, educational certificates if relevant to a role.

We need to collect information when you make enquiries about our service, in particular when you submit your CV by email or online to us. We also gather information when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about roles or register in person with us – we will need to obtain your consent to retain any of the above.

We also source potential candidates from well-known job board websites. These websites are designed to assist us in the recruitment process and by uploading your contact details and CV on to these websites. Please note you are agreeing to their privacy policy with regards to sharing that information with third parties such as ourselves.

We use the data you have consented to supply to help to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, for example:

to contact you, via email, SMS or phone, about vacancies that we believe you may be interested in or to ensure our records are accurate to ascertain suitability for roles we are recruiting for to request your permission to send your CV to named clients to enable you to submit your CV for general applications, to apply for specific roles or for you to receive information regarding roles which we believe may be of interest to you to contact you for non-third party marketing/informing purposes. This might be about seasonal work offers, salary surveys, sector analyses etc. We may disclose your personal information if we are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held about our candidates and clients would be one of the transferred assets.

Where we have retained a third party to provide services that we, you or our client have requested including reference, qualifications and criminal reference checking services, verification of the details you have pro-vided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills tests. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Anderson Hoare Ltd.

Some trusted third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business IT systems etc could see your data on occasions. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Anderson Hoare Ltd. We will never share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We will only retain your data for as long as there is either a statutory requirement for us to do so or to be able to provide a service to you. For statutory purposes this will usually require us to retain your personal data for a period of up to 6 years after any business relationship has ended (for HMRC, accounts and records purposes and to deal with any account support questions). In the normal situation of being able to provide a service to you we will retain your data for 1 year but automatically archive your data after this period has expired. Any paper documents are shredded on site. You may ask for your data to be deleted or amended at any point*. You may also object or place restrictions on us processing your data. Should you wish us to continue working on your behalf after 1 year we will need you to consent for us to do so.

*Please write to The Data Manager, Anderson Hoare Ltd, Suite 7, 56 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX This privacy notice does not cover any links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on any other websites you visit. For more information on your rights please visit the ICO website