McNicholas is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and has given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.
We are committed to the online privacy of all its users. This policy statement is designed to give a clear explanation of our data processing practices.
We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are:
- Your name
- Your address
- Your email address
- Your telephone number
- Your occupation
In some cases, we may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type and we may share non-personal aggregate statistics (group data) about our website visitors’ traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not collect, sell or share any information about individual users.
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
We use information held about you in the following ways: to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for users, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our website and to contact you in order to send you information you have asked us to provide or which we think may be useful to you.
We will never disclose your information to anyone outside of McNicholas except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us; or to any successors in title to our business.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.
We collect personal data if you apply for a position by completing the online Application Form in the “Careers” section of the Website and/or when you submit your CV to us. We will use this information together with information that we obtain from other sources to assess your suitability for employment with us and may share this information with any member of McNicholas’ group companies for these purposes.
Certain information on the Application Form is optional, namely, date of birth, gender, ethnic group, whether you consider yourself to have a disability and information about your religious background. If you provide this information, it will be used solely for equal opportunities monitoring. By providing this data, you consent to your sensitive personal data about disability, ethnic origin and religious background being used for this purpose.
If your application is successful, we will use your information for personnel administration and management purposes including carrying out appropriate criminal records checks and financial checks . We will ask you to provide sensitive personal data about any unspent convictions for these purposes. You will also be asked to provide documentation of your eligibility to work in the UK at this stage to ensure that we comply with our obligation to make basic checks under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
If your application is unsuccessful, we will keep a record of your information for 12 months in case other vacancies arise which we think may be of interest to you, unless you have indicated otherwise on your Application Form. We will also keep a record of your information for 12 months to check whether you have applied for a particular position before.
If at any time after the submission of your application you become unavailable to work, or if you simply change your mind, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by post at HR Department, McNicholas, Lismirrane Industrial Park, Elstree Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3EA, United Kingdom and we will withdraw your application.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all of the information you provide is true and is not misleading, deceptive or inaccurate in any way. If you believe any of the information that McNicholas holds about you is incorrect, please email us at email@example.com or contact us by post at HR Department, McNicholas, Lismirrane Industrial Park, Elstree Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3EA, United Kingdom.
You have a right to access the personal data held about you (for which we may charge a small fee).
To obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by post at HR Department, McNicholas, Lismirrane Industrial Park, Elstree Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3EA, United Kingdom.
For quality control and training purposes, we may monitor or record your communications with us.
McNicholas takes appropriate measures to ensure that the information that you disclose to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date. We only keep the information that you provide for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is intended.
Information sent to us via the internet may not be secure while it is in transit to our network. Once your information is on our internal network we will maintain its security. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any third party websites that link to our Website, or for the way in which information about their users is treated. We will not share your information with any third parties without your express prior permission.