Important Information: SCC is a company registered in England under company number 01428210. Our registered office is James House, Warwick Road, Birmingham B11 2LE. We are the data controller for your personal data, and our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at [email protected], or on 0121 766 7000.
What information we collect
We collect information about you in order to assess your suitability for a job you have applied for / we have contacted you about. We ensure that we only collect the minimum amount of information necessary to process your application and you may decline to disclose some personal data. However, we may be unable to process your application if the data you decline to provide is necessary for SCC to be able to assess your suitability for the role.
We may need to collect some additional information in order to meet particular clients’ enhanced security requirements.
- Name and contact data.We collect your first and last name, email address, phone number and other similar contact data.
- We collect information about the area where you reside to help us match your profile with openings we have in specific geographical areas.
- Work and education history. We collect information about any qualifications, certifications, degrees you may have obtained, as well as about your previous work experience, such as reasons for leaving a previous employer.
- Financial information.We may collect information on your current salary or rate and package, and your salary expectations.
- Your interactions with us. We may collect the content of messages, e-mails, or letters you send us, as well as questions and information you ask us.
- If you enter SCC buildings, your image may be captured by our security cameras. We will regularly delete CCTV footage, unless it is being used to investigate an alleged crime or an incident, in which case it may be retained for up to 2 years following the conclusion of any investigation.
- We collect information about individuals you list as referees, such as their name, work address, job title and the company they work for.
- Identification, fraud checks and security clearances.If you are selected for a role, we will require right to work documentation.
Depending on the type of role you apply for, we may also require details of your security clearance status and you may be asked to go through the security clearance process if required. We will inform you of how your information will be handled at the relevant time.
We may also carry out checks with CIFAS for any fraudulent activity or history. You can find out how CIFAS handles your personal data in Appendix 1 below.
How we collect your information
You provide some of the personal data we hold about you directly when submitting your application or interacting with our recruitment team, for example via email, or over the phone.
We also get some information about you from third parties such as LinkedIn, JobServe, CV Library and other recruitment agencies when you respond to an ad placed on those websites.
Why we process your information
Most of the time, we collect your information because you have agreed. However, there are cases where we use your information because it is in our legitimate interest to, or because we need it to comply with the law.
- Because you have agreed.Where possible, we collect information about you with your consent. This is the case, for instance, when you fill in paper or online forms and choose to provide us with your information. You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing [email protected].
- Because it is in our legitimate interest. We also sometimes process your information in pursuit of our legitimate interests to:
- attract, onboard and retain talent;
- improve our business and operate it efficiently;
- prevent fraud; and
- ensure general safety and security.
When we process your information on that basis, we always make sure that we balance our interest in having the information with your rights and reasonable expectations.
- Because we need it to comply with the law. In some very rare cases, we will need to retain your information because we are compelled to do so by law. This will be the case for instance when we check you have a right to work in the United Kingdom.
What we do with your information
We process personal data about you in order to assess your suitability for a job you have applied for / we have contacted you about. All of the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, to keep you updated of other opportunities you may be interested in, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements where necessary.
How we share your data
Your CV is shared with our clients to allow their assessment of whether they believe you would match their vacancy.
In some circumstances (if you are successful in securing a contract), we may also share some information with specific clients to comply with those clients’ enhanced security requirements (such as obtaining an access pass) or to enable those clients to meet certain regulatory requirements.
Your rights / access
You have rights over how SCC use your data and, unless your request to exercise those rights is complex or there are numerous requests, we will normally respond within one month of receipt of your request.
Your rights include:
- Access. You have a right to know whether we hold personal information about you. Where such is the case, you can request a copy of your personal data held, as well as information about how it is being used. However, please note that your right of access is subject to limits and we may not be able to provide you with all the requested information. Where this is the case, we will explain the reasons why. Your request will be responded to within one calendar month of receipt. Please note that we may require you to provide proof of identity and, in certain cases, a fee, before we are able to provide any information.
- Rectification. Where information held about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request its rectification or completion.
- Erasure. In certain circumstances, you may request your information to be erased (subject to conditions).
- Restriction. You have a right to ask us to restrict our use of your personal information in some circumstances, for example whilst we investigate a complaint that the data we hold about you is inaccurate (subject to conditions).
- Portability. In certain circumstances, you may request the movement, copy or transfer of your information (subject to conditions).
- Objection. You have a right to object to the use of your information. Additionally, where we have used your information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, you can ask us to stop (subject to conditions).
Should you wish to exercise those rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].
Complaints. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected], who will investigate the matter. If you are dissatisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk).
How long we keep your information
If you are successful in securing a contract, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your file for the duration of your employment plus 7 years following the end of your contract. This includes your criminal records declaration, fitness to work, records of any security checks and references.
In any other case, the information you have provided may be retained for up to 3 years
In some cases, we may need to transfer your information outside of the European Economic Area because we (or a third party or vendor we use) store it on systems that are hosted abroad, or because we need to share it with companies that are not situated in the European Economic Area.
Some of our support operations in Vietnam may be able to access your data; this is solely for the purpose of enabling the provision of internal IT support. The data is encrypted in transit and our staff in Vietnam are subject to strict security measures and will only access data where necessary.
Where we transfer your information outside the European Economic Area, we will always ensure that your information is safe and only sent to organisations providing adequate safeguards, such as:
- Organisations established in countries providing adequate provisions to safeguard your personal information;
- Organisations who are contractually bound to protect your information;
- Organisations who have obtained Privacy Shield certification.
We may also transfer your data abroad if we have a legal obligation to do so.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
Appendix 1 CIFAS Fair Processing Notice
- We will check your details against the Cifas databases established for the purpose of allowing organisations to record and share data on their fraud cases, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct (“Relevant Conduct”) carried out by their staff and potential staff. “Staff” means an individual engaged as an employee, director, trainee, homeworker, consultant, contractor, temporary or agency worker, or self-employed individual, whether full or part time or for a fixed-term.
- The personal data you have provided, we have collected from you, or we have received from third parties will be used to prevent fraud and other relevant conduct and to verify your identity.
- Details of the personal information that will be processed include: name, address, date of birth, any maiden or previous name, contact details, document references, National Insurance Number, and nationality. Where relevant, other data including employment details will also be processed.
- We and Cifas may also enable law enforcement agencies to access and use your personal data to detect, investigate, and prevent crime.
- We process your personal data on the basis that we have a legitimate interest in preventing fraud and other Relevant Conduct, and to verify identity, in order to protect our business and customers and to comply with laws that apply to us. This processing of your personal data is also a requirement of you engagement with us.
- Cifas will hold your personal data for up to six years if you are considered to pose a fraud or Relevant Conduct risk.
CONSEQUENCES OF PROCESSING
- Should our investigations identify fraud or any other Relevant Conduct by you when applying for or during the course of your engagement with us, your new engagement may be refused or your existing engagement may be terminated or other disciplinary action taken (subject to your rights under your existing contract and under employment law generally).
- A record of any fraudulent or other Relevant Conduct by you will be retained by Cifas and may result in others refusing to employ you. If you have any questions about this, please contact us using the details provided.
- Should Cifas decide to transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area, they will impose contractual obligations on the recipients of that data to protect your personal data to the standard required in the European Economic Area. They may also require the recipient to subscribe to ‘international frameworks’ intended to enable secure data sharing.
- Your personal data is protected by legal rights, which include your rights to object to our processing of your personal data, request that your personal data is erased or corrected, and request access to your personal data.
- For more information or to exercise your data protection rights please, please contact us using the contact details provided.
- You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates the processing of personal data.