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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cobalt Recruitment (“We, our, us") is committed to respecting your privacy as a leading recruiter within the Property, Construction & Engineering and Financial Services & Accounting sectors.

References to weour or us in this privacy notice are to the Cobalt Consulting Group (being Cobalt Consulting Holdings Limited, and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, trading under the "Cobalt Consulting" brand. Details of our main trading entities are as follows:

Cobalt Consulting (UK) Limited is a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered Number: 04287243. Registered Office: Wellington House, 125-130 Strand, London, WC2R 0AP.

Cobalt Consulting (New Zealand) Limited is a limited company incorporated in New Zealand. Registered Number: 2358789. Registered Office: 202 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1011, New Zealand.

Cobalt Deutschland GmbH is a limited company incorporated in Germany. Registered Number: HRB 133362 B. Registered Office: Joachimsthaler Str. 20, 10719 Berlin, Germany.

Cobalt Consulting (Asia) Pte Limited is a limited company incorporated in Singapore. Registered Number: 201132596G. Registered Office: 137 Market Street, #10-01 Grace Global Raffles, Singapore 048943.

  • Our London, Manchester, Vienna, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, offices operate through Cobalt Consulting (UK) Limited;
  • Our Berlin, Hamburg, DüsseldorfMunich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt offices operate through Cobalt Deutschland GmbH.
  • Our Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington offices operate through Cobalt Consulting (New Zealand) Limited

We want to make sure all the personal information we have collected about you is safe and secure whether we collect it through our websites at [insert details] (“Sites”) or from other sources. This Policy set outs our commitments to you, in compliance with and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (commonly known as the GDPR) and explains how we collect, store and use your personal information.

Privacy Notices

Collecting specific, relevant personal information is a necessary part of us being able to provide you with any services or products you may request from us or in providing services or products to our clients, providing you with information you have requested or just managing our relationship with you, whoever you are.

When we hold or use your personal information as a data controller or controller (see below for a description of what this is) we will provide you with a privacy notice which sets out in detail what information we hold about you (such as your contact details, address, etc.), how your personal information may be used and the reasons for these uses, together with details of your rights.

Where we collect personal information from you directly, we will provide this privacy notice at the time we collect the personal information from you. Where we receive your personal information indirectly, we will provide this privacy notice when we first contact you, first pass the data to someone else or within a month, whichever is the earlier.

We will only provide this privacy notice to you once, generally at the start of our relationship with you. However if the applicable privacy notice is updated substantially, then we may provide you with details of the updated version. You are encouraged to check back regularly for updates.

Copies of our current privacy notices can be found below:

Please note that it is possible for you to be covered by more than one privacy notice.

 

The difference between data controllers/processors.

A data controller or controller is a person who controls how personal information is processed and used. Data controller or controller are two terms that mean the same thing. A data processor is a person who processes and uses personal information in accordance with the instructions of a third party, i.e. the data controller or controller.

This distinction is important. You have certain rights in relation to your personal information, for example the right to be provided with the personal information held about you and details of its use and the right to have certain of your personal information either erased or anonymised, commonly referred to as the right to be forgotten (see below to see what rights you have). These rights can generally only be exercised against a controller of your information.

In most cases we will [not] be a controller of your personal information. In any case where we are not a controller this means that you cannot exercise these rights against us directly (i.e. where we only act as a data processor), but you can do so against the controller (i.e. the person who controls how we process the personal information). In these cases we will endeavour to inform you who is the controller of your personal information so that you can direct any such requests to them.

Also it is only a controller that will provide you with a privacy notice about your personal information, so where we process your personal information as a controller we will provide you with a privacy notice. Where we process your personal information as a data processor for a third party, that third party should provide you with a privacy notice which will set out details regarding the processing of your personal information, which should also include the processing to be carried out by us on their behalf.

How do we use your personal information?

Where we are a controller we will use your personal information as described in the privacy notice provided to you, but, for example, we may use your personal information to perform a service for you or to send you information we think you might find useful, provided you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes. To see how we use your personal information as a controller, please see our current privacy notices, which can be accessed below:

 

Customer testimonials and comments
If we post customer testimonials and comments on our website, which may contain personal data, we obtain each customer's consent via email prior to posting the customer's name and testimonial.

Who do we share your personal information with?

Details of how we disclose your personal information are set out in the relevant privacy notice provided to you, but generally it is where we need to do so in order to run our organisation (e.g. where other people process information for us). In such circumstances, we will put in place arrangements to protect your personal information. Outside of that we do not disclose your personal information unless we are required to do so by law.

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

How long we do hold on to your personal information?

Further details of how long we hold onto your personal information for are set out in the relevant privacy notice provided to you, but we will only hold your information for as long as is necessary or where you ask us to delete records we may delete it earlier.

The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why it was collected. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained for at least six years in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements.

What are your rights?

Full details of your rights set out in the relevant privacy notice provided to you, but you are entitled by law to ask for a copy of your personal information at any time. You are also entitled to ask us to correct, delete or update your personal information, to send your personal information to you or another organisation and to object to automated decision making. Where you have given us your consent to use your personal information in a particular manner, you also have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any questions relating to your rights, please contact us by using the details set out in the "Contact" section below. You can also unsubscribe from any direct marketing by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the marketing messages we send to you.

You should note that some of your rights may not apply as they have specific requirements and exemptions which apply to them and they may not also apply to personal information recorded and stored by us. However your right to withdraw consent or object to processing for direct marketing are absolute rights.

If you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal information you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office or your local data protection regulator. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/. However, we are here to help and would encourage you to contact us to resolve your complaint first.

Social Media Platforms
Our website includes Social Media features, such as the Twitter or linkedin “sharing” or “follow” buttons. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account. To this end, such features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Our privacy notice not apply to these features, instead they will be covered by the policies of the companies providing them.

External websites
Our website provides links to other websites, for instance via links in blog posts or web page copy. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. Our privacy notices do not apply to these other websites, which again are subject to policies they may have.

Cookies
Cobalt Recruitment use cookies or similar technologies to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our customer base.

We use "cookies" to help you personalise and enhance your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise pages on our websites, for instance completing a form, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the customised features.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the webpages you visit.

In addition, when you’re accessing our website, your device may provide us with information about the device you’re using, this could include the type of device or what operating system you’re using. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will be able to provide you with more details about the information your device makes available to us.

Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics which sets cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we may make to this Policy in the future will be posted on our Sites and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. When we change this Policy in a material way, we will update the version date at the bottom of this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Policy and should you object to any alteration, please contact us as set out in the "Contact" section below.

Contact

In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email info@cobaltrecruitment.com or write to us at Data Protection Compliance Manager, Wellington House, 125-130 Strand, London, WC2R 0AP.

Whilst this privacy policy sets out a general summary of your legal rights in respect of personal information, this is a very complex area of law. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.

Version Date: 25 May 2018

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