At reesmarx, we respect your privacy and are committed to being transparent about how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. This may be related to us helping you find a job, developing your career, providing you with a service that may be of interest, or as a result of you visiting our website.
This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which we will process your personal data, including how you can exercise control over your privacy rights at any time.
Information About Us
We are reesmarx, a privately held global recruitment and consulting company with offices and employees located in the UK, USA and resourcing hubs located across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. For further contact details and office locations, please click here.
Our core business is supporting growth through global talent acquisition and business expansion services. Our clients retain us to identify and place individuals into new employment opportunities. We must have a legal basis for processing your personal data (see below) and we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of this Policy for the purposes of offering our recruitment services, and in doing so, we act as a data controller. For example, we may hold your personal data as a candidate because we have identified you as an individual who could be of interest to one of our clients or we may wish to inform you of our services.
We operate globally on behalf of our clients and candidates and regardless of the jurisdiction, we will protect the personal data processed by us in countries that possess less rigorous protection than those contained in this Policy. Where certain countries in which personal data is processed employ more stringent regulations than those contained here, we will aim to comply with those more stringent regulations. We are committed to applying equal rigour to the security of data held and processed across our global network. We undertake to meet the same standards of data security and to act in accordance with data protection principles applicable under the strict European data protection laws.
- ”We/Us/Our” means all companies that relate to reesmarx including reesmarx Ltd and reesmarx LLC;
- ”Our Site” means www.reesmarx.com
- ”Personal Data” means any information about you that enables you to be identified including obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as electronic location data, and other online identifiers;
- ”Client” means any hiring organisation to which we offer and/or provide recruitment services;
- ”Candidate” means a potential or actual candidate for a role;
- ”Services” means the permanent employment services provided by reesmarx.
What is Personal Data?
Personal data means any information about you that enables you to be identified including obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
What Personal Data Do We Collect?
We may collect some or all of the following personal data (this may vary according to your relationship with us) including but not limited to:
- IP Address;
- Home or Business Address;
- Private or Business Email;
- Date of Birth; Gender;
- Phone Number;
- Company Name;
- Job Title;
- Employment / Education History;
- Interview Notes;
- Client Feedback;
- Salary Details.
We may also store the pertinent details of our relationship such as opportunities we have put you forward for or records of interviews you may have attended.
Sensitive Personal Data (SPD)
Sensitive personal data is a subset of personal data and may include ethnicity, health, trade union membership, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, as well as other categories as prescribed by law.We do not seek to obtain and will not collect such data unless legally required for recruitment purposes. We suggest that you do not provide us with sensitive information of this nature.
How Do We Collect Personal Data?
An essential part of our business activity involves researching information for the purposes of finding and filling job roles. We may therefore source your personal data indirectly; perhaps from a job board, a networking event, a client, social media or through LinkedIn, because we think one of our clients may be interested in your background for a specific opportunity. We will be transparent with you about the source of your data, for example if we have obtained it from a third party such as an online job board or LinkedIn.
We typically discard information from third party sources if it is no longer of use, however we may maintain a limited record in order to avoid the duplication of process. Any processing will be in accordance with this Privacy Notice and you have the right to object to processing at any time.
The Legal Basis For Processing Your Personal Data
We must always have a lawful basis for processing your personal data and rely on the following legal grounds:
- Performing a contract – where, in order to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to take steps at your request to enter into a contract with us, it is necessary for us to process your personal data;
- Compliance with a legal obligation – where we need to process your personal data to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.
- Our legitimate interests or those of a third party – including:
- Providing and managing your account when you register on our website, to manage your access to our site or receive job alerts, for example.
- Supplying our services to you, for example providing recruitment and consulting / coaching services.
- Personalising and tailoring our services for you.
- Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you. Recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, for example scheduling interviews or recording feedback.
- Supplying you with marketing information by email that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time).
We collect and use your personal data for legitimate interests relating to our recruitment and business consulting services. We assume that, if you are looking for new employment or have posted your CV on a job board or professional networking site, you would expect us to use your personal data to fulfil our recruitment services.
- Consent – when required by law, we will collect personal information only where we have your consent to do so (for example, if we need to collect and process any sensitive personal information about you).
Recipient/s of Your Data (Who might we Share Your Data With?)
Your personal data may be processed by, or transferred, or duplicated with other companies or employees in our group for the purposes of recruitment and consulting services. For example, your personal data may be accessed by recruiters and interviewers working in the country where the position for which you are applying is based, as well as by recruiters and interviewers working in different countries within our global organization. As another example, we may seek your consent to share your details with our clients when we wish them to consider you for a job opportunity which means we may send your information between our entities which may exist outside of Europe, to overseas clients or to clients within your country who may in turn transfer your data internationally. In summary, we may engage or employ other companies and individuals (third parties) who are not members of our group of companies, to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include:
- Clients that we introduce or supply individuals to;
- Any of our group companies;
- Hosting and/or maintaining of our website content;
- Our Applicant Tracking System (ATS);
- Storage Service Providers including Cloud;
- The provision of marketing services;
- IT support carrying out testing and development work on our CRM system or business technology systems;
- Payment processors or local tax authorities (for our direct employees, for example)
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if you are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
How and Where Do We Store Your Personal Data?
We may transfer the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Specifically, our servers are located in the UK and United States and our group companies and third-party service providers and partners operate around the world. This means that when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of the countries where our group companies and service providers are located. We will always take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you with information, news, and insights on our services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
Where we have previously engaged with you (for example where you have submitted an application or CV to us) or where you have posted your details on a job board we will assume that you have given permission for us to contact you with details of opportunities we believe might be of interest to you. You will have the right to withdraw such permission at any time by updating your preferences.
Automated Decision Making
During our processing of your information we may use functions that could be defined as automated decision making. Typically, this would be where you have submitted a CV/resume to us and we use an industry standard 3rd party product which uses complex proven semantic and natural language algorithms to “read” and extract data from the submitted document and create a profile for you in our database. This information could later be used to then match your profile against vacancy profiles also stored within our database.
However, human intervention is always involved given the subjective nature of search and selection. For clarity, we do not make recruiting or hiring decisions based solely on automated decision-making.
How Long Will We Keep Your Personal Data?
We will only hold your data for as long as we need to in order to provide our services, or for as long as we have your permission to keep it and where we maintain an active relationship with you. As we may support candidates with placements over many years, and potentially throughout their careers, the purpose for which we retain candidate data can be ongoing.
We may also wish to retain your data for future opportunities or because we wish to inform you about our current or future services. You may wish to remain on our database to be considered for future job opportunities. We will make every effort to monitor and control your consent preferences. If you no longer wish us to keep your data, we will remove it.
We conduct data-cleansing and updating exercises with our candidates to ensure that the data that we hold is accurate and that we are not holding data for too long. We will continue to review our Retention Policy.
What Are Your Rights?
- The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data.
- The right to access the personal data we hold about you, sometimes knows as a ‘subject access request’.
- The right to have your personal data rectified.
- The right to ask us to delete or dispose of any of your personal data that we have.
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
- The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose.
- The right to data portability.
- Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling.
- The right to lodge a complaint if you are unhappy about our use of your personal data.
If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Specifically, you may request the categories of personal data we have collected, the sources of such personal information, and the specific pieces of personal data we have collected about you. If applicable, you may also request the business or commercial purpose we have for collecting your personal data, the categories (outlined above) of your personal data we have shared or disclosed, and the categories of third parties to whom we have shared or disclosed such personal data. You also have the right to request the deletion of your personal data.
The security of your personal data is of great importance to us, and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected and processed by us. Examples include (but not limited to):
- all employees and other parties working on behalf of reesmarx are made fully aware of both their individual responsibilities and the company’s responsibilities under the GDPR and under the company’s Data Protection Policy;
- only employees and other parties working on behalf of the company that need access to, and use of, personal data in order to perform their work shall have access to personal data held by us;
- all personal data stored electronically is backed up, with backups stored securely;
- passwords used to protect personal data are changed regularly and secure.
Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.
Cookies and Websites
We may compile statistics about the use of our website including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information.
How Can You Control Your Data?
We want you to feel in control of your personal data. When you submit information via our site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. We also aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails or by managing your account).
You have the right to: be informed about our collection and use of your personal data; access the personal data we hold about you, sometimes knows as a ‘subject access request’; have your personal data rectified; ask us to delete or dispose of any of your personal data that we have; restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data; object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose; data portability; make changes relating to automated decision-making and profiling; lodge a complaint if you are unhappy about our use of your personal data.
How Can You Access and / or Remove Your Data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us at any time. This is sometimes known as a ‘subject access request’. You can also contact us to request for your account to be closed or for your personal data to be deleted at any time. If you need assistance accessing, updating, correcting or removing your personal information from our systems, or if you no longer desire our services, please e-mail us using the details below. We aim to respond to all data related requests within 48 hours of receiving your request.
Contact Us Any Time
If you have any questions about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, please contact us at [email protected] or call us directly on + 44 (0) 207 012 0050.