You can browse the Siamo website without having to reveal any personal information. Our website is designed to give visitors a confidential means of gathering information about us and our services.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure service where we deal with your personal information. This means information that identifies you personally such as your name or contact details or data that can be linked with such information in order to identify you.
We always endeavour to comply with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) concerning collection and processing of your personal data. If you register as a candidate with Siamo Group, you thereby give consent to Siamo using that information for our legitimate business purposes and to the storage of such information on our database. If you submit your CV via the website you will be added as a candidate onto our database system, if appropriate.
Siamo processes data in line with GDPR and this falls into the categories of ‘consent’ or ‘legitimate interest’. Under the GDPR definition of legitimate interest Siamo includes relevant and appropriate relationships i.e. those with candidates or clients. Siamo have a legitimate interest in processing a candidate’s data in order to help them find a job and offer employment. This legitimate interest includes potential clients who are in discussions with us. Siamo may need to record this data for future reference. We hold data on our database to enable us to run our business, whether this is reaching out to candidates about opportunities or recording client discussions re projects or future business. We need to hold certain data to enable us to provide recruitment services which is the nature of our business.
Siamo are legally required to hold some candidate data which may include personal information for due diligence or contractual processes and this would include proof of right to work and ID. If you are not able to provide this data to process we may not be able to work together.
Unless specifically required by a potential client for the purposes of establishing safe working practices under Health and Safety legislation, Siamo do not require any data as defined as Sensitive Personal Data as defined under GDPR. We do not transfer data outside of the EEA.
You are entitled to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time where the processing of our data is based on consent.
We work on many opportunities at different times and any one of these could be suitable to your background and experience. We use our database to identify and contact candidates about positions and so keep personal details to enable us to do this as personal situations can change at any time.
If at any point you would like to review the personal information we are holding or request removal ‘right to erasure’ or rectification of that information, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass your request to our designated role who will respond to you directly. Siamo have an May 2018 obligation to make relevant enquiries to verify the identity of the person requesting the changes/removal of data. Once verified, Siamo will process the request in accordance with our internal policy and inform you when the action has been completed.
Siamo will do our upmost to comply with the ICOs right to data portability if requested and will work in tandem with our database provider to be able to provide this data in a relevant format.
You are entitled to make a complaint to the data protection authority if you feel there is any issue with the data processing or how it is being stored or you do not feel there was a satisfactory outcome re a Data Request. The Information Commissioners Office can be reached at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, any transmission of data is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access of data held on our servers and our database servers and work closely with the database provider to ensure robust platforms.
While browsing the Siamo website we may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our trusted partners. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual and we will not collect personal information in this way.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We use performance or functional traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
They enable us:
- To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
- To recognise you when you return to our site.