Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to this website. The website is operated by ukcareer.co.uk.

‘ukcareer.co.uk’; ‘we’; ‘us’; and ‘our’; means UKCAREER LIMITED.

UKCareer endeavours to ensure that the information that you submit to us remains private, and that it is used only for the purposes described below. We aim to provide a safe and secure experience for all of our users. We make every effort to comply with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Additionally, we understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of your CV and other information stored about you while using the site.

Jobseeker Account and CV information

When you register to UKCareer your details, including your CV, can be made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by any direct recruiter, employment consultant or other person or organisation who requests CVs matching your profile to be sent to them. UKCareer attempts to verify the identity and the nature of the business of such organisations however does not make any warranties as to their authenticity.

Your personal information

When you register with us as a jobseeker we will process your personal data on the basis set out in this policy, as it is in our legitimate interests to do so following your registration. We will collect personal information from you, such as your name, contact details, details of the kind of work you are looking for, the location where you want to work and your CV. We will use your personal data to manage your account and to email you about our services which includes job alerts and emails about courses that are relevant to your fields of interest. We may contact you regarding site changes or changes to the UKCareer products or services that you use.

Disclosure of personal information

When you register, we store some information about you in your account, but it is protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. It does not form part of our candidate database and cannot be searched or accessed by UKCareer customers. You can delete your account at any time. Your CV, unless you choose the option to ‘hide’, will be accessible to any UKCareer customer. If you choose to hide your CV, all clients of UKCareer will be unable to view or access it.

Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not want us to collect it.

We ask jobseekers not to include information on their CV that is considered sensitive personal data, for example your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, your health, sex life or sexual orientation.

If you choose to create a profile and upload a CV to our database, we rely on you to ensure that your details are kept up to date. You should update your CV at least every six months, particularly if your contact details have changed.

Please note that UKCareer reserves the right to remove from our database, CVs which include any content that we consider to be illegal or offensive.

We may record and share aggregated information with our clients. Additionally, if you input your information on a co-branded registration page or job application page, eg a UKCareer client-company registration page then the information that you give becomes the property of both UKCareer and the client. UKCareer is not responsible for the information that the client receives.

UKCareer will also use the aggregate data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.

Please be aware that some of our customers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area.

PLEASE NOTE: Your current employer may be a customer of UKCareer, or a client of one of our customers. UKCareer cannot restrict the customers who access profiles on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.

Information collection and use

Tracking Pixels in Emails

We collect this information anonymously for statistical reporting and do not use it to tailor our marketing or sales activity towards any individual.

We use a pixel provided by Google Analytics to determine the effectiveness of our messages in attracting traffic to our website.

We use a pixel provided by ReturnPath to assess the time spent reading our messages to enable us to improve what we send you. The ReturnPath pixel also identifies the platform on which you open your email (e.g. your email client or device type) and we use this information to ensure we are designing emails effectively for how our users choose to view our emails.

Both pixels also anonymously provide details of the country you are in when you open your email, as well as the time you open it. We may use this information to ensure our services are effectively used and to measure how quickly our messages are reviewed by their recipients.

Emails from UKCareer

If you choose to join UKCareer, you will receive email communications from us. You will receive essential communications, but on registering will also be given the option to receive ‘Job Alerts’ and ‘Updates’.

Essential Communications

We will send you messages that we consider necessary to meet our legal obligations and your expectations of us, including about your account, application confirmations and documentation relating to purchases of optional premium products.

In accordance with our Terms & Conditions, if you do not wish to receive emails of this nature, you should not use UKCareer (see Closing your UKCareer account below)

Job Alerts

Job Alerts are bespoke notifications of the latest jobs available on our site which match your search criteria. They could include:

  • Daily Job Alerts
    These will be sent to you every day, unless no new jobs matching your criteria have been posted since your last Alert. If you choose to set-up multiple Job Alerts, you will receive each of these separately every day.
  • Instant Job Alerts
    If a new job is posted that is a very close match to your Job Alert criteria, we will send you an Instant Job Alert. These will vary in frequency depending on your desired job type, location/commute preference and salary requirements.
  • Company Alerts
    If you choose to set-up a Company Alert (a Job Alert for roles at a specific company), you will receive an email notification when that company posts new vacancies matching your search criteria. These will also vary in frequency depending on your search criteria and the volume of roles the Company makes available.

You can change which Job Alerts you receive at any time via your account setting. Or can stop receiving Job Alerts altogether if you so choose – this can also be done via My Account.

Statistical information

UKCareer gathers general information about users, for example, what services users access the most and which areas of the UKCareer site are most frequently visited, the number of CVs on the database, or the number of visitors to the site and for other lawful purposes. Such data is used in the aggregate to help us to understand how the UKCareer site is used. We gather this information so that we can continue to improve and develop our services to benefit our users. We may make this aggregated information available to users of the UKCareer site, to our clients, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties. These statistics are anonymous and contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

Security

The site is protected against unauthorised access using the latest security devices and ‘firewalls’.

Other ways of ensuring your privacy & your data protection rights:

These options are available when you log in to our website.

You may access and amend your personal details at any time.

You may ‘hide your CV’ from all clients of UKCareer meaning that your CV and profile will not appear in any CV Searches. You are still able to apply for vacancies with your CV.

Stop receiving UKCareer Emails

You may unsubscribe from any employment or promotional information that we may send to you by in any of the following ways:

  • Amending your account details by logging in to our website
  • Contacting us on the Contact page of our website.

You will continue to receive essential communications. In accordance with our Terms & Conditions, if you do not wish to receive emails of this nature, you should not use UKCareer (see Close your UKCareer account below)

Close your UKCareer account

You can remove the information that UKCareer stores about you, at any time, by logging in to your UKCareer account and choosing to delete your account.

Contact us or make a complaint

If you have any questions about this policy or our use of your Personal Information please raise your query via our contact form below. If you do not think we are handling your Personal Information adequately, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, are available at https://ukcareer.co.uk