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Applyfirst.co.uk Privacy Policy

At applyfirst.co.uk, we understand how important privacy is and we abide by the Data Protection Act 1998.
This document discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices, as we value our users, and recognize their rights to keep information private.

Collecting information on applyfirst.co.uk visitors.

Applyfirst.co.uk collects information on our site visitors collectively including which sections of the site are most frequently visited, how often and for how long. This data is always used as aggregated, non-personal information to better our services by monitoring which parts of on the site which are visited the most. This information may be shared with applyfirst.co.uk partners to provide them with an overview of how applyfirst.co.uk visitors use the site. This is done for the purposes of providing you with the best online career management services.

Registering as a Jobseeker

As part of registering with applyfirst.co.uk, we collect personal information about you in order for you to take full advantage of applyfirst.co.uk’s services. To do this it may be necessary for you to provide additional information to applyfirst.co.uk as detailed below.
Registering with us is completely optional. However, registration for jobseeker services allows you to take advantage of more of the tools and resources that assist you in finding a job. Registration includes submitting your email address. You may access this information at any time by clicking ‘Change Details” on the ‘my account’ screen when you’ve logged onto applyfirst.co.uk as a Jobseeker.

Job Notifications

Job Notifications is an optional service. Applyfirst.co.uk requests that you provide information relating to your employment preferences as well as your email address so that we may notify you via email of jobs specific to your needs. Users can modify or delete their Job Notifications profiles at any time by going to the ‘Jobseeker’ area of the site, .

Online Applications

Making an online application to a job advertisement on applyfirst.co.uk is a free and optional service that does not require registration. Job applications require you to complete mandatory fields (first name, last name, phone and email) so that the advertiser can identify and contact you. Your application, including attachments and cover letters, are forwarded directly on to the third party advertiser. This information may also be disclosed to applyfirst.co.uk’s service providers and contractors from time to time who assist us to deliver our products and services.

By applying to a position advertised on applyfirst.co.uk you are requesting that applyfirst.co.uk pass the information to the Advertiser as a part of your application.

Additionally, you have the right to request your personal information direct from Advertisers on applyfirst.co.uk.

Collecting information on applyfirst.co.uk visitors

Applyfirst.co.uk collects information that is necessary for the function of the site activities.
When you visit applyfirst.co.uk we may make a record of your visit and log some or all of the following information for statistical, maintenance or improvement purposes:
Your service or internet provider (IP) address – information is gathered in summation only and cannot be traced to an individual user.

The address of the referring site (if any);

We also collect personal information when you complete the contact form or when you subscribe to our online newsletter.
Applyfirst.co.uk utilises this information to improve and enhance our services by monitoring the areas on the site which are most popular to you. This non-personal information may be shared with applyfirst.co.uk partners to provide them with an overview of how visitors use applyfirst.co.uk

Email communications from applyfirst.co.uk

applyfirst.co.uk also provides you with selected information about new jobs listed on the site, as well as info on career-related topics in our email newsletter. This free service is sent to registered users and provides the option of opting out of receiving these by clicking the “unsubscribe” link on emails sent.

Storage & Security of Personal Information

applyfirst.co.uk has implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.
applyfirst.co.uk regularly reviews security and encryption technologies and will strive to protect information to the fullest extent possible.
Applfirst.co.uk allows you to access your information at any time to keep it accurate and up to date. Any information which we hold for you is stored on secure servers.
Our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by applyfirst.co.uk.
applyfirst.co.uk will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access of your personal information.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text that is placed within the memory of a computer and can be later retrieved by web page servers. Applyfirst.co.uk uses cookies to enhance your interaction and convenience with its website and does not use cookies to record any personal information.

Applyfirst.co.uk Partners & Advertisers

applyfirst.co.uk provides links and passes online application to third party sites. The use of your information by these third party sites is not within the control of applyfirst.co.uk and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of these companies. Advertisers who place job ads on applyfirst.co.uk are asked to comply with English federal privacy policy with regard to their own information handling practices.
You may also directly contact advertisers to request access to any personal information that you have sent as part of an application.

Privacy & Site Changes

applyfirst.co.uk may review and update its privacy statement in the future if required. Revised versions will be updated on the website.
The website itself will be updated from time to time, to ensure the best service to all jobseekers and advertisers.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or have feedback to help improve applyfirst.co.uk you can contact us via email, or post:

Email: feedback@applyfirst.co.uk
Tel: 020 8336 6494
Post:
Applyfirst.co.uk
Apex Tower
High Street
New Malden
Surrey KT3 4DQ

For more information about privacy issues in UK, please visit the Office of Public Sector Information website