Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy sets out how Johnston Press and the employer uses and protects any information that you give us when using this service to complete an online assessment or video interview.

 

Johnston Press and the employer are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this service, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

Johnston Press and the employer may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

 

What we collect

We may collect some or all of the following information:

Your name, contact information including; email address, telephone numbers and address.

Personal information relating to your education, work experience, preferences and interests.

Other information relevant to a job application.

 

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to assess your suitability for a job with the employer, in addition, we use this information for the following reasons:

 

Internal record keeping

We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties but will not disclose individual names or any identifying information.

If you have provided specific consent, we may use the information to match you to other jobs which you may be interest in.

We may contact you by email, phone or mail.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better service, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 

Anonymous tracking software (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics a service provided by Google. They gather anonymous data of how people are using this service and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (we’d prefer you didn’t though as this data helps us improve our website and provide a better experience for you!).

 

The cookies which Google places on your computer are called: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz, _qca. The table below shows how long the Google cookies will stay on your computer. However, you can delete them at any time from your browser:

 

Cookie Name  Duration the cookie is on your computer       Can I delete the cookie myself?

_utma              2 years                                                                        Yes, whenever you like!

_utmb              Less than 1 Day                                               Yes, whenever you like!

_utmc              Deletes itself when you leave our website     Yes, whenever you like!

_utmz              6 Months                                                         Yes, whenever you like!

_qca                5 Years                                                                        Yes, whenever you like!

 

You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the service.

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

 

Whenever you are asked to complete an assessment or interview on this website, you will be asked to opt-in and provide explicit consent that you are happy to share your data in relation the specific role for which you are applying.

 

We will hold your information on our database for a period of 36 months from the time you provided consent, but if at any time you wish to exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’ and wish for your details to be removed please email us at privacy@thesmartlist.co.uk

 

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at privacy@thesmartlist.co.uk as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

We may also ask you if you would like to be contacted about vacancies similar to the one that is being applied for. If you Opt-In and agree to us contacting you, we will record this consent and may contact you by telephone or email about relevant roles.

 

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.