ICO NUMBER: ZB036518
Rooney Search (the Company) is a legal recruitment and search firm. We provide recruitment services to candidates as well as retained or contingent searches to law firms. To do this we need to process personal information of individual candidates who we seek to place with new employers.
The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with recruitment services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. At all times we will comply with current data protection laws.
1. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
a. Purpose of processing and legal basis
The Company will collect your personal data and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with recruitment services. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.
In some cases we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.
We must have a legal basis to process your personal data. The legal bases we rely upon to offer our work-finding services to you are:
• Your consent
• Where we have a legitimate interest
• To comply with a legal obligation that we have
• To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you
b. Legitimate interest
This is where the Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests are as follows:
• Managing our database and keeping candidate records up to date;
• Providing recruitment services to you and our clients;
• Contacting you to seek your consent where we need it.
c. Statutory/contractual requirement
The Company has certain legal and contractual requirements to collect personal data (e.g. to comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, immigration and tax legislation, and in some circumstances safeguarding requirements.) Our clients may also require this personal data, and/or we may need your data to enter into a contract with you. If you do not give us personal data we need to collect we may not be able to continue to provide recruitment services to you.
d. Recipient/s of data
The Company will process your personal data with the following recipients:
• Clients (whom we may introduce or supply you to)
• Former employers whom we may seek references from when and where appropriate.
• Payroll service providers who manage payroll on our behalf or other payment intermediaries whom we may introduce you to.
2. TYPES OF DATA
The type of personal information about individuals that we collect, store and use includes the following:
• General biographical information such as full name, date of birth and education.
• Professional biographical information such as current role and employer, date of qualification and previous employers, as well as recent experience.
Source of the personal data:
• Legal Press
• Law Society
• Law firm websites
• Software providers who we use to support our services
3. OVERSEAS TRANSFERS
The Company may transfer the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) for the purposes of providing you with recruitment services. We will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
4. YOUR RIGHTS
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:
• The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
• The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
• The right to rectification of your personal data;
• The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
• The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
• The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
• The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
• The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
• The right to withdraw consent at any time.
Generally we do not collect, store or use any ‘special categories’ of sensitive personal information or information about criminal convictions. If we may need to do so in a particular case we will let the individual concerned know and advise them of how we will use this information.
There may be circumstances where the Company will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. Where this is the case, we will tell you and we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for those specific reasons.
If you believe that any of your data that the Company processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.
You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.
5. SALE OF BUSINESS
If the Company’s business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
6. DATA SECURITY
The Company takes every precaution to protect our users’ information.
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to your information.
The Company uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of email/ the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason the Company cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via email/ the Internet.
7. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
We will update this privacy statement from time to time. We will post any changes on the statement with revision dates. If we make any material changes, we will notify you.
8. COMPLAINTS OR QUERIES
If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact Robert Rooney in writing via the contact details above.
You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
The cookie is used by cdn services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Please get in touch to find out how Rooney Search can help you.