This web site is operated by Abacus Recruitment Services Limited (Abacus). Abacus are committed to protecting the privacy of our users by providing a safe environment for all our users. This Statement is to inform you how we will use any personal data which you provide through this web site and is aimed at job seekers only.
Abacus complies fully with data protection legislation which regulates the processing of information relating to you and upholds your rights in respect of your personal data. On occasion our site may contain links to other web sites over which we have no control and therefore Abacus are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites to which you choose to link from this site. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect via this web site and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.
Collection and Retention of Information
You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use the job search facilities on the Abacus web site. If you register to use the members area of the web site then you must supply some personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, contact information and other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas of our web site, Abacus also collects demographic information that is not unique to you and does not reveal your identity such as your postcode, age, gender and the types of work in which you are interested this is for Abacus use only and will not under any circumstances be sold, leased or given to any third party.
If you use our facilities to build a CV to put in our database of users CV's, then you will be providing us with personal data which we will use in accordance with this statement. We strongly suggest that your CV should not contain data relating to your,
- racial or ethnic origin
- political beliefs
- philosophical or religious beliefs
- membership of a trade union or political party
- sexual life
- physical or mental health
If your CV does contain such data, then you agree that we may retain this information and use it in accordance with this statement.
Use of Your Information by Abacus Recruitment Services
The use of the information we gather on the web site personal or otherwise will only be used for the purposes of enhancing the browsing experience offered by the site and to improve the services we provide.
In addition, at the time of registration or later, you may have the option to elect to receive additional electronic communications. These communications will be in the form of vacancy notifications and occasional news letters.
We may also use any feedback (such as success stories) for promotional purposes and may contact you for further information.
Disclosure of Information to Others
We do not disclose any information whether personal or otherwise to third parties except as set out below.
- We may disclose such information to companies and individuals who have contacted with us to advertise and therefore provide candidates for positions they have made available to us and have then been posted to the web site.
- Should you apply for a position through the web site then your information will be forwarded to the potential employer for due processing.
- We may disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires Abacus’ business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of our assets. In addition, should Abacus become the subject of an insolvency proceedings, whether voluntary or involuntary, its liquidator, administrator, receiver or may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the court. You will be properly notified of any such event.
Updating or Deleting Your Information
You may review, correct, update or change your profile information or CV at any time. Simply log into your Abacus members area account, and follow the relevant links to review your account information or CV and, if you wish, edit it with the options provided. You may also delete your CV through this method.
If you wish to delete your Abacus account at any time, please contact us at email@example.com. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your information has been deleted.
If you opted to receive newsletters, job notification e-mails or other communications from Abacus at the time you registered, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by editing your Account Profile as described above.
Abacus has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures designed to ensure the security of your personal information. In particular, password data is encrypted (i.e. it is scrambled between your computer and Abacus’ servers). However the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be access or use your personal information for improper purposes.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to change the content of our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather and how we might use that information. If at any time, you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abacus uses "cookies" only to help make your browsing experience more meaningful. A cookie is a text file that is either stored in your computer’s memory temporarily (a “session” cookie) or placed on your hard drive (a “persistent” cookie) by a web page server. Cookies are not used to run programmes or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and your computer and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
The main purpose of a cookie on the Abacus web site is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences).
We predominately use “session” cookies which are not stored on your hard drive. Session cookies expire after 30 minutes of inactivity or when you close your browser. “Session” cookies allow us to keep track of data until you have completed your search.
You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. If this is the case then certain areas such as the members area will not be accessible from your computer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.