Privacy Policy

At Westgate Recruitment Ltd, we are committed to protecting your personal information. Your personal information (also called ‘personal data’) is the information which identifies you as an individual that we get from you and others in various ways. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (“GDPR”) specific obligations are placed on us in the way we handle this type of information. The aim of this privacy policy is to let you know what personal information we collect from you when you apply for a job with us or our group companies, when you use our website and when you contact us, how we store and use it, and how you can access and manage this information. Your personal information may be stored online and therefore we take steps to ensure that our systems are well protected.


So, what personal information do we collect about you?
We process the following types of personal data about you:

  • Contact details
  • Identification information
  • Information about past and current employment
  • Education and qualifications
  • Information provided within a CV
  • Health


We collect the personal information requested on our application forms and contact forms together with any comments or remarks that you may provide in free text fields (such as personal statements) or CVs (where applicable). We may also keep a record of references received from third parties you give us authority to contact, and of any other correspondence or communication between you and us, whether written, e-mailed, or as a result of visits, interviews or recorded telephone calls.


Making Sure your data is secure
Whilst we take steps to protect user privacy, no data transmission sent by email can be entirely secure. We therefore do not guarantee the security of personal information that you send to us, or your use of the site. Any personal information you do send is at your own risk but once we receive it we use strict procedures to safeguard it.


How do we use your personal information?
In connection with a contract between you and us or an employer…

  • to process your job application and otherwise manage the recruitment process
  • help potential employers assess and process your job application
  • help potential employers check and confirm the references that you provide as part of your job application
  • check with any necessary regulatory, industry and/or security authorities relevant to the position that you have applied for


Legitimate Business…

Westgate Recruitment Ltd may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a business for the following purposes:

  • help us identify you so we know who we are talking to
  • help prevent and detect fraud or loss
  • to contact you with information about opportunities that you might be interested in from time to time via phone, post or email
  • assess risk, carry out market research, statistical analysis, test systems, improve the way that we run our recruitment process and your application (including quality assurance) and analyse your application and recruitment history
  • train staff and monitor our services. This may mean that we record our conversations or our correspondence with you to make sure we are providing you with a good service and to make sure we keep to our legal and regulatory obligations.


Who do we disclose your personal information to?
We may make your personal information available to agencies and employers who subscribe with us or use our Website, working within the above ways in which we use your data. These clients may then use that information to contact you about specific roles via email, phone or post.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions to and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Westgate Recruitment Ltd our customers, or others.
  • If Westgate Recruitment Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • For the purposes of internal and external audits and investigations carried out on the Company to ensure that the Company is complying with all relevant laws and obligations.


How can you find out what personal information we hold about you?
You are entitled to see the personal information that we hold about you at any time. (If you write to, email or phone us and ask to see this information, it is known as a ‘subject access request’ or ‘SAR’ for short) You can do so by:

  • e-mailing us at inserting the words ‘Data Request’ in the heading or
  • writing to us at Westgate Recruitment – 2ndFloor, Pierhead Buildings, Ystrad Mynach CF82 7AA

Even if you don’t want a copy of your personal information, you can still contact us to check that the personal information that we hold is accurate or to let us know of any changes to your personal information. We always try to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, up to date and relevant and, as you are applying for a job with us, it is important that we have the right information in order to be able to contact you. We’ll be more than happy to make changes or to correct any inaccuracies.

You have the following rights when it comes to your data:

  • to object to any legitimate business interests processing
  • to withdraw consent (only in respect of any processing which depends on consent)
  • to ask for your data to be updated or corrected (where it is inaccurate)
  • if we have carried out any automated decision making as part of recruitment practices, contest any such decision and ask for a human intervention
  • ask for the client to stop processing for any reason or exercise your right to be forgotten
  • ask for a copy of your personal data held by the Company
  • complain to the ICO


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Registered Company In England & Wales | Company No: 06235246

Second Floor, Pierhead Buildings, Ystrad Mynach CF82 7AA