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People whose data we receive from work seekers and employees, such as referees and emergency contacts

Why we process your data

The Company will collect your personal data and will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Emergency Contacts – to contact you in the event of an accident or emergency affecting the individual who provided your details
  • Referees – if you were put down as a referee by a candidate or prospective employee. We will contact you to take up a reference

The law on data protection allows us to process your data for certain reasons only:

  • in order to perform the contract that we are party to
  • in order to carry out legally required duties
  • in order for us to carry out our legitimate interests
  • to protect your interests and
  • where something is done in the public interest.

All of the processing carried out by us falls into one of the permitted reasons.

We collect data so that we can carry out activities which are necessary for our legitimate business interests and the interests of our candidates. These include:

  • If you have been put down by a Candidate or a prospective member of Staff as one of their referees, we use your personal data in order to contact you for a reference. This is a part of our quality assurance procedure and so we deem this to be necessary for our legitimate interests as an organisation offering recruitment services and employing people ourselves.
  • If a Candidate or Staff member has given us your details as an emergency contact, we will use these details to contact you in the case of an accident or emergency. This is also in the legitimate interests of both the candidates and the emergency contact.

We believe that processing your data in this manner is a necessary, proportionate and reasonably expected outcome of the legitimate interests and activities of the Company and benefits all parties involved whilst having a minimal impact on your privacy and rights.

Where one of these reasons applies we may process your data without your consent.

Types of data we process

The personal data that we may collect includes:

  • Your Name, telephone number, email address, job title, place of work, relationship to work seeker / employee
  • Any other information you provide us in the reference

This list is not exhaustive.

Sharing your data

The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:

  • Colleagues within SuperStars where it is necessary for them to undertake their duties
  • Selected 3rd party processors, including those utilised to maintain internal software / hardware, for communications purposes or where we outsource any of our business functions under which we collect or store your data, in which case we will ensure that any such service provider adheres to at least the same obligations of security with regard to your data as undertaken by us
  • Any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights if a third party
  • Internal Accountants and Professional Advisors
  • Work-Seeker for whom the reference is provided
  • Clients where it is necessary for the work seekers role.

We will never sell your data to third parties for the purposes of marketing. Where your data is transferred to a third party acting as a data processor, the Company will:

  • Ensure that the third party has sufficient security measures in place to protect the processing of data
  • Have in place a written contract establishing what personal data will be processed and for what purpose
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