Privacy Notice – Applicants

1. What is the purpose of this document?

Score Group of Companies are a "data controller". This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. You are being sent a copy of this privacy notice because you are applying for work with us (whether as an employee, worker or contractor). It makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, and how long it will usually be retained for. It provides you with certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).

2. Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

3. The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

4. How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

5. How we will use information about you

We will use the personal information we collect about you:

It is in our legitimate interests to decide if it is beneficial to our business whether to appoint you to role. Having received your CV and covering letter or your application form and if applicable the results from the test which you took, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references and if applicable carry out a criminal record check and pre-appointment medical before confirming your appointment.

6. If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require a reference for this role and you fail to provide us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your application further.

7. How we use particularly sensitive personal information

We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:

8. Information about criminal convictions

Depending on the role you have applied for, we may be required to collect information about your criminal convictions history if we would like to offer you the role. In particular we are legally required to carry out criminal record checks for those working with young people.

We have in place an appropriate policy document and safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when processing such data.

9. Data sharing

Why might you share my personal information with third parties?

We will only share your personal information with the companies which form part of the Score group of companies and Peterhead Engineers Development Limited (PEDL) in the case of trainees/apprentices for the purposes of processing your application.

All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

10. Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

11. Data retention

How long will you use my information for?

We will retain your personal information for a period of 6 months after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to role. We retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our data retention policy.

12. Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Your rights in connection with personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

If you want to do any of the above, please contact our HR Department in writing.

By submitting your application or CV to the Score group of companies you are agreeing to the above privacy notice.