Job applicant privacy notice
Data controller: Airport Retail Enterprises (UK) Ltd, Gresham House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BN
Person responsible for data protection compliance: Rebecka Mustajarvi, Finance & HR Manager, Airport Retail Enterprises (UK) Ltd, firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of any recruitment process, Airport Retail Enteprises (UK) Ltd collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.
What information does Airport Retail Enterprises collect?
Airport Retail Enterprises collects a range of information about you. This includes:
your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
whether or not you have a disability for which we need to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process; and
information about your entitlement to work in the UK.
We may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms or CVs, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.
Airport Retail Enterprises may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, information from employment background check providers and information from criminal records checks. We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that we are doing so.
Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).
Why does Airport Retail Enterprises process personal data?
Airport Retail Enterprises needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant's eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
Airport Retail Enterprises has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate's suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
Airport Retail Enterprises may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. We may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. Airport Retail Enterprises processes such information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
For some roles, we are obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where we seek this information, we do so because it is necessary for us to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
We will not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied.
Who has access to data?
Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.
We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks.
Your data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to our Australian head office. Data is transferred outside the EEA on the basis of binding corporate rules or other safeguards.
How does Airport Retail Enterprises protect data?
Airport Retail Enterprises takes the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
For how long does Airport Retail Enterprises keep data?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for six months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
require Airport Retail Enterprises to change incorrect or incomplete data;
require Airport Retail Enterprises to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
object to the processing of your data where Airport Retail Enterprises is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Rebecka Mustajarvi, Finance & HR Manager, email@example.com. If you believe that Airport Retail Enterprises has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.
What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Airport Retail Enterprises during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.
Recruitment processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.