Sentinel's Privacy Policy

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy to include new ways we capture and use data through our recently updated website. These changes include capturing data when you apply for a role via our website, when you upload your CV, sign up to our news updates or otherwise input your personal information into the site. These updates do not represent any changes to your rights under this policy.

 

Sentinel Core Services Limited (company number 3234691), Sentinel Technology Ltd (company number 09492780), Sentinel IT LLP (company number OC331760), Sentinel Technical Consulting Limited (company number 09537615), Sentinel International Limited (company number 11320596), Sentinel Recruitment Limited (company number 09492780), Sentinel Technical Services LLP (company number OC354019), Sentinel Technologie AG (Swiss company number CHE429.303.794) and Sentinel Consulting S.R.O. (Czech company number 046 23 738) (together "Sentinel Group" or “Sentinel”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We will ensure that the information you submit to us by email, via a job board, via a portal or through our offices is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

We need to collect information about you as an essential part of providing our services.  The information we collect and how we use it is explained below.

For Work Seekers

Sentinel Group may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your email address) and other relevant information from your CV, covering letter, job board registration forms, application email or application via portal. We request that you do not share sensitive personal information with us, such as race; ethnic origin; politics; religion; trade union membership; genetics; biometrics (where used for ID purposes); health; sex life; or sexual orientation. Where we identify these categories of data in the information we collect, we will immediately delete them. Information is held, used and disclosed by us as follows:

  • To provide our services to you;
  • To maintain our business relationship with you, whether you are a prospective or actual candidate or a user of our website;
  • To enable you to submit your CV for general applications or to apply for specific jobs;
  • To match your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding and securing a position that is suitable for you and to send your personal information to clients as part of the job application process;
  • To promote and share information about our other products and services that we think may be of interest to you.
  • To answer your enquiries;
  • To contact you about roles that may be of interest to you or to contact you to find out whether you are in need of our services. You are able to unsubscribe from such communications;
  • To fulfil contractual obligations with our clients;
  • When you have been placed by us in a role, your personal information may be accessible by or transferred or duplicated to our offices in Switzerland or the Czech Republic to enable them to provide you with associated services such as contract generation or invoice processing. We will notify you in the event we wish to transfer your data in order to explore job opportunities for you outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and we will give you the opportunity to withhold your consent to such transfer;
  • To trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as reference, qualification and criminal reference checking services (as required), verification of the details you have provided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills tests. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality to Sentinel Group;
  • To third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Sentinel Group;
  • If Sentinel Group forms any additional companies, we may share personal information with the new employees of the company to enable them to provide recruitment services to you;
  • We may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted and requested to do so by law;
  • We may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above; and
  • Our website may also use a website recording service which can record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. Data collected by this service is used to improve our website usability. The information collected is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting and is not shared with anybody else.

Curriculum Vitae ("CV"):

We give you the option of submitting your CV in response to an advert, uploading your CV to our candidate portal, submitting it via the form on our website or by providing your CV to one of our consultants. We may also obtain your CV from jobs boards we subscribe to (which include Jobserve, Jobsite, Reed and Indeed); if we do, you will be informed that we have obtained your CV in this way. Your CV will be stored in the Sentinel Group database and will be accessible by Sentinel Group recruitment consultants in the UK.

You can update your CV at any time by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be archived providing the submission details remain the same (for example you submit both CVs using the same email address or you advise the relevant contact of your new submission).

 

For Client Contacts

This relates to the personal information Sentinel Group collects about you where you are a contact at one of our clients, at a prospective client or at an MSP, umbrella company or personal service company involved in the supply of services to a hirer.

We may collect personal information about you when:

  • We contact you with a view to providing services to you; or
  • You contact us by email or via portal expressing an interest in working with us or requesting ancillary information such as blog posts; or
  • You provide us or our employees with your business card or other information; or
  • You post information or advertisements on job boards or social media websites; or
  • We provide services to you or you provide services to us; or
  • We complete contractual documentation relevant to services provided.

We will usually collect the following information from or about you:

  • Your name;
  • Your address;
  • Your phone and email details;
  • Details of your role, title and responsibilities within your organisation;
  • Where you are a client:
    • any opinion or feedback you share with us regarding a candidate or consultant;
    • details of any queries you raise with us regarding services;
    • details of any recruitment and/or resourcing requirements or plans you share with us.

Information is held, used and disclosed by us as follows:

  • To provide our services to you;
  • To maintain our business relationship with you;
  • To promote and share information about our other products and services that we think may be of interest to you.
  • To answer your enquiries;
  • To fulfil contractual obligations with our clients;
  • To third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Sentinel Group;
  • If Sentinel Group forms any additional companies, we may share personal information with the new employees of the company to enable them to provide services to you;We may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted and requested to do so by law; and
  • We may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above.

 

Your Rights

If you would like to make a request under your rights described below, please contact GDPR@sentinelit.com. We will acknowledge your request as soon as we are able, and action your request within 30 days. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. Where we are unable to comply with your request, or where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request and will give you reasons for doing so.

Access, data portability & rectification: You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We have the right to charge an administrative fee for this service, and we will supply your data in portable formats including: PDFs and CSV files. Where you identify errors or omissions in the data we hold on you, you can request rectification or completion of your record. Your data will not be processed whilst a request for rectification is outstanding.

Erasure, objection & restriction of processing: You also have the right to ask Sentinel Group to stop using your information. However, if this involves a request for deletion of your file, please be aware that we may not be required or able to do so, particularly where your file also holds information about our clients or financial information that we need to keep for periods of up to seven years.

Automated decision making & profiling: We do not use automated decision making or profiling in any area of our operations.

Data retention: Normally, we will retain your data for four years from the date you are registered on our database. Where we have placed you in a permanent position or on a contract assignment, we will retain your data for a maximum of seven years.

Changes to our Privacy Notice: This privacy notice may be changed by Sentinel Group at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will advise you of changes or updates to our privacy notice by a prominent notice on our website. Continued use of this website or our services after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Sentinel Group's online privacy commitment, please feel free to email us at GDPR@sentinelit.com or call our London or Tunbridge Wells offices to speak to one of our representatives.

Equal opportunities: Sentinel Group is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymised basis.

Contact

If you have any enquires you can contact us at: GDPR@sentinelit.com or by writing to us at: Catherine Armstrong, Head of Finance and Operations - Sentinel Group, Northfields, 20-26 St. John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NT, United Kingdom.

Company Details

Sentinel IT LLP, Northfields, 20-26 St. John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NT, UK, Company No. OC331760 www.sentinelit.com

Sentinel Core Services Ltd, Northfields, 20-26 St. John's Road, Tun bridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NT, UK, Company No. 3234691 www.sentinelit.com

Sentinel Technical Consulting Ltd, Northfields, 20-26 St. John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NT, UK, Company No. 09537615 www.sentinelit.com

Sentinel International Ltd, Northfields, 20-26 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN9 9NT, UK, Company No. 11320596 www.sentinelit.com

Sentinel Recruitment Ltd, Northfields, 20-26 St. John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NT, UK, Company No. 09492780 www.sentinelit.com

Sentinel Technical Services LLP, Northfields, 20-26 St. John's Road, Tun bridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9NT, UK, Company No. OC354019 www.sentineltechnical.com

Sentinel Technologie AG, Bahnhofstrasse 21, 6300 Zug, Switzerland, Company No. CHE-429.303.794 www.sentineltechnologie.ch

Sentinel Consulting S.R.O., V celnici 1031/4, Nové Mésto, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic, Company No. 046 23 738 www.sentinelconsuIting.cz

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