French Selection UK Privacy Statement

French Selection UK Privacy Policy

French Selection UK is a specialist multilingual recruitment consultancy (please see our website for full details of our services). We operate as an Employment Agency (as referred to in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003).

We collect, process, store and use personal details from:
- Individuals, candidates and job seekers who have registered with our services and/or who have applied for some of our vacancies and therefore have legitimate interests in finding employment involving the use of their languages or providing an international exposure.
- Contacts and individuals from suppliers, customers, prospective suppliers and customers, and from other organisations in connection with our services.
- Our staff members

We collect, process, store and use personal data as part of our legitimate interests:
- To provide recruitment services to our clients.
- To provide recruitment services to candidates and job seekers.
- To perform key functions of our business (such as record-keeping, marketing and development activities).

We collect, process, store and use personal data to ensure we comply with our legal and statutory obligations.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and have set up this policy to acknowledge you of your rights under Data Protection regulation, including under GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), regarding any information provided by or obtained from you, and so that you may understand how we collect, use and share your personal data for the purpose of providing our recruitment services.

What sort of data do we collect?

French Selection UK collects, processes and stores personal data about you to help in the recruitment process. This data consists of information such as your name, address, e-mail address and CV, native language and other language skills, work and education history and your responses to the questions of our online forms (CV submission & application forms) or from the job boards on which we advertise our vacancies.  

We collect and process sensitive personal data only so far as is necessary to ensure we conform to legal and statutory requirements, for example under the equality of opportunity laws.

How is this information used?

We will use the information you provide us for:

  • Matching your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding you the position that most suits you.
  • Sending you any information you may request.
  • Contacting you by email, SMS or telephone for the purpose of recruitment.
  • Informing you by email, SMS or telephone about job vacancies we have identified as being potentially of interest to you. Of course, should you decide that you no longer wish to receive such information, please send us an email at unregister@french-selection.co.uk quoting "Unsubscribe me" together with your full name and your email address.
  • Sending your details to prospective or intended employers or customers for the purpose of recruitment.
  • Identifying visitors in relation to our online services.
  • Providing our recruitment services.
  • Performing our business activities such as marketing, business development and record-keeping.

Do we pass data to third parties?

Where necessary we may pass data to third parties that help us to process data and to prospective or intended employers or customers for the purpose of recruitment. We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties but we do not disclose individual names or any identifying information unless you have specified your agreement.

Do we make automated decisions when profiling, screening or shortlisting in the recruitment process?

No, we do not use your personal details to make automated decisions. All our profiling, screening or shortlisting process involves the human intervention of our consultants.

How is this database safeguarded?

The security of your data is very important to us. All personal information supplied to us is held in secure conditions in our database. Access to your personal data is only provided to our staff and third parties who help us to process and store data and, in order to help with the recruitment process, to prospective employers or customers.

How correcting or updating personal details?

If you wish to change or update your personal details, please contact French Selection UK by email at recruit@french-selection.co.uk or call 0330 120 0520.

How do you unsubscribe or remove your details from our database?

If you wish to stop receiving details of job vacancies we have identified as being potentially of interest to you, please send us an email at unregister@french-selection.co.uk quoting "Unsubscribe me" together with your full name and your email address.

If you wish to completely remove all your details from our database, please send us an email at unregister@french-selection.co.uk quoting "Erase all my details" together with your full name and your email address.

How long do we normally keep your details for?

Because of the specialist nature of our recruitment services, specialising in job opportunities that require the use of foreign languages in specific areas of international trade, we find that candidates who have submitted their details to us are often still interested in hearing from us occasionally when we have a suitable languages opportunity near them, as these can be far and few between on the employment market. For that reason, we find that a reasonable period of retention of approximately six years following the last communication between a candidate and ourselves is usually considered appropriate. We regularly find employment to candidates who have not been in touch with us for several years, due to the specific and targeted nature of our services. However, at any point, if you would like your details removed, you may contact us to do so as described above.

How do you raise any concerns or objections?

If at any time you have any questions or objections or any concerns about French Selection UK privacy policy and about our use of your personal details, please contact our Data Controller Mr. Gilles Guedot by email at data@french-selection.co.uk
The Data Protection supervising authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

How do we let you know if our policy changes?

Any policy changes, either due to business reasons or future changes in legislation, will be posted on this page and, if substantial, may be promoted on the website or through e-mail notification.