We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and personal information.
What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Websites are able to read from and write to these files, allowing them recognise user preferences or return visitors. Cookies are the tools that give websites a sense of memory, allowing them to recognize one user’s website visit from another.
Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only the weareblackwood.com servers can access the cookies set by the weareblackwood.com domain. These cookies are called first party cookies. Third party cookies are cookies set by third-party websites.
Note that cookies are not software, they are not programs, they cannot carry viruses and they cannot install any kind of malware on the host computer.
The data collected within these cookies are anonymised data based on IP addresses and do not contain any individual information.
Some cookies used on weareblackwood.com are technically necessary for the web site to operate.
We use other cookies for marketing and website optimisation. Some of them are analytical cookies and allow us to understand how our web site performs: we can count the number of visitors, know how effective our content is and improve how our web site works. We use this information anonymously for statistical purposes. Others can be combined with personal data visitors have consented to give to us so we can deliver marketing or advertising communications that are relevant to their interests.
First party cookies used on weareblackwood.com
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as the most visited pages, and if any error messages are generated. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. They’re only used to improve how a website works.
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Third party cookies used on weareblackwood.com
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How to opt-out from cookies in your browser
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The information collected for Blackwood job vacancy and how Blackwood uses it
Your personal details, including your name, e-mail address and CV, are held and used by Blackwood for the following purposes:
- For matching your details with job vacancies at Blackwood, to assist Blackwood in the recruitment process;
- For keeping you informed of Blackwood jobs, services, news and other developments;
- For undertaking online media checks:
(a) Due to the nature of our business and also the work we undertake for certain clients, online checks may be undertaken, inline with the regulation of the local jurisdiction, to determine if there is any information about you in the public domain that might affect your suitability for the applied role (“Checks”). Checks may reveal information about, your health, political opinions, racial or ethnic origin, criminal record, religious or political beliefs, sexual life that falls within the definition of “personal sensitive information” under the Data Protection Act 1998, or local equivalent.
(b) Checks will not be undertaken until just before the final stage of the recruitment process. Any information obtained by any Checks, which makes Blackwood question your suitability for the applied role, will be shared with you so that you will have the opportunity to correct or explain the information before any final decision is made on your application.
(c) By submitting your application to Blackwood, you will be consenting to Blackwood: (i) undertaking Checks; and (ii) using any information obtained about you from any Check in our final decision making process on your application.
(d) Information obtained from a Check will be not be retained by us should your application not proceed and neither will it be passed to any third party without your consent.
Disclosures of your information
Blackwood will share your information within Blackwood where necessary in order to process your job application.
Blackwood may release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required to do so. Blackwood reserves the right to disclose the information we have collected about you to our professional advisors. Blackwood will also disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to disclose it in connection with the detection of crime, the collection of taxes or duties, in order to comply with any applicable law, by order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or in connection with legal proceedings.
We are required by law to hold your personal data for as long as is necessary to comply with our statutory and contractual obligations and in accordance with our legitimate interests as a data controller. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that your personal data is maintained and up to date. However, you are under a duty to inform Blackwood of any and all changes to your personal data to ensure that it is up to date and we will update or delete your personal data accordingly.
If we have no contact with you then following the expiry of a reasonable period as we consider appropriate we will archive your information or possibly delete it.
Your details will be retained for four years from the end of your most recent application. After such period, if a resume has not been modified by you or has not been part of a proactive search by a member of the Blackwood Recruitment Team we will invite you to either update your profile in our system or upon your request we will anonymise your applicant data, this is an automated process where your candidate data is scrubbed of all personal information such as your email, name and address.
We will not send you unsolicited commercial communications or contact you for direct marketing purposes unless you have indicated that you are happy for Blackwood to do so. However, we will contact you where required to complete the recruitment process.
What other information do we gather?
The type of client/visitor information Blackwood collects generally includes a name, work address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and any other relevant contact details which you have communicated to us by whatever means whether by e-mail, through this website or otherwise. We may also collect information about the use of our products and services, any preferences that we are told about, or information that is submitted voluntarily to us, such as requests for further information in a specific area of interest, an on-line survey or registration for an event.
Why does Blackwood collect this information? How do we use it?
The personal information that is provided by or obtained from you is used and/or held by us for maintaining our records and in order that we can communicate with you.
We need to communicate with you to respond to any requests for information you make and to provide any specific service you request. We may also use the information you provide to send you information which we believe may be useful to you, including newsletters, briefing notes and updates, and invitations to our events.
If you do not wish to receive this information please contact Clare Ritchie, Client Services Director, email@example.com
Blackwood may develop aggregate reports, which incorporate some of the information provided by clients/visitors. The reports are for the use of our business for research purposes only.
By providing personal information through this site, such as completing forms, requesting publications, commenting on discussions, contributing to the blog or providing additional information, you are indicating your consent to our obtaining personal information from you and to the holding and use of the personal information that is provided by or obtained from you in accordance with this policy. All personal information is processed in accordance with the principles of data protection contained in the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and Directive 95/46/EC.
If, at any time, you receive unsolicited material and no longer wish to receive such material or you wish to change, update or remove all or any of your personal information, please see ‘Correcting and updating your profile’ below.
Transmitting personal data over the Internet
Disclosure of personal information
Blackwood will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise supply to third parties for their own use any personal information obtained from you without your consent.
Keeping your personal information secure
Blackwood has security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse and/or alteration of the information under its control. These include:
- Secure computer storage facilities.
- Firewalls. Blackwood has its own firewalls to provide security. These are designed to prevent others from accessing confidential data or accessing Blackwood’s internal networks that store client/visitor data.
Correcting and updating your profile
To help us keep our databases up-to-date we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change or if you notice any inaccuracies in them. To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our databases, please email Clare Ritchie, Client Services Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Any such data subject requests may be subject to the prescribed fee, which is currently £10 in the United Kingdom.
Scope of the policy
Changes to the policy