Binding Partnerships Ensures That Your Privacy Is Our Priority
We collect information about you to make your job search as easy and safe as possible. This data is important; we understand that. This is why we’re committed to protecting your privacy online.
In today’s career market we all need to be smart in the way we handle our personal information, who we give it out to and what they will do with it.
We believe we are at the forefront of the privacy issues in our industry and as a result we continue to improve and refine the way we protect your personal information. We feel it is important that you understand how protective we are and how we manage your valuable information.
What information are we are collecting?
We collect your name, contact details and other relevant information directly from your CV. We may also obtain data about you from third parties to enhance and personalize your experience, and make sure we’re finding the jobs most suited to you.
We will collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your e-mail address) and other relevant information from your Curriculum Vitae ("CV"). On occasion this will also include sensitive personal information such as details of criminal convictions and ethnic origin. When we receive your details and CV electronically, this may be through a direct application on one of our websites or an application that you have made through a third-party job board.
We will likely obtain further personal information about you during the course of our relationship with you. This information may be obtained from you directly or from third parties, such as organizations to whom we have provided your CV and who have engaged with you as part of a job application.
How will we use your personal information?
We use the information we collect to provide you the best possible service. This includes notifying you of future job opportunities, improving our websites and answering your questions. We may also use your information to contact you about industry updates, events, promotions and competitions.
We obtain our information from you directly, which includes submitting an application, CV or fill out one of our online forms.
Each time we have contact with you we may ask to collect particular personal information about you.
If we have not already done so, when or before we collect information, we will take reasonable steps to inform you of:
The purpose for which the information is collected;
Where applicable, any law requiring information to be collected;
The main consequences if all or part of the information is not provided.
We may approach your referees for a reference and/or make enquiries of your former employers, work mates, professional or representative organizations and employment or labor hire agencies. Your personal information may also be collected from the results of medical, competency and psychometric assessment, performance appraisals, records of workplace injuries or workplace accidents in which you are or have been involved in, certificates of educational qualifications as well as reports from insurance or criminal investigations.
Who will you share your personal information with?
We may share your information with any employee of Binding Partnerships, and other trusted third parties, to help us deliver our services to you. Under certain circumstances, we may occasionally be required by a regulatory body or law enforcement agency to disclose certain personal information.
Where you are registered as a candidate on our database, we will share your personal information with the consultants within Binding Partnerships.
We will share your personal information as above for any or all of the following purposes:
to provide you with recruitment services;
for business development;
for systems development and testing;
for development and marketing of other products and services;
to improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you; and/or
to tailor our website and the websites of other companies in our partnership when you log on to make them relevant to you personally.
We disclose your personal information to clients who have vacancies for jobs in which you are interested.
Trusted Third Parties
We will share your personal information and, where necessary, your sensitive personal information with trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as:
employment reference checking;
criminal reference checking (as required);
verification of details you have provided from third party sources; and/or
psychometric evaluations or skills tests.
Regulatory and Law Enforcement Agencies
As noted above, if we receive a request from a regulatory body or law enforcement agency, and if permitted under GDPR and other laws, we may disclose certain personal information to such bodies or agencies.
How long do we keep my personal data for?
We will store your data only for as long as necessary. What’s more, we conduct regular data-cleansing and updating exercises to make sure the information we have is relevant and accurate.
The length of time we will hold or store your personal information for will depend on the services we perform for you and for how long you require these. As we often support candidates with placements over many years, and potentially throughout their careers, the purpose for which we retain candidate data is often an ongoing purpose. We conduct regular data-cleansing and updating exercises with our candidates to ensure that:
(a) the data that we hold is accurate and
(b) we are not holding data for too long.
Our standard terms of business state that our clients should retain candidate data such as CVs for the purposes of the specific role you apply for and that, as controllers of your data, they should inform you if they plan to retain your CV on file in order to notify you about potential future roles, or to otherwise hold or use your data for other purposes.
What are your rights?
You’re in control of your data. Should you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out from the communications you receive, or contact us on email, telephone or even by post and we will make that change for you.
Your Rights On Information We Hold About You
You have certain rights in relation to personal information we hold about you. Details of these rights and how to exercise them are set out below. We will require evidence of your identity before we are able to act on your request.
Right Of Access
You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the personal information about you that we hold. Where we have good reason, and if the GDPR permits, we can refuse your request for a copy of your personal information, or certain elements of the request. If we refuse your request or any element of it, we will provide you with our reasons for doing so.
Right Of Correction Or Completion
If personal information we hold about you is not accurate, out of date or incomplete, you have a right to have the data rectified, updated or completed. You can let us know by contacting us using any of the methods in the contact section below.
Right Of Erasure
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that personal information we hold about you is erased e.g. if the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed, or our processing of the information is based on your consent and there are no other legal grounds on which we may process the information.
Right To Object To Or Restrict Processing
In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal information by contacting us using any of the methods in the contact section below. For example, if we are processing your information on the basis of our legitimate interests and there are no compelling legitimate grounds for our processing which override your rights and interests. You also have the right to object to use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
You may also have the right to restrict our use of your personal information, such as in circumstances where you have challenged the accuracy of the information and during the period where we are verifying its accuracy.
Right Of Data Portability
In certain instances, you have a right to receive any personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You can ask us to transmit that information to you or directly to a third-party organization.
The above right exists only in respect of personal information that:
you have provided to us previously; and
is processed by us using automated means.
While we are happy for such requests to be made, we are not able to guarantee technical compatibility with a third-party organization’s systems. We are also unable to comply with requests that relate to personal information of others without their consent.
You can exercise any of the above rights by contacting us using any of the methods in the contact section below.
Most of the above rights are subject to limitations and exceptions. We will provide reasons if we are unable to comply with any request for the exercise of your rights.
How do you change your subscription preferences?
You can review and amend which communications you receive and how you receive them via your email communications at any time.
To the extent that we are processing your personal information based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us using the details in the contact details.
Like most websites, when you visit our sites we place cookies on your computer or other device. For the most part, these cookies are used to enable the websites' functionality, improve the user experience or help us to optimize our websites, measure traffic and other internal management purposes.
We run targeted and relevant banner advertising on a number of whitelisted websites around the world to present you with jobs and content that we believe will be of interest. We target these adverts based on your previous interactions with our website, with our emails and through your engagements with our consultants. Your interaction with our advertising may be used to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to improve our marketing strategy in accordance with our legitimate interests. No advertising campaigns or advertising tracking technology records your personally identifiable information.
We employ Secure Service Layer (SSL) Technology whenever any transaction is completed over our Site. Transactions involving the passage of personal information occur in one of our secure online areas only. SSL technology encrypts the information you send through our Site. The use of SSL technology requires two components –
An SSL–compatible browser; and
A web server to perform “key–exchange” that establishes a secure connection.
For You To Benefit From The SSL Technology Which We Have Implemented:
You will need a browser with SSL capabilities. The latest versions of commonly used web browsers generally have this capability. However, it is your responsibility to check that this is the case. If you do not already have a browser with SSL capabilities, you can download an SSL browser from a vendor's website.
You will also need an internet service provider that enables SSL technology. Nearly all internet service providers automatically enable SSL technology, but you will need to ensure that this is the case with your service provider.
How do you contact us?
Get in touch with us via our contact details below. If you have any questions at all about how we process, store and share your personal information either by email or letter to the following address:
P.O. Box 31303,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Tel: +971 40 313 2016