Data Protection Statement

Lynnconnect LLP provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. We must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that we can provide these services – in doing so, we act as a data controller.  This is why we have asked for your personal data on this form.  When we process your personal data, we must do so in accordance with data protection laws.  Those laws require us to give you a Privacy Statement to explain how we manage your personal data. Please see our Privacy Statement below.

Data protection

Lynnconnect LLP will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.

In some cases, we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.

The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:

  • Your consent
  • Where we have a legitimate interest
  • To comply with a legal obligation that we have
  • To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you

 a. Legitimate interest

This is where Lynnconnect LLP has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us.  Where Lynnconnect LLP has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is to provide work-finding services to you, including sending your information to your clients where they have demonstrated an interest in doing that particular type of work.

b. Recipient/s of data

Lynnconnect LLP will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:

  • Clients that we introduce or supply individuals to
  • Candidates’ former or prospective new employers that you obtain or provide references to
  • The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (and any other trade body that you are a member of who may have access to your candidates’ data)
  • Any other third parties who carry out audits to ensure that you run your business correctly or line with your
  • Government, law enforcement agencies and other regulators e.g the Police, Home Office, HMRC, Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate (EASI), Local Authority Designated Officers (LADOs), GLAA,

c. Statutory/contractual requirement

Your personal data is required by law and/or a contractual requirement (e.g. our client may require this personal data), and/or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. You are obliged to provide the personal data and if you do not the consequences of failure to provide the data may not enable us to put you forward for the position.

1. Data retention

Lynnconnect LLP will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also require us to keep different data for different periods of time.

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.

We must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.

Where Lynnconnect LLP has obtained your consent to process your personal data, we will do so in line with our Retention Policy [a copy of which is stated below]. Upon expiry of that period Lynnconnect LLP will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted LynnConnect LLP will cease to process your personal data.

2. Your rights

Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data Lynnconncet LLP processes on you;
  • The right of access to the personal data [Insert agency name] processes on you;
  • The right to rectification of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
  • The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time.

Where you have consented to Lynnconnect LLP processing your personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting Gabi Mitchell on gabi@lynnconnect.co.uk.

There may be circumstances where Lynnconnect LLP will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. We will inform you if this is the case. Where this is the case, we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for the purpose of meeting those specific reasons.

If you believe that any of your data that Lynnconnect LLP processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.

You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.

3. Complaints or queries

If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact: Gabi Mitchell on gabi@lynnconnect.co.uk

You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.

If, during the course of a temporary assignment, the Client wishes to employ me direct, I acknowledge that Lynnconnect LLP will be entitled either to charge the client an introduction/transfer fee, or to agree an extension of the hiring period with the Client (after which I may be employed by the Client without further charge being applicable to the Client).

Retention Policy (Referred to in Section 1 of Data protection)

Lynnconnect LLP will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose we collect it for. The length of time data will be retained will depend upon the type of data and the relevant laws governing that data. For example HMRC require us to keep your contact, identity, financial records and transaction data for a period of 6 years (after association ends).

 The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 & 2016 requires us to keep applicant records for at least one year (after association ends).

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