Potensis “the Company” is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services. In doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.
You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration forms or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as job boards. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you, we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.
1. Collection and use of personal data
a. Purpose of processing and legal basis
The Company 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. The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:
b. Legitimate Interest
Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data, our legitimate interests is/are as follows:
c. Contractual Obligation
Where Potensis Ltd has relied on Contractual Obligation to process your personal data, our reasons are as follows:
d. Recipient/s of Data
Potensis Ltd will only process your data with a third party if an individual has progressed through the recruitment process and starter paperwork is being prepared. Before this process happens, the individual will be contacted directly to inform them of this process and the individual will be informed of who will receive this information.
e. 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 are:
2. Data Retention
The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. Different laws 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 pension’s auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.
As Potensis Ltd does not process special category data, we will not be processing personal data based off of consent, however, should Potensis Ltd ever need to process any special category data or rely on consent as a lawful principle then each individual will be contacted directly to seek the individuals consent.
3. Your Rights
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:
4. Complaints or Queries
If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please email a data protection request to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of any of the above. You also have the right to raise concerns with the 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 and if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.
Website Privacy Statement
Maintaining your privacy is really important to us. Potensis Limited (“Potensis”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website or through any of our offices is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
This policy was last updated on 30th April 2018. It may be updated in the future and we’ll post the new version here on our website. We will never deviate from our overall philosophy of maintaining your privacy though.
This policy explains how we collect, store and use personal data when you browse www.potensis.com (the “Potensis website”), use the online job application form or otherwise provide your personal data to us.
By visiting, logging into, registering or using the Potensis website, you agree that it’s okay for us to collect, use and transfer your information, including your personal data under the terms of this policy. If you’re not cool with this or don’t want to be bound by this policy any longer, please do not continue to use or enter your details on the Potensis website.
When we say your “personal data”, we mean any information that identifies any person that you provide to us during your registration, or contained in any other information that you provide to us (or that you authorise a third party to give to us on your behalf).
Information you provide
Your personal data includes the information you provide, or that you authorise someone else to provide, when you register and set up an account or sign up to receive our emails, or vacancy alerts, or when you answer questionnaires, surveys, enter competitions or provide information in your account profile, on the Potensis website. It also includes information you provide when you complete any forms which you submit to us.
We do not sell, trade, rent or pass on your personal data to third parties unless 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 or order of a court of competent jurisdiction or in connection with legal proceedings.
Information We Collect
We collect information about your website usage to improve our service and to understand trends. Some of this data may be “personal data”, where it identifies a person. Here’s the information that we collect and how we use it:
We monitor patterns of usage, such as login dates and volumes of job applications, so we can understand how people are using Potensis to develop and improve our service to candidates and clients.
We also monitor patterns of usage (job applications) so that we can tailor any communications we may send you. For example, we may tailor an e-shot with information about conducting a good interview, or starting a new job.
For security reasons and to aid in monitoring patterns of usage, we identify your IP address (where available) when you use the website. This is your computer’s individual identification number that is assigned to your computer when connected to the Internet.
We monitor traffic information when you visit our site or read our e-mails, including things like page visits, email clicks, social media engagement, referring sites, and video viewings. We use this information to improve our website, service to candidates and clients, and to understand how we can improve servicing our candidates to find new career opportunities.
Information Others Provide to Us
We may receive information from others e.g. your future employee, this could include the place of work, salary and benefits package.
We may use your personal data to contact you by telephone, email, post, SMS and social media to notify you about job opportunities, employment trends, salary surveys, industry insights, career advice or changes to the services we provide as a company.
By using the Potensis website/registering and setting up an account, you are consenting to this use of your data. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, that’s no problem – just contact us using the details below. To stop receiving emails from Potensis itself (for example and e-shot about employment trends), you should click the ‘unsubscribe’ option within the email.
We may further use your personal data to enable us to track and analyse Potensis website traffic and visitor trends and improve your browsing experience. For further details, please see our Cookies Policy. If you do not want us to use your personal data in this way, please see the Cookies Policy for more information.
Your Data’s Security
When you register with Potensis, all data you provide to us is stored securely on our servers.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Potensis website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Potensis website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You can unsubscribe from our job vacancy alerts, employment trends and career advice email communications at any time by just clicking the unsubscribe link in any email, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
You have the right to request a copy of personal data we hold about you we may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. To do this, simply write to us or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org additional contact details can be found below.
To provide the highest level of candidate service, we need accurate candidate information. You can help by informing us whenever your circumstances change. You can ask us to correct incorrect personal data about you by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com.
You can find detailed information about your rights under UK Data Protection legislation on the UK Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk.
Changes to This Policy
We may edit this policy from time to time. Please check this policy regularly for any changes. We will post all changes here, and if we make any substantial changes we may also notify you by email.
For the purposes of the Act, the data controller is Potensis Ltd. Our contact details are:
Unit TR301, Trowbray House, The Leathermarket, 11/13 Weston Street, London, SE1 3ER
0207 620 6900
0207 928 4233
Email Address :
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