GDPR Candidate Agreement

This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC) The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.

Your new rights under the GDPR are set out in this notice and were last updated on 10th May 2018.

The Information we collect

To carry out our core recruitment activities, we collect information about you which may include: your name, address and post code; private and corporate e-mail address and phone number; financial information and compliance documentation; references verifying your qualifications and experience and your right to work in the United Kingdom; curriculum vitae and photograph; employment details and preferences; links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook for Business or corporate website.

How we collect this information

The information we collect about you will be provided by you, either by filling out a form on our website ( or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It will also include information you provide when you register to use our website, subscribe to our services, attend our events, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our website, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our site.

We may also obtain information about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, your business card, personal recommendations, and any relevant social media sites. On a 6 monthly basis you will receive an email asking you to check the information we hold, amend if required or alternatively request for it to be removed by emailing or completing the survey.

Our legal basis for processing data

Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is: Legitimate interest, Contract and/or Consent.

Legitimate interest: the processing of data is necessary to fulfil our duty to act on your behalf as recruitment consultants. We will not act under this if there is reason to protect your personal data.

Contract: the processing of personal data is necessary if you have been placed and/or are contracting through H2 Consultancy.

Consent: If the above do not apply, we will not hold your data without clear consent to process personal data.

Where we store your personal data

All information stored on our recruitment software is backed up at regular intervals and stored in two alternative locations within the EU at all times, as per AWS recommended guidelines. Finally, security and performance tests are carried out at regular intervals to ensure the smooth running of the service.

How long we keep your data for

We retain different types of data for differing periods of time. The criteria we use to determine whether we should retain your personal data and how long for includes:

• The nature of the personal data
• Its perceived accuracy of your date
• Your engagement levels with our services
• Our legal obligations following an offer or when a placement has been made.

We may archive part or all your personal data or retain it on our financial systems but delete all or part of it from our recruitment software system. On removal, we may anonymise parts of your data – particularly following a request for suppression or deletion of your data – to ensure we do not re-enter your personal data to our database, unless you have requested us to do so.

Our current retention period for data on candidates who have not been placed or are no longer showing any signs of engagement with our website, is 5 years.

Your rights

The GDPR provides you with the following rights:

• The right to be informed about the personal data we process on you
• The right of access to the personal data we process 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
• The right not to be subjected to automated decision-making and profiling.

Therefore, we encourage you to log in to your profile through our website to ensure your data is accurate, complete and up to date always.

Changes to our privacy notice

Any changes we make to our privacy notice in future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, you will be notified by e-mail. Please check back frequently to view any updates or changes to our privacy notice or for any further information please email