Recruitment Privacy Policy

The Works Stores Limited (Company Number 06557400) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates 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 is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

The Information We Collect

The Works Stores Limited may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your email address) and other relevant information from your CV. Where appropriate and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may also collect information related to your health, diversity information or details of any criminal convictions.

How We Use Your Data

The personal information you provide to us is held, used and disclosed by us as follows:

  1. To provide our recruitment services to you
  2. To enable you to submit your CV for general applications, to apply for specific jobs or to subscribe to job alerts.
  3. To match your details with job vacancies to assist us in finding a position that is most suited to your skills and to send your personal information to Hiring Managers within the Company
  4. To trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services to the Company such as references, qualification and criminal checks and psychometric or skills tests.
  5. We may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted and requested to do so by law.
  6. We may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other specific purpose not listed above.

How Long Do We Keep your Personal Data for?

We will remove your personal data from our systems if we have not had any meaningful contact with you for 12 months, or for such longer period as we believe in good faith that the law or relevant regulators require us to preserve your data. After this period, it is likely your data will no longer be relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.

When we refer to "meaningful contact", we mean, for example, communication between us (either verbal or written), or where you are actively engaging with our online services. We will also consider it meaningful contact if you communicate with us about potential roles, either by verbal or written communication or click through from any of our marketing communications. Your receipt, opening or reading of an email or other digital message from us will not count as meaningful contact - this will only occur in cases where you click-through or reply directly.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during the period for which we hold your data.

Accessing the Data we Hold on You

You retain various rights in respect of your data once you have given it to us. You may ask us to confirm what information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or Delete such information. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. We will not charge you for this unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive". If you request further copies of this information from us, we may charge you a reasonable administrative cost where legally permissible. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request we will always tell you the reasons for doing so.

To get in touch about these rights, please contact our Recruitment Team. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event within one month (subject to any extensions to which we are lawfully entitled). Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

How The Works Stores Limited safeguards your Personal Data

We are committed to taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss, or unauthorised access. We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organisational measures. These include measures to deal with any suspected data breach.

If you suspect any misuse or loss of or unauthorised access to your personal information please let us know immediately. Details of how to contact us can be found Here.

The Works Stores Limited online visitors

We collect a limited amount of data from visitors to our website which we use to help us to improve your experience when using the website and to help us manage the services we provide. This includes information such as how you use our website, the frequency with which you access our website, your browser type, the location you view our website from and the times that our website is most popular. We only use such data in the aggregate form. We collect your data automatically via cookies, in line with cookie settings in your browser. If you are also a Candidate or Client of The Works, we may use data from your use of our websites to enhance other aspects of our communications with or service to you.

If you would like to find out more information about what data we collect about you when you visit our website, please Click Here

Keeping in Touch

We need your consent for some aspects of these activities which are not covered by our legitimate interests (in particular, the collection of data via cookies, and the delivery of direct marketing to you through digital channels) and, depending on the situation, we'll ask for this via an opt-in. If you are not happy about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing the Recruitment Team.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by The Works Stores Limited at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will advise you of changes or updates to our privacy policy by a prominent notice on our career website. Continued use of the website or further applications by yourself after such changes, will constitute your acceptance of such changes. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about The Works Stores Limited online privacy commitment, please feel free to Contact Us

Equal Opportunities

The Works Stores Limited is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymised basis