Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

2fawcett provides work finding services for job seekers, and for companies that want to hire them. To do so, we often have to process sensitive and personal data. Such data is normally supplied via your CV, application form and/or any other documentation provided by you, to verify your I.D., Right to Work in the UK, NI Number etc.

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 form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board. 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.

Work finding services

Work finding services includes the marketing of your skills, experience, and availability to prospect employers and/or hirers looking to recruit. We also provide details of their work opportunities to you when facilitating your interview(s) or engagement(s) in work.

Our reasons for processing your data

We will always ask you for your consent to process your data, to be transparent. We may also have a legitimate interest, a contractual obligation, or be legally bound to process it. We only use your data in connection with work finding services and will not share it with a third party for any other purpose.

Your consent

If you approach us or we find your CV on a jobs board, we assume you are searching for work finding services. We will ask you for your consent to process your data, but if you do not provide this within 30 days, we will dispose of your data securely. We ask for your consent via email, or in writing. We cannot provide all work finding services to you, without your consent, and you do have the right to withdraw your consent any time. If your data is accessible publicly, e.g. via a jobs board and we discover it, or you otherwise come to our attention as a potential applicant (e.g. you are recommended by a third party) we will (re)approach you for consent.

Personal Data we may have collected:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Job Title / history through a CV/Resume
  • Qualifications
  • Compensation history
  • Location of Employment
  • Any other information on your CV

Third party service providers

We work with selected service providers such as pre-employment vetting services (e.g. occupational health professionals, or bodies providing criminal record and barring checks); payroll software service providers; hardware and IT infrastructure specialists; HMRC and other governmental departments so that we can deliver work finding services to you. We always strive to ensure your data is secure, and that all of our service providers maintain appropriate data privacy and security standards.

How we use your personal data:

Recruitment Activities

Our main area of work is White Collar Recruitment – connecting the right Candidates with the right jobs. We’ve listed below various ways in which we may use and process your personal data for this purpose, where appropriate and in accordance with any local laws and requirements. Please note that this list is not an exhaustive list.

  • ​Collecting your data from you and other sources, such as LinkedIn, job boards and referrals;
  • Storing your details (and updating them when necessary) on our database, so that we can contact you in relation to recruitment;
  • Providing you with our recruitment services and to facilitate the recruitment process;
  • Assessing data about you against vacancies which we think may be suitable for you;
  • Sending your information to Clients, in order to apply for jobs or to assess your eligibility for jobs;
  • Enabling you to submit your CV, apply online for jobs or to subscribe to alerts about jobs we think may be of interest;
  • Allow you to participate in any interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so;
  • Carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us;
  • Carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between 2fawcett and third parties in relation to your recruitment;
  • Verifying details you have provided, using third party resources or to request information (such as references, qualifications and potentially any criminal convictions, to the extent that this is appropriate and in accordance with local laws);
  • Complying with our legal obligation in connection with detection of crime or the collection of taxes or duties; and
  • Processing your data to enable us to send you targeted, relevant marketing materials or other communications which we are likely to be of interest to you.

Holding on to your data

We will process and store your personal data for the time necessary to achieve the purposes described in this privacy notice, taking into account our legal obligations, and as required to meet our business and compliance obligations, e.g. to comply with our tax and accounting obligations. We determine the data storage time by taking into account; the necessity to keep it in order to provide work finding services; in order to safeguard a legitimate interest as the Data Controller; and our specific legal obligations.

Source of the Personal Data

  • The Company sourced your personal data by the following means:
  • A job board where your CV is live in the public domain
  • LinkedIn
  • A referral
  • You were a direct applicant to a job we posted on our website
  • You were a direct applicant to a job we posted on a job board


We may need to apply for reference checks on you, and we will always seek your consent to do so. We usually request references in confidence, and our policy is to maintain such confidentiality.


Visitors to our website are anonymous to us unless they make an enquiry or apply for work via the website. Our website provider may collect data from its systems for research and statistical analysis purposes. This is collected in order to improve our website’s features including overall effectiveness, functionality and ease of access for future users. None of this data includes personally identifiable information.

Marketing Activities

Subject to any applicable local laws and requirements, we will not, as a matter of course, seek your consent when sending marketing materials to a corporate postal or email address.

​If you are not happy about this, you have the right to opt out of receiving marketing materials from us.

Your rights

You have the right to be informed about the data that the Company processes on your behalf, as well as the right to access it, rectify any errors, and restrict and/or object to any automatic decision making or profiling regarding the processing of such data. You are able to withdraw consent at any time, and in certain circumstances, you have the right to have your data erased or moved elsewhere. Withdrawing your consent will limit the work finding services we can deliver to you.

Exercising your rights, or if you have a question or complaint

You can write to us or send an email with your requirements, providing your name.  In the first instance, please contact the relevant Manager of Business.

Alternatively, you can write to Support Services, 2fawcett, 215 Valley Road, Nottingham, NG5 3BG or email mia@2fawcett.com. Please include your daytime phone number so we can contact you if necessary.

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