We respect your privacy and strive to provide a safe and secure environment for our web site visitors. We take our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 seriously. The purpose of this Policy is to inform you how we will use any personal data which you provide to us via this web site. This Policy forms part of the Terms and Conditions of Use of our web site.
By using our web site you agree to the principles set out below:1. What personal information do we collect and why?
1.1 If you are just browsing our web site you are not required to disclose any personal information, such as your name or contact details. Visitors to the web site cannot be contacted unless such information is provided. If you complete an online enquiry form you are asked to provide sufficient personal information to enable us to make contact with you.
1.2 We use information held about you in as described in clause 1.4 and the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes
- To notify you about changes to our service.
1.3 With respect to the careers part of our website, you do not have to give us any personal information in order to perform searches against our database of vacancies. However, if you wish to register your interest for current and future vacancies or apply for a vacancy online you are asked to provide sufficient personal information to enable us to make contact with you and assess your initial suitability for vacancies. You are also invited to upload a covering letter and CV.
1.4 If you send your CV (or personal information in any other form) to us then we will use the information you provide on your CV (or in any other form), together with any other information we may obtain about you, e.g. from your referees and from carrying out any security checks, to assess your suitability for employment with us, for administration and management purposes and for statistical analysis. We will also use your personal information to make contact with you regarding any vacancies that you may be suitable for and to provide you with further information about us, our services and our group companies and their services.
1.5 We may disclose your personal information (although not any sensitive personal data such as health, trade union membership, race or criminal convictions, except in circumstances where we have your prior and explicit consent) to our group companies (we are part of the United Drug Plc group), agents and clients for the purposes set out in clause 1.3. We will keep your information for a reasonable period in accordance with legal requirements and for the purposes set out in clause 1.2 and 1.4.
1.6 If you do not wish for us to use your information for the purposes set out in clause 1.4 please state this when emailing your CV/personal information. If at any time you wish us to cease holding or processing your data for these purposes, please let us know by sending an e-mail to our Human Resources Manager at (see the details provided under the Contact Us webpage). We will ensure that your details are removed from our records. It may take up to 21 days for this change to take effect.
2.1 When you interact with our web site we collect information about you including details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address.
3.1 We use appropriate security measures on our web site to ensure the safety of your personal information and to protect against misuse, loss and alteration of your personal information that is under our control.
3.2 We will use all reasonable endeavours to protect any personal information that you provide to us, but cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you disclose to us online. You accept the security implications of providing your personal information online and agree that you will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.4. Marketing
4.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting the Human Resources Manager at our head office address.
4.2 You can access other web sites via links from our web site. If you follow a link to any of these websites please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.5. Communications between us
5.1 We may monitor and record communication between us (including but not limited to telephone calls and electronic communication) for the purpose of addressing queries and ensuring security, and compliance with our legal and regulatory duties.
5.2 Any electronic communications from us to you will not be encrypted and so may be intercepted by a third party. Consequently, we will never ask you for nor should you ever send us security details (for example, bank account details) by email.
5.3 You confirm that all information you supply will be accurate and that we may disclose such information as we consider necessary to comply with any reporting, legal or regulatory requirements.6. Can you find out what personal information we hold about you?
6.1 Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We charge £10 for information requests and require you to prove your identity should you make a request. We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files. Please address any requests in writing to the Human Resources Manager at our head office address.7. Changes to this policy