Privacy & Data Protection Policy

We take care to protect the privacy of all users of the County Teachers website. Set out below is an explanation of how we process information about visitors to the site. If you have any questions concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us by telephone on 01438 878777 or by clicking here.

 

General Data Protection Privacy Notice

County Teachers (The Company) is a recruitment business which provides recruitment 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.

1. Collection and use of personal dataa. Purpose of processing and legal basis

County Teachers 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. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.

In some cases we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.

  • Consent
  • Legitimate interest
  • Legal obligation
  • Contractual obligationb. Legitimate InterestThis is where County Teachers has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:
  • We deem that by providing us with your personal details/CV either through an application for a vacancy or generally registering your on our website you are actively seeking work or;
  • By posting your personal details/CV on a jobs board you are actively soliciting perspective employers and;
  • We will only use your personal details to solicit business from clients who we deem match your desired criteria and;
  • Will only retain personal information which we deem integral to successfully canvassing and securing work on your behalf and;
  • We will only share with our clients information which is deemed essential for the satisfaction of safeguarding purposes.c. Recipient/s of dataCounty Teachers will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:
  • Schools, academies, colleges, nurseries and other education providers;
  • Our carefully chosen payroll providers;
  • Our accountants for tax and payroll purposes;
  • Carefully selected third-party organisations for the purpose of work finding, such as online portals or HR/recruitment organisations working on behalf of schools;
  • Website, IT and internet hosting companies.d. Contractual requirementYour personal data is required as a contractual requirement with our clients and to satisfy ‘best practice’ for the purposes of internal audits and investigations by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).You are obliged to provide the personal data and if you do not the consequences of failure to provide the data are that we will be unable to provide work-seeking services on your behalf.2. Data RetentionCounty Teachers 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 pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.

    Where County Teachers has obtained your consent to process your personal data, we will do so in line with our retention policy of storing data for five years after our last contact with you. Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your personal data and it will be permanently deleted (unless the laws mentioned above prohibit us from doing this at that time).

3. Your Rights

Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • The right of access to the personal data the Company processes 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 that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time.Where you have consented to County Teachers processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting Charlotte Jervis our Compliance Administrator on 01438 878777 or by emailing charlotte@county-teachers.co.uk.There may be circumstances where County Teachers will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. We will inform you if this is the case. Where this is the case, we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for the purpose of meeting those specific reasons.If you believe that any of your data that County Teachers processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.

    4. Complaints or queries

    If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact: Maisie Williams , Office Manager.

    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, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.

Collection of personal information

The information which we collect during normal use of the site is used to monitor and analyse how parts of the site are used. Such use does not result in any personally identifiable data being collected or stored. You have the option on certain pages within this site to submit personal information to County Teachers for us to contact you or send you further information. These pages provide explanations as to how this information is to be used.
We will not disclose without your consent any personal information we collect about you when you visit the site to any third party. With any online registration application, request or enquiry you make, your information will be passed directly to the relevant contact within County Teachers.
By submitting your personal information through this website, you are consenting to it being processed in the manner described above by County Teachers.
If you have submitted personal information through this website and wish us to cease using it for the purpose submitted, please contact us by telephone on 01438 878777 or by clicking here.

Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We split cookies into 4 main categories:

  • Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
  • Category 2: Performance cookies
  • Category 3: Functionality cookies
  • Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Category 1 – Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like register for job alerts, cannot be provided.
Please be aware our site uses this type of cookie.

Category 2 – Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3 – Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and password) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4 – Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

Third Party Cookies on the County Teachers website

When you visit our website you may find cookies that aren’t related to County Teachers. For example if one of our pages contains embedded content, e.g. a video from YouTube you may be sent cookies from these sites. We don’t control these cookies and recommend that if you are concerned you check these websites for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.
The cookies we have permitted on our website help us better understand your uses of our website and help us to continuously improve our service to you. These are:

Google

  • __utma – This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie. This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.
  • __utmb – This is a “Performance” cookie that takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site.
  • __utmc – This is a “Performance” cookie that takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site and expires after 30 minutes.
  • __utmz – This is a “Performance” cookie that keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed the website. It expires in 6 months

External Links

In cases where we have links to other web sites, once you access another site through a link that we have provided it is the responsibility of that site to provide information as to how they use cookies on the respective site.
Most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would rather that we did not collect data in this way you can choose to accept all or some or reject cookies in your browser’s privacy settings. Rejecting all cookies means that certain features cannot then be provided to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website’s features and you may be prevented from using the site’s services. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org or
www.youronlinechoices.eu.