DirectlyApply Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to this website. The website is operated by Counter Group Limited (ICO Registration Number: A8470099).

'DirectlyApply'; 'we'; 'us'; and 'our'; means Counter Group Limited of 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE.

We can be contatcted at the above mentioned address, via email at [email protected] or via the phone at +44 203 917 4825

DirectlyApply endeavours to ensure that the information that you submit to us remains private, and that it is used only for the purposes described below. We aim to provide a safe and secure experience for all of our users. We make every effort to comply with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Additionally, we understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of your CV and other information stored about you while using the site.

Jobseeker Account and CV information

When you register to DirectlyApply your details, including your CV, can be made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by any direct employer who requests CVs matching your profile to be sent to them. DirectlyApply attempts to verify the identity and the nature of the business of such organisations however does not make any warranties as to their authenticity.

Your personal information

When you register with us as a jobseeker we will process your personal data on the basis set out in this policy, as it is in our legitimate interests to do so following your registration. We will collect personal information from you, such as your name, contact details, details of the kind of work you are looking for, the location where you want to work and your CV. We will use your personal data to manage your account and to email you about our services which includes job alerts and emails about courses that are relevant to your fields of interest. We may contact you regarding site changes or changes to the DirectlyApply products or services that you use.

Disclosure of personal information

When you register, we store some information about you in your account, but it is protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. It does not form part of our candidate database and cannot be searched or accessed by DirectlyApply customers. You can delete your account at any time. Your CV, unless you choose the option to 'hide', will be accessible to any DirectlyApply customer. If you choose to hide your CV, all clients of DirectlyApply will be unable to view or access it.

We ask jobseekers not to include information on their CV that is considered sensitive personal data, for example your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, your health, sex life or sexual orientation.

If you choose to create a profile and upload a CV to our database, we rely on you to ensure that your details are kept up to date. You should update your CV at least every six months, particularly if your contact details have changed.

Please note that DirectlyApply reserves the right to remove from our database, CVs which include any content that we consider to be illegal or offensive.

DirectlyApply will also use the aggregate data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.

Please be aware that some of our customers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area.

PLEASE NOTE: Your current employer may be a customer of DirectlyApply. DirectlyApply cannot restrict the customers who access profiles on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.

Information collection and use

Like many websites, we routinely capture your IP address information to determine your location. This helps us work out whether you are visiting the site from within the UK, EU or rest of the world, and means we can show you content that's specific to your location and ask the right questions about your eligibility to work in the UK or EU should you wish to apply for a job on DirectlyApply.DirectlyApply automatically receives and records information on our web server logs from your browser including your IP address. DirectlyApply records IP addresses for anonymous statistical purposes, administration of our website and servers, and to improve our services.

An IP address, or 'internet protocol address', is a unique identifying number given to every device connected to the internet. Like a car license plate, an IP address is a special serial number used for identification.

Information may be gathered from your registration form and your use of our website through "cookies". The information gathered may be used by DirectlyApply internally, for purposes relating to your use of the website and for marketing activities, and may be passed to carefully selected third parties to use for marketing activities. If you do not wish to receive marketing material from DirectlyApply or from carefully selected third parties you should tick the appropriate box on the submission form. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive direct marketing/information from DirectlyApply or no longer wish us to pass your information to third parties you should notify us using the Contact page of our website or delete your CV.

DirectlyApply may set and access cookies on your computer. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies, however, if you do not accept DirectlyApply cookies, some of our services may not be available to you. More information about DirectlyApply cookies can be found in our Cookie Policy. This policy does not apply to companies that DirectlyApply does not own or control, or to people that DirectlyApply does not employ.

Statistical information

DirectlyApply gathers general information about users, for example, what services users access the most and which areas of the DirectlyApply site are most frequently visited, the number of CVs on the database, or the number of visitors to the site and for other lawful purposes. Such data is used in the aggregate to help us to understand how the DirectlyApply site is used. We gather this information so that we can continue to improve and develop our services to benefit our users. We may make this aggregated information available to users of the DirectlyApply site, to our clients, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties. These statistics are anonymous and contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

Security

The site is protected against unauthorised access using the latest security devices and 'firewalls'.

Other ways of ensuring your privacy & your data protection rights:

These options are available when you log in to our website.

You may access and amend your personal details at any time.

You may 'hide your CV' from all clients of DirectlyApply meaning that your CV and profile will not appear in any CV Searches. You are still able to apply for vacancies with your CV.

You may unsubscribe from any employment or promotional information that we may send to you by in any of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this policy or our use of your Personal Information please raise your query via our contact form. If you do not think we are handling your Personal Information adequately, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office. Further information, including contact details, are available at https://ico.org.uk