The Business Services Organisation (BSO) offers various services to HSC, to the public and is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to: www.hscrecruit.com.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of BSO’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for information should be sent to the address at the foot of this policy.
1.1 The following words and expressions have the following meanings unless inconsistent with the context:
- "Data Protection Compliance Officer" - Director of HR & Corporate Services, BSO
- "cookies" - a small amount of data sent from the server, which is then stored on your computer's hard disc drive;
- "DPA" - Data Protection Act 1998 as amended;
- "data processors" - as defined in the DPA;
- "personal data" - as defined in the DPA;
- "process" or "processing" - as defined in the DPA;
- "sensitive personal data" - as defined in the DPA;
- "Site" - www.hscrecruit.com
- "we", "us" or "our" - HSC Recruit – Health & Social Care Jobs in Northern Ireland
- "you", "your" - an individual, company, or firm accessing www.hscrecruit.com
2.2 Our primary reasons for collecting your personal data are to:
2.2.1 Provide you with e-mail alerts as required
2.2.2 Provide your details to HSC Organisations and for the purposes of obtaining application packs for jobs if requested to do so by you
2.2.3 Process on-line applications, any other documents and any responses to pre-application questions you may submit on www.hscrecruit.com
2.2.4 Provide you with the most efficient service possible
2.4 www.hscrecruit.com contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and advise you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal information.
3.0 Our Policy for Processing your Personal Data
3.1 What personal data do we process and where do we get it from?
3.1.1 When you register on www.hscrecruit.com we will collect personal data from you.
3.1.2 When you request an application pack on www.hscrecruit.com we may collect personal data from you.
3.1.3 When you complete an on-line application form, submit any document or respond to any pre application questions on www.hscrecruit.com we will collect personal data from you.
3.1.4 Personal information may also be obtained automatically by your internet browser.
3.1.5 The types of personal data which we may collect from you could include, for example, your name, your contact details (such as your address, phone number and email address from you) and other information collected from you when registering to use www.hscrecruit.com or when submitting an on-line application form, other document or answers to any pre-application questions on www.hscrecruit.com
4.0 What do we do with your Personal Data?
4.1 We will process your personal data so that:
4.1.2 We can process any application forms, other documents or answers to pre-application questions submitted by you on www.hscrecruit.com on behalf of relevant HSC Organisations in accordance with their recruitment processes
4.1.3 We can provide your contact details to employers for the provision of application packs by the employer and directly to you if requested by you
4.1.4 We can deal with the general queries you raise from time to time, by post, by email, by fax or by telephone
4.1.5 We can process your registration details.
4.2 Other purposes for which we may process your personal data are:
4.2.1 The general administration of your records by us
4.2.2 The general maintenance of our database and records by us including maintaining copies of any application submitted by you on www.hscrecruit.com in accordance with the relevant HSC Organisation’s recruitment policy
4.2.3 For security purposes to protect your personal data held and/or processed by us
4.2.4 For training our employees in respect of providing our service to you
4.3 When you enter www.hscrecruit.com your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track traffic flows. If you wish to reject our cookie, you can configure your browser to do so (see Condition 10 below), alternatively you can ask your internet browser to alert you when a cookie is being set up.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org.
5.0 Who else gets to see your Personal Data?
5.1 Our data processors and/or staff who access your details for the purposes of:
- Providing you with e-mail alerts as required
- Providing your details to HSC Organisations and for the purposes of obtaining application packs for jobs if requested to do so by you
- Processing on-line applications, any other documents and any responses to pre-application questions you may submit on www.hscrecruit.com
- Providing you with the most efficient service possible
6.0 Your Rights
6.2 You have the right under the DPA to request from us information as to what personal data we are processing about you. Such requests should be made in writing by post to:
Data Protection Compliance Officer
Business Services Organisation
2 Franklin Street
or by email to email@example.com
We will provide you with the relevant information within 40 days of receipt of a £10.00 fee.
6.3 You have other rights under the Data Protection Act in relation to our processing of your personal data. The Data Protection Act can be viewed via: www.legislation.gov.uk
7.0 Maintenance of your personal data
7.1 We are committed to the security of your personal data. All of our employees with access to your personal data and/or who are associated with the processing of that data are contractually obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.
7.2 We have implemented technology measures and security policies to protect the personal data that we have in our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss.
9.0 Contact information
9.1 If you have any complaints and/or queries about our processing or use of your personal data you should write, in the first instance to our Data Protection Compliance Officer via: firstname.lastname@example.org
9.2 If you want to learn more about your rights regarding your personal data, you should contact the Information Commissioner's by visiting their website at www.ico.gov.uk.
10.1 Information on how to block cookies can normally be found within the help features of your browser. Information can also be found on the main browser websites:
http://www.microsoft.com (Internet Explorer)
n many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. You can get further information, by contacting on
- Agreements we have for sharing information
- Circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymised statistics
- Our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete personal data; and
- How we check that the information we have is accurate and up- to-date
11.0 Changes to Privacy Notice
11.1 We keep this privacy notice under review.
11.2 This Privacy notice was published on 28 June 2013.
12.0 Data Controller
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on www.hscrecruit.com is HSC Business Services Organisation.
Our data protection registration number is Z1715830.