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Privacy & Cookie Policy

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and candidates. This policy explains how we collect personal data and information, what we do with it and the control you have over it. Any information you have supplied to us will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

The Information We Collect

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd may collect a range of information and data about you. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Your name, email address, postal address and telephone numbers.
  • A copy of your cv
  • Details of your employment history, education and qualifications.
  • National Insurance Number and HMRC details
  • Information about your entitlement to work in the UK which includes a copy of your passport or other identity documents.
  • We may also collect other relevant information which includes whether or not you have a disability or information regarding criminal convictions.
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • Other information relevant to finding you employment.

How Your Data Is Collected

Personal data may be collected at various stages of the recruitment process and is obtained via registering on our website, submitting your CV, job application or passport. It may also be collected via contact with one of our Employees or via connections on social media such as LinkedIn.

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, information from employment background check providers and information from criminal records checks. We seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.

How Your Data is Used

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for a vacancy. The processing of such data also allows us to maintain effective business relationships with clients and candidates.

Personal data may be used for the following purposes:

  • To provide our recruitment services to you, whether you are a client, candidate or a user of our website
  • To enable you to submit your CV either to apply for specific jobs or as a speculative application
  • To provide career guidance and coaching
  • To maintain business relationships with candidates and clients
  • To provide information on suitable job opportunities to people who register with us
  • To match your profile with suitable job vacancies and to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you
  • To analyse visitor trends from our website (this does not include personal information)
  • To provide you with information regarding regular events that we host

Who Has Access To The Data

Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment. It may be shared externally with the client and this includes interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with the vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd may need to share your data with external third parties if your application for employment is successful and include Umbrella Companies, HMRC and the REC. RD Financial Recruitment Ltd will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks and may include the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks.

How Data is Protected

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd takes the security of your data seriously and have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers and we will take the necessary steps, including putting in place adequate technical and organisational measures, to protect your personal information.

Transferring Data via The Internet

There are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet. We cannot guarantee that the personal information you submit will not be intercepted by others when it is submitted to us over the internet.

The RD Financial Recruitment Ltd website may include links to external websites operated by other organisations which may collect personal information about you when you visit them. The submission of data to these websites is outside the control of RD Financial Recruitment Ltd and will be subject to the website operator’s privacy policy. RD Financial Recruitment Ltd cannot guarantee the privacy practices of any third party websites.


A cookie is a small file which is placed on a computer’s hard drive, or in the browser memory, to make a website work, or work more efficiently for returning visitors.

RD Financial Recruitment Ltd only uses cookies for Google Analytics – this records visitor trends as they navigate through a website and uses a cookie to track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information though does use your computer’s IP address to determine the location you are accessing the site from.

How Long Do We Keep Your Data

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, RD Financial Recruitment Ltd will hold your data on file after the end of the relevant recruitment process in order to maintain the business relationship and further assist candidates with finding employment.

Personal Data is held on our contacts and administration database either because of work we have undertaken or are currently engaged in, or because we believe that candidates and clients may be interested in receiving material from us about our business and services. As such we hold client contact details and the history of our client relationship. This allows us to manage our client relationships effectively.

Candidates will be contacted every 24 months and asked if they wish to remain on our database and to receive communication from RD Financial Recruitment Ltd.

Rights to Your Data

As a data subject, clients and candidates have a number of rights. These include:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request
  • require RD Financial Recruitment Ltd to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • require RD Financial Recruitment Ltd to delete or stop processing your data

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact recruit@rdfr.co.uk

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to RD Financial Recruitment Ltd during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will update this page. Please revisit this page regularly to ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect and which cookies we are using.