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Privacy Policy

Stephen Bell Associates (“we”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Please note that our website contains links to other sites which will not be governed by this privacy policy.

Information Collection and Use

We will collect and process personal information that is voluntarily provided by you. Personal information is collected so that we can understand your needs in order to provide you with a recruitment and career information service. This information is generally given to us in the form of a Curriculum Vitae or in answer to questions in the application process.

IP Addresses and Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Transmission and Storage of Information

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate technical and operational procedures to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Personal information may be transmitted internationally for the purpose of helping you to secure future employment. This may include transfer to countries without data protection rules similar to those in effect in the United Kingdom. By providing information to Stephen Bell Associates you are consenting to such transfers.

It is your duty to advise us of changes in your circumstances to ensure that the information provided to us is accurate and up to date.

We may retain your details if we feel that we may be able to help you with recruitment in the future. Your details may also be used to provide you with relevant marketing information. You may at any time opt out from receiving such information by sending an email clearly marked that you wish to “opt out” to enquiries@stephenbellassociates.com.

Disclosure of your Information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

If Stephen Bell Associates or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case your personal data may be one of the transferred assets; and/ or

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Stephen Bell Associates our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Changes to this Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.