BGL Group Recruitment Privacy and Cookies Policy

 
This policy gives you information about how the data that you may provide to us will be used.
 
1. Data controllers
 
BISL Limited and BGL Group Limited are part of the BGL Group of Companies. This website is owned and operated by BGL Group Limited and if you register for an account, BGL Group Limited will be a data controller of the data that you provide. BGL Group Limited will share data you provided with other companies in the BGL Group in order to progress your employment application.
 
If you are applying for a role with IDO, BGL Life or BCS Customer Services then BISL Limited will be the Data Controller of the data you provide during the recruitment process and references in this privacy policy to “we”, “us” and “our” means BISL Limited.
 
If you are applying for a role with comparethemarket.com or BGL Group Limited then BGL Group Limited will be the Data Controller of the data you provide during the recruitment process and references in this privacy policy to “we”, “us” and “our” means BGL Group Limited.
 
BGL Group Limited is registered in England and Wales registered number 2593690 at Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS.
 
BISL Limited is registered in England and Wales registered number 3231094 at Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS.
 
When you submit your data to us BGL Group Limited and BISL Limited will process your personal data, including any special category personal data, for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.
 
2. Your Account
 
In order to apply for any jobs through this website you must create an account. To create an account you must provide your name, a valid email address and any other mandatory personal information which is indicated on the registration page. Creating an account allows you to use the website to register to receive job alerts and to apply for jobs. You can log into your account at any time and update the information you have provided. 

Your account will be automatically closed if you do not use your account for a period of more than 12 months. 
 
3. Considering your application
 
When you apply for a vacancy with us we will process your data for the purposes of the consideration of any application for employment or to carry out work for us and for employee administration. 
 
When considering your application, if you have previously been employed by or carried out any work for any member of the BGL Group of Companies or have made previous applications then we may carry out checks against data that may already be held on you within the BGL Group.
 
By providing us with information you certify that all the information you have given is true, complete and accurate, and acknowledge that if any information you have given is incorrect, incomplete or misleading, this may lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment or dismissal without notice if you have commenced work.    
 
Data protection law says that we have to tell you the legal basis for why we process information. In the case of this information, we process it because it is necessary for us to consider your application to enter into a contract with us.  
 
4. Diversity Information
 
When you apply for a role we may ask you questions relating to diversity and equal opportunities. This information is kept confidential and is optional to complete.  It is only used for the research and analysis purposes and is anonymised where possible. 
 
In relation to diversity information, we process this data because we have a legitimate business interest in carrying out these activities to carry out research and analysis. We have ensured appropriate safeguards to protect your rights when processing this data for these purposes.

5. Credit Searches and Background Checks
 
This section only applies if you are successful in your application.
 
The BGL Group is required by the Financial Conduct Authority to ensure that its employees are of good character and are able to perform their job, and it is our policy to complete credit references where appropriate.  Therefore, if you are successful in your application a search will be carried out with a credit reference agency and a record of this search will appear on your credit report but will not be visible to third parties.  A criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service may also be carried out.

We may also ask your previous employers to confirm certain information about you however we will notify you before we do this.
 
In relation to such searches and background information, we process this data because we have a legitimate business interest in carrying out these activities to verify the information that has been provided during your application and to fulfil our obligations to our regulators. We have ensured appropriate safeguards to protect your rights when processing this data for these purposes.
 
Where we carry out criminal records checks, we will ask for your consent to carry out the check.
 
If you are successful in your application, a separate employee privacy policy will be made available to you and will apply to any data that is held about you in relation to your employment.

5. Overseas Transfer of Data
 
We may use third party suppliers to process personal data about you.   Some of these suppliers may be located in countries outside the UK which may not have equivalent laws in place to protect your personal data.  
 
Whenever we do use third party suppliers to process personal data about you outside the UK we will ensure that your personal data is kept securely, is only used for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and is afforded equivalent protection as it would be if it were processed in the UK.    We do this through various mechanisms, for example making sure that appropriate contractual clauses are in place with the supplier.   If you would like any further information you please contact us using the details in the “Your Rights” section.
 
6. Retention of Data
 
If you are successful with your application, information you provided during your application will be retained for the duration of your employment and as long as is reasonably necessary afterwards in connection with your employment.
 
If your application is unsuccessful, we will keep your information for a reasonable period of time in line with legal requirements and for administration purposes. We may also keep your data so that we can contact you if other job opportunities arise in the future which we think may be suitable for you.  
 
7. Your Rights
 
Data protection law gives you various rights regarding your personal data.   These include the rights for you to:-
  • Be provided with a copy of the data that we hold about you;
  • Have inaccurate data corrected;
  • Object to personal data being processed (although this doesn’t apply to data that we need to process for the purpose of your application, appointment or employment);
  • Ask us to restrict the data that we process about you;
  • Ask that personal data about you is deleted (although again this doesn’t apply to data that we need to process for the purpose of your application , appointment or employment).
  • You also have the right to ask for any automated decisions that are made about you to be reviewed, however we do not use automated decision making as part of our recruitment process.
If you want to exercise any of your rights then in the first instance please contact AskHR@bglgroup.co.uk with details of your request.    
 
If you have any other queries or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to contact the Data Protection Officer you can use the details below:-
 
For BGL Group Limited email  CTM.DPO@bglgroup.co.uk or write to the Data Protection Officer at BGL Group Limited, Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. 
 
For BISL Limited by email DPO@bglgroup.co.uk or write to the Data Protection Officer at BISL Limited at Fusion House, Katharine Way, Peterborough, PE3 8BG.

You have the right to request at any time that we stop using your data to send you information about jobs.  If you wish to do this please either use the unsubscribe link in any communications we sent to you, go into Your Account and adjust your settings or contact AskHR@bglgroup.co.uk.

If you have a complaint about how your data is processed you should contact AskHR@bglgroup.co.uk in the first instance so that we can try and resolve any concerns for you.    You do have a right to raise any complaints regarding your data with the Information Commissioner’s Office and you can find more information on their website www.ico.org.uk.

We reserve the right to amend or modify this privacy and cookie policy at any time and any updates will be published on this website. We also reserve the right to transfer our rights under this Agreement at any time.

8. Use of Cookies

A cookie identifies your computer to a server that then enables information to be stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow a computer to be identified as corresponding to one that has accessed another website or visited a website previously. Cookies are commonly used on the Internet and do not harm your computer system.

There are two main types of cookies we use:-

Session Cookies – these only exist for the duration of your visit to our website and are deleted when you leave the Website.
Persistent Cookies – these stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted.

We use cookies, pixel tags or action tags for various purposes, including:
 
•    collating anonymous aggregated information that is used to manage and plan enhancements to our services
•    to evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and promotions on third party websites, for example by tracking whether these advertisements are clicked on by users.
 
We are continually looking to adopt and implement new practices and technologies in order that we may improve your user experience. We may update this Privacy and Cookie Policy from time to time with details of new cookies.

Details of the cookies we currently use on our website are shown below:

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
 
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookie Subgroup Cookies Cookies used Lifespan
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Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
 
Performance Cookies
Cookie Subgroup Cookies Cookies used Lifespan
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www.bglgroup.co.uk ai_userai_session 1st Party 365 days, a few seconds
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Marketing Cookies

  • Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
 
,Targeting Cookies
Cookie Subgroup Cookies Cookies used Lifespan
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9. How can I stop cookies and what effect will this have?

You can stop cookies from being deployed on your computer by configuring your browser not to accept them or opt-out. Please refer to your browser’s ‘help’ facility.

If cookies are already on your system, you can delete them – for more information on cookies and deletion of cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Please be aware that restricting or deleting certain cookies can result in difficulties when navigating around websites.
 
You can also change your cookie preferences for this website by clicking the link below:-

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