This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect from you when you register via one of our websites. In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.
From the 25th of May 2018, we will be processing your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Up until that point we will continue to process your personal data in accordance with the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This notice is written to comply with both the DPA and the GDPR.
We are trendence UK, a division of GTI Media, a company which is part of our parent company Group GTI. Our main address is:
The Fountain Building, Howbery Park
OX10 8BA, UK
You can contact us by post at the above address, or by via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +44 (0)1491 826262.
trendence UK provides insights to employers and other organisations in relation to graduate recruitment market. We do this through consultation and bespoke reporting based on research we conduct.
We are not required to have a data protection officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above asking for the person responsible for data protection.
When you participate in one of our surveys, we request certain personal information from you in order to for us to better understand the trends and drivers underpinning the graduate recruitment market, so that we can better advise our clients on approaches to their graduate recruitment strategies.
Personal data requested may also contain “special category data” as defined in the GDPR, or “sensitive personal data” as defined in the DPA. In both cases this may include racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and health (ie. whether you are self-identify as having a disability).
Any data we hold in relation to you is obtained directly from you through engagement with one of our surveys.
We collect information to be able to analyse trends, provide feedback to clients about their brand, and assist them in mapping out a strategic direction for their graduate recruitment programmes.
Your information is either stored in the databases for our websites or other systems, all of which are based within the European Union (specifically the UK).
The personal information you provide helps will be anonymised and aggregated for analysis and reporting purposes. We exclusively use your name and email address for administering the incentives and/or prize draw, after which both your name and email address will be deleted. At this point information we hold cannot be used to be directly linked back to you.
We do not share your data with anyone in a non-anonymised form. Any data we present to clients form part of a report where you as an individual cannot be identified from the aggregate data.
However, for some surveys conducted on behalf of our wider organisation (GTI Media) we may offer an option to register with an associated website providing careers and job opportunities. We require your consent to do this. Where it has been give we will transferred some of the personal details provided to register you on the site.
There are no automated decision making processes that would impact you as a result of any automated processing. No judgements or decisions are made of an individual as a result of any processing that may take place.
The legal basis for processing under both the DPA and GDPR across our sites are outlined in the table below:
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Where we have agreed to have the data you provided for a survey to be used to register with one of GTI Media’s careers websites (eg. targetjobs.co.uk or taregtcareers.co.uk), then the processing of your data for this purpose will be with your consent.
It may be necessary for GTI to process your data in order to fulfil a contract with you such as sending you the proposed incentive to complete the survey or notify you that you have won a prize.
GTI may also process your data when it is in our legitimate interest to do so and in doing so it does not override any of your data protection rights.
You have the right to object to the processing of your data under legitimate interest should you feel that such legal basis is not warranted or feel that it overrides any of the rights that you may have. Please note that once your data has reached a stage when it has been anonymised it will no longer be identifiable for restricted processing to take place.
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.
You can also ask us to give you a copy of the information and to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe we are not doing so lawfully.
To submit a request by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above.
In addition to the above you have the following rights under GDPR:
You can withdraw consent at any time where consent has been relied upon. If consent is the sole legal basis for processing, we will stop processing the data after the consent is withdrawn. The data will then be placed in a restricted processing mode until you have asked to exercise your right to erasure or the personal data falls outside stated retention period (whichever comes first).
Please note that the above rights are only applicable to the extent that the data provide by you that we hold is able to identify you as an individual. Once we anonymise the data we will no longer be able to identify you and therefore may not be able to comply with such an exercise of rights.
We may communicate with you by email for the purposes of arranging delivery of any incentive offered for completing the survey or the awarding of a prize. The legal purpose for which is do this under the legitimate interest provision under both GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).
However, should you be concerned about the content of these communications (such as unwanted marketing communications you can contact us by telephone or letter at the details provided above.
From time to time we may need to make changes to this notice. We will attempt to inform you of any changes that are made either through both email notifications or through associated websites. You can obtain the most recent version of this notice from https://groupgti.com/privacy/trendence or by contacting us directly. This privacy notice was last updated on the 18th of May 2018.
If you have a complaint about our use of your information you can do so with the relevant supervisory authority within the EU to which you are a resident, whom may refer the complaint to the UK supervisory authority.
Complaints in the UK can be made to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at www.ico.org/concerns or write to them at:
Information Commissioner's Office