We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This policy sets out how we use, protect and process personal information from you but you can ask us at any time if you have any queries.
Barker Morris Legal Search Limited (registered company no. 13050410) is a recruitment agency and we must process personal data in order to provide our recruitment services. We are a data controller for the purposes of data protection legislation. Our registered office is Foxhall Lodge, Foxhall Road, Nottingham NG7 6LH.
In order to undertake our work as a recruitment agency, we collect the personal data of lawyers (candidates – both prospective and placed), clients (prospective and existing) and any supplier contacts needed to support our business.
We might collect personal data from you directly (such as via email, telephone, our website) or from another source (such as job boards or LinkedIn). This personal data, which is required to do our work, might include the following:
- Contact details
- Nationality / eligibility to work in the UK
- CV and/or Employment History, Education and Qualifications
- Salary and benefits
- Job preferences – location, sector etc
- What you are looking for, why you are looking
- Links to your professional profiles in the public domain (such as LinkedIn or employer websites)
- Information as to your health, any disabilities or adjustments that might be needed where you disclose them
- Anything else you choose to tell us
- Copies of communications with you, for example, by email or telephone
The exchange of personal data between the lawyers and clients with whom we work is a fundamental part of the recruitment process and the main legal basis for our processing of data is therefore legitimate business interest (although we may rely on one of the other conditions as appropriate such as contract, legal obligation or consent).
We will only ever ask you for or collect data we genuinely need in order to provide you with recruitment services. We treat your CV with absolute respect and discretion and will never forward a copy of your CV unless you have specifically authorised us to. You are entitled to receive a copy of the CV we use for you at any point.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for our legitimate business interests, however, long-term relationships with lawyers and clients with whom we work is key to our business and enables us to provide our services to you. We take reasonable steps to keep data accurate and updated, as well as deleting incorrect or unnecessary data. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
All the personal data we hold on our database is hosted within the European Economic Area. We will do our utmost to protect your personal data and once we have received your information we have suitable measures in place to keep safe the information we collect from you. Any transmission of data to us via this website is, however, done so at your own risk.
You have the following rights to your personal data: access request, correction request, request for erasure, object to processing, request restriction of processing, request the transfer or your data or to withdraw consent for future processing of your data.
We will collect data about you / the organisation for which you work from our direct dealings with you and/or relevant information we might obtain from public sources, such as the media, or via lawyers with whom we work. It is essential to our role as a recruitment agency to collect, record and process this data, some examples of which might include:
- Employee contact details so that we can stay in touch regarding recruitment requirements
- Salaries, benefits and other information relating to the organisation or any other confidential or non-confidential information you share with us
- Why you are recruiting
- Information relating to existing or former employees which is relevant to our work as a recruitment agency
- Accounts / Invoicing information
- Interview feedback
Although we would ask that you contact us in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any data privacy concerns, you do have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk).