PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe user experience. This Privacy & Cookie Policy (‘Policy’) describes how we collect and use online data.

By using this site or application, you agree to the collection, use and transfer of your data as described in this Policy.

If you do not want your information to be collected, used, and transferred as described by this policy, you may revoke your consent to our Policy. To revoke your consent, please click here to contact us. If you revoke your consent, your account and profile information will be removed from our website.

Information collected on our sites and applications is stored in the United Kingdom.

1.         Scope of this Policy

1.1.      This policy applies to information we collect or use on sites and applications owned or controlled by ( Affiliated companies are entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with

1.2.      We link to other websites over which we have no control. is not responsible for the policies or practices of other websites. You may wish to review the policies of those sites so you can understand how they collect, use, and share your information.


2.         Information We Collect

2.1.      We collect information about you when you use our sites and applications. We collect information directly from you such as your contact information, CV, and profile information. We receive and store this information when you enter it on our website, send it to us, or provide it to us in any other way.

2.2.      For example, depending on the services you use, we (or our payment provider) collect:

2.2.1. credit or debit card number and billing information (for services requiring payment), however we will not retain your card information;

2.2.2. information imported by you or your connections from third party applications;

2.2.3. your race, ethnicity, or gender, if you choose to provide it.

2.3.      We also collect information about you automatically. We automatically collect information about how you use our sites and mobile applications, the areas of our site that you visit, as well as information about your computer or mobile device including your IP address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system type, and referring URLs. This information is necessary for providing personalized and location-based content as well as for analysing web traffic, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We may combine this information with information in your account to help prevent fraud.

2.4.      We may collect information about you from publicly-available websites. We may use this information to create a profile, even if you do not have an account with us, or append it to an existing profile. You will have the opportunity to claim collected information relating to you and to change its visibility setting or remove the information. However we cannot guarantee that we will not later collect from publicly-available websites other information that pertains to you.

2.5.      We may receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from if your computer supports this type of program.

2.6.      If you choose to sign in with Facebook, Linkedin or similar sites, we import the requested information from your account and we make it part of your profile.

2.7.      You will not be able to search for other users on this site, nor will you have access to our database.  Any interactions between users will be confined to the forum.


3.         How We Use Information

3.1.      We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, operate and improve our sites and applications, and foster a positive user experience.

3.2.      By registering with, by managing your profile, by publicly posting information on the forum, or by opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information in the following ways:

3.2.1. to create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us, information collected or imported from other sites or applications, or information provided to us by third parties such as your contacts or advertisers;

3.2.2. to add information gathered from public websites to your profile;

3.2.3. to provide personalized, targeted, or location-based content, services, and advertising from us and third parties;

3.2.4. to allow you to contact other users or to invite others to join or create an account;

3.2.5. to allow you to import information about yourself or your contacts from other sites or applications or to export your information to other sites or applications;

3.2.6. to make purchases;

3.2.7. to contact you about feature updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;

3.2.8. to provide you with additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice;

3.2.9. to inform you of other products or services available from or its affiliates;

3.2.10. to enable you to contact us and for us to respond to you to conduct surveys, promotions and contests, and to publish the results thereof;

3.2.11. to provide services that enable users to network, post information on Forums and bulletin boards, and view and compare profiles;

3.2.12. to generate internal reports about the use of our sites and applications;

3.2.13. to provide customers with reports about the characteristics and trends of the job market including availability of talent;

3.2.14. to allow you to share jobs and profile information with your connections;

3.2.15. to give search engines access to public information;

3.2.16. to detect, investigate and prevent activities that may breach our policies or be illegal; and

3.2.17. to make suggestions and draw inferences about you.

3.3.      Some of our products and services, such as networking, enable third parties to see your personal information and to contact you. Profile information may be used for networking with other community members or may be visible to anyone using this site and applications.

3.4.      Information you post in public areas of sites or applications or make visible in the CV and profile database may be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world, including those in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information as defined by your country of residence.

3.5.      While takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorised access or inappropriate use, does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you give to us. Accordingly, you should not post sensitive information, personality profiles, or any other information you would not want made public, to this site or application or to a public website.

3.6.      We may use data we have about you to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party.

3.7.      We may show you targeted ads online. These ads are targeted based on information we collect about you and information about you we acquire from third parties.


4.         How We Share Information

4.1.      We provide, among other things, a digital community forum for networking with other professionals.  This implicitly involves you in sharing information about yourself with others.

4.2.      We do not share contact information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure.

4.3.      We share your information with third parties who help deliver our products and services to you. Examples include hosting our web servers, including CV database storage, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not use that data for any other purpose. We will remain responsible for any information shared in this way.

4.4.      We may disclose information to third parties if you consent. For example, if you opt in to receive information about the opportunities, products, or services of third parties, we supply your contact information to those third parties so they may contact you.

4.5.      If you previously chose to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from or third parties, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt out in those emails or by editing your account profile.

4.6.      We also share aggregated information (including location data) about site visitors and application users with third parties to serve advertisements to you online. We may also aggregate data regarding job qualifications, educational institutions attended, age, experience level or other information relevant to the job search. This aggregated data does not identify users individually, and may be made available to others. If we create a co-branded site with another company, information will be retained by both companies and subject to the privacy policies of both companies which will be published on the co-branded sites.

4.7.      We may disclose to third parties information that we have collected from other websites.

4.8.      We disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to:

4.8.1.  meet legal requirements or comply with legal process;

4.8.2.  protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies;

4.8.3.  prevent a crime or protect national security; or,

4.8.4. protect the personal safety of users or the public.

4.9.      We may disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires any or all of’s business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets, or in some other form. In addition, in the event becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, such information will be disposed of in a transaction approved by the court. You will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by e-mail or through a prominent notice posted on the site.


5.         An Important Note About Your CV

5.1.      When you create or post a CV, we store it electronically in the United Kingdom, however we (or our service providers) may change the location of our servers to increase security or data capacity.

5.2.      You may remove your CV and profile from our database at any time. If you do not have an account with us, we may require you to provide us with information about yourself so we can locate your profile and delete it.


6.         How We Store Information

6.1.      Because managing your career is a life-long process, we retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make repeat use of our sites more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal information as described below. You may access, review, correct, update, change or delete your CV or profile at any time. Sign in to your account, go to your CV or profile, and make the desired changes. If you do not have an account, please contact us.

6.2.      Access to or correction, update, or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by if it would breach or infringe on another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you wish to delete your account information altogether, please contact us. We will send you an e-mail to confirm that your personal information has been deleted (save for an archival copy). The archival copy is retained only for as long as needed for audit and record purposes. We will also keep logs and information that may relate to your activity on the site.

6.3.      We will respond to information access requests without undue delay of receipt and in any event within thirty (30) days. If we require additional time to provide access to your information, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within thirty (30) days and promptly supplement our response within the time period required by applicable law.

6.4.      If you do not sign in to your account or interact with our services, including continuing to receive emails from us, for a significant period of time, your account will expire and be scheduled for removal from our site. Expired accounts are deleted on a periodic basis. Our current expiration period is approximately thirty-six (36) months; we may extend or reduce this period in order to adjust to changing hiring patterns.


7.         Security

7.1.      You are responsible for keeping your username/e-mail and password secret.

7.2. takes appropriate measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorised access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.


8.         Children is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 18.


9.         Changes to this Policy

If we decide to materially change the substance of this Policy, we will, where required, contact you via the email address that you maintain in your profile. We will also post those changes through a prominent notice on the site.


10.       Contact Information

10.1.   Your data is submitted to and is hosted and stored in a database situated in the United Kingdom. 

10.2. is the legal entity determining the purposes and means of processing the information gathered on this site and applications and is the data controller of all data stored in the database.

10.3.   If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Policy, please contact us online or at:

We will use reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.


11.       Cookies and Online Advertising

11.1.   Cookies

11.1.1.   uses "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends. A cookie is a text file stored on your computer. Cookies store bits of information that we use to help make our site work. They can’t run any code and don’t contain viruses. No one can read our cookies except us.

11.1.2.            We use cookies to improve your experience on our sites. We may use some or all of the following types of cookies:         security cookies allow us to secure access to your account;         preference cookies are used to store your preferences like language choice and display of job search results;         we use analytical cookies to track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems;         we also use non-identifiable information about you to show you advertising.

11.1.3.            Some cookies will remain on your computer after you have left our site. Security cookies will remain for sixty (60) days after your last visit. Other cookies will remain for ninety (90) days, and cookies relating to advertisements and site notices will remain for up to two (2) years.

11.1.4.            We may also allow other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our site and applications. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the advertisers’ servers, these advertisers can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. has no control over, and is not responsible for, the practices of these third party advertisers. The data stored in these cookies is anonymous and the information is not linked to your personally identifiable information without your permission. The cookies placed by our third party ad servers will remain on your computer after you have left our site for up to twenty (20) years unless you choose to delete them.

11.1.5.   may also use web beacons (sometimes called pixels, clear GIFs or action tags) and JavaScript.


11.2.   Opting Out

11.2.1.            You can opt out of third party cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies, though this may affect the usability and functionality of the site and your access to our services.

11.2.2.            Please note if you delete your browser cookies, your opt-out cookie will also be deleted. Additionally, if you change computers or web browsers, you will need to opt out again.

11.2.3.   also uses "Flash cookies", also known as "Local Shared Objects", to preserve video player settings and for security purposes.


12.       Social Media and Content Sharing

Our site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the Share This button. These features may collect your IP address and the page on our site you are visiting and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the policies of the relevant third party service provider.

Last Updated: 17th March 2016