1. Introduction

1.1 This privacy policy explains what we do with your personal data. Please read it carefully because, by using our service, you are consenting to the processing of your personal data described in this policy.

1.2 For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Hunted Ltd, a company registered in England with company number 09467076. Our registered office is at 28 Church Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4XR.

1.3 This privacy policy was last updated on 25 January 2016. Updated versions will be posted on this page from time to time.  If appropriate, we will notify you by email of any significant changes.

2. How we collect personal data

2.1 We collect your personal data when you give it to us, for instance by signing up for an account with us, adding information to your profile or by contacting us.

2.2 As part of the due diligence process which the law requires of us, we may also collect your personal data from public sources such as the electoral roll.

2.3 We use cookies on our site to enable you to log in to it. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By consenting to our use of cookies and continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

2.4 A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

2.4.1 CATEGORY 1: STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

2.4.2 CATEGORY 2: PERFORMANCE COOKIES. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

2.4.3 CATEGORY 3: FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

3. The types of personal data we collect

3.1 We collect the following basic kinds of personal data:

3.1.1 contact information such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address, your public profile data on other social platforms such as LinkedIn and your earnings;

3.1.2 financial information such as your credit card details (Employers Only); and

3.1.3 information about your skills, background and experience (if you are a recruiter), or about your job requirements (if you are an employer on our service).

3.2 Some of that personal data may be classified as sensitive personal data under the Data Protection Act. For example, if you upload a photograph of yourself to your profile, that will reveal to us information about your ethnicity.  We will treat sensitive personal data in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act.

4. Why we collect personal data and what we do with it

4.1 When you provide your personal data to us, the purpose for which you are providing that personal data will always be clear.

4.2 In general, we will process your personal data to:

4.2.1 create and administer your account with us;

4.2.2 verify your identity;

4.2.3 process payments from you (Employers Only);

4.2.4 provide our services (for example, to match your skillset with a requested job and to invite you to apply for it); and

4.2.5 communicate with you about our services.

4.3 We will also process your personal data:

4.3.1 internally, to inform decisions about our business operations and strategy; and

4.3.2 to contact you from time to time to market our own services to you.

4.4 We will not use your personal data to market the products or services of unrelated third parties.

5. Who we share your personal data with

5.1 We outsource some of our business operations to external providers, and we share your personal data with them to the extent necessary for them to provide their services to us. We obtain from them appropriate assurances about their treatment of your personal data.

5.2 We may also need to share your personal data with our professional advisers or regulators, or if the law otherwise requires it.

6. Your rights

6.1 We will stop sending you marketing communications if you ask us to. Except for information which you have specifically requested from us, our marketing communications will also provide you with a means to opt out of such communications in future.  In any event, if you wish to stop receiving some or all marketing communications from us, you can let us know by email to hello@hunted.com.

6.2 If you wish to exercise your right under s7 of the Data Protection Act to access your personal data held by us, you can email hello@hunted.com or write to our registered office at the address above. Please note that we may make a charge of up to £10 to cover our costs in responding to such requests.

6.3 If you believe any of the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate, please tell us so we can correct it as necessary.