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Buddy Jobz endeavours to ensure that the information that you submit to us remains private, and that it is used only for the purposes described below.
Manage Your Privacy
To provide the best experiences, we and our partners use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us and our partners to process personal data such as browsing behaviour or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
Jobseeker Account and CV information
When you register to Buddy Jobz your details, including your CV, can be made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by any direct recruiter, employment consultant or other person or organisation who requests CVs matching your profile to be sent to them. Buddy Jobz attempts to verify the identity and the nature of the business of such organisations however does not make any warranties as to their authenticity.
Your personal information
When you register with us as a jobseeker we will process your personal data on the basis set out in this policy, as it is in our legitimate interests to do so following your registration. We will collect personal information from you, such as your name, contact details, details of the kind of work you are looking for, the location where you want to work and your CV. We will use your personal data to manage your account and to email you about our services which includes job alerts and emails about courses that are relevant to your fields of interest. We may contact you regarding site changes or changes to the Buddy Jobz products or services that you use.
Disclosure of personal information
When you register, we store some information about you in your account, but it is protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. It does not form part of our candidate database and cannot be searched or accessed by Buddy Jobz customers. You can delete your account at any time. Your CV, unless you choose the option to 'hide', will be accessible to any Buddy Jobz customer. If you choose to hide your CV, all clients of Buddy Jobz will be unable to view or access it.
Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not want us to collect it.
We ask jobseekers not to include information on their CV that is considered sensitive personal data, for example your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, your health, sex life or sexual orientation.
If you choose to create a profile and upload a CV to our database, we rely on you to ensure that your details are kept up to date. You should update your CV at least every six months, particularly if your contact details have changed.
Please note that Buddy Jobz reserves the right to remove from our database, CVs which include any content that we consider to be illegal or offensive.
We may record and share aggregated information with our clients. Additionally, if you input your information on a co-branded registration page or job application page, eg a Buddy Jobz client-company registration page then the information that you give becomes the property of both Buddy Jobz and the client. Buddy Jobz is not responsible for the information that the client receives.
Buddy Jobz will also use the aggregate data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.
Please be aware that some of our customers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area.
PLEASE NOTE: Your current employer may be a customer of Buddy Jobz, or a client of one of our customers. Buddy Jobz cannot restrict the customers who access profiles on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.
Information collection and use
Like many websites, we routinely capture your IP address information to determine your general location.
This is anonymous in nature and is never linked to your Jobseeker Account or CV Information.
Capturing your IP address information helps us work out whether you are visiting the site from within the UK, EU or rest of the world, and means we can show you content that's specific to your location and ask the right questions about your eligibility to work in the UK or EU should you wish to apply for a job on Buddy Jobz. Buddy Jobz automatically receives and records information on our web server logs from your bser including your IP address. Buddy Jobz records IP addresses for anonymous statistical purposes, administration of our website and servers, and to improve our services.
An IP address, or 'internet protocol address', is a unique identifying number given to every device connected to the internet. Like a car license plate, an IP address is a special serial number used for identification.
Information may be gathered from your registration form and your use of our website through "cookies". The information gathered may be used by Buddy Jobz internally, for purposes relating to your use of the website and for marketing activities, and may be passed to carefully selected third parties to use for marketing activities. If you do not wish to receive marketing material from Buddy Jobz or from carefully selected third parties you should tick the appropriate box on the submission form. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive direct marketing/information from Buddy Jobz or no longer wish us to pass your information to third parties you should notify us using the Contact page of our website or delete your CV.
Third Party Cookies
Buddy Jobz currently uses Criteo as a service to serve personalized adverts when visiting other Criteo ad network sites. Criteo are authorized by Buddy Jobz to place and read cookies on our websites (including network websites and emails).
Buddy Jobz uses a specific cookie in order to facilitate the use of Google Universal Analytics for logged in Candidates or Recruiters (“Logged-In User”). If you are a Logged-In User, Buddy Jobz may use your Candidate or Recruiter user ID in combination with Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics to track and analyse the pages of Buddy Jobz that you visit. We do this to better understand how you use Buddy Jobz, with the aim of improving Buddy Jobz for all users. We do not pass any Logged-In User personal identification information to Google Analytics.
Emails from Buddy Jobz
If you choose to join Buddy Jobz, you will receive email communications from us. You will receive essential communications, but on registering will also be given the option to receive 'Job Alerts' and 'Updates'.
We will send you messages that we consider necessary to meet our legal obligations and your expectations of us, including about your account, application confirmations and documentation relating to purchases of optional premium products.
In accordance with our Terms & Conditions, if you do not wish to receive emails of this nature, you should not use Buddy Jobz (see Closing your Buddy Jobz account below)
Job Alerts are bespoke notifications of the latest jobs available on our site which match your search criteria. They could include:
- Daily Job Alerts
These will be sent to you every day, unless no new jobs matching your criteria have been posted since your last Alert. If you choose to set-up multiple Job Alerts, you will receive each of these separately every day.
- Instant Job Alerts
If a new job is posted that is a very close match to your Job Alert criteria, we will send you an Instant Job Alert. These will vary in frequency depending on your desired job type, location/commute preference and salary requirements.
- Company Alerts
If you choose to set-up a Company Alert (a Job Alert for roles at a specific company), you will receive an email notification when that company posts new vacancies matching your search criteria. These will also vary in frequency depending on your search criteria and the volume of roles the Company makes available.
You can change which Job Alerts you receive at any time via My Account or can stop receiving Job Alerts altogether if you so choose - this can also be done via My Account, or you can click the unsubscribe link in any Job Alert email.
Updates are emails from Buddy Jobz which help you to progress in your job search, provide tips, motivational advice and additional suggestions. They could include:
Application summaries and notifications of any requests from recruiters. We'll also give you a nudge if you’ve not checked-in for a while to keep you active in your search.
- Recruiter Promoted Opportunities
Some recruiters or employers ask us to reach out to candidates they think would be a good match. You'll only receive one if factors such as salary and location are aligned.
- Improve Your Prospects
We work with experts to offer great advice in improving your CV or career path. We'll let you know about these services every now and then.
You can change which Updates you receive at any time via My Account. Alternatively, you can stop receiving Updates altogether if you so choose - this can also be done via My Account, or you can click the unsubscribe link in any Updates email.
Buddy Jobz gathers general information about users, for example, what services users access the most and which areas of the Buddy Jobz site are most frequently visited, the number of CVs on the database, or the number of visitors to the site and for other lawful purposes. Such data is used in the aggregate to help us to understand how the Buddy Jobz site is used. We gather this information so that we can continue to improve and develop our services to benefit our users. We may make this aggregated information available to users of the Buddy Jobz site, to our clients, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties. These statistics are anonymous and contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
The site is protected against unauthorised access using the latest security devices and 'firewalls'.