Pure IT Associates Ltd is a company registered in England & Wales (7002691) with a registered office at 3rd Floor, 2017 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH (“Pure IT Associates”, “we”, “our”). Pure IT Associates takes your privacy seriously. We respect your privacy and appreciate the importance of protecting your personal data and processing it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated legislation.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Pure IT Associates is an IT recruitment and solutions business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. Pure IT Associates must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, Pure IT Associates acts as a data controller.
You may give your personal details to Pure IT Associates directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board. Pure IT Associates must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. At all times we will comply with current data protection laws.
We will never pass on information about you to any third party for any reason whatsoever without first seeking your approval.
Collection and use of personal data
Purpose of processing and legal basis for it
Pure IT Associates will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our database, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients.
If you have opted-in we may also send you marketing information and news via email/ text. You can opt-out from receiving these at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” when you receive these communications from us.
In some cases Pure IT Associates may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.
Pure IT Associates must have a legal basis to process your personal data. In most cases, we will process your personal data on the legal basis of consent. In most such cases you will have provided us with your written consent for us to process your data.
In cases where we are not relying upon your consent, we will rely upon one of the following legal bases for processing your data:
- “Legitimate interest”
This is where Pure IT Associates has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where Pure IT Associates has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:
- Managing our database and keeping work-seeker records up to date
- Providing work-finding services to you and our clients
- Contacting you to seek your consent where we need it
- Giving you information about similar products or services that you have used from us recently
- As a consequence of a legal obligation
Pure IT Associates has certain legal and contractual requirements to collect personal data (e.g. to comply with the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, immigration and tax legislation, and in some circumstances safeguarding requirements.) Our clients may also require this personal data, and/or we may need your data to enter into a contract with you. If you do not give us personal data we need to collect we may not be able to continue to provide work-finding services to you.
- In order to fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you
Pure IT Associates will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:
- Clients (whom we may introduce or supply you to)
- Former employers whom we may seek references from
- Payroll service providers who manage payroll on our behalf or other payment intermediaries whom we may introduce you to
- Other recruitment agencies in the supply chain
Information to be provided when the data we have collected has not come from the data subject
Categories of data: Pure IT Associates may collect the following personal data from other sources:
- Name, address, mobile no, email
- National insurance no.
- Nationality (through right to work check)
- Social media accounts
- Career history
- Criminal convictions
Pure IT Associates may source your personal data/sensitive personal data as follows:
- From various jobs boards such as Total Jobs, S1, Monster, Jobsite, Jobserve, Indeed, LinkedIn or any other relevant suitable job-related source
- From Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
- From a former employer
- From a referee whose details you have given to us
- From software providers who we use to support our services including Experium, Due-Dil, Lead Forensics, Government Agency websites and providers
- From cookies
This information will often come from a publicly accessible source.
Pure IT Associates will not transfer the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Pure IT Associates will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also require us to keep different data for different periods of time. For example, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provided you with work-finding services.
Pure IT Associates must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pension auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation. This is currently 3 to 6 years.
Where Pure IT Associates has obtained your consent to process your personal (and, where relevant, sensitive personal) data, we will do so in line with our relevant policy. Upon expiry of that period we will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted Pure IT Associates will cease to process your personal data (and, where relevant, sensitive personal) data.
Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to be informed about the personal data Pure IT Associates processes on you;
- The right of access to the personal data Pure IT Associates processes on you;
- The right to rectification of your personal data;
- The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
- The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability in certain circumstances;
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
- The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
- The right to withdraw consent at any time.
Where you have consented to Pure IT Associates processing your personal data (and, where relevant, sensitive personal data) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting Samuel Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that if you withdraw your consent to further processing that does not affect any processing done prior to the withdrawal of that consent, or which is done according to another legal basis.
There may be circumstances where Pure IT Associates will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. Where this is the case, we will tell you and we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for those specific reasons.
If you believe that any of your data that Pure IT Associates processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary.
You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.
Pure IT Associates does not use automated decision-making.