The GDPR regulation for the UK & EU sets a high standard for consent, but the biggest change is what this means in practice for all company consent mechanisms. The GDPR is clear that an indication of consent must be unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action. Consent should be separate from other terms and conditions. It should not generally be a precondition of signing up to a service.
Why is consent important?
Consent is the lawful basis for processing, and consent (or explicit consent) can also legitimize the use of special category data, restricted processing, automated decision-making or overseas transfers. We take our responsibility seriously and follow the guiding principles from the ICO direct.
This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.
How will you use my personal data?
We use the information we collect to provide you with updated opportunities in your sector and this includes notifying you of those. You can sign up at our website to receive these alerts and you can opt in to our services through the application. We may also use your information to contact you about industry updates, events, promotions and competitions and will ask you when you apply also.
We will store your data only for as long as necessary. What’s more, we conduct regular data-cleansing and updating exercises to make sure the information we have is relevant and accurate.
You are in control of your data. Should you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you will be able to unsubscribe or opt-out at any time; or contact us on email, telephone or post.