Careers privacy policy

Travis Perkins Trading Company Limited ("we" or “us”) is a part of the Travis Perkins plc group of companies. We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of the personal information we collect from you. This Careers Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect data to which we are provided access in connection with the recruiting process and forms part of our Careers Conditions of Use. By either registering as a user of any service on the TP Careers website or by using the TP Careers website generally you agree to the use of your information for the purposes set out in this policy.

What information do we collect about you?

We will collect information about you when you apply for a position, join our Careers Community, register for a Personal Profile and/or Job Alerts or request further information from us. The type of information we may collect includes your name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number so that we can contact you accordingly. We may also collect information about your job preferences and areas of interest, employment history, education and qualifications and salary, along with information classed as ‘sensitive’ for example, racial or ethnic origin.

We may supplement the information that you provide to us with information that we receive later on from third parties, for example references (subject to your consent where required by law) and this may form part of your employment records if you are offered a position with us.

We may also collect information from publicly available information sources such as social media websites and corporate directories so that we can contact you about potential opportunities which may be relevant to you.

Where we intend to collect sensitive personal information, you will be given notice and the opportunity to consent. To the extent you make sensitive personal information available to us, you consent to us processing such data in accordance with this policy

How do we use the information we collect about you?

We will process your personal information for legitimate human resources and business management purposes.These include:

  1. Processing your job application when you apply for a specific position within the Group
  2. Contacting you about employment opportunities where your employment history, education and qualifications and salary expectations match our requirements
  3. Contacting you about employment opportunities that match your stated preferences via our register for Job Alerts or join our Careers Community
  4. To keep you informed about what’s going on in our businesses
  5. To contact you for your views on our services
  6. For market research purposes, on an anonymous basis to track activity on our site, to publish trends and/or to improve usefulness and content to provide a more personalised online experience
  7. Record-keeping related to the recruitment/hiring process
  8. Analysing the recruitment/hiring process and outcomes
  9. Notifying you about updates or changes to the site or services whenever necessary

We will continue to hold your details for as long as you indicate that you are happy for us to do so. If you do not want to be considered for other positions or would like to have your personal information removed, you may contact recruitmentenquiries@travisperkins.co.uk. Unless required for legal purposes or in connection with employment, we will retain your personal data for a maximum of 12 months from the date of submission or the latest update of your details or account information.

Keeping you informed

If you have applied for a position with us or registered for one of our services previously we may also use the information we collect to let you know about our other services which may be of interest to you and to keep you updated with information about relevant employment opportunities, career events, career advice, industry information and what’s going on in our businesses.
However, you will be able to let us know if you no longer want to receive material from us each time that you receive a communication by following the instructions (e.g. link to unsubscribe).

Disclosing your data

We will not use your personal information  for direct marketing purposes or provide your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing. These restrictions do not apply to contact or other personal data obtained in the context of a customer/supplier relationship or other non-employment relationship with us.

However, we may use external third party providers performing certain services for us. These services may include but are not limited to answering your questions about employment opportunities or services, processing job applications, conducting telephone interviews, sending postal mail and e-mails and analysing data. Such third parties have access to your personal data solely for the purposes of performing the services specified in the applicable service contract, and we require that such third parties have security measures consistent with the protections specified in this policy.

In addition, we  may be required  to disclose your information to other third parties as required by law and to protect our legal rights to the extent authorised or permitted by law.

How is your information protected?

We take protection of your information seriously and have appropriate organisational and technical security measures in place to keep it safe. Internally, we restrict access to personal information. Only individuals who need access to your personal information for legitimate business purposes have access to it.

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Your rights

You may request details of personal information about you that may be held in connection with the TP Careers service. If you would like a copy of it, please email us at dataprotection@travisperkins.co.uk or write to us at Group Resourcing, Travis Perkins plc, Lodge Way House, Lodge Way, Harlestone Road, Northampton, NN5 7UG. A small fee may be payable.

TP Career Service may allow registered users to access their account using their User ID and Password and make corrections. The accuracy of such information is the sole responsibility of the user. Alternatively, you may email or write to us at the address given above and ask us to update our records.

If you request to deactivate your account or delete your personal information, we will endeavour to fulfill your request but some information may be retained as necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

Effective Date: March 2015