Privacy Policy

Why Do We Operate A Privacy Policy?

CV Mate is committed to providing everyone who accesses our website privacy. Under the Data Protection Act 1984 and 1998 we must comply with certain regulations which are designed to ensure that any data you provide to us is processed with due care and attention.

What Sort Of Data & Information Do We Collect?

CV Mate collects personal data about you to help you obtain the job position you are looking for. This data consists of information such as your name, address, email address, education and employment history and the responses you give to and the results of the assessments administered through this site, plus your nationality which we are required to collect by law. We also collect information in the aggregate to provide us with an understanding of the visitors and users of our website as a company, but which does not contain personally identifiable information.

Why Do We Process This Personal Data?

We have to process this personal data to help you obtain the job you are looking for. It also enables us to ensure that you receive appropriate jobs by email offers and that you are sent relevant information based on your selected job preference criteria. We may also use data collected in the aggregate to help us to understand our users as a company so that we may provide you with an ongoing improving service.

Why Do We Collect & Process Sensitive Personal Data?

We have to collect and process sensitive Personal Data only as far as is necessary to ensure that we conform with legal requirements such as equal opportunities laws. By you using this website and registering your details on this site you consent to us collecting and processing personal data supplied by you and disclosing this information to prospective employers, job boards, recruitment agencies, specialist recruiters, consultants and head hunting firms in connection with the recruitment process.

Why Do We Collect Candidate Age Information? is Age Positive. We collect information on the age of candidates to ensure that our clients and partners can comply with age discrimination laws. The Government guidelines suggest that recruiters check how many candidates there are in each age group at each stage of the recruitment process to ensure that they fully comply. It is necessary for us to collect this information in order to pass it on. itself does not do anything with the age data. All applications, registrations are processed by computers which ignore the age values. For more information on collection of age data for monitoring purposes, please visit the Department for Work and Pensions website, specifically the Recruitment: Age Positive Guide: .

Do We Pass Data To Third Parties?

Where necessary, we may pass your data to third parties that help us process data and to prospective or intended employers, job boards, recruitment agencies, specialist recruiters, consultants and head hunting firms for the purpose of recruitment. We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties but we do not disclose individual names or any identifying information.

How Is This Data Safeguarded?

The security of any data supplied to us by our customers or users is of paramount importance to us. Access to your personal data is only provided to our staff and third parties who help us to process the data and, in order to help with the recruitment process, to prospective employers, job boards, recruitment agencies, specialist recruiters, consultants and head hunting firms.

How Do We Let You Know If Our Policy Changes?

Any privacy policy changes, both due to business reasons or future changes in legislation will be posted on this page and, if substantial, may be promoted on the website or through email notification.

What Are "Cookies" And Why Do We Use Them?

"Cookies" are ways of saving a small amount of personal information. We use "cookies" to save your user name and details about what type of job you are looking for. This allows easy access to our site, with recommendations that are relevant to you. If your computer is shared by other people, we advise that you select the "don’t remember my details" option when you sign out of your account. This will remove all details from the "cookie".



Aggregate - this is when data is collected and processed as a total to enable us to look at such information as demographic and geographic trends, so that we can try and produce a better service for the future.

Archiving - this is the process where candidate users are asked if they want their personal data to remain on the database. If a user does not indicate that they wish their details to be retained, their record is deleted from the database. This means that the candidate will not be able to sign into and also means that their details will not be accessible by any recruiters using Please note that this process is carried out in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Data - information which is being processed by equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment, is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or forms part of an accessible record.

Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1998 - these are the Acts of Parliament which set out principals relating to the use of data to ensure that the rights of the person who is the subject of the data are protected under the law.

Personal Data - data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from those data, or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of,

Privacy Policy - this is a statement by which explains the ways that we try to protect our users' privacy.

Recruitment Process - the process of gaining employment and recruiting new staff and the ongoing administrative process involved once a user has gained employment or recruited new staff. - and its parent Red Advertising Ltd &/or associated websites and companies in the group.

Sensitive Personal Data - personal data consisting or information as to the racial or ethnic origin of the data subject, political opinions, date of birth, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, the commission or alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings related to any offence.

Third Parties - these are companies and people other than and the group of companies of which it is part.

Users - people who use our website and register their details with us for the purpose of recruitment, either to gain employment or for the purposes of recruiting new staff.

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