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This is W3CONN3CT Limited's primary privacy statement for the provision of an employment agency and employment business services.


Your privacy is important to W3CONN3CT Limited ("W3C"), and it is protected and respected.

Our Group, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006, is comprised of our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and its subsidiaries, as well as our related companies.

The terms on which W3C will process any personal data we obtain from you or that you supply to us are outlined in this notice, our website Terms of Use, and any other agreements.

The Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC) is being replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ("GDPR"). The Regulation intends to harmonise data protection laws among EU member states, improving individual privacy rights and establishing a rigid framework for the legitimate conduct of commercial enterprises.

This notice outlines your GDPR rights and is effective as of May 25, 2018.

Please carefully read the following to understand our stance on your personal data and how W3C will handle it.

W3CONN3CT Limited of Unit 10, Kemp House, Brunel Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 4AU is the data controller for the purposes of any applicable data protection laws.

Data Protection Officer is Kornel Kot.

Who W3CONN3CT are and what we do


W3CONN3CT are a recruitment and business development agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (our business). To conduct business, W3CONN3CT gathers the personal information of the following categories of people:

• Potential and hired applicants for employment that are permanent, temporary, or contract-based.

• Current and potential customers.

• Contacts with suppliers who can help with our services.

• Our staff members, consultants, and contractors.

W3C gathers information about you in order to run our primary business and supporting operations.


Information you give to us or we collect about you

This is information that you give us when you visit our website, ("Website") or when you contact us by phone, email, SMS, or another method. It contains details you offer when you:

  • Register as a candidate to be added to our database

  • Register a vacancy

  • Subscribe to receive company news or our jobs-by-email service

  • Apply for employment

  • Request jobs to be emailed to you

  • Refer colleagues or friends as part of our referral program

  • Enter a competition or take part in a survey

  • Register for a W3C-organized event

  • Participate via social media functions on our Website

  • Report a problem with our Website.


Your name, address, private and business e-mail addresses, phone number, financial information, compliance documentation, references attesting to your work authorization in the United Kingdom, curriculum vitae (or career profile), picture, and information from any publicly accessible professional profiles you may have, such as those on LinkedIn, Twitter, and business Facebook, are all examples of the types of information you give us or that W3C collects about you.

Information W3CONN3CT collects about you when you visit our Website


W3C will automatically gather the following data when you visit our website:


Technical data, such as the operating system, platform, and Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet.


Information about your visit, such as the whole Uniform Resource Locators (URL) of each page you visited, the date and time of your visit, the jobs you looked up and visited, any download errors, the number of times you visited each page, and any information you supplied through a form.


Information W3CONN3CT may obtain from other sources

Your business card, LinkedIn, company websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, and personal recommendations are a few examples of additional information sources W3C may use to learn more about you. Within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data, W3C will alert you by emailing you this privacy notice.

Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing


W3C uses your personal data in the following ways:

In order to fulfil our obligations under any agreements we have with you or that we intend to engage in, we must give you the information and services you request from us or that we believe you will find interesting because it relates to your organisation or career.

To tell you about further W3C services or employment opportunities that are comparable to those you have already received or about which you have inquired.

The primary service provided by W3C to both candidates and clients is the introduction of candidates for temporary, contract, or permanent employment. However, we also provide help for people at all stages of their careers as well as for the resourcing requirements and business strategies of enterprises.

Although W3C will also rely on contracts, legal duties, and consent for specific uses of data, our legal justification for processing personal data is our legitimate interests, which are further defined below.

If W3C is negotiating or has entered into a placement agreement with you or your organisation, or any other contract to supply services to you or receive services from you or your organisation, W3C will depend on any existing arrangement.

If W3C is legally compelled to keep your information in order to complete our legal requirements, W3C will depend on our legal responsibility.

If it is legally necessary, such as when requesting your consent to present you to a client (if you are a candidate), W3C will rely on your express consent for specific uses of your data.

Our Legitimate Interest

Below is a description of our valid reasons for obtaining and keeping your personal information:

W3C introduces applicants to customers for long-term employment, short-term worker placements, or independent professional contracts as a recruiting company and recruitment agency. An integral and crucial aspect of this procedure is the sharing of personal information between our customer contacts and candidates.

W3C needs a database of candidate and client personal data including historical data as well as current resourcing requirements in order to assist our applicants' career objectives and our clients' resourcing needs.

W3C must keep track of the personal information of potential applicants and client contacts in order to maintain, grow, and improve our business.



If W3C needs or wants to rely on your consent to lawfully process your data, W3C will ask you for it orally, via email, electronically (such as SMS), or by filling out an online form for the specific activity (such as when you register a job opening, as a candidate, or when you apply for a job). We will record your response on our system. You have the right to revoke your consent to a specific processing at any time when consent is the legal basis for that processing.

Other Uses W3C will make of your data:

  • Use of our Website

  • to notify you about changes to our service

  • to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.


W3C will use this information:

  • to administer our Website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes

  • to improve our Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer

  • to allow you to participate in any interactive features of our service when you choose to do so;

  • as part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure

  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of the information, news and job advertising W3C serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant information, news and job advertising to you

  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Website about goods or services that may interest you or them.


W3C doesn't profile or make decisions automatically. In accordance with the criteria specified by a person, W3C does utilise our computer systems to search for and identify personal data. The decision-making process will always involve a person.


Cookies are used on our website to separate you from other visitors. This enables us to make improvements to our website while also ensuring that you have a positive browsing experience.

You consent to the usage of cookies as outlined by using our website.


Disclosure of your information inside and outside of the EEA

W3C will share your personal information with:

Any member of our group both in the EEA and outside of the EEA.

Selected third parties including:

  • clients (or a nominated party acting on behalf of our clients) for the purpose of introducing candidates to them

  • candidates for the purpose of discussing job opportunities to them, the arranging of interviews and engagements

  • clients, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance and compliance obligations of any contract W3C enter into with them or you

  • subcontractors including email marketing specialists, event organisers, payment and other financial service providers

  • W3C may make use of the personal data W3C have collected from you to enable us to display our adverts to the correct targeted audience

  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Website

  • credit reference agencies, our insurance broker, compliance partners and other sub-contractors for the purpose of assessing your suitability for a role where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.


W3C will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that W3C sell or buy any business or assets, in which case W3C  will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets

  • If W3C or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets

  • If W3C are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to enforce or apply our Website Terms of Use


and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of W3C, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


The lawful basis for the third-party processing will include:

  • Their own legitimate business interests in processing your personal data, in most cases to fulfil their internal resourcing needs

  • satisfaction of their contractual obligations to us as our data processor

  • for the purpose of a contract in place or in contemplation

  • to fulfil their legal obligations.


Where W3CONN3CT store and process your personal data


Your information may be transmitted to and kept at a location outside of the European Economic Area ("EEA") by W3C. For the benefit of our hiring services, it might be given to parties outside the EEA. Additionally, it might be handled by personnel working for us or one of our suppliers who are based outside the EEA. This includes personnel working on projects like our support services and recruitment efforts, among other things. You give your consent to this transfer, storing, or processing by providing your personal data. W3C will take whatever reasonable measures are required to protect your data and treat it in a manner that complies with this privacy notice.

We store all the data you give us on our secure servers. You oversee maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords W3C may have given you (or selected for you) in order to access particular areas of our website. You're urged by W3C not to divulge your password to anyone.

Unfortunately, there are security gaps in data transfer through the Internet. Although W3C will make every effort to safeguard your personal information, W3C cannot ensure the security of any information you communicate to our website; as a result, you transmit it at your own risk. W3C will utilise stringent procedures and security features after receiving your information to try to block unauthorised access.

Retention of your data


W3C To fulfil any legal, accounting, regulatory, or reporting requirements as well as to provide you with the recruitment service, W3C will keep your personal information on file for as long as necessary.

W3C tries to verify that our data is correct by doing the following:

  • prior to making an introduction W3C check that they have accurate information about you

  • W3C keep in touch with you so you can let us know of changes to your personal data

  • W3C make use of external websites (e.g. LinkedIn) to verify the information about you.


The criteria W3C uses to determine whether W3C should retain your personal data includes:

  • the nature of the personal data

  • its perceived accuracy

  • our legal obligations

  • whether W3C have been active with you as part of our general recruitment service (e.g. discussing roles with you, arranging interviews or placing you in a new role)

  • our recruitment expertise and knowledge of the industry by country, sector and job role


Your personal information may be archived in whole or in part by W3C, or it may be kept on our financial systems exclusively and deleted in whole or in part. Parts of your data may be pseudonymized by W3C, especially after a request to suppress or delete your data, to guarantee that W3C does not re-enter your personal data into our database unless specifically asked to do so.

For your information, pseudonymized data is produced by extracting identifying fields from databases and swapping them out with made-up IDs.

Your rights


You have the right to request that we not use your personal information for marketing. If W3C intends to use your data for such purposes or if W3C intends to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes, W3C will typically let you know (before collecting your data) and will obtain your express consent (if legally required) before using your personal data for marketing purposes.


Links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates may occasionally be found on our website. Please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies and that W3C does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies if you click on a link to one of these websites. Before providing any personal information to these websites, please review these policies.


The GDPR provides you with the following rights



  • Request correction of the personal information that W3C hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information W3C hold about you corrected

  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below)

  • Object to processing of your personal information where W3C are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where W3C are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes

  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it

  • To Opt-out or withdraw your consent please email us at To make any other changes to how we process your personal data please email supplying your name and contact details.

  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party in certain formats, if practicable

  • Make a complaint to a supervisory body which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO can be contacted through this link:

Access to information:


You have the right to view the information that is kept about you under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act of 1998. To make sure your data is true and full, W3C also encourages you to get in touch with us. Please be aware that typically there are no fees associated with accessing your personal data or exercising any other rights. However, if your access request is excessive, W3C may impose a fair cost. In such cases, W3C reserves the right to decline to abide by the request.


A subject access request should be submitted by email to  


Changes to our privacy notice


Future updates to W3C's privacy notice will be posted on this page and, if necessary, informed to you via email. To see any updates or modifications to our privacy notice, please check back periodically.



Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to The Data Protection Manager, W3CONN3CT Limited, Unit 10 Kemp House Brunel Rd, NN17 4AU, or via email to

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