Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Privacy Statement

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust ("We") use this site to obtain some preliminary information about candidates. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and complying with data protection rules.

This privacy statement sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you using this site will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting submitting information via this site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is [ insert here ], whose main office is at [ insert here ].

1. Information we may collect from you

1.1 We use the site to ask you some questions about you in the context of your application (“Application”) for a position with us.

1.2. We will use the information that we collect about you only in the context of any Application that you may have made with us. We will use your answers to the questions asked by the site, alongside other information provided in the application and interview process, to evaluate your suitability for the role(s) that you have applied for.

1.3. Decisions about your Application may be based wholly or partly on the answers that you provide.

1.4. You must ensure that the answers that you provide accurately reflect your views. Any failure to do so may result in the rejection of your Application.

1.5. We will keep the answers that you provide on file for approximately 6 months, and may use them in relation to any further applications that you make in that time.

2. Cookies

The site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps us to ensure that the site works correctly and can identify return visits. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy [LINK – to provided].]

3. Disclosure of your information

We will not share the information that you submit via the site outside our organisation unless and to the extent that:

3.1. We outsource any aspect of the recruitment process in relation to the Application;

3.2. We are under a duty to disclose or share that information in order to comply with any legal obligation; or

3.3. Such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of our organisation, our patients, or others.

4. Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating inside or outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy statement.

5. Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

6. Changes to our privacy statement

We may change this privacy statement at any time, and such changes may take immediate effect. Any changes we may make to this privacy statement in the future will be posted on this page.

7. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement should be addressed to hpft.hrrecruitment@nhs.net