Privacy Policy and GDPR

Cape Recruitment adopts a responsible privacy policy which allows us to help you as a candidate and client which is fully GDPR compliant. You can be sure that your confidential information is securely held and is for recruitment purposes only. Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on or 01462 713805.

CANDIDATE DATA: In order to provide the best possible employment opportunities that are tailored to you, we need to process certain information about you. We only ask for details that will genuinely help us to help you, such as your name, age, contact details, education details, employment history, emergency contacts, immigration status, financial information (where we need to carry out financial background checks), and social security number (and of course you may choose to share other relevant information with us). Where appropriate and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may also collect information related to your health, diversity information or details of any criminal convictions.

  • CANDIDATE DATA: We collect Candidate personal data in two primary ways:
  1. Personal data that you, the Candidate, give to us;
  2. Personal data that we receive from other sources; and

Personal data you give to us

  • Cape needs to know certain information about you in order to provide a tailored service. This will enable us to provide you with the best opportunities, and should save you time in not having to trawl through information about jobs and services that are not relevant to you.
  • There are numerous ways you can share your information with us. It all depends on what suits you. These may include

– Entering your details on the Cape website or via an application form, as part of the registration process;

– Leaving a hard copy CV at a Cape recruitment event, job fair or office;

– Emailing your CV to a Cape consultant or being interviewed by them;

– Applying for jobs through a job aggregator, which then redirects you to the Cape website;

– Entering your personal details into a Cape microsite; or

– Entering a competition through a social media channel such as Facebook or Twitter.

Personal data we receive from other sources

  • We also receive personal data about Candidate from other sources. Depending on the relevant circumstances and applicable local laws and requirements, these may include personal data received in the following situations:

– Your referees may disclose personal information about you;

– Our Clients may share personal information about you with us;

– We may obtain information about you from searching for potential Candidate from third party sources, such as LinkedIn and other job sites;

  • Obviously, our main area of work is recruitment – connecting the right Candidates with the right jobs. We’ve listed below various ways in which we may use and process your personal data for this purpose, where appropriate and in accordance with any local laws and requirements. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

– Collecting your data from you and other sources, such as LinkedIn;

– Storing your details (and updating them when necessary) on our database, so that we can contact you in relation to recruitment;

– Providing you with our recruitment services and to facilitate the recruitment process;

– Assessing data about you against vacancies which we think may be suitable for you;

– Sending your information to Clients, in order to apply for jobs or to assess your eligibility for jobs;

– Enabling you to submit your CV, apply online for jobs or to subscribe to alerts about jobs we think may be of interest to you;

– Allowing you to participate in specialist online training;

– Allowing you to participate in the interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so;

– Carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us;

– Carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between Cape and third parties in relation to your recruitment;

– Facilitating our payroll and invoicing processes;

– Carrying out customer satisfaction surveys;

– Verifying details you have provided, using third party resources (such as psychometric evaluations or skills tests), or to request information (such as references, qualifications and potentially any criminal convictions, to the extent that this is appropriate and in accordance with local laws);

– Complying with our legal obligations in connection with the detection of crime or the collection of taxes or duties; and

– Processing your data to enable us to send you targeted, relevant marketing materials or other communications which we think are likely to be of interest to you.

  • We may use your personal data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you want to know more about what this means, please click here. If you are not happy about this, in certain circumstances you have the right to object and can find out more about how and when to do this here.
  • Please note that in certain of the jurisdictions in which we operate, we comply with additional local law requirements. For more information in relation to your jurisdiction, please click here.

CLIENT DATA: If you are a Cape customer, we need to collect and use information about you, or individuals at your organisation, in the course of providing you services such as: (i) finding Candidates who are the right fit for you or your organisation; (ii) providing you with a Managed Service Provider (“MSP”) programme (or assisting another organisation to do so); (iii) providing you with Recruitment Process Outsourcing (“RPO”) services (or assisting another organisation to do so); and/or (iv) notifying you of content published by Cape which is likely to be relevant and useful to you (for example our Global Skills Index).

If at any point you would like to know what data we hold or if you would like us to either delete this data and or refrain from contacting you, please contact is on info@caperecruitment or 01462 713805.