The Vet Service Ltd (Company Number NI652996) trading as The Vet Service, operating as an Employment Agency and Employment Business (the “Provider”)collects data about end users of its service (“Applicants” and each an “Applicant”/”You”) when an Applicant opens an account for usage of the Provider’s services, being employment agency services provided by the Provider to the Applicant as set out in the Provider’s Terms and Conditions (as defined below)(the “Services”). The below provisions describe how the Provider collects, uses and disclosespersonal data relating to Applicants (“Data”).
If You have any questions about our policy relating to privacy and Data, please contact us at [email protected] or The Vet Service Ltd.
How we collect and use Your Data
Data is collected, held and processed by the Provider for the following purposes:
- providing information regarding vacancies and other relevant information to the Applicant;
- matching relevant Applicants and vacancies;
- monitoring and improving its services; and
- subject to your consent, for third party marketing.
The Provider is a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998and/or the General Data Protection Regulation (as applicable), and as such is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
The Provider may send You communication via e-mail/SMS of any updates, notices, or other information that the Provider deems important for You to know, relating to the Services, including The Vet Service newsletter and marketing materials.
The Provider uses reasonable organisational, technical and administrative measures to protect Data within its organisation. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If You have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please contact us immediately.
Who we may share Your Data with
The Provider will use Data in order to provide the Services to the Applicant. Data may also be used by:
- Entities worldwide that the Provider controls, are controlled by the Provider, or are under the Provider’s common control, to provide the Services. The Provider is the party responsible for overall management and use of the Data by these affiliated parties.
- Regulatory bodies or law enforcement authorities.
- Any professional advisors, contractors or sub-contractors that the Provider may appoint from time to time.
- Clients and, subject to your consent, other third parties for their marketing purposes.
Any third parties in receipt of Data under sub-Clause shall be subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and/or the General Data Protection Regulation (as applicable).
How long we may keep Your Data for
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to You when You use the Services, based on Data relating to your access to and use of our websites on any of your devices, as well as Data received from third parties. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie, or similar tracking technology, on your browser (including the use of pixel tags). They may also use these technologies, along with data they collect about your online use, to recognize You across the devices You use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop, and to make decisions about the advertisements You see.
We would also like to pass your details onto pharmaceutical companies and other companies involved in the veterinary industry so that they can contact you with details of services and / or products that they provide. By agreeing to these terms you give consent for The Vet Service Ltd to do so.
Transfer of Your Data to other countries
The Provider may transfer your Data to persons or companies outside the European Union. To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate measures to ensure that it is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent and which respects the European Union and United Kingdom laws on data protection.
Your rights relating to Your Data
You have certain rights relating to your Data pursuant to relevant data protection laws, including the following:
- The right to be informed
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erase
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
A full description of these rights can be accessed at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/?q=article+4
If at any point You believe the information we process on you is incorrect You have the right to request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. You also have the right at any time to withdraw your consent for the Provider to use your Data.
If You wish to exercise the rights as set out above, or raise a complaint on how we have handled your Data, You can contact us to have the matter investigated at [email protected]
If You are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your Data not in accordance with the law You can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/.