Privacy Policy Statement

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Privacy statement

4th June 2016

Privacy Policy

We do not collect personal information about you when you visit the website unless you choose to provide it to us to take advantage of the recruitment service.

The personal information you choose to provide will be used for the sole purpose of advertising your skills to prospective employers in schools, and will be viewable by authorised school staff. It is your responsibility to ensure that data is current and accurate. If you choose to no longer use the service it is your responsibility to delete any personal data you no longer wish to be available, otherwise accounts that have been inactive for 6 months will be deleted.

Equal opportunities information will be used for monitoring and statistical purposes only and will not be seen by a shortlisting panel. This information will be detached from your application form prior to shortlisting. If you do not wish to share this information you can select the 'prefer not to say' option

Information collected automatically

However some information is collected and stored automatically when you visit the site. This information does not identify you personally and includes:

  • The Internet Domain and IP address from which you access the site
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The pages you visit
  • If you linked to the ECC website from another website, the address of that website and any website you visit directly from the ECC website.

We also collect information on the number of times particular search terms are used and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and to identify gaps in the information content so we can plan appropriate expansion of the system. Unless the law allows us to, we do not:

  • share any of the information we collect about you with others;
  • use this information to identify individuals.

Personal information

Essex County Council handles information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 and is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

If you choose to send us personal information, we will use that information to respond to your enquiry and will only pass your details to another agency if it is required by law or that agency is relevant to your enquiry. We do not collect personal information for commercial purposes.

Links to other sites

Essex County Council website links you to many other websites. We do not have any control over the content, security policy or privacy policy of these sites.

Further Information

If you would like further information about the way we handle your information or would like to see any information we hold about you then please write to:

Access to Records
EUG
PO Box 11
County Hall
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1LX

Or email: access.records@essex.gov.uk