Brand Recruitment Privacy & Cookies Policy

We are SJM Associates t/a Brand Recruitment, a company registered in England and Wales with registered company number 08798407 whose business office is at 9 Kings Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, England, CB8 7SG,. Please contact us using the details below if you have any questions regarding these terms or the service that we provide.  All references to “us”, “we” or “our” throughout this statement is to SJM Associates t/a Brand Recruitment., our website, is our property. We take the privacy of all visitors to our website very seriously and therefore set out in this privacy and cookies policy our position regarding certain privacy matters and the use of cookies on our website.

This policy covers all data that is shared by a visitor with us whether directly via our website or via email.  We may change this policy from time to time. You should check this policy frequently to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you visit our website.


How we use your data

We use your data to provide work-finding services to our clients and to work-seekers as applicable.

Once we are in receipt of your data, we will retain it for a period of time defined below, to meet certain regulatory and other requirements and to allow you to fully benefit from our services.

You may give your personal details to us for these purposes directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board.

Except in relation to any reply a work-seeker makes to a posting via our focus campaign service, where such work-seeker’s CV will be forwarded directly to the relevant employer without further recourse to such work-seeker, we will not forward your data to any third party, including a potential employer, without your consent.

We will also use your details to send you offers and promotions available through us and/or select third parties, but only with your consent. A record will be kept of your consent and contact preferences.  We will not send you information in any other format without your consent, and will always seek your consent before providing any other unsolicited information.  Please note that, in the absence of a choice made by you, we will send the above-referenced information to you via e-mail.

We will not provide your personal data to third parties other than as set out below.


Reasons we collect and use your personal data

 We have a legitimate interest in collecting and using your personal data, in that we use your personal data in order to fulfil our contract with you.  If you are a client, this will normally consist of finding appropriate work-seekers for work roles you are advertising.  If you are a work-seeker, this will normally consist of introducing you to relevant employers.  Without using such data in this way, it would not be possible for us to perform our obligations under the contract between us and you.


Data of yours that we collect

In operating our business we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data; and
  • Personal data including name, phone number(s), email address, postal address, CV and work history and any other relevant information provided to us when you approach us about work-finding services.

We will process this information in accordance with this policy.


Keeping your data secure

We have appropriate security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully. We limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. As outlined below, we will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

It is important for you to know, however, that the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain areas of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.


Transfer of data outside of the European Economic Area

We may transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic area for processing and storing. In addition, it may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic area who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this privacy policy.

Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.


Disclosing your data

We may disclose your personal data to:

  • A third party who acquires our business;
  • Law enforcement and regulatory agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity or as otherwise required by law; and
  • Our agents and service providers.


Your rights with respect to your personal data

You have the right to request access to personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:

  • Put your request in writing
  • Include proof of your identity and address (e.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill); and
  • Specify the personal data you want access to, including any account or reference numbers where applicable.

You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:

  • Put your request in writing;
  • Provide us with enough information to identify you; and
  • Specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.

In certain circumstances you have the right to require us to erase personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:

  • Put your request in writing;
  • Provide us with enough information to identify you; and

If you have any concerns or questions as to the way in which we process your information please do contact us. In addition you have a right to bring a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. More information on the Information Commissioner’s Office and your rights is available at


Data Retention

We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary.  Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time.  For example, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year (a) from the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.  We must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.

Unless required to retain data for a longer period as outlined above, we will not retain your personal data for longer than three years.


Third party links

You might find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.


Use of cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to our advertisers.

Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. It is used by us to help analyse how visitors interact with the website so that we can continue to develop and improve it.

We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically.  This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our website.

Any advertising featured on our website may also incorporate cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website.

For more information on cookies you can read the guidance at All About Cookies.


Contacting us

If you have any queries in relation to your data or this policy, please contact Privacy Officer via email at [email protected].

If you would prefer to write to us then our contact address is Brand Recruitment, 9 Kings Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, England, CB8 7SG


Updated: July 1st 2024