Privacy Policy

Friendly People Ltd t/a The Recruitment Bar ("The Recruitment Bar") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This Policy (together with any other documents referred to herein) describes what personal information we collect from you and how we process your personal information when you use The Recruitment Bar website (“Website”) or contact us through other means.

Personal information we may collect from you

We will collect any information you provide to us when you use our contact forms (for example “Contact” or “Upload your CV”) or contact us directly. The provision of your personal information via our contact forms is not a statutory or contractual requirement; however, please note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields, because we need this information to comply with or respond to your request, or to improve your future experiences with us and our Website. Other information or personal information you share with us when completing our contact forms is at your sole discretion. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.

Fields we may request include but are not limited to: your First name, Last name, Company name, Job title, Business email address, Telephone number, Job function, Job level, Industry, Your location, Sector, Company registration number, Purpose of attendance (at an event), Size of opportunity, Type of staffing need.

We may also collect information for marketing purposes and analysis, including information on how you respond to email, text, phone and other marketing campaigns.

We may use your personal information to send you direct marketing via email and other communication means when you opt-in for this purpose in the relevant contact form. You may opt-out of receiving future marketing communications at any time by emailing [email protected]

How we use your personal information

Your personal information will be collected and handled by us for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with the services you expect us to
  • to best tailor content and resources according to your preferences
  • to respond to your request or questions when you contact us
  • with your consent, we may also use your contact data for direct marketing to inform you about services / products / events etc that might be of interest to you (we will communicate by email, telephone, mail and / or other communication methods)
  • to send to you other information – such as upcoming events or newsletters – that may be of interest to you
  • to help us create, publish, and improve content most relevant to you
  • to ensure that the content provided through the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website, when you choose to do so
  • to further develop and improve the Website and systems to better serve you
  • to perform analytical research on our prospective client and candidate base, including the content, and the services/products they are interested in
  • to transfer data to third parties (see below)
  • where necessary, to comply with any legal obligation; and
  • we may also process your information to:
    • a.  investigate or respond to incidents and complaints; 
    • b.  comply with obligations and rights and cooperate with investigations carried out by the police, government or regulators.

We endeavour to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.


What does the law say about this?

Our use of your information as described above is permitted by applicable data protection law because it is:

  • necessary for our legitimate interests in pursuing the purposes set out above, and such interests in each case not being overridden by your privacy interests;
  • in some cases, necessary to meet our legal or regulatory responsibilities, such as disclosures to authorities, regulators or government bodies; or
  • in some cases, necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and, when we use special categories of personal information, necessary for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims or where the processing relates to personal information manifestly in the public domain;
  • in circumstances, processed with your consent which we obtain from you from time to time, such as when you opt-in to receive marketing communications and news, via email and other communication means.

Do you have to give us the personal information we ask for?

You are not obliged to provide your personal information to us when generally navigating our website, however we cannot fulfil any specific requests for information or provide you with a tailored service unless you do so.

Do we process information about you without any human intervention at all?

No, all information is processed by a member of The Recruitment Bar team and we do not use profiling systems or any other software to judge compatibility or suitability for a role.

How long do you keep my personal information for?

We will keep your information for as long as you wish to receive our communications and thereafter for the longer of the period required in order to meet our business, legal or regulatory responsibilities.

Sharing with third parties

To facilitate our efficient use of your information, and to provide you with content and/or resources, or to fulfil a request you make of us, we disclose your information to third parties. However, this disclosure will only occur in the following circumstances:

  • To suppliers, contractors and agents: from time to time we may engage or employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include the hosting and / or maintaining of website content, or the provision of certain features contained on the Website, and the provision of marketing services.

Such recipients will only have access to your personal information as required by them to perform their functions, and are not permitted to use such personal information for any other purposes. These recipients will be subject to contractual confidentiality obligations.

  • To government or law enforcement authorities if we determine in our sole discretion that we are under a legal obligation to do so.

Do we transfer your data outside the European Union?

Your personal information can be transferred and processed in one or more other countries, in or outside the European Union. We shall only transfer your data outside the EU to countries which the European Commission believes offers an adequate level of protection to you. Typically, data is processed in the UK.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and we will not use it in isolation to identify you or any individual. If you provide us with personal data, such as your name, we may then match your IP address and browsing history (for example) with that personal data.

Where your personal information is stored and processed

As explained in the “Sharing with third parties” paragraph above, we share your personal information with the following:

  • Third party suppliers, contractors or agents: where we use a third-party supplier, contractor or agent, your personal information remains under our control and we have controls in place to ensure your personal information is adequately protected.

Data Security

Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, you should be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website or any third party; for this reason, any transmission is at your own risk. We will use strict operational procedures and adequate, technical and organisational security measures to prevent any unauthorised access, change, deletion or transmission of this personal information.

Your rights. How you can access, correct and delete your personal information

Under applicable data protection laws, you have the following rights:

  • Right to access and obtain a copy of your personal information: You are entitled to request confirmation whether we process any of your personal information. Where this is the case, you may have access to your personal information and to certain information about how it is processed. You can ask us to provide you with an electronic copy of your information.
  • Right to withdraw consent: You are entitled to withdraw your consent for your personal details to be processed at any time.
  • Right to be informed: You have the right to be informed about whether your personal data is being processed. If we are holding your data we will inform you and advise you of what we are doing with your data.
  • Right to data portability: You are entitled to request to move, transfer, receive and reuse your personal data across different IT services.
  • Right to correct your personal information: If you can demonstrate that personal information we hold about you is not correct, you can ask that this information is updated or otherwise corrected.
  • Right to be forgotten / have data deleted: You have the right to have your personal data deleted. You may make such a request at any time and The Recruitment Bar will evaluate if your request should be granted, however this right is subject to any legal rights or obligations we may have to retain data.  

For situations where, in accordance with the law, we determine that your request to have your personal information deleted must be granted, The Recruitment Bar will do so without undue delay. You can remove your account and all your data from our system, simply login and edit your account accordingly.

To the extent our processing of your personal information is based on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on your consent before the receipt of such withdrawal.

You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with your local data protection authority.

To exercise your rights, you can contact us at [email protected] 

Marketing communications

We will only send marketing communications to you via email or other communication means where you have consented that we may do so.

Where we send marketing communications to you via email, you may opt out of receiving any further marketing communications by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ function in the email. In addition, you can also exercise your opt-out right at any time by contacting us at [email protected] and providing the following information: your name, your email address, a contact telephone number, the marketing communications you would like to opt out of receiving.

Changes to this Policy

The terms of this Policy may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Policy through appropriate notices either on the Website or contacting you using other communication channels.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be sent to [email protected]