Privacy Policy

CuttingHedge Recruitment Ltd. is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information. Accordingly, we have developed this policy to fulfil our obligations under the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

Personal Information

This Policy applies to all personal information about you collected and held by us, including sensitive information.

Personal information means information or an opinion about you where your identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion.

In order to effectively provide services to you, we need to collect and hold personal information about you, from you and/or from third parties. In particular, we will collect personal information from your resume/curriculum vitae and documents or enquiries relating to your qualifications, educational and work history, work performance and other personal characteristics relevant to your work performance/potential.

Sensitive Information

When we collect personal information about you, it may involve us collecting and holding sensitive information about you.

Sensitive information means information or an opinion about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a professional or trade association, membership of a political association, political opinions, philosophical or religious beliefs, sexual preferences or practices, criminal record or health information.

Generally the sensitive information we collect and hold will be limited to criminal record and health information relevant to your ability to fulfil a potential employment opportunity.


We will only collect personal information from you that is necessary for our functions and activities. We may collect personal information from you in person, over the telephone, via email, upon your visit to our website, or from a third party. We will only collect sensitive information from you where you have consented or it is permitted by the relevant legislation.

If it is reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect personal information about you directly from you. However, it may also be necessary for us to collect personal information about you from someone else, such as in the course of conducting a criminal record check or reference check, or following testing undertaken by a third party such as medical or psychometric tests. If we collect personal information from a third party we will take reasonable steps to make you aware of this. When collecting personal information, we will use lawful and fair means.

Use and Disclosure

We will only use and/or disclose your personal information outside CuttingHedge Recruitment Ltd. for the purposes for which the information was collected or otherwise as permitted by the relevant legislation. For example, we will use your personal information where you have consented, and disclose it where you have consented or where you would reasonably expect such a disclosure to occur.

We may use your personal (including sensitive) information for the following purposes:

  • to help you find employment;
  • to provide you with advice about your employment options;
  • to help you achieve your employment objectives.

In connection with fulfilling these purposes, we may disclose your personal (including sensitive) information to:

  • potential employers or contractors;
  • our service providers;
  • past employers and referees;
  • law enforcement authorities; and/or
  • educational or vocational service providers.

If at any stage you wish to discontinue our provision of these services, please advise us in writing.


We will maintain a secure system for storing your personal information. Systems are in place to protect your personal information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will de-identify or destroy your personal information when it is no longer necessary for us to hold it to fulfil the purposes for which we collected the information, or as required by law.

Access and Correction

Should you wish to access the personal information that we have collected about you, please contact our Privacy Officer at

If you believe that your personal information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, you may request that we correct the information. Your request must be in writing and will be dealt with in accordance with the Privacy Act. If your personal information changes at any time, please contact us.


We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.

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