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Doc2UK Ltd. (company number 10831141) (“Doc2UK”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We will ensure that the information you submit to us, or which we collect, via various channels (including our website, through written correspondence (including e-mail), conversations or meetings with our employees), is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
The Information we collect
We will collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your e-mail address) and other relevant information from your Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) and Candidate Registration Form. On occasion this will also include sensitive personal information such as details of criminal convictions and ethnic origin. When we receive your details and CV electronically, this may be through a direct application on our website or an application that you have made through a third party recruitment agency.
We will likely obtain further personal information about you during the course of our relationship with you. This information may be obtained from you directly or from third parties, such as organisations to whom we have provided your CV and who have engaged with you as part of a job application.
How we use your Personal Information
We will hold, use and disclose your personal information, for our legitimate business purposes including:
We may process, in accordance with local regulations, certain sensitive personal data (known as special category data in GDPR) where you include it in information you send to us e.g. if you include information about your health, religion or ethnic origin in the CV you send to us. We may also be required to conduct a criminal records check against your details. We have processes in place to limit our use and disclosure of such sensitive data other than where permitted by law.
The Legal Basis for Processing your Personal Information
Under GDPR, the main grounds that we rely upon in order to process personal information of clients and candidates are the following:
How we share your Personal Information
In certain circumstances we will share your personal information with other parties. Details of those parties are set out below along with the reasons for sharing it.
We disclose your personal information to clients who have vacancies for jobs in which you are interested.
Trusted Third Parties:
We will share your personal information and, where necessary, your sensitive personal information with trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as:
We will also share your personal information with third parties who perform functions on our behalf and provide services to us such as:
We require minimum standards of confidentiality and data protection from such third parties. To the extent that any personal information is provided to third parties outside the EEA, or who will access the information from outside the EEA, we will ensure that approved safeguards are in place, such as the approved Model Clauses or the EU/US Privacy Shield.
Regulatory and Law Enforcement Agencies:
As noted above, if we receive a request from a regulatory body or law enforcement agency, and if permitted under GDPR and other laws, we may disclose certain personal information to such bodies or agencies.
New business owners:
If we or our business merges with or is acquired by another business or company, we will share your personal information with the new owners of the business or company and their advisors. If this happens, you will be sent notice of such event.
How long we will hold your information
The length of time we will hold or store your personal information for will depend on the services we perform for you and for how long you require these. As we may support candidates with multiple placements over a number of years, the purpose for which we retain candidate data is often an ongoing purpose. We conduct regular data-cleansing and updating exercises with our candidates to ensure that (a) the data that we hold is accurate and (b) we are not holding data for too long.
Your rights on Information we hold about you
You have certain rights in relation to personal information we hold about you. Details of these rights and how to exercise them are set out below. We will require evidence of your identity before we are able to act on your request.
Right of Access:
You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the personal information about you that we hold. Where we have good reason, and if the GDPR permits, we can refuse your request for a copy of your personal information, or certain elements of the request. If we refuse your request or any element of it, we will provide you with our reasons for doing so.
Right of Correction or Completion:
If personal information we hold about you is not accurate, out of date or incomplete, you have a right to have the data rectified, updated or completed. You can let us know by contacting us using any of the methods in the Contact section below.
Right of Erasure:
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that personal information we hold about you is erased e.g. if the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed or our processing of the information is based on your consent and there are no other legal grounds on which we may process the information.
Right to object to or restrict processing:
In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal information by contacting us using any of the methods in the Contact section below. For example, if we are processing your information on the basis of our legitimate interests and there are no compelling legitimate grounds for our processing which override your rights and interests. You also have the right to object to use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
You may also have the right to restrict our use of your personal information, such as in circumstances where you have challenged the accuracy of the information and during the period where we are verifying its accuracy.
Right of Data Portability:
In certain instances, you have a right to receive any personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You can ask us to transmit that information to you or directly to a third party organisation.
The above right exists only in respect of personal information that:
While we are happy for such requests to be made, we are not able to guarantee technical compatibility with a third party organisation’s systems. We are also unable to comply with requests that relate to personal information of others without their consent.
You can exercise any of the above rights by contacting us using any of the methods in the Contact section below.
Most of the above rights are subject to limitations and exceptions. We will provide reasons if we are unable to comply with any request for the exercise of your rights.
To the extent that we are processing your personal information based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us using the details in the Contact section below.
We give you the option of submitting your CV via our website or by providing your CV to one of our consultants. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants for positions as they come up.
Your CV will be stored in our database, and will be accessible by our employees. Your CV may also be provided directly to prospective employers by email.
You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be archived providing the submission details remain the same (for example you submit both CVs using the same email address or you advise the relevant contact of your new submission).
Aggregate Information about Doc2UK online visitors
We gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to our website, for example:
We only use such data in the aggregate form. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually improve our online services to create a better overall experience for our users.
Like most websites, when you visit our sites we place cookies on your computer or other device. For the most part, these cookies are used to enable the websites’ functionality, improve the user experience or help us to optimise our websites, measure traffic and other internal management purposes.
We may run targeted and relevant banner advertising on a number of whitelisted websites around the world to present you with jobs and content that we believe will be of interest. We target these adverts based on your previous interactions with our website, with our emails and through your engagements with our consultants. Your interaction with our advertising may be used to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to improve our marketing strategy in accordance with our legitimate interests. No advertising campaigns or advertising tracking technology records your personally identifiable information.
If you are unhappy about our use of your personal information, you can contact us using the details in the Contact section below. You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office using any of the below contact methods:
Telephone: 0303 123 11113
Post: Information Commissioner’s Office
Please note that clicking on links and banner advertisements on our websites can result in your browser accessing a third party website, where data privacy practices are different to that of Doc2UK.
We are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties and you should consult their privacy policies.
Given that the internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site via third party networks; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Doc2UK is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we will from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymised basis. Please click here for more information on diversity.
If you have any enquires, complaints or if you would like to contact us about our processing of your personal information, including to exercise your rights as outlined above, please contact us either by email or letter to the following address:-
Email: [email protected]
Post: Doc2UK Ltd., 22 Camborne Road, London, HA8 8FD, UK.
When you contact us, we will ask you to verify your identity.
Doc2UK – Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement
Modern slavery and human trafficking statement.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes DOC2UK’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are a a team of doctors and other professionals, providing recruitment services for NHS trusts in the UK. DOC2UK is organised into one legal entity. DOC2UK is a private limited company registered in England & Wales, company number 10831141, with registered office at 22 Camborne Road, London, England, HA8 8FD
We predominately work with Healthcare associates in India and the UK.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include organisations that uphold and promote ethical ideals and standards due to their scholastic ethos. These organisations are:
We also consult with other Recruitment Organisations situated in both the UK and India.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
In light of the obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery free, we have reviewed our workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues.
The qualifications, personal and professional histories of every candidate applying to use our services is vetted by Professional Organisations in both India and the UK.
We also ensure that the candidates have a premier UK bank account when they arrive in the UK, that their wages are deposited into, unless they specify another UK bank account. We also provide a pastoral support to our candidates once they have signed up to our service, and we ensure that their well-being is one of our main priorities. These steps reduces the likelihood that the candidate is suffering servitude.
Our internal employment practices are relevant to the risks associated with modern slavery.
As of 2018, we now carry out external reference checks on all new staff and volunteers, regardless of contract duration, which includes identity verification.
We ensure the organisations we associate with are vetted and possess good standing in the Recruitment industry.
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we intend to review our agreements and dealings with our suppliers in order to comply with anti slavery measures.
We will also create a compliance document that we will ask all of our suppliers to review, agree to, and sign.
We acknowledge that we will have due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in our Compliance Document. We will have in place systems to:
The Compliance Document will be written by Nicola Evans and authorised by Dr Naveen Keerthi.
We intend for our Compliance Document, workplace policies and procedures to demonstrate our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide intend to provide training to our staff. We will request that our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers in our Compliance Document.
Effectiveness in combating human trafficking: KPIs andFurther Steps.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken in 2019 to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking.
The specific challenge here is developing indicators that we can ensure are achievable and measurable for our people who execute procurement activities, and that the same can be developed as required from an operations perspective. This has proved more challenging that we previously anticipated.
We are looking ahead at our future commitments. We are anticipating significant organisational changes during the course of 2020 and 2021. This will have an impact on how we continue to expand our efforts in mitigating the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains.
We commit to the following: