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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Rebalance Recruitment Limited

“Rebalance Recruitment” provides specialist recruitment services to the renewable energy sector and is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We will ensure that the information you submit to us is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

Why we process your personal data

We need to collect and process sufficient personal data about you to consider your application for a vacancy. This includes:


Please consider that if you are unable to provide us with sufficient personal data, we may be unable to assess your suitability for the job applied for or to communicate with you. As your application progresses, we may need to ask you for more personal data. We will let you know what the consequences will be if we are unable to obtain and process personal data about you.

What personal data we collect about you

As part of the recruitment process we may collect:

biographical information about you – such as your name, address, date of birth, gender, preferred languages

your contact details – telephone numbers, email address, postal address

employment history – your CV or résumé, application form details, records of education, qualifications, skills and training

information to identify you – national insurance or other identification number, your visa, passport or permission to work documentation

sensitive personal information – health details (including any disabilities that effect your ability to perform your work and that we need to assess and help us consider your workplace needs) and information about your ethnic origin (see equal opportunities below)

suitability for employment – interview notes, references, the results of criminal records (we will ask for your consent to do this at the reference/pre-employment stage if it is required)

equal opportunities and anti-discrimination – we may ask you to provide details of your ethnic origin via our Equal Opportunities Form and whether you have been long-term unemployed. You do not have to supply this information. We process it strictly for the purposes of providing equality of opportunity for all, and for monitoring compliance with anti-discrimination legislation.

financial information – if you are successful in your application, your bank details so we can ensure we pay you on time


How long do we keep your personal data for?

We will keep records of your personal information only as long as it is necessary to process your application and to employ you. Please note that if your application is not successful, we will keep your personal data for up to 3 years after the recruitment process has ended. We do this so we can consider you for other suitable vacancies that might become available. You can ask us to erase this data at any time if that is your preference.

If you send us your personal data on an unsolicited basis, for example, submitting a CV that is not connected to a specific role for which we are recruiting, we will retain your personal data for 12 months.

Who we may share your personal data with

Like many companies, we use third parties to process personal data on our behalf (such as IT hosting or recruitment software companies) – these are called ‘data processors’. We have contracts, policies and procedures in place to ensure these companies safeguard personal data entrusted to them, and to only use it under our instructions and for the purposes outlined in this notice.

Your rights in relation to the personal data we collect

If you are situated in the EU, from May 2018 you will have certain rights in relation to your personal data. Please be aware that certain exceptions apply to the exercise of these rights and so you will not be able to exercise these in all situations.

  1. Subject Access:You have a right to be informed if we are processing personal data about you, and if so, to obtain a copy of any personal data held about you by Crest Nicholson. We will seek to comply with any ‘subject access’ request within 1 month of the request being received by us (subject to certain exemptions).
  2. Rectification:You can ask us to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data.
  3. Erasure:You can ask us to erase personal data in certain circumstances and we will take reasonable steps to inform other controllers that are processing the data that you have requested the erasure of it.
  4. Withdrawal of consent:You can withdraw any consents to processing that you have given us and prevent further processing if there is no other ground under which Crest Nicholson can process your personal data.
  5. Restriction:You can require certain personal data to be marked as restricted whilst complaints are resolved and also restrict processing in certain other circumstances.
  6. Right to object:You can object to the processing of your personal data that is based on our legitimate interests (including profiling) or done for research and statistical purposes. You also have the right to object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling).
  7. Portability:Where we rely on your consent to process your personal data or where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract, you can ask us to provide you with the personal data in a format that will allow you to transmit it to a third party electronically.
  8. Raise a complaint:You can raise a complaint about our processing with the data protection regulator in the UK (the Information Commissioner’s Office)
  9. Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling: In certain circumstances you have the right not to be subject to automated decision making and/or profiling. (Note this does not apply in circumstances where processing is necessary for entering into or for the performance of a contract with you).


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


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