This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect from you when you engage with one of our websites or services. In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.
We are GTI Futures Limited, a company which is a subsidiary of Group GTI Ltd.
Our registered office is:
The Fountain Building, Howbery Park
Benson Lane, Wallingford
Oxfordshire, OX10 8BA, UK
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +44 (0)1491 826262 or by post at the above address.
We ask you for certain personal information to provide you with relevant career advice, work experience, internships, placements, job opportunities, undergraduate, postgraduate and other skills courses, employer events and competitions aimed at school pupils, university and college students, graduates and postgraduates.
Personal data requests may include personal contact details, your preferences and CV. Personal data may include “special category data” as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) GDPR, or “sensitive personal data” as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018. In both cases this may include racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and health (eg. whether you are registered disabled). You can decide whether you wish to share this information with us. Not sharing this information does not prevent you from registering or using our services.
On occasion we may also request information relating to your social background which may be required by an employee for an event, course provider or employer opportunity.
In addition as part of our security measures we may also record the IP address from which you are engaging with us.
If you are a user of one of our targetconnect platforms via your university, you can link your targetconnect account with your account in targetjobs or gradireland.
This provides you with the ability to access content and features in targetjobs directly from your targetconnect platform. Interactions and data provided in this context remains separate from that held in targetconnect.
You are able to unlink the two accounts at any time, and personal information held in both systems remains separate at all times.
For our GTI websites, for example targetjobs.co.uk, targetcareers.co.uk and gradireland.com, we sometimes obtain personal data from third parties. In such circumstances we are reliant on the third party supplier’s assurances that they have the appropriate legal basis for processing and transferring this data. We record the source of this data so you can ask us at any time from where we got your personal details and object to the processing should you believe your data was inappropriately transferred.
We collect information about you in order to provide you with the best careers advice possible, tailored to your specific preferences or experience. The information is also helpful for us and employers to match you against relevant opportunities.
For opportunities, employer sponsored events and awards we may use the information collected to contact you in relation to those opportunities that fit your profile.
In addition, we sometimes use the anonymous personal data (i.e. with all personal identifiers removed) for the purposes of research, industry trend reporting and for our own planning purposes and future developments.
Your information is either stored in the databases for our websites or other systems, all of which are based within the UK or European Union.
The personal information you provide helps us to offer more tailored advice and opportunities depending on your preferences.
To be more specific your information may be used in one or more of the following ways:
In order to deliver the best possible integrated careers advice and services to you, from time to time we may transfer your personal details between our websites. This may on occasion be across different companies within our group. Before doing so we conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment in order to ensure that any such transfers do not impact your rights. You may object to your data being processed in this manner by contacting us using the details above.
In providing these services, we may use sub-processors to store and process your data. Access to this data is strictly controlled and we remain the data controller. For more information, please click here.
In addition, if you submit your CVs directly to us it may be accessible by our Search team (who recruit on behalf of employers) working for our sister company GTI Recruiting Solutions Limited as well as potential employers.
Along with your CV, personal details contained in your profile might be shared with potential employers where you have expressed an interest in joining or attending one of their careers events or entering their sponsored competition run on their behalf by GTI.
For targetjobs and gradireland events that you have attended we may also share your personal details including your CV with employers at the event so that they may contact you directly about opportunities with them.
GTI may be required to share your personal information with certain public or legal authorities where there is a legislative obligation to do so.
We use the information you provide to make automated decisions solely in the capacity of delivering you content based on your stated preferences. Personal data may be matched against content and opportunities to personalise what we show you. However, you always have access to all content and opportunities, and may change your preferences to amend what content or vacancies are filtered.
There are no automated decision-making processes that would impact you as a result of any automated processing. No judgements or decisions are made about an individual’s suitability for a particular role as a result of any processing that may take place.
The legal basis for processing under both the DPA and GDPR across our sites are outlined below:
Profile and CV data for GTI Futures sites aimed at graduates (Personal data that is held on our careers and associated websites eg. targetjobs.co.uk, gradireland.com): Contractual necessity (Article 6(1)(b)), legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f)) and consent Article 6(1)(a)
Profile and CV data for GTI Futures sites aimed at post-16 education and career options for school pupils (Personal data that is held on our careers and associated websites eg. targetcareers.co.uk): Contractual necessity (Article 6(1)(b)), legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f)) and consent Article 6(1)(a)
Employer-related personal details (These are contact details associated with a person that has been supplied as part of a vacancy): Contractual necessity (Article 6(1)(b)), legal obligation (Article 6(1)(c) and legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f))
Personal details from events and competitions (Information that has been supplied in relation to a specific event or competition that is held independently from any other location similar or identical data is stored or transferred): Contractual necessity (Article 6(1)(b)), legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f)) and consent Article 6(1)(a)
GTI may also process your data when it is in our legitimate interest to do so and in doing so it does not override any of your data protection rights. Our legitimate interests include:
You have the right to object to the processing of your data under legitimate interest should you feel that such legal basis is not warranted or feel that it overrides any of the rights that you may have.
Profile, CV data and usage data for GTI Futures sites and events aimed at students and graduates, including any psychometric testing details and results held by our processing partners: 5 years after October 1st of the stated graduation year unless your account is still active. Where graduation year is not provided, then 5 years after your account creation date unless your account is still active. Accounts are considered active for 2 years from the day of last activity.
Profile, CV and usage data for GTI Futures sites and events aimed at post 16 education and career options for school pupils, including any psychometric testing details and results held by our processing partners: For the length of your schooling based on your specified year group or estimate based on age (where year group cannot be determined) plus 3 years.
Employer-related personal details: For the length of our relationship with you plus 6 years (Limitation Act (1980) in case the case where there may be a dispute. Some information may be required to be retained longer due to legal obligations (eg. HRMC).
Personal details from events and competition/awards: For the length of our relationship with you, plus 6 years (Limitation Act (1980) except where there may be a dispute. Some information may be required to be retained longer due to legal obligations (eg. HRMC).
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.
You can also ask us to give you a copy of the information and to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe we are not doing so lawfully.
To submit a request by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above.
In addition to the above you have the following rights under GDPR:
You can withdraw consent at any time where consent has been relied upon. If consent is the sole legal basis for processing, we will stop processing the data after the consent is withdrawn. The data will then be placed in a restricted processing mode until you have asked to exercise your right to erasure or the personal data falls outside stated retention period (whichever comes first).
We will periodically communicate with you by email, post, telephone or device notifications for the purposes of delivering our services to you. The legal purpose for which is under the legitimate interest provision under both GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).
However, should you be concerned about the content of these communications (such as unwanted marketing communications or simply want to change the way we communicate with you please log into your profile on the relevant website and change your preferences, or use the relevant unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can contact us by telephone or letter at the details provided above.
You may unsubscribe to emails and push messages or change or delete your profile information at any time either via the site or through the link provided at the bottom of each email or message.
From time to time, we may need to make changes to this notice. We will attempt to inform you of any changes that are made by email or through our websites. You can obtain the most recent version of this notice from groupgti.com/privacy/gti-futures or by contacting us directly. This privacy notice was last updated on the 3rd of October 2022.
If you have a complaint about our use of your information you can do so with the relevant supervisory authority within the EU to which you are a resident, whom may refer the complaint to the UK supervisory authority.
Complaints in the UK can be made to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at www.ico.org/concerns or write to them at:
Information Commissioner's Office