Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This is the privacy notice for CV Bureau Limited

In this document, “we”, “our”, or “us” refer to CV Bureau Limited

We are company number 13197878 registered in England, UK

Our registered office is at 85 Great Portland St, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT


  1. Introduction

1.1 This privacy notice aims to inform you about how we collect and process anyinformation that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. It tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

1.2 We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. Our policy is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of our respect for you and your personal information.

1.3 We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.

1.4 Our policy complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (Act) accordingly incorporating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1.5 The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regard to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at

1.6 Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.


  1. Data we process

2.1 We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you. We have collated these into groups as follows:

2.2 Your identity includes information such as first name, last name, title, date of birth, and other identifiers that you may have provided at some time.

2.3 Your contact information includes information such as billing address, delivery address, email address, telephone numbers and any other information you have given to us for the purpose of communication or meeting.

2.4 Transaction data includes details about payments or communications to and from you and information about products and services you have purchased from us.

2.5 Technical data includes your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

2.6 Your profile can include information such as your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.

2.7 Marketing data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us; communication preferences; responses and actions in relation to your use of our services.

2.8 We may aggregate anonymous data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Anonymous data is data that does not identify you as an individual. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal information in law because it does not reveal youridentity.

For example, we may aggregate profile data to assess interest in a product or service.

However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal information so that it can identify you in any way, we treat the combined data as personal information and it will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.


  1. Special personal information

3.1 Special personal information is data about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.

3.2 We may collect special personal information about you if there is a lawful basis on which to do so.


  1. If you do not provide personal information we need

4.1 Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform that contract. In that case, we may have to stop providing a service to you. If so, we will notify you of this at the time.


  1. The bases on which we process information about you

5.1 The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category.

5.2 If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.

5.3 If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.


  1. Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you

6.1 When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.

6.2 In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.

We may use it in order to:

 verify your identity for security purposes

 sell products to you

 provide you with our services

 provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our website

6.3 We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.

6.4 We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.


  1. Information we process with your consent

7.1 Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.

7.2 Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this information, for example, by asking you to agree to our use of cookies.

7.3 If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful.

7.4 We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.

7.5 You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.


  1. Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests

8.1 We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.

8.2 Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:

 whether the same objective could be achieved through other means

 whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm

 whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so

8.3 For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:

 record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business

 responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response

 protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party

 insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage business risk

 protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so


  1. Information we process because we have a legal obligation

9.1 Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.

9.2 For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.This may include your personal information.


Specific uses of information you provide to us


  1. Information provided on the understanding that it will be shared with a third party

10.1 Our website may allow you to post information with a view to that information being read, copied, downloaded, or used by other people.

Examples include:

 uploading a CV

 Post information relating to career history and experience

10.2 In posting personal information, it is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might use it.

10.3 We do not specifically use this information except to allow it to be displayed or shared.

10.4 We do store it, and we reserve a right to use it in the future in any way we decide.

10.5 Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.

10.6 Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for us to retain it, then at our discretion we may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting us.


  1. Complaints regarding content on our website

11.1 We attempt to moderate user generated content, but we are not always able to do so as soon as that content is published.

11.2 If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint.

11.3 If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.

11.4 Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.

11.5 If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.


  1. Information relating to your method of payment

12.1 Payment information is never taken by us or transferred to us either through our website or otherwise. Our employees and contractors never have access to it.

12.2 At the point of payment, you are transferred to a secure page on the website of our payment service. That page may be branded to look like a page on our website, but it is not controlled by us.

12.3 We use third-party payment providers to handle card and payment processing data securely. We never see or store any card or payment information. In accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any other data is only used to process your purchase securely. In accordance with Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we need to retain data related to all purchases to fulfil our existing legal obligations to account for tax and VAT on all transactions.


  1. Job application and employment

13.1 If you send us information in connection with a job application, we may keep it for up to three years in case we decide to contact you at a later date.

13.2 If we employ you, we collect information about you and your work from time to time throughout the period of your employment. This information will be used only for purposes directly relevant to your employment. After your employment has ended, we will keep your file for six years before destroying or deleting it.


  1. Communicating with us

14.1 When you contact us, whether by telephone, through our website or by e-mail, we collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need.

14.2 We may record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our business

14.3 We keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high-quality service.


  1. Complaining

15.1 When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us.

15.2 We use that information to resolve your complaint.

15.3 If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter forour sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.

15.4 We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.


  1. Affiliate and business partner information

16.1 This is information given to us by you in your capacity as an affiliate of us or as a business partner.

16.2 It allows us to recognise visitors that you have referred to us, and to credit to you commission due for such referrals. It also includes information that allows us to transfer commission to you.

16.3 The information is not used for any other purpose.

16.4 We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of theterms of our relationship.

16.5 We expect any affiliate or partner to agree to reciprocate this policy.


Use of information we collect through automated systems when you visit our website


  1. Cookies

17.1 Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

17.2 Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

17.3 Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

17.4 Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

17.5 When you first visit our website, we ask you whether you wish us to use cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose.

17.6 If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of ourwebsite.

17.7 We use cookies in the following ways:

 to track how you use our website

 to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on our website

 to keep you signed in our site

 to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them

 to record the conversation thread during a live chat with our support team


  1. Personal identifiers from your browsing activity

18.1 Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded.

18.2 We record information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution.

18.3 We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.

18.4 If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website.


  1. Our use of re-marketing

19.1 Re-marketing involves placing a cookie on your computer when you browse our website in order to be able to serve to you an advert for our products or services when you visit some other website.

19.2 We may use a third party to provide us with re-marketing services from time to time. If so, then if you have consented to our use of cookies, you may see advertisements for our products and services on other websites.


Disclosure and sharing of your information

  1. Information we obtain from third parties

20.1 Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party(except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectlymade up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use.

  1. Third party advertising on our website

21.1 Third parties may advertise on our website. In doing so, those parties, their agents or other companies working for them may use technology that automatically collects information about you when their advertisement is displayed on our website.

21.2 They may also use other technology such as cookies or JavaScript to personalise the content of, and to measure the performance of their adverts.

21.3 We do not have control over these technologies or the data that these parties obtain. Accordingly, this privacy notice does not cover the information practices of these third parties.


  1. Data may be processed outside the European Union

22.1 Our websites are hosted in England.

22.2 We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business.

22.3 Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.

22.4 For example, some of the software our website uses may have been developed in the United States of America or in Australia.

22.5 We use the following safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union:

 the processor is within the same corporate group as our business or organisation and abides by the same binding corporate rules regarding data processing.

 the data protection clauses in our contracts with data processors include transfer clauses written by or approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union.

 we comply with a code of conduct approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union.

 we are certified under an approved certification mechanism as provided for in the Act.



Control over your own information


  1. Your duty to inform us of changes

23.1 It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes.


  1. Access to your personal information

24.1 At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by signing in to your account on our website.

24.2 To obtain a copy of any information that is not provided on our website you should contact us to make that request.

24.3 After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.


  1. Removal of your information

25.1 If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website, you should contact us to make your request.

25.2 This may limit the service we can provide to you.


  1. Verification of your information

26.1 When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.


Other matters

  1. Use of site by children

27.1 We do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do we market to children.

27.2 If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian

27.3 We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children.

27.4 Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.


  1. Our Promise

28.1 We never sell rent or exchange mailing lists.


  1. Spam

29.1 In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, we never send bulk unsolicited emails, (popularly known as Spam) to email addresses.


  1. Product Updates

30.1We may send emails to existing customers or prospective customers who have enquired or registered with us, regarding products or services directly provided by us.




  1. Encryption of data sent between us

31.1 We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us.

31.2 Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.


  1. How you can complain

32.1 If you are not happy with our privacy policy or if you have any complaint then you should tell us.

32.2 If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.

32.3 If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information

32.4 Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This can be done at

32.5 We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your concern before you approach the ICO.


  1. Retention period for personal data

33.1 Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us:

 to provide you with the services you have requested;

 to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our taxauthorities;

 to support a claim or defence in court.


  1. Compliance with the law

34.1 Our privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every country or legal jurisdiction in which we aim to do business. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction, we should like to hear from you.

However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.


  1. Review of this privacy policy

35.1 We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.

35.2 If you have any question regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.




On receipt by us of your submitted information via our on-line form, email, telephone agreement or signed service agreement, you will be deemed to have accepted all of these terms and conditions, and will be granted access to our database in accordance with these terms and conditions. You also agree that all of the information you supply to us is correct, truthful and complete. You agree to inform us by email, telephone or post of any changes to any of the information supplied by you to us. We reserve the right to terminate this agreement in the event that any of the information provided by you to us, is no longer current or accurate or in the event you are in breach of these Terms & Conditions.

We will take reasonable steps to provide a reliable service to you. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of any of the CVs stored in our database. You acknowledge and accept that this is beyond our control

You acknowledge and accept that all rights to information provided by third parties are reserved by those third parties, and that such information may not be used in any way that infringes any proprietary interests of those third parties. You agree not to disclose any information provided by the Candidates to any third parties, or those not directly related to the recruitment process of the individual(s) in question.

You acknowledge and accept that you will at all times comply with the provisions of current data protection legislation. And you will not, by any act or omission cause CC Bureau to be in breach of current data protection legislation.

Any personal details which you provide to us from which we can identify you are held in accordance with our Data Protection Registration. You are obliged to have a lawful basis for the transfer of any personal data you provide to us. You agree that you do not object to us using this information to contact you for the purpose of improving our service to you, discussing account status, and you confirm that you do not consider any of the above as a breach of any of your rights under the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.


CV Bureau, 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor, London, W1W 7LT

[email protected]

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