Agile Consultants (“we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We strive to provide a safe and secure user experience. We ensure that the information you provide to us, or which we collect, via various channels (including our website, through written correspondence (including e-mail), or conversations with our representatives), is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
The Information we collect
We collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details and other relevant information from your Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) and application form. This may 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 through our website, in response to our emails, or during a conversation with our team members.
We will likely obtain further personal information about you during the course of our interactions 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:
The Legal Basis for Processing your Personal Information
Under the DATA PROTECTION / PRIVACY LAW of DMCC, the main grounds that we rely upon in order to process personal information of clients and candidates are the following:
(a) Necessary for entering into, or performing, a contract – in order to perform obligations that we undertake in providing a service to you, or in order to take steps at your request to enter into a contract with us, it will be necessary for us to process your personal data;
(b) Necessary for compliance with a legal obligation – we are subject to certain legal requirements which may require us to process your personal data. We may also be obliged by law to disclose your personal data to a regulatory body or law enforcement agency;
(c) Necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests – either we, our clients, or our stakeholders, will need to process your personal data for the purposes of our (or our stakeholders’) legitimate interests, provided we have established that those interests are not overridden by your rights and freedoms, including your right to have your personal data protected. Our legitimate interests include responding to requests and enquiries from you, optimising our website and customer experience, informing you about our products and services and ensuring that our operations are conducted in an appropriate and efficient manner;
(d) Consent – in some circumstances, we may ask for your consent to process your personal data in a particular way.
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:
Trusted Partners / Stakeholders
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:
Regulatory and Law Enforcement Agencies
As stated above, if we receive a request from a regulatory body or law enforcement agency, and if permitted under DATA PROTECTION / PRIVACY LAW of DMCC 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 notified of such event.
How long we will retain 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 often support candidates with placements over a huge span of time, and potentially throughout their careers, the purpose for which we retain candidate data is often an ongoing purpose. We usually contact candidates based on their most recent application and always verify the accuracy of data with the candidates before we proceed with their application. In case of any change of data from your side (new job, promotion, relocation, or any other status change), you are required to submit a new application with your updated details.
If you have any queries or concerns, you may contact us about our processing of your personal information. You will be able to access our contact details here.