Watermelon Consultancy Ltd operates under a signed trading agreement as Meriton Associates Ltd. Both companies collect, store and use data gathered by each other, for recruitment purposes.
Meriton Associates Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Meriton Associates Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- any information included on your CV which you send to us
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- The primary legitimate interest in holding your details is to match you with suitable job opportunities.
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided, providing that you have opted into receive this.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail but again, only if you have agreed for us to use your information for this purpose.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We only retain the Personal data collected from a User for as long as the User doesn’t request it to be deleted or for as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes for which we have initially collected it (i.e. offer suitable employment opportunities throughout your career), unless otherwise required by law.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, the opt-in box will be unticked as a default. Only click on the box if you are happy for the information to be used for direct marketing purposes.
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at email@example.com. we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. we may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
You also have the 'right to be forgotten' and you can request that your personal data is deleted or removed from our database. This can be done by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may continue to hold certain items of information if required to do so from a legal perspective, i.e. copies of your right to work documents if we have been instrumental in finding you a position to demonstrate that we have carried out our legal obligations.
Information Commissioners Office
We hope that we will always resolve any issues regarding your information to your satisfaction but if for any reason you feel that we have not addressed your concerns or acted quickly enough then you can contact the ICO directly.