Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to data we collect when you opt to use this website, and to personal data
which we administer while supplying services to our clients and candidates.
Personal data is any information that can be used to identify an individual.
We take your privacy very seriously and ask that you read this Privacy Policy thoroughly as it
contains important information on the personal data we collect about you; what we do with your
information; and who your information may be shared with.

Who we are

Pioneering People are a ‘data controller’ for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) where we control the purposes for which we process your personal data and we comply with the Legislation. Any questions about our data protection policy or how we handle your personal data should be addressed to Pioneering People (See ‘How to contact us’ below.)

What information do we collect?

We collect personal data about you (such as your name, address and contact details), for example your email address when you make an enquiry, upload your CV to our website or apply for a vacancy through one of our business associates.

Personal data provided/obtained from third parties

We may obtain information about you from third parties, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter when you are looking for and/or you show an interest in a job listing. As a recruitment company we have a legitimate business interest to help you find work and to do this we need to process your personal data.

Use of cookies

We use session cookies for essential website functionality and analytics cookies for statistical analysis purposes. The information collated does not include any personally identifiable information. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

How will we use the information about you?

Your personal details, including your name, e-mail address and CV, are held and used by us for the following purposes: For taking into consideration any applications made by you to vacancies advertised by Pioneering People. For matching your details with job searches through our proactive contact service. We may disclose your personal data to clients and recruiters. We may also release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required to do so.


We may send an email directly to you with a link to an application form for certain job vacancies.
Please inform us if you would like us to stop sending these emails to you.

Keeping your data secure

Our staff are bound by obligations of confidentiality and trained in the protection of personal data.
We comply with the Legislation and use the appropriate technical and organisational measures
necessary to safeguard your personal data.  We only share your personal data with third parties who
also comply with the Legislation.

While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the
use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or
integrity of any personal data that is transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any
particular concerns about your information, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us?’ below).

Our offices and hosting facilities for our website are in the UK. In the course of the provision of our
Recruitment Advertising Services to International clients we may transfer data to international
organisations outside of the EEA where a client has a need to recruit. Where information is to be so
transferred, it may be to a country in respect of which there is an adequacy decision from the EU
Commission. However, if this is not the case, it is our policy to take steps to identify risks and in so
far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place.

Data retention periods

We store your personal data on secure servers for a period of:

  • Candidates – twenty four months from the date of your last application with us.
  • Clients/Suppliers – If you are one of our clients or suppliers, we will hold your details for as
    long as we have a business requirement to hold such details. We regularly check our
    databases and will delete your records if we have not used your personal data for 5 years.Please inform us if you would like us to remove any details, we hold of you from our records.
  • Unless the law requires us to store the data for a longer period.

What rights do you have?

GDPR provides the following rights for individuals whose personal data is processed:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object to processing
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling (We do not carry out automated decision making and profiling)

Right to access – i.e. to request a copy of your information

You can request a copy of your information which we hold (this is known as a subject access
request). If you would like a copy of some or all of it, please:

  • Write to us at Pioneering People, Glossop Gasworks, Arundel Street, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7DT or email
  • Provide us with proof of your identity (a copy of your driving licence or passport)
  • Let us know what information you require

Right to correct any mistakes in your information

You can require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold free of charge. If you
would like to do this, please:

  • Email or write to us (see ‘How to contact us?’ below)
  • Provide us with enough information to identify you
  • Advise us of the information that is incorrect, and what it should be replaced with

Right to be forgotten

You can ask us to stop contacting you for a particular purpose or remove your information
completely from our records. There may be a legal reason why we need to keep your personal data,
and in these circumstances, we will destroy your personal data as soon as we are legally entitled to
do so.  If you would like us to stop contacting you with information about our services, please:

  • Email or write to us (see ‘How to contact us’ below). You can also click on the ‘unsubscribe’
    button at the bottom of the email.
  • Let us know what method of contact you are not happy with if you are unhappy with certain ways of contacting you only (for example, you may be happy for us to contact you by email but not by telephone).


Right to lodge a complaint with the supervising authority

If you have any concerns or complaints about how we use your personal data we hope you will alert
us to these directly (see the Contact information below).  If you are still unhappy you are entitled to
complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which is the relevant supervising authority
in the UK. Their contact details and the procedure can be found at

How to contact us

Please contact Pioneering People, Glossop Gasworks, Arundel Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7AB
if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the information we hold about you.

Changes to the privacy policy
This privacy policy may be changed by Net Ltd at any time. If we change our Privacy
Policy in the future, we will set out those changes here, so that you will always know what personal
information we gather, the purposes we might use it for and to whom we might disclose it. If, at any
time, you have questions or concerns about Pioneering People’s online privacy commitment, please
feel free to send an e-mail to:  info@pioneering

Updated October 2022 Ltd trading as Pioneering People