Privacy & Cookies

At Brightred we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.

This privacy policy sets out how Brightred Resourcing Ltd (company number 5067134) uses and protects any information that you provide when using our website or any of our services.

The Data Controller

Brightred Resourcing Ltd is the data controller for any personal information you supply to us in relation to enquiries about our services and when registering as a client or candidate.  Our full postal address and contact details are:-

Brightred Resourcing Limited

Brightred House, The Broadway, Farnham Common, South Bucks, SL2 3PQ

Telephone Number: 0844 335 2228

Email Address:

Our nominated representative is Joanne Sweetman.

Who we are and what we do

We are a recruitment agency and recruitment business as defined in the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.  We collect the personal data of the following types of people to allow us to undertake our business;

  • Prospective and placed candidates for permanent or temporary roles;
  • Prospective and live client contacts;
  • Supplier contacts to support our services;
  • Employees, consultants, temporary workers.

We collect information about you to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.

Information you give to us or we collect about you

This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our site, to enter our database, subscribe to our services, attend our events, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our site.

The information you give us or we collect about you may include your name, address, private and corporate e-mail address and phone number, financial information, compliance documentation and references verifying your qualifications and experience and your right to work in the United Kingdom, curriculum vitae and photograph, links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, business Facebook or corporate website.

Information we collect about you when you visit our website

With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect the following information:

technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information if applicable, operating system and platform;

information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site including date and time, products you viewed or searched for, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs, methods used to browse away from the page.

Information we obtain from other sources.

This is information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, corporate websites, job board websites, online CV libraries, your business card and personal recommendations. In this case we will inform you, by sending you this privacy notice, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact we hold personal data about you, the source the personal data originates from and whether it came from publicly accessible sources, and for what purpose we intend to retain and process your personal data.

Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing

We use information held about you in the following ways:
Our Legitimate Business Interests

Our legitimate interests in collecting and retaining your personal data is described below:

As a recruitment business and recruitment agency we introduce candidates to clients for permanent employment, temporary worker placements or independent professional contracts.  The exchange of personal data of our candidates and our client contacts is a fundamental, essential part of this process.

In order to support our candidates’ career aspirations and our clients’ resourcing needs we require a database of candidate and client personal data containing historical information as well as current resourcing requirements.

To maintain, expand and develop our business we need to record the personal data of prospective candidates and client contacts.


Should we want or need to rely on consent to lawfully process your data we will request your consent orally, by email or by an online process for the specific activity we require consent for and record your response on our system.  Where consent is the lawful basis for our processing you have the right to withdraw your consent to this particular processing at any time.

Other Uses we will make of your data:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into or have entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or we think will be of interest to you because it is relevant to your career or to your organisation.
  • The core service we offer to our candidates and clients is the introduction of candidates to our clients for the purpose of temporary or permanent engagement.  However, our service expands to supporting individuals throughout their career and to supporting businesses’ resourcing needs and strategies.
  • Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate business interests, described in more detail below, although we will also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data.
  • We will rely on contract if we are negotiating or have entered into a placement agreement with you or your organisation or any other contract to provide services to you or receive services from you or your organisation.
  • We will rely on legal obligation if we are legally requires to hold information on to you to fulfil our legal obligations.
  • We will in some circumstances rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required.  Examples of when consent may be the lawful basis for processing include permission to introduce you to a client (if you are a candidate).

What information do we collect?

Brightred Resourcing Limited may collect your personal and sensitive personal data such a your name, address, date of birth, contact details, email address and sensitive personal information obtained from your CV such as criminal convictions and ethnic origin.

What do we use your information for?

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following reasons;

  • internal record keeping;
  • to meet our contractual commitments to you;
  • to contact you via email, SMS or phone, about vacancies that we believe you may be interested in;
  • maintain our business relationship, where you are a user of our website as client or candidate;
  • to access data about you against vacancies which we believe may be suitable for you;
  • to send your information to clients for potential jobs or to access suitability for the role. We will obtain verbal consent before presenting your details to a client;
  • where you have consented, we will directly market our services, and advice you of any updates to our services. Where we do so you will be able to unsubscribe at any time from receiving any further information from us;
  • to enable you to submit your CV for general applications, to apply for specific roles or to subscribe to our job alerts which we believe may be of interest to you;
  • to fulfil contractual obligations with our clients;
  • we may periodically send promotional emails about new services, specials or other information (which we think you may find interesting) using the email address which you have provided);
  • 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.  We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests;
  • to third parties where we have retained them to provide services that we, you or our client have requested including references, qualifications and criminal references checking services (as required), verification of the details you have provided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills test. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Brightred Resourcing Limited;
  • to trusted third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Brightred Resourcing Limited;
  • the personal and sensitive personal information you provide us may be sent to clients and third parties located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). When we transfer your personal information outside the EEA we will take reasonable steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected;
  • we may also release your personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so by law.

Access to information  

The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR give you the right to access information held about you.  We also encourage you to contact us to ensure your data is accurate and complete.

Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act (and the GDPR once it is in force). Prior to 25th May 2018 any access request under the Data Protection Act will be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

A subject access request should be submitted to  No fee will apply once the GDPR comes into force.

You can object or withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information at any time. This may affect the services we are able to supply you.

For more information on your rights please visit the ICO website

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Brightred Resourcing Limited will, upon request and within one month, provide you with details of personal information we hold about you.

If you would like a copy please submit your request in writing to:-

Joanne Sweetman

Brightred Resourcing Limited

Brightred House

The Broadway

Farnham Common

South Bucks


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this policy or about your personal information then please contact our Data Protection Lead – Joanne Sweetman on 0844 335 2228 or email

At Brightred we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.