Introduction
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information, this Privacy Notice provides important information about how NTU and its third party service provider, Jobtrain Solutions, protects the privacy of our candidates, employees and users of our applicant tracking system (Jobtrain), ensuring a safe and secure user experience.

NTU encourages you to review the privacy statements of any websites you choose to navigate to from our website (or navigate from to our website) or digital services that we provide links to so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information as well. Any third party sites that you can access through the website are not covered by this Privacy Notice and we accept no responsibility or liability for these sites.

In this Privacy Notice “the website” means the NTU website at www.ntu.ac.uk

Who we are
NTU is a “data controller” which means we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you.

This website is operated by NTU who are situated at 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ. NTU can be contacted by post to this address, via email or you can reach us by telephone at +44 (0)115 941 8418.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully and contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about our privacy practices or your personal information choices.

Attn: Rebecca Jenkyn, Data Protection Officer 
Nottingham Trent University 
Address: 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
Email: DPO@ntu.ac.uk 

We may need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. If changes made to this Privacy Notice are considered to be material, we will notify you of the changes.

Why We Process Your Data
We collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store personal information to provide an application services and applicant tracking portal. We want to be clear about our privacy practices so that you are fully informed and can make choices about the use of your information, and we encourage you to contact us at any time with questions or concerns. DPO@ntu.ac.uk

The Types of Personal Information we collect
The categories of personal information we may collect, store and use about you, include (but are not limited to)

  • Name, Address, email address, telephone number;
  • Medical, disability and equality information;
  • Details of your qualifications and employment history (including references).


We may need to process sensitive personal information (special category data). This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Details of any relevant criminal convictions we have asked you to declare;
  • Medical information (for example if you have a disability);
  • Equality data for equality monitoring purposes.


How We Use Data about You
The purposes for which we process your data includes:

  • To facilitate the recruitment and selection process;
  • To enable you to submit an application to us;
  • To enable you to apply online for our vacancies;
  • To subscribe you to our job alerts;
  • To answer your questions and enquiries;
  • To share with third parties where we have retained their services that we or you have requested e.g. for the purposes of reference checking;
  • To ensure that content from our website or Services is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device by gathering aggregate information about our users, using it to analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of communications;
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • To undertake statistical analysis of anonymised data (equality and diversity) and internal reporting through a candidates’ journey;
  • For the purpose of ensuring compliance with the UK Visas and Immigration;
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

Who we share your data with
We retain the services of a third party service provider, Jobtain, who provide our applicant tracking system. We also share or discloses personal information when necessary to provide services or conduct our business operations. When we share personal information, we do so in accordance with data privacy and security requirements. We may occasionally share non-personal, anonymised, and statistical data with third parties. 

We may share your personal information with trusted third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another legal requirement or legitimate interest in doing so. Third parties will only process your personal data on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat that information confidentially and to keep it secure.

Information collected automatically
Cookies are pieces of information that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you are viewing the website. These pieces of information allow the website to act on information that will make your use of the website more rewarding. None of these cookies record your name, password, phone number or address details in text format.

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. This includes the use of "cookies". Please refer to our website and Cookies Policy for further information regarding our use of cookies. We may also automatically record visits to our website for the purposes of improving our services. These recordings may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. Information collected by cookies or session recordings is stored and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting.

Jobtrain uses temporary memory resident session only cookies for security identity.  Further cookies used are for statistical purposes only and are identified as follows and include relevant deletion periods:

Cookie Name Cookie Domain Cookie Purpose Expiry
AddThis cookies Various We use AddThis to enable you to share our pages with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. AddThis uses several cookies to generate statistics on social media sharing. 2 years
Google Analytics cookies _ga Used to distinguish users. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookie. 2 years
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmvz This provides information about how you reached the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine) 6 months


The help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or how to disable cookies altogether. There are products which allow anonymous browsing.

How long we keep your data for
We will not store your personal information for longer than is necessary. NTU will ensure that our trusted partners and selected third parties with whom we share your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice will delete your personal information when they no longer require it.

In determining data retention periods, NTU takes into consideration local laws, contractual obligations, and the expectations and requirements of our data subjects. When we no longer need personal information, we securely delete or destroy it. 

How we secure your data
We have, and require our third parties to have, appropriate security measures in place to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business requirement to know.

NTU takes data security seriously, and we use appropriate technologies and procedures to protect personal information.

For example:

  • Policies and procedures – measures are in place to protect against accidental loss and unauthorised access, use, destruction, or disclosure of data.
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery strategies that is designed to safeguard the continuity of our service to our clients and to protect our people and assets.
  • Appropriate restrictions on access to personal information.
  • Monitoring and physical measures, to store and transfer data securely.
  • Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIA) in accordance with legal requirements and our business policies.
  • Periodic training on privacy, information security, and other related subjects for employees and contractors. 
  • Vendor risk management.
  • Contracts and security reviews on third-party vendors and providers of services. 

It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log out when using a shared computer and take steps to make sure your personal information has not been stored by that computer or a network connected to it.

How we keep your data secure in other countries
Your personal information may be transferred by us or our trusted partners outside of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). The trusted partners that may do this are organisations who process data for analysis or marketing purposes, including a marketing automation hub where the email address of recipients will be logged and a record of email delivery, opening, click-through and bounce-backs will be kept. Our partner uses Microsoft’s Windows Azure data centres located in East US (Virginia), West Europe (Netherlands), and Australia East (New South Wales).

NTU has networks, databases, servers, systems, and support located throughout the world. NTU collaborates with third parties such as cloud hosting services, suppliers, and technology support located around the world to serve the needs of NTU, workforce, and students. Your personal information may be shared with record matching and customer targeting partners, including Google, Facebook, Snapchat and LinkedIn. Some of these partners process personal data in Canada and the United States of America.

We take appropriate steps to ensure that personal information is processed, secured, and transferred according to applicable law. In some cases, we may need to disclose or transfer your personal information within NTU or to third parties in areas outside the UK. The areas in which these recipients are located will vary from time to time, but may include the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, India, and other countries. 

When we transfer personal information from the European Economic Area to other countries in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data privacy protection as in the EU, we take measures to provide an appropriate level of data privacy protection. 

In other words, your rights and protection remain with your data, i.e. we use approved contractual clauses, multiparty data transfer agreements, and other measures designed to ensure that the recipients of your personal information protect it. If you would like to know more about our data transfer practices, please contact DPO@ntu.ac.uk 
 
Your rights
We respect your right to access and control your information, and we will respond to requests for information and, where applicable, will correct, amend, or delete your personal information.

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to ask us to correct any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your personal information in limited circumstances. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are processing your personal information on the basis of our legitimate interest (or that of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction or suspension of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Object to any direct marketing (for example, email marketing or phone calls) by us, and to require us to stop such marketing.
  • Object to any automated decision-making about you which produces legal effects or otherwise significantly affects you.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party. 

How To Contact Us
Please contact our Data Protection Officer with any requests related to your personal information.

If you are not satisfied with how NTU manages your personal data please contact the Data Protection Officer at DPO@ntu.ac.uk. In addition you have the right to make a complaint to a data protection regulator. The ICO contact details are: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/