Privacy Notice – MAC Scientific

MAC Scientific (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) is a recruitment business and a recruitment agency.

As a recruitment business we undertake to find suitable people (hereinafter referred to as work seekers) to fill temporary roles for companies and hiring managers (hereinafter called Clients).

When operating in the capacity of an Agency we do the same things but the roles offer Permanent employment.

The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in so doing, the Company acts as a data controller.

You may provide your personal details to the Company directly, such as through a job application or via our website. We also collect data from other sources such as a jobs board.

The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with workfinding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.

Collection and use of personal data

Purpose of processing and legal basis

The Company will collect your personal data (which may include sensitive personal data) and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work finding services. The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:

  1. by you giving us your consent to do so

  2. when we have a legitimate interest in doing so

  3. when we are legally entitled and/or obliged to do so

  4. if we are bound by a contractual obligation


We require your consent to process your data for the purposes of work finding services. We have detailed a series of statements for you, and if you wish to consent we will ask for your signature or for you to confirm your consent via email.

You can withdraw your consent at any time, see the section below, “Your Rights” to find out how.

Legitimate interest

Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:

Legal entitlement / obligation

Your personal data is required by law so we can deliver the work finding services to you. The Company is compliant with all statutes, regulations, laws and by-laws, but specifically relies on the requirements of the following legislation for observance of legal obligations:

the Employment Agencies Act (Conduct Regulations) 2003,

the Asylum and Immigration Act 2016,

the Disability Discrimination Act 2010, the Equality Act 2010, the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) 2011, the

Working Time Regulations 2011,

the National Minimum Wage Act 1998,

the Health and Safety Act 2008,

the Data Protection Act 1998

the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Possible recipients of your data

The Company may process and share your personal/sensitive personal data with various suppliers of specialist services when necessary, in order for the Company to deliver work finding services to you, for example:

Data retention

The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time, with the method to calculate the period (the “from” and “to” dates) also being different.

For example, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require the Company to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from the later of the date of their creation, or from the date on which we last provide you with work finding services, a different period to HMRC’s requirements for some of the personal data.

Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your personal and sensitive personal data, we will do so in line with our Retention Policy (see below). Upon expiry of that period the Company may seek further consent from you.

If we do not have your consent or you withdraw your consent, the Company will cease to process your personal and sensitive personal data unless there are other reasons (such as reasons under legitimate interest, legal entitlement or obligation, or if we are bound by contract) to do otherwise.

If your personal data is (initially) captured from a 3rd party MAC Scientific can obtain data about you from third parties, such as Job boards, Business/Social media sites or by recommendation from other people who know of you. They might include your current or former colleagues, friends, or acquaintances.

The kind of data will be varied in the early stages, and might only be basic - your name, a contact number and where you may have worked, or your core skills. Alternatively, you may have posted your C.V. on a job board, and you may have provided extensive personal and sensitive personal information.

If we have this data, we will not provide work finding services until we have your consent. We will be in touch with you and seek your consent to process your data. If you decline, or do not respond to our request for your consent within 30 days, we will securely dispose of the data we hold.

Please note that if your C.V. is public (e.g. on a Job board) it is likely that we may re-identify you in future, as a person who is interested in hearing about job and career opportunities. Therefore we may seek your consent again.

Retention Policy

What is personal and sensitive personal data

Examples of “personal data” we may gather about you can include (but is not limited to) your:

Name, email and home address, telephone/mobile number(s), date of birth, education and work histories, referees, eligibility to work in the UK etc.

How long we process your data for

If you do not find work through us, we either:

If we have recruited you for a position and you find work through us, we:

Your rights

You have the following data protection rights:

Where you have consented to the Company processing your personal and/or sensitive personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

In order to do so, please email your withdrawal of consent, also stating your name and the approximate date of your consent being given.

You can email us at:

Complaints or queries If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please do so in writing to: MAC Scientific, Biz Hub, Melton Court, Gibson Lane, Melton, HU14 3HH

Please include your daytime contact number if you prefer to receive a phone call. You also have the right to raise concerns with the ICO whose details can be found at or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.

April 2018

Martin Smith – Data Controller

As MAC’s data controller I welcome GDPR and any other legislation designed to protect the privacy and data of individuals.

We respect the rights of individuals and as such it has always been our policy to seek permission before we can submit the details of any work seeker to a client.

Apart from our bespoke software provider hosting our data, our IT supplier providing day to day support to our systems, or any client agreed by you, we will not share your data with any third party.


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