For the purpose of the Act the data controller is Poundland Limited, Wellmans Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2QT, United Kingdom.
1. Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you give us
You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our website, (“Our Website”), or by corresponding with us by telephone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use Our Website, subscribe to our service, search for a vacancy.
The information you give us may include:
We may also ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to be made in connection with the recruitment process, for an application for a particular role or when completing the role itself.
Where we are legally required to do so, we may also ask you for details of any criminal offences. If any roles you wish to apply for require us to conduct additional checks, for example credit checks, we will use your data to perform those checks.
We will also keep details of any roles that you apply for and copies of any correspondence sent to you in connection with such roles.
2. Information we collect about you
(a) With regard to each of your visits to Our Website we may automatically collect the following information:
3. What our legal grounds for handling personal data are
This section explains the legal basis on which we process personal data.
The UK’s data protection law allows the use of personal data where necessary for legitimate purposes provided that this isn’t outweighed by the impact it has on the relevant individuals. The law calls this the “legitimate interests” condition for processing personal data.
We will use your personal data to provide you with
Performance of our contract with the relevant individual
When a person signs up to one of our websites, we agree to provide them with products and services as set out in the Terms & Conditions for the relevant website. We need to use some of their personal data in order to be able to provide them with those products and services.
We also use this basis for processing some of our staff data.
4. Information we receive from other sources
We work closely with third parties (including, for example, but not limited to, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment, delivery and customer services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
5. How we will use your information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give us
We will use this information:
Information we collect about you
We will use this information:
Information we receive from other sources
We may combine this information with information you give us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
6. Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored securely and is only used for the purposes for which it was collected We use data centres in USA (compliant with GDPR) to store personal data.
7. Who we share the personal data with
Disclosure of your information
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may provide personal data to third parties who help us use it for the purposes described in section 2. For example:
These service providers are generally not allowed to use information for their own purposes or on behalf of other organisations.
If we sell our business to a third party, or go through a corporate reorganisation, we will transfer personal data to the company that acquires the business.
We may sometimes need to pass personal data to a regulator such as the Information Commissioner’s Office or the Financial Conduct Authority.
8. Where the personal data is stored and sent
We are based in the United Kingdom, and will access and use personal data from here.
We also send information elsewhere in the world. For example, where we use cloud-based technology or a data centre or backup facility overseas. People in other countries may also need to access that database for purposes such as technical support or system development and testing.
While countries within the European Union all ensure a high standard of data protection law, some parts of the world may not provide the same level of legal protection in relation to personal data. As a result, when we do send personal data overseas, we will make sure that suitable safeguards are in place to protect the information. For example, these safeguards might include:
9. How long the personal data is kept for
We keep personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is held. You will need to contact us or refer to the privacy notices for our specific activities in order to find out exactly how long the data is kept for.
10. Whether the personal data is used to make automated decisions or to profile people
We perform various profiling activities using personal data. When we refer to profiling, we mean using personal data to make predictions about people, or to categorise them into particular groups.
12. Links to other websites
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. We provide advice on our forms about how to help ensure the security of your data. However, once we have received your information, we will take appropriate security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access. For more information on the Data Protection Act 2018, please visit the website maintained by the Office of the Information Commissioner.
14. Your rights in respect of the personal data that we hold about you
You have several different rights in relation to the personal data that we hold about you. These are briefly described below. To enquire about exercising these rights, please use the contact details set out in section 1.
With effect from 25 May 2018 you also have the following rights:
15. Who you can complain to if you are unhappy about the use of your personal data
We try to ensure that we deliver the best levels of customer service but if you are not happy you should make contact so that we can investigate your concerns. Please contact us using these details:
Post: Customer Relations Team, Poundland, Wellmans Road, Willenhall, WV13 2QT.
Telephone: 0333 234 1877
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the body that regulates the handling of personal data in the United Kingdom. You can do this online through the ICO’s website at www.ico.org.uk, by telephone on 0303 123 1113, or by writing to them at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.
This Policy explains how we collect and use information about you using web cookies, and how this affects your privacy.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your computer/ mobile device if you agree.
We use the following cookies:
The information generated by the cookie about your use of Our Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google and/or its subsidiaries may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of Our Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where:
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data it holds. If you would like to read more about Google Analytics or how Google might use your information, please click here: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Our Website also uses a cookie from Twitter, to enable Twitter to identify the Twitter user from Our Website. This cookie is essential for the use of the Twitter panel on our Website. If you would like to read more about how Twitter might use your information, please click here: https://twitter.com/privacy
Our Website also uses a cookie from eDigital Research Plc, to enable eDigital Research Plc to identify whether or not you have taken part in a survey run by Poundland previously through eDigital Research Plc. If you disable this cookie you may be prompted to take a survey more than once. If you would like to read more about how eDigital Research Plc might use your information, please click here: https://www.edigitalresearch.com/static/privacy
Can I opt out of cookies?
You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser or from the site which allows you to refuse some or all cookies. Please note that if you do this to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to use the full functionality of Our Website.