Company Name: Levy Associates (‘The Company”) 
Company Contact details:
Title: Privacy Notice (including for use on the Company website)
Topic: Data protection
Date: 11/22


Levy Associates Limited (T/A Levy Global / Levy Professionals / Levy Search) is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including in some cases sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller as defined by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy statement explains how Levy deals with your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


  1. Collection and use of personal data 
    1. Purpose of processing and legal basis
    2. Legitimate interest
    3. Legal/contractual requirement
    4. Recipients of data
  2. Information to be provided when data is not collected directly from the data subject
    1. Categories of data
    2. Sources of data
  3. Overseas transfers
  4. Data retention
  5. Your rights
  6. Cookies & Website
  7. Login files
  8. Links to external sites
  9. Sale of the business
  10. Data security
  11. Changes to this privacy statement
  12. Complaints or queries 


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. This includes for example, contacting you about job opportunities, assessing your suitability for those opportunities, updating our databases, putting you forward for job opportunities, arranging payments to you and developing and managing our services and relationship with you and our clients. 

You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or we may collect them from another source such as a jobs board. The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with work-finding services and/or information relating to roles relevant to you we will only use your personal data in accordance with this privacy statement. At all times we will comply with current data protection laws. 

Levy occasionally engages the services of other companies. In that case Levy remains responsible for the processing of the personal data entrusted to it. Levy makes contractual agreements with these companies about the processing of your personal data to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected.

If you have opted-in we may also send you marketing information and news via email/ text.  You can opt-out from receiving these at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” when you receive these communications from us.

In some cases we may be required to use your data for the purpose of investigating, reporting and detecting crime and also to comply with laws that apply to us. We may also use your information during the course of internal audits to demonstrate our compliance with certain industry standards.

We must have a legal basis to process your personal data. The legal bases we rely upon to offer our work-finding services to you are:

    • Where we have a legitimate interest 
    • To comply with a legal obligation that we have
  • To fulfil a contractual obligation that we have with you


Legitimate interest

This is where the Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us.  Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:

  • Managing our database and keeping work-seeker records up to date; 
  • Providing work-finding services to you and our clients; 
  • Contacting you to seek your consent where we need it; and
  • Giving you information about similar products or services that you have used from us recently.

Legal/contractual requirements

The Company has certain legal and contractual requirements to collect personal data (e.g. to comply with the UK Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, immigration and tax legislation, checking right to work and in some circumstances criminal record checks and credit checks.)  Our clients may also require this personal data, and/or we may need your data to enter into a contract with you. If you do not give us personal data we need to collect we may not be able to continue to provide work-finding services to you. Nor will we be able to enter into a contract with you or offer you employment.  

Recipient/s of data 

The Company will process your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:

    • Clients (whom we may introduce or supply you to)
    • Former employers whom we may seek references from
    • Payroll service providers who manage payroll on our behalf or other payment intermediaries whom we may introduce you to such as umbrella companies, AAME, Access
    • Other recruitment agencies in the supply chain
  • Bullhorn CRM, BambooHR, Secure Signing, phone system providers
  • Broadbean – Job Posting and candidate management software
    • Any public information sources such as Disclosure and Barring Service, Right to Work Checking Services (including Reed Screening and Yoti)
    • Client Portals – Such as e-volution / Fieldglass
    • External screening/validation providers (including Validata)
    • Third Parties who carry out audits to ensure that the Company is correctly run
  • Pension providers
  • Our insurers Hiscox
  • Our legal advisers
  • Our banking partners 
    • Sage – payroll and accounts
  • Social networks
  • Training providers
  • Government, law enforcement agencies, HMRC,  local councils and other regulators
  • Any other organisation an individual asks us to share their data with.

Information to be provided when data collected not from the data subject

Categories of data: The Company has collected the following personal data on you:

Personal data: 

  • Name, address, mobile number, email

  • National insurance number / BSN number / passport number

  • Nationality (through right to work check)

  • Work history, experience, training and other information on the application form or CV

  • Banking information


Sensitive personal data: 

  • Health information including whether you have a disability
  • Criminal conviction


Source of the personal data: The Company sourced your personal data/sensitive personal data:


  • From a job board including CV Library, Reed, LinkedIn, Monster
  • The Company’s websites
  • A former employer 
  • A referee whose details you previously provided to us   
  • Software providers who we use to support our services including Broadbean
  • Cookies as explained in section 6 

Some of this information came from a publicly accessible source and some of it did not.


Overseas Transfers 

The Company may transfer the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. We will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. 

Data retention

The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it. Different laws may also require us to keep different data for different periods of time. For example, the UK Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from (a) the date of their creation or (b) after the date on which we last provide you with work-finding services.

We must also keep your payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pension auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by social security and tax legislation. This is currently 3 to 6 years. 

Where the Company has obtained your consent to process your sensitive personal data, we will do so in line with our Data Retention policy (copy available on request). Upon expiry of that period the Company will seek further consent from you. Where consent is not granted the Company will cease to process your sensitive personal data. 

Your rights

Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you
  • The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you
  • The right to rectification of your personal data
  • The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances
  • The right to restrict processing of your personal data
  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and
  • The right to withdraw consent at any time.

Where you have consented to the Company processing your sensitive personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us at Please note that if you withdraw your consent to further processing that does not affect any processing done prior to the withdrawal of that consent, or which is done according to another legal basis. 

There may be circumstances where the Company will still need to process your data for legal or official reasons. Where this is the case, we will tell you and we will restrict the data to only what is necessary for those specific reasons. 

If you believe that any of your data that the Company processes is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us using the details above and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and correct it where necessary. 

You can also contact us using the above details if you want us to restrict the type or amount of data we process for you, access your personal data or exercise any of the other rights listed above.    

Cookies & Website

Our website automatically collects information about (the devices of) its visitors. The information collected when you visit our website includes information about the device you use to visit the website, the IP address of your device, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, the internet address of the website that linked you directly to our website, the pages you visit and the information you view on the website, your geo-location and the material you upload to and download from the website. We use this technical information to manage the website and to improve the quality and effectiveness of our website.

We may obtain data about you from cookies.  These are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies also enable us to deliver more personalised content. 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Please note that in a few cases some of our website features may not function if you remove cookies from your browser.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. 


Links to external websites

The Company’s website may contains links to other external websites. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  When you leave our site we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Company’s website.  

Sale of business

If the Company’s business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

Data Security

The Company takes every precaution to protect our users’ information as set out in our Information Security Policy where we detail security measures in relation to the personal data processed, e.g. firewalls, browser certification technology, encryption, limited access, use of passwords etc.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to your information. 

The Company uses all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. However, you should be aware that the use of email/ the Internet is not entirely secure and for this reason the Company cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via email/ the Internet.

If you share a device with others we recommend that you do not select the “remember my details” function when that option is offered. 

Changes to this privacy statement

We will update this privacy statement from time to time.  We will post any changes on the statement with revision dates.  If we make any material changes, we will notify you. 

Complaints or queries 

If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact:

You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK, or any other relevant supervisory authority such as Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens in The Netherlands Dutch Data Protection Authority | ( , if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.