Privacy Policy

Elite Audit Recruitment – Privacy Policy 2018

Elite Audit Recruitment takes the privacy of our clients and candidates seriously. We are a recruitment company, operating in the niche market of Audit, Risk, Compliance and Finance Recruitment.

  1. How we receive information and how we may use it

Elite Audit Recruitment receive your personal data when you apply directly for an advertised role via our website; when you apply directly to be a candidate for whom we can facilitate a job search or via a third party when you respond to a job post placed by Elite Audit Recruitment on a job board on behalf of a third party client.

This statement explains how we process personal data received into our organisation. When you register with Elite Audit Recruitment you must consent to us collecting and storing your personal information. You will not be able to submit your enquiry or details to Elite Audit Recruitment without consenting to us storing your personal data. This may include but is not restricted to your name; contact details; address; employment history; mobility and education.

During telephone conversations and face to face interviews we may collect personal information with regard to employment preferences and work experience which may be stored on your personal record. This information facilitates Elite Audit Recruitment’s ability to support your job search and to provide a basis for recommendation when short-listing candidates for a particular role. By explicitly providing consent when you register with Elite Audit Recruitment you are providing permission for our storage of this information. Elite Audit Recruitment will never share personal information or a Curriculum Vitae with a third party without your explicit consent.

Due to the nature of recruitment, a significant number of candidates reconnect with our business periodically. It is not uncommon for this to occur years after we have placed them in a role. For this reason, your consent includes explicit consent to retain your personal details until such time as you wish us to delete your records from our database or refrain from further engagement.

If you do not consent to Elite Audit Recruitment storing your personal data or setting up a personal registration for you, please do not submit your Curriculum Vitae for any roles advertised on our website. We are unable to process your application without receipt of consent to process and store your personal information.

  1. Cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded when a user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that individual’s device and store some information about the individual’s preferences or past actions.

Rules on cookies

In order to comply with GDPR, Elite Audit Recruitment must:

  • tell you the cookies are there;
  • explain what the cookies are doing and why; and
  • get your consent to store a cookie on your device.

How Elite Audit Recruitment use cookies

Cookies are used in order to make our website work, to make it work more efficiently and to provide us with information when you apply for a job. 

The first time you visit our website you will be asked whether you consent to us storing cookies, as detailed in the table. Please confirm that you consent to us using cookies. If you do not consent you will still be able to access our website, however your ability to carry out certain functions, for example, apply for a job, may be limited.

  1. Job Alerts and Career Advice

We may on occasion contact candidates stored in our database who are not actively looking for a new role. When you contacted by Elite Audit Recruitment you may be asked for your consent to us storing the personal data you have provided. By providing consent to our storage of your personal data you are also providing consent to us contacting you if we receive details of a role which specifically matches your career aspirations and, very occasionally, sending you career related information e.g. salary survey, interview advice etc.
If you do not wish to receive such information, please email

  1. Promise to our candidates

We will never share our candidates’ personal details or Curriculum Vitae with a third party without the candidate’s explicit consent, and then we will only share the personal information with that one company or individual.

  1. Contacting Elite Audit Recruitment directly

If you contact one of our Recruitment Consultants directly and request they consult with you regarding your job search, or regarding a particular job role, you are giving your consent to Elite Audit Recruitment processing your email and the data contained within your email for lawful purposes.

By sending an updated Curriculum Vitae directly to one of our Recruitment Consultants you are giving consent to Elite Audit Recruitment processing and storing that information, as mentioned above. As previously stated, we will not share your information with any third party without your explicit consent.

  1. Request to have personal data amended

It is likely that over time your employment history will require updating as you transition to new roles or receive promotion. Elite Audit Recruitment undertake to update your registration within two weeks of receiving an updated Curriculum Vitae.

Under the GDPR you have the right to ask for access to your personal information. Once Elite Audit Recruitment have verified your identity we will provide the information you requested within 30 days.

In the unlikely event you find personal data stored about you by Elite Audit Recruitment is inaccurate, you must advise us immediately. We will amend your personal registration within two weeks.

  1. Request to have personal data removed or deleted

Upon receipt of a request to delete an individual’s personal registration, Elite Audit Recruitment will ensure that your personal record is deleted within 30 days.

Where Elite Audit Recruitment have placed a candidate in a role, they are required to retain evidence of that placing so that contractual obligations can be met by the client. Elite Audit Recruitment will however take steps to ensure only minimal personal data is retained and we will not make further contact with the candidate.

Where Elite Audit Recruitment have previously received permission to share personal information with a third party, for example for short listing for a role, we undertake to advise that third party of your wish to be forgotten if communication has been in the last 12 months.

In the event that you wish to be erased from our Recruitment Database you should contact and state ‘Deregister’. Please make it clear that you wish to be erased, rather than simply marked as no longer job seeking.

  1. Notification of Breaches

Whilst Elite Audit Recruitment do not store, or at any time request, financial information from candidates, we do store highly personal information contained within your Curriculum Vitae. We are aware of our responsibility as a recruiter to protect your information and to only share details with third parties upon receipt of your explicit consent. All of our systems are protected and Elite Audit Recruitment consultants working for Elite Audit Recruitment have access to the personal information stored in your registration.

In the unlikely event that our computer systems are compromised and there is a potential loss of confidentiality we will report this breach to you.

In the unlikely event that personal data is taken or exposed from Elite Audit Recruitments’ records without our consent, we will provide reports surrounding that exposure within 72 hours of being notified of such an event and take any action necessary to restore security of your personal data.

  1. Access

If Elite Audit Recruitment receive a request for access to personal information we will verify your identify before releasing your personal data to you. We will not release information to any third party.

If you would like to make a request for access to your personal information please contact: stating ‘Request for Access on Personal Information’

  1. Complaints procedure

If you have a complaint about the way your data is stored or handled by Elite Audit Recruitment, please do contact us at: or alternatively contact us in writing:

The Director, Elite Audit Recruitment Ltd, Greenways, Colt Hill, Odiham. Hook. RG29 1AN

  1. Escalated Complaints

If you remain unhappy with the handling of your data you can complain to the

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

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