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Privacy and cookies

GENIUM is committed to protecting your privacy in all our dealings with you, whether through our website's on-line services or through direct contact with our consultants. When using our website, we want you to have a safe and secure experience. We will endeavour to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

Statistical Information

We gather statistical information collectively about all visitors to this website regarding page and service usage. We only use such data in aggregate form.  This information helps us to improve the services we offer our visitors.

 

On-Line Services - What information do we collect?

So that we can provide a tailored service, upon registration for On-Line Services we will ask you to submit information such as your name, e-mail address, password, contact tel numbers etc However if you withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.

Curriculum vitae ("CV")

We give you the option of submitting your CV via this website. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants for positions as they come up. Your CV will not be stored on our website, it will be stored on our secure in-house computer network accessible only by GENIUM recruitment consultants, working inside the European Economic Area. Your CV will be e-mailed directly to our recruitment consultants who will process your application and with your consent enter your details onto in-house database. GENIUM recruitment consultants can only access this database, including the information relating to you. 

You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We have the right to charge a small fee for this service. If you would like to make a request for information, please contact vickidouglas@genium.biz. You also have the right to ask GENIUM to stop using your information.

Your CV will be sent to prospective employers but only where you give your consent. Such employers may be located both inside and outside the European Economic Area. 



The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Your personal details, including your name, e-mail address and CV, are held and used by us for the following purposes: 

  • Following an assessment of your requirements, for matching your coded details with vacancies, to assist us in finding you a new position; 
  • To periodically keep you informed our services; 
  • For compiling salary and other market surveys.

GENIUM is a Private Limited Company that is managed by its owners. There are no outside parties who may exert any influence or control over the running of the business. Should the ownership of GENIUM change you will be notified and the implications for your information explained. Except in the case of complying with a legal or regulatory requirement, GENIUM does not and will not disclose your information to third parties without your consent.

The Data Protection Act 1998

The information that you give us, including your CV and e-mail address, is termed "personal data" under the Data Protection Act 1998. We must therefore follow the principles set out in that Act when we process your personal data.  All the personal data that we obtain from you is held on our central in-house database. GENIUM is a "data controller" for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please note that clicking on to links on our website may result in you transferring to another website, where data privacy practices may be different to that of GENIUM. Visitors should review the other websites' privacy policies, as we have no control over what happens to information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties. 

How does Genium use cookies?
 

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is sent from a web server to a web browser when that browser visits the server's site. Anonymous cookies which do not hold any personal data are used, with your consent, on GENIUM website to enable the functioning of the vacancy basket. Additionally, we use the Urchin monitoring system to analyse how many visitors come to the site and to track how they use it. Urchin privacy policy can be obtained from HotLizard Ltd. We may use other tracking technologies in future but we will amend this policy to explain their use if we do.

We use cookies to understand how people use our websites and to help us to make your experience of our website better. Some of them are essential for our websites to work properly.

Category 1 Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for would not be possible.

Summary – These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

Category 2 Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Summary – These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.

We use cookies to enable the following;
 

Using features on our websites

We use a session cookie called SESSION_COOKIE. It’s used to retain things like language selection options within the different localised versions of our websites.
We do not store private data in it and the cookie is automatically removed when the users session ends.

Cookie name: SESSION_COOKIE
Category: 1 – Strictly necessary cookie
Purpose: To retain settings about the current visit to our website. Language selection etc.


For measuring web traffic

We use a program called Google Analytics, which in turn uses cookies to help us find out how many people visit our website, which pages and parts are most popular, how long people spend in each area and what information people are searching for. All this insight helps us to understand how we can improve our websites.

Cookie name: _utma

Category: 2 – Performance cookie

Purpose: Saves information about total number of visits to the site, the time of the first visit, previous visit and current visit. This is a persistent cookie with a lifespan of 2 years.

Cookie name: _utmb

Category: 2 – Performance cookie

Purpose: Used to record information about what happened during the current visit or session, including the ability to tell when a session ends.

Cookie name: _utmc

Category: 1 – Strictly necessary cookie, 2 – Performance cookie

Purpose: Session cookie that expires at the end of the current session/visit.

Cookie name: _utmz

Category: 2 – Performance cookie

Purpose: Saves info relating to how a user arrived at a site, the channel though which they came, date/time info and what keywords they used if they arrived via a search engine.

For Social sharing and referrals

We used Share This to enable our users to bookmark or refer to content on our website using social channels. The following are the cookies listed by name, how long they last for and a link to the privacy policy on an external site to find out more.

Share This

Unam 
9 months

_stid 
1 year

_uset 
Half an hour

UID 
2 years

UIDR 
2 years

For more information on Share This cookies visit http://sharethis.com/privacy 

How can I manage my cookies and where can I find more information?

If you don’t want us to use cookies in your web browser, you can remove them from your computer or change your browser settings so that it either blocks cookies altogether or asks you if you’d like to accept them from some websites. As we mentioned earlier, some of our cookies are essential for our websites to work properly.

The internet industry body, the Internet Advertising Bureau has set up a website to provide information and advice on cookies http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ and another source which gives information about how to delete and control cookies is http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

If we change our cookie policy it will be updated on this page. 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.