Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the school uses any personal data we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ (sometimes called ‘fair processing notices’) to individuals where we are processing their personal data.
This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use personal data about individuals applying for jobs at our school.
We, Catcote Academy, Catcote Road, Hartlepool, TS25 4EZ, are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.
Our data protection officer (Veritau Ltd) can be contacted on 01609 532526.
Successful candidates should refer to our privacy notice for the school workforce for information about how their personal data is collected, stored and used. For a copy of this privacy notice please contact Catcote Academy HR Department.
The personal data we hold
We process data relating to those applying to work at the Academy. Personal data that we may collect, use, store and share (when appropriate) about you includes, but is not restricted to:
We may also collect, store and use information about you that falls into “special categories” of more sensitive personal data. This includes information about (where applicable):
Why we use this data
The purpose of processing this data is to aid the recruitment process by:
Our lawful basis for using this data
We only collect and use personal information about you when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use it where we need to:
Less commonly, we may also use personal information about you where:
Where you have provided us with consent to use your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. We will make this clear when requesting your consent, and explain how you go about withdrawing consent if you wish to do so.
Some of the reasons listed above for collecting and using personal information about you overlap, and there may be several grounds which justify the Academy’s use of your data.
Collecting this information
While the majority of the information we collect from you is mandatory, there is some information that you can choose whether or not to provide to us.
Whenever we seek to collect information from you, we make it clear whether you must provide this information (and if so, what the possible consequences are of not complying), or whether you have a choice.
How we store this data
Personal data we collect as part of the job application process is stored in line with our Data Protection Policy.
When it is no longer required, we will delete your information in accordance with our Data Retention and Disposal Policy.
For a copy of these policies please contact Catcote Academy HR Department.
We do not share information about you with any third party without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.
Where it is legally required, or necessary (and it complies with data protection law), we may share personal information about you with:
Transferring data internationally
Where we transfer personal data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, we will do so in accordance with data protection law.
How to access the personal information we hold about you
Individuals have a right to make a ‘subject access request’ to gain access to personal information that the school holds about them.
If you make a subject access request, and if we do hold information about you, we will:
You may also have a right for your personal information to be transmitted electronically to another organisation in certain circumstances.
If you would like to make a request, please contact our data protection officer.
Your other rights regarding your data
Under data protection law, individuals have certain rights regarding how their personal data is used and kept safe. You have the right to:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact our data protection officer.
We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously.
If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, or have any other concern about our data processing, please raise this with us in the first instance.
To make a complaint, please contact our data protection officer.
Alternatively, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned in this privacy notice, please contact our data protection officer: