Who we are

GAP Placements is the Trademark and Registered Business Name of a company registered in England and South Africa.

Our website

GAP Placements has designed its websites to provide information to visitors about our business and services. At times we will collect information about your visit and combine this with other information to understand how all visitors use our site. At other times we will collect personal information about you, for example your email address and Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) details. This policy explains how we use these types of data.

Online visitors (aggregated information)

Gathering information and statistics on all of our visitors to our website enables us to understand what content visitors are consuming and what they are most interested in on the sites. This data is analysed and used to improve our website and deliver a better service to our visitors. We collect domain names and IP addresses of our visitors’ Internet Service Provider, but no personally identifiable information is revealed during this process.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access an Internet website. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help us provide additional functionality to the site or to help us analyse site usage more accurately. In all cases in which cookies are used, the cookie will not collect personally identifiable information except with your explicit permission.

Other websites

We may provide links to third party Internet sites and clicking on these links and/or banner advertisements may take you to other websites.  GAP Placements is not responsible for the privacy policies of these sites and visitors will need to refer to them specifically.

The information we collect and how we use it

GAP Placements may invite you to submit personal information through, for example, the “Send us your CV” page on the website. The information you provide us will normally include, name, address, email address and other relevant information and may include sensitive information such as salary, any criminal convictions and ethnicity.

This information is used by us to:

  • Provide our recruitment services to you, whether you are a client, candidate or a user of our website.
  • Enable you to submit your CV generally, to apply for specific jobs or to subscribe to our Job Alerts.
  • Provide information on suitable job opportunities to people who register with us, to match your profile with suitable job vacancies and to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you.
  • Answer your enquiry.
  • Provide other services related to or supplementary to the above; market products and services directly to you to your professional or business email address.
  • Where we have your consent, we will also use your information to:
  • Send your personal information to clients in order to apply for jobs.
  • Market products and services directly to your personal email address.

GAP Placements is a global operation with offices located across the world. We process data using secure cloud applications which are accessible by our Group companies to enable your information be accessed internationally for the purposes of analytics, development and testing and to provide recruitment services where you have expressed an interest in a location outside that in which you are resident.

Within the scope of the purposes outlined above, we may outsource collected personal information to outside contractors/third parties. If we do so, we will take contractual measures to ensure that they process your data in a manner consistent with this Policy. For those companies who operate in countries which do not offer a level of data protection equivalent to the high standards that exist in Europe, we take contractual steps to ensure that the same high standards apply.

If we merge with or are acquired by another business, we may share personal information with the new owners of the business and their advisers, and you will be sent notice of such an event should it occur.

Other sources of data

We may also process information about you where it is available from public sources. For example, if you have a professional profile online we may combine that type of information with the information you provide directly to us.

Curriculum vitae (“CV”)

By sending us your CV you are indicating your consent for GAP Placements to process your personal details in the manner described above.

Job alerts and industry news

Once you have sent us your CV we will keep in touch by email to let you know about job alerts, industry news and events.  Should you decide you’d prefer not to receive these updates, please use the unsubscribe link on the email.

Opting out

Alternatively you can contact us at any time at info@gapplacements.com and if you provide us with your email address and contact details we can unsubscribe you from further contact.

Transfers abroad

Our global offices have access to our full database and so your data can be accessed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).  All of our offices and agents have signed up to the Group Privacy Policy and we apply the same standards of privacy and security across our Offices.

Subject access request

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold for you on our systems.  In order to receive this information, we will need verification of your identity and will apply a small fee to cover the administration cost of preparing and sending this information.  Please note that we will not provide the following types of information in response to a data access request: Information about other people; Opinions given in confidence; Repeat requests or privileged information. Other types of information may also be exempt under data protection laws (e.g. data relating to the commission of offences or estimates of damages).

Changes to our policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change and we will notify visitors of a change in policy via a notice on our website.  Continued use of the site or our services after changes are made will constitute your acceptance of the revised policy.

Contact us

If you have any queries on our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at info@gapplacements.com or in writing to:

Ian Woodthorpe, Managing Director
GAP Placements
London Putney Wharf, 19 Brewhouse St
England SW15 3EP