Privacy Policy

Blue Crescent Recruitment Privacy Policy:

At Blue Crescent Recruitment, we value your privacy and are committed to safeguarding your personal data. As a data controller, we are responsible for determining how we collect and use your personal information. This Privacy Policy is provided to inform you of the purposes for which we will use your personal data during the recruitment process and how long we will retain it. This policy is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).


Data Protection Principles

We adhere to data protection laws and principles, ensuring that your data is:
– Used lawfully, fairly, and transparently.
– Collected only for specific, legitimate purposes that we have clearly communicated to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
– Relevant to the purposes we have disclosed and limited to those purposes only.
– Accurate and kept up-to-date.
– Retained only as long as necessary for the disclosed purposes.
– Maintained securely.

Types of Information We Collect

We collect personal data, which includes any information that can identify you as an individual. It does not include anonymous data where your identity has been removed. The personal information we may collect, store, and use include:
– Name
– Date of Birth
– Gender
– Contact Details
– Marital Status
– Education Details
– Employment History
– Qualifications
– Nationality/Citizenship/Place of Birth
– Immigration Status
– National Insurance Number
– Photographs
– Information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements
– Financial information (bank account details for payment purposes)
– Any information provided in your curriculum vitae
– Any information shared during meetings with you

We may also collect, store, and use more sensitive personal information, such as:
– Information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and political opinions.
– Information about your health, including medical conditions, health, and sickness records.
– Information about criminal convictions and offences.

Please note that these lists are not exhaustive.


Sources of Personal Data Collection

At Blue Crescent Recruitment, we may collect your personal data from various sources to provide you with our recruitment services. We are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of your data. The following are the sources from which we may obtain your personal data:

  • Third-Party Job Boards: We may gather your personal data from publicly available job boards and career websites where you have posted your resume or made your profile visible to potential employers.
  • Partner Educational Institutions: With your consent, we may receive personal data from educational institutions or training providers collaborating with us for recruitment purposes.
  • Social Media Platforms: When you choose to apply for a job through our website or create an account, you may have the option to import your data from your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn, subject to your authorization.
  • Recruitment Agencies or Referrals: If a recruitment agency or someone you know refers you to our platform, they may provide us with your personal data for the purpose of matching you with suitable job opportunities.
  • Publicly Available Information: We may collect certain personal data from publicly available sources, such as professional websites, publications, or government records, to supplement and verify the information you have provided.


Please note that we treat all the data obtained from these sources with the same level of care and respect as the data you directly provide to us. Additionally, we adhere to applicable data protection laws and regulations in handling this information.


Why We Collect and Use Your Personal Information

At Blue Crescent Recruitment, we collect and process your personal information to facilitate the education recruitment process and offer you the best possible experience on our platform. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring that your data is used responsibly. The following are the primary reasons we collect and use your personal information:

  • Recruitment Services: We use your personal data to match you with relevant job opportunities in the education sector based on your qualifications, experience, and preferences. This enables us to connect you with potential employers and educational institutions that align with your career goals.
  • Account Creation and Management: When you create an account with us, we collect necessary information to set up and manage your account effectively. This includes basic personal details, login credentials, and communication preferences.
  • Communication and Support: We may use your contact information to communicate with you regarding job alerts, application status, and other recruitment-related updates. Additionally, our support team may reach out to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have.
  • Improvement of Services: Your anonymized and aggregated data may be used to analyze website usage patterns, identify trends, and improve our services. This helps us enhance the user experience and tailor our offerings to better meet your needs.
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance: In certain cases, we may be required to process your personal data to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal obligations.
  • Consent and Preferences: With your explicit consent, we may use your personal information for specific purposes, such as receiving newsletters or participating in surveys. You can manage your preferences and withdraw consent at any time.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you by emailing This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.


Lawful Basis and Your Legitimate Interests Where Relevant

We process your personal information on the basis of lawful grounds and legitimate interests, ensuring that your privacy rights are upheld. The following outlines the lawful basis and legitimate interests under which we may process your data:

1. Consent: In certain situations, we will ask for your explicit consent to process specific types of personal data. Your consent will always be obtained separately, and you have the right to withdraw it at any time by updating your preferences in your account settings.

2. Contractual Necessity: When you create an account or use our services, we may need to process your personal information to fulfill our contractual obligations and provide you with access to the features and functionalities of the education recruitment platform.

3. Legitimate Interests: We may process your data based on our legitimate interests in ensuring the smooth functioning of our website and delivering a tailored user experience. Our legitimate interests include:

a. Improving Services: Analyzing user behavior and feedback to enhance our platform’s features, content, and user interface, ensuring it meets your needs effectively.

b. Security and Fraud Prevention: Implementing security measures to protect you and our platform from unauthorized access, fraudulent activities, and data breaches.

c. Marketing and Promotions: Promoting our services and providing you with relevant information about job opportunities, career resources, and educational programs that may be of interest to you.

d. Research and Data Analytics: Conducting research and analysis to gain insights into education recruitment trends and develop better strategies to serve both job seekers and employers.

4. Legal Compliance: We may process your personal information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal obligations. This includes providing information to law enforcement agencies or government authorities when required by law.

5. Vital Interests: In rare cases, we may process your data to protect vital interests, such as when necessary to protect your life or the life of others.

Your Right to Object

We respect your right to object to the processing of your personal data based on legitimate interests. If you believe that your fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you choose to object, please contact us via email at

Please note that certain data processing may be necessary to perform essential functions of our platform. In such cases, objecting to the processing may result in the restriction or termination of some services.


Who We Share People’s Information With

At Blue Crescent Recruitment, we value your privacy and believe in being transparent about how we handle your personal information. We only share your data with third parties for specific purposes, as outlined below:

1. Potential Employers and Educational Institutions: With your explicit consent, we may share your personal information, including your resume and application details, with potential employers and educational institutions to facilitate the recruitment process. This allows them to assess your qualifications and suitability for available job opportunities or educational programs.

2. Service Providers: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to assist us in delivering our services effectively. These service providers may have access to your personal data but are strictly bound by confidentiality agreements and are authorized to use the data solely for the purposes outlined in our privacy policy.

3. Analytics and Website Optimization: We use anonymized and aggregated data for analytics and to optimize our website’s performance and user experience. These analytics may be shared with our trusted partners to help us understand website usage patterns and improve our services.

4. Legal and Regulatory Compliance: In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes, such as responding to a court order or lawful government request.

5. Business Transfers: If there are any changes in our business structure, such as a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, your personal data may be transferred to the relevant parties involved. In such cases, we will ensure that your data remains protected and is used only in accordance with our privacy policy.

All third-party service providers are required to implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. They are not allowed to use your data for their own purposes and are only permitted to process it for specific purposes as instructed by us.


Data Retention for Accounting Records and Your Right to Request Deletion

At Blue Crescent Recruitment, we adhere to HMRC regulations and other applicable laws regarding data retention for accounting records. As per HMRC guidelines, we are required to retain accounting records for a minimum of seven years from the end of the accounting period to which they relate.

Your Right to Request Data Deletion

We respect your data rights and understand the importance of data privacy. If you wish to exercise your right to request the deletion of your personal data from our platform, you can do so by emailing us at Upon receiving your request, we will promptly review your case and assess whether there are any legal or legitimate reasons that require us to retain your data.

Review and Data Deletion

While we aim to comply with your data deletion requests, please be aware that certain circumstances may necessitate retaining your data. For instance:

  • Legal Obligations: We may be required to retain your data for longer than the minimum retention period if there are specific legal obligations or regulatory requirements that apply.
  • Tax and Audit Purposes: HMRC and other tax authorities may mandate the retention of accounting records beyond the standard seven-year period for auditing and tax assessment purposes.
  • Dispute Resolution: In case of any disputes or legal claims, retaining relevant data may be necessary to protect our interests or comply with legal proceedings.

If your data retention request is denied due to legal reasons, we will provide you with a clear explanation of the grounds for our decision.

Data Security

Rest assured that we take data security seriously. Your personal information will be stored securely, and access will be limited to authorized personnel only. We employ industry-standard measures to safeguard your data from unauthorized access, loss, or disclosure.


How to complain

If you have any complaints about this policy or your personal information, please contact us via email on

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.