Privacy Policy for KO2

KO2 Embedded Recruitment Solutions Ltd company number 11097320 (later referred to as KO2) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. KO2 is a specialist recruitment agency and is committed to only using the information we collect via www.ko2.co.uk and online CV databases and advertisements and other legitimate means, for the reasons it is intended, namely to assist job seekers in the embedded systems industry and aid clients wishing to fill a vacancy in the embedded systems industry.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

KO2 may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details (together with your e-mail address) and other relevant information from your CV. KO2 use multiple specialist online recruitment databases to find relevant candidates CVs and contact details. KO2 also has an advertising presence by way of collecting CVs.

Provide a service to individuals or companies, namely aiding a job search, or working with a business to fill a vacancy.
Ensure a business relationship is maintained, so that if an individual is not currently actively looking for a job KO2 are still able to provide an efficient service if circumstances were to change. Similarly, if a business is not recruiting for staff, KO2 understand the importance of maintaining a relationship, to enable a more efficient service when there is a recruitment need
To match your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you, and to send your personal information (including sensitive personal information) to clients in order to apply for jobs
To answer your enquiries
Where you are registered as a candidate on our database in the UK, your personal information is only accessible by the directors of KO2 registered at companies house, one of whom is the businesses named Data Controller. KO2 uses Bullhorn for their applicant tracking system. Information about Bullhorn and its compliance to the GDPR can be found in the KO2 data protection principles document. This is available upon request
KO2 has access to premium online recruitment databases where individuals store their CVs. KO2 also has extensive advertising capabilities with premium online recruitment databases. KO2 also acquired the data of Amrec Recruitment Ltd, details of such can be found in the KO2 data protection principles document. This is available upon request.

KO2 work to “legitimate interests” as a lawful basis for processing.

Legitimate interests is the most flexible lawful basis for processing, KO2 will only use an individuals email address, phone number and CV in a way that would be reasonably expected when you are, have or there is a reasonable expectation that at some point the individual could be look for a new job or require assistance to fill a vacancy. As result there will be a minimal privacy impact.

The legitimate interests can be KO2’s own interests, or the interests of third parties. They can include commercial interests, individual interests or broader societal benefits.

KO2 work to the ICO checklist for legitimate interests which can be found here https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/legitimate-interests/