1. INTRODUCTON

The Pie Partnership Limited of Unit A, Azure House, Dragonfly Place, London SE4 2FP, UK (company number: 07730631) (“we”/“us”/“our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This privacy notice (“Notice”) (together with our Terms of Use, available hereand any other documents referred to in it, and any other contractual terms that may be in place between us and you) sets out the basis on which any personal data we receive from you, or that we gather in any other way, will be processed by us.  It applies to any data gathered due to your use of the following websites: www.thepienews.comwww.thepiereview.comwww.thepiejobs.comwww.thepietalent.comwww.thepieplus.comwww.pieoneerawards.com, www.thepieinsider.com and blog.thepienews.com(together, our “Platform”) or otherwise as a consequence of any dealings we may have with you.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) where we hold data for enabling or displaying content on the Platform, for employment agency purposes, for employment or business consultancy purposes, or any other purpose, we shall be the “controller”. Where we provide personal data to clients, job candidates or in other associated or similar circumstances, it is provided only for the purposes explained to you prior to the transfer, or which are implicit from our relationship with you. We shall thereafter cease to be the controller of that data in respect of any further processing of the data by the recipient. The recipient of the personal data shall thereafter be controller of the data and shall ensure compliance with relevant laws.

2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect and process data about you in the manner set out below.

You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our Platform or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise, or by submitting applications to us via third party platforms on which we have advertised a job vacancy. This includes information you provide when you register to use our Platform, subscribe to any of our services, use our Platform’s public commenting functions, correspond or communicate with us or other users on our Platform, including by applying for an advertised job, enter a competition, promotion or survey, when you report a problem with our Platform or when you upload information or data on our Platform. The information you give us may include without limitation your name, address, e-mail address, social media account information, phone number, work and education history, right to work status, salary and salary expectations, availability for work, notice period, health information, racial or ethnic origin, financial and credit card information, photograph, age, username, password and other registration information. You acknowledge that we may make information provided by you available to users/members of our Platform according to the functions explained on the Platform.

TAKE NOTE: We do not require the provision of health information or racial or ethnic origin information, or any other information which is a special category of personal data within the meaning given in the GDPR. Where this is provided by you (normally as part of a CV uploaded to the Platform, via a third party job board on which we advertise a vacancy, or otherwise communicated to us) you explicitly consent to the use of this information as part of our seeking to match your CV to appropriate jobs and to the sharing of this information with the employer(s) for said jobs.

In certain cases we may receive information about you from third parties. For example, a third party may pass us details of a candidate that they think may be appropriate for a job that we are instructed on. This may contain information of any of the types set out above. Candidates may provide details of referees to us, in which case we shall hold only the name, job role and contact details. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, sub-contractors in technical, payment services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them. Where we retain or intend to share this data we will contact you within one month to inform you that we are holding your data.

In certain cases we may gather information about you from public sources. For example we may gather data contained on a CV that has been made public by you on another website or platform. This may contain information of any of the types set out above. Where we retain or intend to share this data we will contact you within one month to inform you that we are holding your data. We may also gather information about you from any source with a view to publishing journalistic, academic or literary material. Where this is the case, many provisions of the GDPR, including the obligation to inform you regarding the data, and the applicability of many of your rights, do not apply where we reasonably believe that the application would be incompatible with these purposes.

With regard to each of your visits to or use of our Platform we may automatically collect the following information about you or your devices:

3. COOKIES

Like most websites and mobile applications, our Platform uses cookies. A cookie is a small, often encrypted file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser, your computer, your mobile device or other device. They help us improve our Platform and your general experience on it.

We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of our Platform, to improve our Platform’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to distinguish you from other users of our Platform and to monitor traffic on our Platform.

If you do not want us to store cookies on your computer or other device for these purposes, you may change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. Please note that if you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Platform and/or may be prevented from accessing certain parts of our Platform.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics (__utma – __utmz and __ga, __gat, __gid) These cookies are inserted by Google Analytics to help the Google tracking system provide data such as your computer operating system, the internet browser used, the country you are located in, the pages you have navigated to the Websites from, and the pages you navigate to after you leave the Websites.
IDE Google advertising cookie used for the purposes of retargeting and other advertising practices.
lang Remembers the selected language version on a website
Twitter (metrics_token and tfw_exp) Twitter cookies which track statistics for embedded Tweets and feeds.
PREF & YSC YouTube cookies which track user behaviour in order to serve up related videos.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube cookie which approximates user bandwidth in order to play the appropriate video quality.
XSRF-TOKEN This cookie is used in Laravel CMS to validate form submissions in order to prevent a ‘Cross site request forgery’ attacks.
CART_IDENTIFIER This cookie stores a unique reference enabling us to keep track of the contents of your pending purchases and makes your browsing experience more convenient.
PIE_SESSION This cookie stores encrypted data that allows us to establish information about your current visit to the Website. This includes whether or not you are logged in to the Website and any messages that may need to be displayed to you.
CraftSessionId Craft CMS analytics cookie. Tracks user activity across the CMS and holds no personally identifiable information.
PYPF PayPal uses Cookies to recognise its customers and to shorten the time the user needs to log in to his PayPal account by checking his email on PayPal database.
[SessionID#27] Unclassified
__paypal_storage__ Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.
__stripe_mid This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.
__stripe_sid This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.
akavpau_ppsd This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website – The cookie is necessary for secure transactions.
CookieConsent Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain
https://q.stripe.com/ This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.
JSESSIONID Preserves users states across page requests.
m This cookie is necessary for making credit card transactions on the website. The service is provided by Stripe.com which allows online transactions without storing any credit card information.
wc_cart_hash_# Unclassified
wc_fragments_# Unclassified
woocommerce_cart_hash Necessary for the shopping cart functionality on the website to remember the chosen products – This also allows the website to promote related products to the visitor, based on the content of the shopping cart.
woocommerce_items_in_cart Necessary for the shopping cart functionality on the website to remember the chosen products – This also allows the website to promote related products to the visitor, based on the content of the shopping cart.
wp_woocommerce_session_# Unclassified

If you continue to use our Platform, we will take that as your consent to the relevant cookies being stored on your computer or other device.

4. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

We will use the information you give to us:

We willuse the information we collect about you from the use of our Platform, in accordance with our and/or your legitimate interests, in order to improve your experience of our Platform:

We may combine the information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

We do not use your personal data as part of any automated decision-making, including profiling, which produces legal or similarly significant effects concerning you.

5. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATON

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries (if applicable).

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

Data shall be shared with third parties only to the extent compatible with the uses set out in part 4 of this Notice.

6. WHERE AND HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. For example, we and our suppliers use secure servers to store all information you provide to us. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Platform; any transmission is at your own risk.

The data that we collect from or about you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) as part of our information hosting arrangements, or where prospective employers are located outside of the EEA. Transfers to prospective employers outside of the EEA are made pursuant to your explicit consent to transfer your data to the prospective employer for their assessment. The data we collect from or about you may also be occasionally processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for a third party. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Notice.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We will store your data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is originally collected, as explained in this Notice, or any other lawful purpose subsequently communicated to you, and for other essential purposes such as complying with legal obligations and enforcing our rights, such as those arising under any agreement with you. The retention period may therefore vary for different types of data, and depending on how and why it was gathered. Criteria relevant to determine retention periods include:

7. YOUR RIGHTS

We will not use your personal data to send direct marketing electronic messages unless you have provided your consent to us, or to a third party via which we have received the data, or you have previously purchased similar goods or services from us. We may contact you by telephone for direct marketing purposes in the circumstances described earlier in this notice. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for these purposes.

The GDPR provides you with various further rights. Note however that these rights will not apply where we process data with a view to publishing journalistic, academic or literary material to the extent that we reasonably believe that the application would be incompatible with these purposes.

Your rights under the GDPR include the right to:

We will comply with any valid request for information under the rights explained above within one month, though we may tell you that this period is to be extended by a further two months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of the requests. This will normally be provided free of charge. If the request is manifestly unfounded, excessive or repetitive we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to action the request.

The provision of personal data to us is not a statutory requirement. Where the provision of data is a contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, we will make that clear as part of the process by which the contract is concluded, which may include by way of terms of the contract. These provisions will also make clear the consequences of failure to provide such data.

Where the data is not a contractual requirement, you are not obliged to provide the data, but if you do not do so, we may be unable to offer certain benefits and functionality to you. For example, you may not be able to access part of the Platform.

Our Platform may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates (including, but not limited to, websites on which our Platform is advertised).  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy notices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these notices or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services. Please check these notices before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.

8. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail or when you next use our Platform. The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept them to continue your use of our Platform. Alternatively, please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Notice.

9. CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to Clare Gossage at clare@thepienews.com.