Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At Hiremetrix we ensure that your data is protected. This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and Hiremetrix the owner and provider of this Website. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

    In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

    1. Data

      Means collectively all information that you submit to Hiremetrix via the Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998.

    2. Cookie

      Means a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in Clause 12.

    3. Hiremetrix

      Means Hiremetrix Limited whose registered address is 2A Cottingham Grove Bletchley Milton Keynes MK3 5AX.

    4. UK and EU Cookie Law

      Means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

    5. User

      Means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Hiremetrix and acting in the course of their employment; and

    6. Website

      Means the website that you are currently using (http://www.hiremetrix.com) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

  2. Scope of this Policy

    This Policy applies only to the actions of Hiremetrix and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media or other websites.

  3. Data Collected

    Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:

    • registration information such as name, date of birth, gender, work status, education data, contact information, demographic data such as post code, preferences and interests

    • Information that you provide to us related to promoting yourself or your company

    • results of surveys or tests taken on this Website

    • IP address and information about your visits to and use of this Website including but not limited to web browser type, operating system, length of visit, page views, Website navigation and a list of URL’s starting with referring site and the site you exit to

    • any other information that you choose to provide to us.

  4. Our Use of Data

    1. Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Hiremetrix.

    2. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties.

    3. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

    4. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

    • internal record keeping, improvement to our products and services

    • sending by email promotional materials that may be of interest to you

    • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website

    • statistical analysis for comparison purposes both within Hiremetrix and with third parties

    • to carry out obligations arising from contracts between us.

  5. Third Party Websites and Services

    1. Hiremetrix may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing and analysis of performance data. The providers of such services may have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

    2. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Hiremetrix requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

  6. Links to Other Websites

    This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. Hiremetrix has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof. This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

  7. Changes of Business Ownership and Control

    1. Hiremetrix may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Hiremetrix. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

    2. In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.

  8. Your Right to Withhold Information

    1. You may access the Website without providing any Data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website will be required to submit certain Data.

    2. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information, see Clause 10.

  9. Accessing your own Data

    You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Hiremetrix (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £15.

  10. Cookies

    1. This Website may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer. First party cookies are those placed directly by Hiremetrix via this Website and are used only by Hiremetrix. Hiremetrix uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our services. Hiremetrix has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

    2. By using this Website you may receive certain third party Cookies on your computer. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than Hiremetrix. These cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Website.

    3. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

    4. This Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics which provides a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how Users use the Website. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Website, it does enable us to continually improve our business. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html and if you prefer to be opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

    5. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

    6. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

    7. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

  11. Changes to this Policy

    Hiremetrix reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.