Privacy Policy

Headstart App Limited (We) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Scope of Policy

This policy (and any additional terms of use incorporated by reference) applies to your use of:

Headstart App Limited mobile application software (App) hosted on headstartapp.com (App Site), once you have downloaded or streamed a copy of the App onto your mobile telephone, handheld device or substantively equivalent media (Device).

Any of the services accessible through the App (Services) that are available on the App Site or other sites of ours (Services Sites), unless we state that a separate privacy policy applies to a particular Service, in which case that privacy policy only applies.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Headstart App Limited which is a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 09750492 with registered office at 29 Wolsey Road, East Molesey, Surrey, United Kingdom KT8 9EN.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us (Submitted information): You may give us information about you by filling in forms on the App Site and the Services Sites (together Our Sites), or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail or chat). This includes information you provide when you register to use the App Site, download or register an App, subscribe to any of our Services, search for an App or Service, make an in-App purchase, share data via an App's social media functions or any other activities commonly carried out in connection with an App and when you report a problem with an App, our Services, or any of our Sites. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, the Device's phone number, age, username, password and other registration information, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph, places you have lived, educational data and social media information.

Information we collect about you and your device. Each time you visit one of our Sites or use one of our Apps we may automatically collect the following information:

technical information, including the type of mobile device you use, a unique device identifier (for example, your Device's IMEI number, the MAC address of the Device's wireless network interface, or the mobile phone number used by the Device), mobile network information, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile browser you use, time zone setting and geo-location (Device Information);

information stored on your Device, including contact information, friends lists, login information, photos, videos or other digital content and check ins (Content Information);

details of your use of any of our Apps or your visits to any of Our Sites including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access (Log Information).

Location information. We may also use GPS technology and other prevailing technology to determine your current location. In certain circumstances, some of our location-enabled Services require your personal data for the feature to work. If you wish to use the particular feature, you will be asked to consent to your data being used for this purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing [email protected]

Information we receive from other sources (Third Party Information). We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.

If you contact us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.

Unique application numbers: when you install or uninstall a Service containing a unique application number or when such a Service searches for automatic updates, that number and information about your installation, for example, the type of operating system, may be sent to us.

Cookies

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the App, App Site, App Store or Service Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the App or browse any of the sites and also allows us to improve the App and Our sites. For detailed information on the cookies We use and the purposes for which We use them, see our cookie policy at www.headstartapp.com

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

In order to provide the Services, we make use of Submitted Information, Device information, Content Information, Log information, Location information, Third Party Information and Unique application numbers.

We may associate any category of information with any other category of information and will treat the combined information as personal data in accordance with this policy for as long as it is combined.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but We may provide them with anonymous aggregate information about our users (for example, We may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day).

We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data We have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of your information

In order to provide the Services, We may disclose some or all of the data we collect from you when you download or use the App to our client companies, predicated on the following approach:

User profile and personal information is stored separately to identification related information, allowing for anonymous analysis of profile information internally and by our algorithms.

When a candidate applies for a role we will show companies calculated data which allows them to make an informed decision on that candidate’s suitability. The amalgamation of this data is their percentage match score.

When a candidate matches with a company role, the required user information for processing that candidate by the company will be copied and passed to the company owning the role. Users authenticate this transfer of information when they apply for a role subject to them matching and are appropriately informed.

In addition, We may disclose some or all of the data we collect from you in the following general circumstances:

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.

In the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If Headstart App Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

If We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request.

In order to apply or enforce our terms and conditions of supply and other agreements or to investigate potential breaches; or

To protect the rights, property or safety of Headstart App Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Where we store your personal data

The data that We collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. These staff may be engaged in the fulfilment of your request, order or reservation, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Headstart App Limited will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

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 Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if We intend to use your data for such purposes or if We intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. Where applicable, you can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms We use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at [email protected]

Our Sites 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 the App or the Services are 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 policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services, such as contact and location data. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with that Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.

You can also access the information you have provided to us, at any time, by viewing your Profile on the Headstart Mobile App.

Changes to privacy policy

Any changes We may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by SMS OR by e-mail OR when you next start the App or log onto one of the Services Sites. The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept them to continue your use of the App or the Services.

Information about our use of cookies

When accessing the App or using the Services Sites, we use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience and also allows us to improve our Services.

By continuing to use the Services or otherwise browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your Device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Services. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Services Sites when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our business works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Services Sites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

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