Your local Careers Service (or the operator) runs this service under license from Graduate Prospects Ltd (Prospects). Graduate Prospects is the commercial subsidiary of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), a registered charity that supports the work of higher education careers services in the UK and Ireland and funds major research projects that benefit the higher education careers sector.

Graduate Prospects Limited, Prospects House, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9EP. Registered in England and Wales, number 2626618.

Protecting your privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Both your Careers Service and Prospects are committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy policy is to assist you in understanding how we, Graduate Prospects and your Careers Service, use the personal information collected via this website, and the choices you can make about how your personal information is used.

The information we collect

To use this service you must register for an account. Any information you provide will be held by Graduate Prospects and used by Prospects and your Careers Service as detailed in this privacy policy.

The information we require includes:

  • your name;
  • your email address;
  • the university you attended;
  • your dates of study;
  • your subject of study; and
  • your highest qualification.

We also collect the following to better-meet your requirements:

  • your work interests (sector, location); and
  • your application history.

In addition to your personal information, when you use our website, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your internet service provider and pages visited on the site.

Prospects gets this information by using technologies, including cookies, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our website and to better tailor our website to your needs. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our website or which pages get the most attention. Information such as this will only be used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally.

You may, at any time, request a copy of the data Prospects hold on you, free of charge, by emailing privacy@prospects.ac.uk.

How your information is used

We collect information on our users for a variety of purposes:

  • to help us improve and provide a personalised service to you;
  • to conduct market research;
  • to reply to your enquiries more efficiently through the services we provide;
  • to create personalised email alerts with jobs (if subscribed) which are most relevant to your interests. You can manage your subscriptions by logging in to your account.

Your local Careers Service may also use information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified):

  • to build up marketing profiles;
  • to aid strategic development;
  • to manage their relationship with advertisers; and
  • to audit usage of the site.

If you apply for a job while logged in to your account, we will store a copy of your CV so you can access it easily, should you wish to apply for other jobs on the site. Stored CVs are not used for any other purpose other than the user's convenience.

Your registration information will also enable you to log into the prospects.ac.uk website and use its services. For this reason, you must also read and accept the prospects.ac.uk privacy policy. The prospects.ac.uk privacy policy is available here.

Your information will not be used for any purpose other than mentioned in these two policies. We may however, disclose or access your account if required to do so by law.

Use of cookies

We use "cookies" to identify you when you use the service and to build up a demographic profile. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser. Cookies are a means whereby small pieces of information can be stored either on your local disc (persistent cookies) or in your computer's memory (per-session cookies). The service uses per-session cookies to store only your service login information so that you can move around the site and use the site's services without having to login each time. When you close down the browser per-session cookies are destroyed. Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site.

Links

This website contains links to other websites that are not controlled by Graduate Prospects. This privacy policy applies only to Prospects and your local Careers Service. For example, if you click on a link within a vacancy advertisement, the click may take you off this website.

Updating your personal information

Please keep us informed of any changes in your personal details. You can at any time update or correct your registration information and change your choices about the information services you would like to receive, by logging into your account.

Should you wish to remove your personal data from our records, please contact privacy@prospects.ac.uk.

Complaints

Should you wish to register a complaint regarding the data held by Prospects, or its use, please contact privacy@prospects.ac.uk.