This website and the Tangent app are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Full name of legal entity: Referly Ltd, trading as Tangent.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Postal address: Tangent, 86 - 90 Paul St, London, EC2A 4NE
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
Individuals and data protection supervisory authorities in the EU may contact our data protection representative in accordance with Article 27 GDPR: Maetzler Rechtsanwalts GmbH & Co KG, Schellinggasse 3/10, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
The data we collect
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
Identity Data includes first name, last name, email address, address, date of birth, telephone number.
Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone number.
Engagement Data includes details about how you use our platform, jobs that you have seen, applied for and/or are interviewing for, feedback about your progress in relation to job applications, and messages that you send to and/or receive from recruiters on our platform.
Profile Data includes your username and password, your interests, preferences and feedback, languages that you speak, your education and work history (including details of roles, projects and your salary (if you choose to provide it)), and your job search preferences.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website or the app.
Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, app, products and services.
Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
If you fail to provide personal data
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
How your personal data is collected
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact, Profile, Engagement, Marketing and Communications and Special Categories of Data by entering data on our website or app, or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources, including information sent to us by employers that use our platform and publicly available sources such as LinkedIn.
How we use your personal data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
Where we have your consent, when processing Special Categories of Data or when the law requires us to seek your consent before sending marketing emails to you. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
Tailored Content and Marketing
We may use your Identity, Engagement, Profile, Technical, Usage and Special Categories of Data to form a view on jobs or services that you may be interested in, or that may be suitable for you and may display relevant content on our website or app, or send it to you by email. You may also receive marketing communications from us if you have opted in to receive marketing, or if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing or job notification messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Disclosures of your personal data
When processing your personal data as described above, we may share your personal data with the parties set out below:
Third party employers that use our website and services to select and recruit candidates. Those third parties will process any personal data that we provide to them as data controllers.
Service providers acting as processors who provide IT, software and/or system administration services.
Professional advisers acting as processors including our lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide us with consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
When required by law or regulation, HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Some of the suppliers that we use to operate our services, and some of the employers that use our website are based outside the UK so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the UK. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the UK, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data.
Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved for use in the UK which give personal data the same protection it has in the UK.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the UK.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have internal procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long we will use your personal data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights are to:
Request access to your personal data.
Request correction of your personal data.
Request erasure of your personal data.
Object to processing of your personal data.
Request restriction of processing your personal data.
Request transfer of your personal data.
Right to withdraw consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us or our representative using the contact details set out above.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.