Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy outlines Oyster Recruitment’s commitment to candidates, its staff, clients (employer organisations), suppliers and other individuals to operate its business activities in a manner which meets the compliance obligations of the new Jersey data protection legislation, the Data Protection (Jersey) 2018 Law (“DPJL”).

Oyster Recruitment understands and respects your right to privacy and we are committed to ensuring the confidentiality and security of your personal data and the personal data processing activities within our organisation by applying the appropriate technical and organisational measures required to achieve this objective.

This document covers the policies and procedures for processing personal data in a compliant manner and outlines the rights of the data subjects (including candidates, staff, clients, intermediaries and other third parties) in respect of that data. The Privacy Notice below explains how we may use, process and store your personal data.

Data Controller:

Oyster Recruitment Limited is the data controller of all personal data and data processing activities of it’s recruitment business in Jersey, Channel Islands. Our registered office is located at Dilkusha, New Zealand Avenue, St Saviour, JE2 7RU. It’s data controller registration number is 61556.

Reference documents:

·         Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018

·         Data Protection (Registration and Charges)(Jersey) Regulations 2018

·         EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679

Privacy Notice:

Scope of application:

This policy applies to our business activities operating within the European Economic Area (EEA) or the data processing of the personal data subjects within the EEA.

Personal data:

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Oyster Recruitment collects the following categories of personal information;

·         Name, address, email address, telephone number and other contact information

·         Place and date of birth

·         Nationality

·         Employment remuneration and benefits

·         Employment history

·         Qualifications

·         Jersey employment status/licence

·         Residential status

·         Health and/or disabilities

·         Dependents 

·         Other information from your CV

·         Source of enquiry

·         Unspent criminal record 

·         Disciplinary record 

·         Holidays booked

·         Sickness record

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and Oyster Recruitment may also collect and process personal data to the extent that it is useful or necessary for the provision of our services.

Purposes of processing;

Oyster Recruitment uses this personal data for the following range activities,


Lawful bases for processing

Candidate recruitment -i.e. assisting candidates to secure employment

In the performance of recruitment services undertaken by Oyster Recruitment under Consent when the candidate registers with us

Clients -i.e. assisting prospective employer organisations to secure new candidates for available job roles

In the performance of a Contract with the client when Terms of Business and/or Letter of Engagement has been agreed

Building and managing candidate, client, intermediary and other interested party business relationships 

Legitimate interest basis for Oyster Recruitment to operate their business to improve services offered to interested parties and to grow their portfolio of business contacts

You have the right to object to such processing by contacting our data protection representative

For the delivery of best practice

standards relating to recruitment services

Legitimate interest basis for Oyster Recruitment to operate it’s business services to best practice standards

You have the right to object to such processing by contacting our data protection representative

Marketing of Oyster Recruitment services, and sending out invitations to corporate and social events  

Where Consent is received from interested parties.

Consent maybe withdrawn by contacting our data protection representative

Managing security and access to our company website, computer systems, premises, platforms and applications

Legitimate interest basis for Oyster Recruitment to protect it’s business computer systems, business premises and staff 

You have the right to object to such processing by contacting our data protection representative

Recruitment of skilled staff

Legitimate interest basis for Oyster Recruitment to promote its business to attract suitably skilled staff 

You have the right to object to such processing by contacting our data protection representative

Comply with legal, tax and regulatory


In the performance of a task carried out in compliance with a Legal Obligation 

Data collection methods:

We collect personal data in the following ways;

·         directly from you as a candidate, when contacting us in relation to potential job vacancies either via email or telephone or telephone voice message or text SMS or through our website 

·         from third party channels such as public registers, social media, Linkedin and any other public open forums

·         directly from you as an employer organisation, working with us to secure new candidates for your company 

·         directly from you as a staff member, business partner, supplier or intermediary when engaging with us directly

·         from cookies and by tracking your usage of our website and uploading of information to the website

Information collected:

Candidates personal data will only be used by us when they register with us directly. The personal data collected is used to

·         meet our obligations to you as a candidate seeking employment, to introduce you to potentially suitable employers for the roles you have expressed an interest in

·         meet our obligations in the performance of a contract for services with employer organisations

·         assist us in the delivery and operation of secure business communications via email and our website

·         meet legal obligations from relevant local laws in relation to candidates work status or employment licences or other legal obligations

·         meet any other legal obligations from relevant local laws  

·         assist you in case of an emergency situation 

Personal data may be used for legitimate business interest of Oyster Recruitment as indicated above.

Only personal data that is necessary for the purposes of assisting candidates with securing new employment is collected from candidates and any information that may be required by law.

Recipients of data:

Personal data collected may be disclosed or transferred to;

·         Prospective employer organisations that match your job requirements and where you have given consent to do so  

·         Oyster Recruitment’s data processors who provide services in relation to the secure and safe running of its business systems and processes

·         Professional agents in the provision of required services (e.g. lawyers, bankers, accountants, auditors)

·         Data processors who provide services in relation work status/licence compliance services or visa services

·         Competent authorities as required by law

·         Other third parties where requested by you and when relevant consent has been obtained from you

·         Any new owner of Oyster Recruitment should it be acquired or merged with another company

Third party service providers are bound by the requirements of the Data Processor Agreement obligations, where personal data is to be processed to high standards of confidentially and the required security arrangements are in place.

Clients (i.e. prospective employers) will only receive a candidate’s personal data when the candidate has provided the necessary consent. Where a candidate has a concern about the handling of their personal data by the prospective employer, we would request that the candidate reviews the prospective employer’s own Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice. 

Transfer and access to personal data:

Oyster Recruitment will only transfer data outside of the EEA where it is necessary for the performance of the contract agreed by you.

Where the destination of the data transfer is outside the EEA and does not include a third country that has an “adequacy/equivalence” status, as recognized by the EU Commission, we would always ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place.

Where we cannot guarantee these safeguards, we would always request your consent before the data is transferred.

Retention of data:

Oyster Recruitment will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. Summary of the important data retention periods are as follows;

·         Oyster Recruitment will retain data in relation to candidate and client matters for 10 years where they are deemed to be financial records from the conclusion of the engagement.

·         All candidate personal data will be held for a period of 3 years from the end of your job search unless specific consent is given to Oyster Recruitment to hold this personal data for a longer period.

This is subject to the exception where the data cannot be deleted for legal or regulatory reasons.

Data subject rights:

Where a data subject in the European Union (or any “adequate/equivalent” status country) wishes to exercise their rights under applicable data protection laws, they should contact our Oyster Recruitment data protection representative at

Data subjects have a number of rights available;

·         access to their personal data,

·         rectification of any inaccuracies,

·         restriction on the processing their data

·         to object to the processing of their data

·         to be forgotten (erasure of your data)

·         right to data portability

·         right to object to automated decision making and profiling

·         right to withdraw consent for those data processing activities based on consent

Oyster Recruitment does not make any decisions based on purely automated means, but if we do, you have a right to object.

Each data subject request to exercise the rights noted above will be reviewed against the requirements of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and in certain circumstances (e.g. restriction, erasure, objection, data portability) these rights may not be exercisable by the company. Full explanations will be given in such cases.   

Making a complaint:

The Office of the Information Commissioner in Jersey, Channel Islands, is an independent statutory authority where you can make a complaint or learn more about data protection in Jersey. Their website is and telephone number is 01534 716530.

Security features:

Oyster Recruitment is committed to ensuring the security of your personal data and has implemented appropriate commercially reasonable technical, physical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data or accidental loss or destruction of your personal data.

·         Our website is encrypted using HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). In HTTPS the communication protocol is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS). This provides a secure method of communication with us and any personal data uploaded onto our website is securely managed by our website data processor services.   

·         Where other channels are used for receiving personal data, we will store this information in a secure, digitally encrypted way via our UK cloud-server database or other online repository


·         Email communications are scanned using the latest version of anti-virus and malware software deployed by our business 

Management and employees are trained in their data protection responsibilities and obligation to handle personal data in a confidential manner.

Change to this notice:

Oyster Recruitment may update this Privacy Notice at any time. The updated notice will appear on our website

This Privacy Notice was last approved on 12 October 2018.

Contact details:

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints with respect to this Privacy Notice or the handling of your privacy or personal information, please contact our data protection representative at or 07797 737734. 

Cookie policy:

We may set and access Cookies on your computer. Cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit certain parts of the website. We use these to identify and track visitors, their usage of the Website, their access preferences and for Oyster Recruitment advertising.

We currently do not have the technical ability to get your expressed permission to opt out of cookies, so we encourage you to use your browser settings if you want to control these.

If you want to learn more about the general use of cookies, please visit .

What are Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your web browser. There are two main categories of Cookies known as session Cookies and persistent Cookies. A session Cookie is a temporary file which is stored in your computer for the duration of your visit to a website. The Cookie is deleted when you leave the site. A persistent Cookie is saved to your computer and will remain there for the duration set within the Cookie.

Below is an introduction to the various types of cookies in use;

  1. Strictly Necessary cookies

These are cookies that allow you to use different parts of our site. Without them different features that you have requested cannot be provided. These are usually set in response to an action performed by the user like clicking on a job advert or failing to enter the correct password to their account.

  1. Functional cookies

These help us to make your experience within our site more personal. For instance, knowing if you have been on the site before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you.

  1. First party cookies

These are cookies that are set by our website and only we can read them.

  1. Session cookies

These are stored while you browse our site and then deleted once you leave.

  1. Persistent cookies

These are saved on your computer and won’t be deleted when you close the web page. We use these to provide functionality like keeping you logged in when you come back to the site.

  1. Performance cookies (optional if tracking codes are used)

These help us to track how people are using our site. They help us to know what pages people are using most and how users navigate around the site. We use this information to make informed decisions about how we can improve the user experience of our site.

The information we get using these cookies is completely anonymous and we will make no attempt to identify you or influence your experience of our site while you are on it.

If you use the “Do Not Track” browser setting, we currently don’t respond to DNT requests. 

  1. Third party cookies (optional if tracking codes are used)

These are set by someone other than us. These can be things like Analytics and other embedded content.

How does our website use Cookies;

The Oyster Recruitment website uses cookies to enhance the user experience, control access to parts of the site, to provide analytics on how people engage with our website and to record consent for our “opt-in” direct marketing consent request. Specific detail on these Cookies is shown below;



Purpose of Cookie


First Party Cookie & Session Cookie

We use this to identify each session that is open on our site. This cookie holds no personal data. All it stores is an ID number generated by us.


First Party Cookie

We use this to validate the form data we receive from This holds no personal data.


Persistent Cookie

This is used to stop the cookie policy banner popping up every time you visit our site and hold the value 'true' or 'false' depending on what you have chosen. This cookie holds no personal data.







Third Party Cookies

We use this cookie to allow you to share pages with social networks.




Third Party Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.

Consent to our use of Cookies

We require consent to store Cookies on your computer. By using our website, you are consenting to our setting Cookies and using the data collected by them from the purposes set out in this Cookie policy.

Declining Cookies

If you have previously browsed or used our website and no longer wish to accept Cookie, you should be aware that some Cookies will have been set. You may delete these Cookies at any time by changing the Cookie settings on your computer. Further guidance on reviewing and amending these settings can be found through the help section of your internet browser.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics Cookies. These Cookies gather analytical information about the users of our website to help us understand better usage patterns. We typically use Google Analytics for this purpose.

The information generated by the Google Analytics Cookie (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Contact details:

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints with respect to this Cookie Notice, please contact our data protection representative at or 07797 737734.