Privacy Policy


This page explains our privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give us when you visit this website.

This privacy statement only covers the Civil Service Jobs website. It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.

What information do we collect?

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, the Civil Service Jobs website does not capture or store personal information about you but simply logs your IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web server. This is known as a 'log file' which we use to compile site usage statistics.

The site does not use cookies to collect user information.

We collect two kinds of information from visitors to this website: feedback; and email subscription details.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find that information. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers.

We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.

Email subscriptions

Some areas of this website offer email updates. To receive these email updates, you need to register, giving: your email address; a user name; and password. In the absence of a work email address for civil servants, personal email addresses may be shared with line managers. We do not share the information you provide with any third parties unless stated and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department unless specifically stated.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

The provision of the services of WebSAF (WebSAF functionality allows candidates to upload commonly asked personal details into an online application form. This information is only uploaded to an employer's online form at the candidate's request. The candidate then has the opportunity to edit any of this information and must then decide to submit it to that employer). We may monitor your use of this website and record your email address for our internal purposes. This may be done via "cookies". Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website or as part of the security of this site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. Any cookie we set will only contain random but unique information which is set to expire when you close the browser. The cookie does not contain any personal or sensitive information. The cookie information can only be used by the browser when it sends requests for new web pages to our servers - the browser will not allow the cookie to be used for any other purpose. The cookie information will always be protected by strong encryption whenever the content is sent to us. The use of these cookies are essential for the correct and secure operation of our website.

Cookies which we may set include

request_token

This may be set for users visiting *.wcn.co.uk domain. This cookie helps us ensure your privacy by protecting against 'bad' people trying to submit information on your behalf without you knowing.

wcn_status

This may be set for users visiting *.wcn.co.uk domain. If you log in then this cookie allows us to remember that you have provided login detail and can associate all further input with your login account. If you do not log in then the 'session' cookie allows us to link together any information you enter on different pages while on our site so that, if you do log in later, then we can record that information against your user account.

wcn_session

This may be set for users visiting *.tal.net domain. If you log in then this cookie allows us to remember that you have provided login detail and can associate all further input with your login account. If you do not log in then the 'session' cookie allows us to link together any information you enter on different pages while on our site so that, if you do log in later, then we can record that information against your user account.