The Composite Engineer

Privacy Policy


The Composite engineer (Engineering Recruitment LTD) respects your  privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when  you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell  you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.



This privacy notice aims to give you information on how the Composite engineer collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your  data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not  intended to override them.


This privacy notice is issued on behalf of the Composite engineer (Engineering Recruitment LTD)

We have appointed a Compliance and Assurance Director, who is responsible for overseeing this privacy notice. If you have any  questions about this privacy notice, please contact the Compliance and  Assurance Director using the details set out below.


Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: Engineering Recruitment Limited

Name or title of Compliance and Assurance Director: Kevin J. Boylan

Email address:

Telephone number: 03300884420

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information  Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (  We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.


We may make changes to this privacy notice at any time.

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.


This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and  applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may  allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not  control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their  privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read  the privacy notice of every website you visit.


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.
  • Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Work Data includes CV/work history.
  • 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.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may  be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data  in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to  calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature.  However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal  data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the  combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with  this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity,  religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation,  political opinions, trade union membership, information about your  health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any  information about criminal convictions and offences.


If you fail to provide data when requested, we may not be able to  provide service to you.  We will notify you if this is the case at the  time.


We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your  Identity, Contact and Work Data by filling in forms or by corresponding  with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data  you provide when you:
  • apply to use our services;
  • create an account on our website;
  • subscribe to our service or publications;
  • subscribe to job alerts;
  • request marketing to be sent to you;
  • give us some feedback.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you  interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data  about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this  personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar  technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit  other websites employing our cookies.  
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
  • Technical Data from the following parties:

(a)  analytics providers such as Google Analytics outside the EU and Lead Forensics and Piwik Analytics inside the EU;

(b)  advertising networks such as Google Adwords based outside of the UK; and

(c)  search information providers such as Google outside the EU

Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources such as social media


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 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 have obtained your consent
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing or other matters you have provided your consent for at any time.


You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing  messages at any time by accessing your candidate account via the above  link.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will  not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of us providing  our services to you.


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 email

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.


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.


We share your personal data within Engineering Recruitment LTD. This may involve  transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). 

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a  similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring appropriate  safeguards are implemented.

When transferring your personal data outside the EEA, we will normally obtain your specific consent to do so where required.

Please contact us if you want further information.


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 put in place 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.



We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to  fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of  satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

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 requirements.


Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection  laws in relation to your personal data. Please click on the links below  to find out more about these rights:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of your personal date.
  • 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 email us at


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 may refuse to comply with your request in these  circumstances.


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.


We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month.  Occasionally it may 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.



Legitimate Interest means the interest of our  business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give  you the best service and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for  our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for  activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you  (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to  by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our  legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of  specific activities by emailing us at 

Performance of Contract means processing your data  where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are  a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a  contract.

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a  legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.


  • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, auditors and insurers who  provide consultancy, legal, insurance and accounting services.


You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known  as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy  of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are  lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold  about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data  we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy  of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables  you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good  reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask  us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully  exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may  have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to  erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that  we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for  specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at  the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we  are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and  there is something about your particular situation which makes you want  to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your  fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where  we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In  some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate  grounds to process your information which override your rights and  freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal  data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your  personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to  establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful  but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the  data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish,  exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of  your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate  grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or  to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have  chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used,  machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated  information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where  we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on  consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect  the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your  consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide  certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the  case at the time you withdraw your consent.