Data Privacy

We are Intellectual Capital Resources Limited (registration number 03852801), whose registered office is Hive 2, 1530 Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire. RG7 4SA. We trade as IC Resources Ltd and own and operate the websites and (our Sites). Our related operations in the UK and overseas also abide by this policy. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We respect your personal information and endeavour at all times to comply with all applicable data protection and privacy law which is in force in the UK from time to time.

This privacy policy governs the collection, use and storage of personal information collected by us via our Sites and in the course of any interaction and dealings with you. It provides you with details about the personal information we collect from you, how we use your personal information and your rights to control personal information we hold about you.  Please read this privacy policy carefully – by accessing or browsing these Sites, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this privacy policy in its entirety.  If you do not agree to this privacy policy in its entirety, you must not use these Sites. If you have any queries relating to how we collect, use and store your personal information, or if you have any other privacy-related questions, please contact us by emailing or call us on 0118 988 1150. or write to us at Intellectual Capital Resources Limited, Hive 2, 1530 Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire. RG7 4SA. This privacy policy was last updated on 27 July 2017.

1. Information we may collect from you

When you access and browse our Sites (including when you submit personal information to us through data entry fields on the websites) or otherwise use our services or interact with us or our Sites, we may collect and process the following information about you:

(a) Information that you share with us when you contact us or interact with us through our Sites, by email, telephone or otherwise. This includes information provided at the time you upload your CV to our Sites, subscribe to or use any service we provide, connect with us on any social media platform, indicate to us any roles or vacancies in which you are interested, or request further services from us. The information you provide may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, identification documentation details, and any details contained within any CV or payroll details you provide to us.
(b) If you contact us, details of and relating to that correspondence.
(c) Details of your visits to our Sites and the resources that you access. We collect this limited personal information from all visitors to our Sites in anonymous aggregate statistics. This may include the internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using, the browser software you use, your operating system, the date and time of access and any internet address from which you link through to our Sites and information on how you use our Sites and information collected by cookie. (Please see below for further information).
(d) Details of your interactions with and response to any email we send to you. This may include notifications we receive when you open an email from us or link through to our Site from it.
(e) Information that you provide if you report a problem with our Sites.
We review publically available social media platforms and online sites which are relevant to our business and our clients’ industries and sectors. These platforms and sites include personal information which has been placed online and made publically available. We may collect information from these sites and third parties who operate them. Where you choose to apply for a job vacancy through us, we may also collect information including references from third party sources, such as vetting agencies and previous employers.

Sharing your Curriculum Vitae (CV) with us

You can submit your CV to us via our websites, via LinkedIn or by email to one of our consultants. We accept CVs both in relation to specific advertised vacancies and for consideration by our consultants in relation to potentially suitable vacancies as they arise. Your CV will be stored in our database and will be accessible by our recruitment consultants in the UK, Germany and China. Where you contact us in relation to a vacancy outside of the UK, we may send your CV directly to our relevant offices outside the UK for review and entry onto their own database to enable them to provide their services to you. If you do not consent (or wish to withdraw any consent you have previously given) to your personal information being shared with the relevant office, we will not be able to progress your application. Please visit for details of all of our group offices. You can update your CV at any time by following the same procedures and submission details. Your old CV will automatically be archived in your record.

2. How we may use and store your personal information

Our main reason for collecting and using your personal information is to provide and improve our services. We will only process your personal information where you have given your consent (which you may withdraw at any time) or where processing is necessary in relation to any contract with you or our legitimate interests or legal obligations. We (or limited categories third party data processors acting on our behalf) may collect, use and store your personal information provided by you:
(a) to make our Sites available to you;
(b) to process any enquiry made by you and to provide you with services that you request;
(c) to communicate with you, including to provide you with updates about any changes to our policies, terms and conditions and any other matter we may need to tell you;
(d) for research purposes including, where you have given us your consent, to ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
(e) for profiling and statistical purposes (on an aggregate, anonymous basis) to establish how our Sites and email communications are used, to help us identify any part of them which is not performing as well as it should and to and improve any related content;
(f) to contact you using information you have shared in the public domain including on social media platforms. These platforms have their own privacy policies explaining how they collect, use and share your personal information. We have no responsibility or liability for these policies or activities of the platform owner or operator. You should always read these policies carefully before using these sites to make sure you are happy with their content. We won’t share any information obtained from social media platforms other than in accordance with this policy;
(g) where you have given us your consent, to contact you (including by e-mail) regarding services which we think may interest you and/or to provide you with industry news; and
(h) to assist in any disputes, claims or investigations and to comply with our legal obligations.
Information may be stored manually or electronically. Any personal information you give us will be stored and processed in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy law in the UK.

3. Where we store your personal information

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers in the UK. Where you contact us in relation to a vacancy outside of the UK, your personal information may be transferred to, processed by and stored at, our offices outside the European Economic Area (EEA). By submitting your personal information for such vacancies, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Our collection, use and storage of your personal information will continue to be governed by this privacy policy. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy law in the UK.

4. Security and Storage

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. Whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us and we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted over the internet to us or our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. The length of time for which we retain your personal information depends on the purposes for which we use it and any applicable legal obligations. We will not retain your information for any longer than is necessary however.

Sharing of your information

We never sell your personal information and only share it as outlined in this privacy policy or when you ask us to or give us your consent to do so. We may share your personal information with or allow access to it by certain third parties who provide services or undertake functions on our behalf. They only have access to the personal information they need to provide those services and are required to keep your personal information confidential. They may not use it other than as we ask them to and always in accordance with this policy. These third parties may include:
(a) other members of our group (meaning our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries);
(b)  third parties that help us with our marketing, financial, audit or administrative services, IT technologies (e.g. data storage and security);
(c) third parties that help us to provide our services; and
(d) third parties to whom you we need to provide your information or submit your CV for the purposes of any job vacancy or application we are progressing on your behalf.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties to comply with any applicable legal process or national or local law. If you do not wish for us to share your details with any third parties (or wish to withdraw and consent you have previously given) please e-mail or write to us at the address above with your full name, address and postcode.

5. Cookies

A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about you and is one of the most widely used technologies on the internet. Once you close your browser, the cookie terminates. We use cookies to enable essential features of the Sites and to monitor how our sites are used and performing and improve your experience of the Site. If you set up your browser to reject the cookie, you may still use the Site, however it may not operate as intended. Any personal information that is collected will be used and stored in accordance with this privacy policy. By continuing to use our Sites you accept that cookies may be placed on your device.

6. Your rights

You have the following rights:

(a) the right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us in relation to your personal information at any time;
(b) the right to ask us to provide you with copies of personal information that we hold about you at any time;
(c) the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you, or to delete your information;
(d) the right to opt out of any marketing communications that we (or any third party to whom we have disclosed your personal information with your consent) may send you;
(e) the right to ask us to restrict processing of your data; and
(f) the right to port your data to another party.
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please call us, write to us at the address above or e-mail us at Where permitted by law we may charge a reasonable fee. These rights may not apply in some cases, for example where the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. If you have any questions or complaints about our collection, use and storage of your personal information please contact us and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any query or complaint as soon as possible. You also have the right to make a complaint to your local data protection supervisory authority which in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

7. Third party sites

Our Sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties and clicking on this links may result in your transferral to websites owned or operated by those parties who may have their own privacy policies explaining how they collect, use and share your personal information. Where you visit a third party website you should always read their policies carefully before using that site to make sure you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared. This privacy policy applies only to the personal information that we collect through our Site or in the course of our interaction and dealings with you. We are not responsible for and have no control over the policies or processing activities of these third parties.

8. Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Continued use of our services after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

IC Resources Team

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