How we do GDPR for your recruitment website?

Respecting privacy & enhancing your reputation.

It is said that GDPR is about risk management. The best form of risk is no risk, which is why RecruiterWEB has removed all the risks that managing data via websites brings better than any other vendor.


RecruiterWEB has worked directly with the ICO and other recognised GDPR experts for the recruitment space, to validate our approach to GDPR. We are pleased to say we passed with flying colours, but we are ready for further change as the law evolves.


General Approach


RecruiterWEB acts as a ‘Data Processor’ for its clients and have prepared our websites to accommodate your needs to process data inline with the needs of GDPR. Our systems have taken a strict ‘Privacy by Design’ approach, minimum data is taken through the RecruiterWEB system to meet all parties needs, the data is kept on our platform for the minimum period of time needed to complete functions like applying for jobs, setting job alerts, entering time sheets etc (an average of 3 seconds).


All data is sent by secure methods with recognised encryption standards to our clients. Once receipt of the data has been received by your chosen end system (your ATS, job posting partner etc) the data is then securely deleted from our systems. Furthermore the data is processed at a code level with no human intervention/access by RecruiterWEB staff during general site operation.




If you are looking to process ‘Consent’ via your website then there are features we can provide, however we also work with a 3rd party software vendor who specialises in ‘Consent’ within the recruitment space. The main value of a 3rd party system for ‘Consent’ is you meet the requirements of the ICO/GDPR to keep your ‘Consent’ process separate from any other process. They will also not bend their rules to suit our/any system.


Legitimate Interest


If you favour the ‘Legitimate Interest’ path then our websites are set up in default mode to process personal data inline with ‘Legitimate Interest’ principals.


GDPR & Your Candidates, Clients & Suppliers


We have tools and features that permit your clients, candidates and suppliers to deal with SARS, request to be forgotten etc.


GDPR Consultancy


RecruiterWEB have partnered with a team of GDPR experts who have recruitment sector knowledge, along with our knowledge and naturally your own, that will make for a team who can ensure you are compliant while still being able to trade and then flourish under GDPR.


Employees & Supply Chain


RecruiterWEB employees have been trained in the relevant aspects of GDPR, data privacy etc and we are seeking a qualification under Cyber Essentials.


The servers we operate are based in Germany and the supplier has been vetted for GDPR compliance, in Germany the DPO has to be qualified and the vendor we have partnered with for the past 9 years has been through staff training for GDPR and their DPO is qualified.


We are insured with Hiscox a respected name in the business insurance market and as more protections come to market in terms of insurance that relate to GDPR exposure then we will take on the relevant cover. For now we have Professional indemnity insurance, Public liability insurance, Employers’ liability insurance and Cyber & data risks insurance.

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Our clients say it best…

RecruiterWeb has made GDPR simple, given us confidence in how the law will work for us and set out

a vision we can follow with our website and with other vendors. Their genuine recruitment sector knowhow
was the key difference for us.


Harry Hopkins Managing Director