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Working for the CSP - data protection

All information provided on your application form is treated in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is identified as the "data controller". All information provided on your application form will be processed by the CSP in accordance with the principles of the Act for the purpose of assessing your suitability for employment.

Some of the information provided will also be entered onto our computerised personnel information system, which is confidential to the Human Resources department, in order to maintain records of our recruitment processes. This includes personal details such as name and address, previous employment history, education and qualifications, and equal opportunities monitoring data.

If you are successful in your application this information will be held on your personal file in Human Resources as well as on computer. This information will be processed for employment purposes only. Your line manager(s) will also have the right of access to this information.

You have the right of access to data held on you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. You have a responsibility to ensure that any changes to information provided eg address, emergency contact details, are updated using our self-service HR system, Clearvision.

Equal opportunities monitoring data will be separated from your application and held in confidence within Human Resources. It will not be seen by the selection panel and not used in the selection process. This data will be used to monitor our compliance with equal opportunities in our recruitment processes and also to monitor our staffing profile on an ongoing basis.

If your application is not successful, your application paperwork will be held in the Human Resources department for seven months before being destroyed. Ex-employee files are retained by the organisation for a period of seven years, before being destroyed.


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