Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Policy 2018-03-05T16:29:56+00:00

This Data Protection Policy governs our processing of all personal data provided to us via the fdu website, submitted to us by email, over the phone or through other means.

Please read it carefully.

Who we are and how we manage your personal data.

FDU Group Limited, trading as fdu, is registered as a data controller in the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. We ensure that the data you supply to us is processed fairly and lawfully, with skill, due care and attention and used only for the purposes set out in this policy.

Data collected.

fdu collects personal data about you to help in the recruitment process. This data consists of information such as your name, address, e-mail address, work and education history and your responses to and the results of assessments administered through the site, plus your nationality which we are required to collect by law. We also collect information in the aggregate to provide us with a better understanding of the users of our website as a group, but which does not contain personally identifiable information.

Data processing.

We process this personal data as necessary to aid the recruitment process, and to provide you with any services you have requested. We may also use data collected in the aggregate to help us to understand our users as a group so that we can provide you with a better service. We collect and process sensitive personal data only so far as is necessary to ensure we conform with legal requirements, for example under the equality of opportunity laws. By using this website and by registering your details with us, you consent to us collecting and processing sensitive personal data supplied by you and disclosing this information to prospective employers and clients in connection with the recruitment process.

Keeping your data protected and secure.

Where necessary we may pass data to third parties that help us to process data and to prospective or intended employers or customers for the purpose of recruitment. We may also share aggregate information with selected third parties but we do not disclose individual names or any identifying information.

We will not send your personal details to any of our clients without your prior permission.

The security of your data is extremely important to us. Access to your personal data is only provided to our staff and third parties who help us to process data and, in order to help with the recruitment process, to prospective employers or customers.

Information sent to us over the internet.

Your information is held on servers hosted by us or our Internet Services Provider. The nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security or accuracy of any information you transmit to us via the internet.

Access to personal data.

Any data subject whose personal data is processed by us shall be entitled, upon payment of the specified fee (currently £10), to receive a copy of their personal data processed by us, as well as a description of (i) the purpose for which it is being processed, (ii) to whom such data may be disclosed, and (iii) the source of such data and who will have access to such data.

Such a request should be directed to along with details of the personal data the request relates to.

Information that is not covered.

Some categories of information are exempt from some of the obligations in the Data Protection Act 1998. The exempted categories include:

  • information we are required to disclose by law
  • information we are required to process in connection with legal proceedings
  • information related to national security
  • information relating to any regulated activity
  • personal data processed for the prevention of crime or prosecution of offenders or for the collection of tax.

Changes to this policy.

Any policy changes, either due to business reasons or future changes in legislation, will be posted on this page and, if substantial, may be promoted on the website or through e-mail notification.

Holding your information for no longer than is needed.

We are required by law to hold your information for no longer than is necessary to comply with our statutory and contractual obligations and in accordance with our legitimate interests as a data controller.

We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that your personal data is maintained and up to date. You should inform us of any changes to your personal data to ensure that it is up to date and we will update or delete your personal data accordingly. We will assume that your personal data is up to date unless we hear otherwise.

If you no longer wish to further your career with the help of fdu and wish to have your details removed from our database, please contact us on to discuss further or send us an email on:

Unsubscribing from our Newsletter and mailing lists.

If you currently receive Newsletters and emails from fdu, you can stop receiving emails at any time by contacting Please specify that your request is in relation to our Newsletters.

If you receive emails from us with potential career opportunities and you no longer with to receive such emails, please contact specifying your request.

What if you do not agree with this policy?

If you do not agree to our processing of your data in the manner outlined above, please do not submit any personal data to us.

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119 The Hub, 300 Kensal Road, London, W10 5BE
Company Number 5729463. Registered in the UK.


Aggregate – this is when all data is collected and processed as a total to enable us to look at such information as demographic and geographic trends, so that we can try to produce a better service in the future.

Data – information which is being processed by equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment, is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system or forms part of an accessible record.

Data Protection Act 1998 – this is the Act of Parliament which sets out principles relating to the use of data to ensure that the rights of the person who is the subject of the data are protected under the law.

Data subject – the person who determines the purposes for which, and the manner for which, any personal data are processed.

Personal data – data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from those data, or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, fdu.

Privacy policy – this is a statement by fdu which explains the ways that we try to protect our users’ privacy and look after their personal data.

Recruitment process – the process of gaining employment and recruiting new staff and the ongoing administrative process involved once a user has gained employment or recruited new staff.

FDU Group Ltd. – t/a fdu and its subsidiary brands.

Sensitive personal data – personal data consisting of information as to the racial or ethnic origin of the data subject, political opinions, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, membership of a trade union, physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, the commission or alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings related to any offence.

Third Parties – these are companies and people other than fdu and the group of companies of which it is part.

Users – people who use our website and register their details with us for the purposes of recruitment, either to gain employment or for the purposes of recruiting new staff.