Privacy policy

Effective from 1 January 2020 is operated by ShortlistMe Limited (“ShortlistMe”). ShortlistMe is registered in England and Wales under company number 11725551. ShortlistMe registered address is 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ. We take data protection very seriously and understand the importance of protecting your privacy and Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual such as your name, date of birth, email address, IP address and CV.

How do we collect information from you?

We collect and use your Personal Information in accordance with this, our Privacy Policy. The majority of the Personal Information you provide to us is when you populate your personal information, job history and career preferences. Please do not submit such Personal Information to us if you do not wish us to collect it. Please be aware that we may also infer certain information about you from your expressed search preferences. We also collect from:

- the software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the “Apps”);

- cookies (“Cookies”);

- publically available information; and,

- other tools and applications (our “Online Content”).

What personal information do we collect?

Personal Information we collect about you may include the following:

General identification and contact information: your name; address; email; IP address; telephone details; gender; physical attributes including photos, where uploaded to the site.

Information enabling us to provide products and services: age, location, whether or not you hold a driving licence

Marketing preferences: enter a contest or prize draw or other sales promotion, or respond to a voluntary customer satisfaction survey.

Statistical information: aggregate statistical information about site visitors and users for internal use and for other lawful purposes. We may provide this information to customers, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties. Where we provide such information we will provide this in an anonymous format and not include any Personal Information.

Information from Apps: submit comments to the Site, participate in message boards, blogs, send us emails or any other user generated content facility.

Publically available information in relation to professional history: educational background; employment history; skills and experience; professional licenses and affiliations; educational and professional qualifications.

What legal basis do we rely on to process your personal information?

On some occasions, ShortlistMe processes your data with your consent. For example, we rely on consent when we send promotional material or when you link your ShortlistMe account to your Social Network account. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Where consent is the only legal basis for processing, we will cease to process data after consent is withdrawn.

The processing is necessary to fulfil a contract

ShortlistMe may process your data when we need to do this to fulfil a contract with you, such as to send your contact details to an employer or recruiter who requests to be provided with your personal information in order that they can consider contacting you after seeing your CV and skills details. Only if an employer or recruiter wishes to contact you will they request from ShortlistMe your personal contact details. If you purchase the premium package as a candidate you understand that whenever you feature in a shortlist generated by a recruiter it will be marked that you contact details are available to the recruiter free of charge.

Legitimate interest

ShortlistMe also processes your data when it is in our legitimate interests to do this and when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights. Our legitimate interests include:

- ensuring the security and integrity of our Services and in ensuring that our Website and Apps operate effectively;

- selling and supplying goods and services to our customers;

- protecting customers, employees and other individuals and maintaining their safety, health and welfare;

- promoting, marketing and advertising our products and services;

- sending promotional communications which are relevant and tailored to individual customers;

- understanding our customers’ behaviour, activities, preferences, and needs;

- improving existing products and services and developing new products and services;

- handling customer contacts, queries, complaints or disputes; and,

- fulfilling our duties to our customers, colleagues, shareholders and other stakeholders.

The processing is necessary because of a legal obligation that applies

ShortlistMe may process your data to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, e.g. preventing, investigating and detecting crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour and prosecuting offenders, including working with law enforcement agencies.

Who do we share your personal information with?

Recruiters and other agents

In the course of our business to help you search for and get a job, ShortlistMe may make Personal Information available to third parties such as recruiters and other intermediaries and agents and other business partners. 

Our service providers

This includes external third-party service providers, such as accountants, auditors, experts, lawyers and other outside professional advisors; IT systems, support and hosting service providers; printing, advertising, marketing and market research and analysis service providers; document and records management providers; technical engineers; data storage and cloud providers and similar third-party vendors and outsourced service providers that assist us in carrying out business activities.

Governmental authorities and third parties involved in court action

ShortlistMe may share Personal Information with governmental or other public authorities (including, but not limited to, workers’ compensation boards, courts, law enforcement, tax authorities and criminal investigations agencies); and third-party civil legal process participants and their accountants, auditors, lawyers and other advisors and representatives as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy and safety or property, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit our damages.

Other third parties

Occasionally, we may share Personal Information with other third parties. We will always do this under contract and in accordance with your instructions.

How we use personal information?

We use Personal Information to do some or all of the following:

- Communicate with you as part of our business;

- Send you important information regarding changes to our policies, other terms and conditions, the ShortlistMe Website and App and other administrative information;

- Provide improved quality, training and security and manage other commercial risks;

- Carry out market research and analysis, including satisfaction surveys;

- Provide marketing information to you (including information about other products and services offered by selected third-party partners) in accordance with preferences you have expressed. Please be aware you can always change these in your account;

- Personalise your experience on the ShortlistMe Website and App by presenting information and advertisements tailored to you and by providing you access to selected services;

- Allow you to participate in contests, prize draws and similar promotions, and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional terms and conditions, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose your Personal Information, so we suggest that you read these carefully;

- Facilitate social media sharing functionality;

- Manage our infrastructure and business operations, and comply with internal policies and procedures, including those relating to auditing; finance and accounting; billing and collections; IT systems; data and website hosting; business continuity; and records, document and print management;

- Resolve complaints, and handle requests for data access or correction;

- Comply with applicable laws and regulatory obligations (including laws outside your country of residence), such as those relating to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism; comply with legal process; and respond to requests from public and governmental authorities (including those outside your country of residence);

- Establish and defend legal rights; protect our operations or those of any of our group companies or insurance business partners, our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our group companies, you or others; and pursue available remedies or limit our damages.

International transfers of personal information

Due to the nature of our global business and the technologies required, your Personal Information may be transferred to third party service providers outside the EEA, in countries where there may be a lower legal level of data protection. In such situations, we transfer the minimum amount of data necessary, anonymise it where possible and enter legal contracts to aim to ensure these third parties handle your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the European levels of data protection.

How can you manage or delete personal information?

When you access our website online, we store some information about you. This is anonymous and used for statistical purposes. When you create an account and log-in to your “Dashboard” area, it is protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. You can manage the content and information in your Account at any time, by logging in to your “Dashboard”. Your profile can be viewed by ShortlistMe customers. By registering as a candidate you agree to your contact details being shared with companies registered with ShortlistMe who wish to fully view your personal details, without which they would not be able to approach you. Please note that ShortlistMe reserves the right to remove from our database, CVs and profiles which include any content that we consider to be illegal or offensive. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your “Dashboard”. You can delete your account at any time, please go to your “Dashboard” or you can send an email to with the subject line “Permanently delete my information and account”. Please do not forget to tell us who you are.


ShortlistMe is committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alterations, disclosure or destruction of information that we hold.

Our security measures may include:

- encryption of our services and data;

- review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures;

- restrict access to personal access to personal information to ShortlistMe employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us and who are subject to contractual confidentiality and processing obligations. They may be disciplined or their contract terminated if they fail to meet these obligations; and

- internal policies setting out our data security approach and training for employees.

Additional services for website and app

Push notifications

If you use the ShortlistMe Website or App, you may also consent to push notifications, text messages, alerts, emails or other types of messages directly sent to you outside or inside of the ShortlistMe App to your mobile device or desktop browser.

Marketing and advertising

Online behavioural advertising

We may partner with third-party advertising networks so that we and other advertisers can display advertising which is more relevant to you and your interests on our Web site or on other sites that you visit and assess the performance of that advertising. We and our ad network partners may utilise cookies or web beacons along with other codes such as your Identifier for Advertising (IFA) or Android ID for your phone to better understand your interests from the web pages you interact with and the search terms you use on our site to build a picture of the category of interests or preferences you have and to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. Our ad network partners do not collect and do not have access to any information from which you can be directly identified such as your real name or address or email. They may, however, anonymously track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond these Sites. To learn more about the use of this information or to choose not to receive tailored advertising by opting out, you can visit either the Network Advertising Initiative at or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) at  You can also learn more about our use of cookies and similar technologies and your choices by reading our Cookies policy. Please note that if you opt-out you will continue to receive generic advertising that has not been targeted to you and your interests.

Your rights

You have the following rights:

- the right to ask what personal data that we hold about you at any time, subject to a fee specified by law;

- the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you free of charge; and

- (as set out above) the right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at

Children and minors

Individuals under the age of thirteen (13) are expressly prohibited from using ShortlistMe Website and App, unless parental consent is provided and we are notified.

Third party privacy practices

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties to which the ShortlistMe website and App link. The inclusion of a link on the Website or App does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us. Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organisations or any other software application developer or provider, social media platform, operating system or wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including any Personal Information you disclose to other organisations through or in connection with the Apps or our Social Media Pages.

Please note that although we require customers who use our services, such as employers seeking to recruit candidates, to agree to use the information made available solely for recruitment-related purposes, we do not control their use of any information that they have access to as part of receiving our services. Please be aware your current employer may be a customer of ShortlistMe. Although it is a requirement of our Contract and Terms and Conditions of ShortlistMe not to use Personal Information for any purpose other than to obtain a job, we cannot restrict the customers who access profiles on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.

Who to contact about your personal information

The data controller responsible for your information is ShortlistMe. If you have any questions about this policy or our use of your Personal Information you can email our Data Protection Officer at

If you do not think we are handling your Personal Information adequately, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, are available at

Changes to privacy policy

The data controller responsible for your information is ShortlistMe. If you have any questions about this policy or our use of your Personal Information you can email our Data Protection Officer at

If you do not think we are handling your Personal Information adequately, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, are available at