Privacy Policy & Cookies

General Info

We are committed to protecting you and your personal information when you are using our services. We want our services to safe and enjoyable environments for our users. This Privacy Policy is relevant to our use of any personal information you provide to us during your visit to our site.

Goldsmith Personnel seeks to follow the industry's best practices concerning personal information handling.

The website contains hyperlinks to external resources, hosted and operated by third parties. These parties have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them carefully. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the handling of your personal information when visiting these external resources; your use of those third party resources and/or websites is your own responsibility. Please see the relevant section about cookies later on.

We do NOT use any tracking systems or content providers. We do store anonymised cookies -this is the only technically possible way for us to provide our services. Our cookies are delicious, I mean totally harmful; they don't store any private info about you.

Personal information collected

Whenever you register for our members-only services, for example using our forum or registering for our newsletter, we may ask personal information about you. This can consist of such information as your name, e-mail, website address, gender, etc. By entering the information in the fields requested you enable Goldsmith Personnel to provide you with the services you select.

We record your IP address as part of the unconditional logging our web server software does whenever anybody accesses our site. The collected IP addresses remain on record for at least six months, but they will be not shared with third parties

We record your IP address, HTTP Referrer information, username (if applicable), date & time as well as the selected item whenever you are downloading anything from our resources page. This information is strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third party unless a. we are requested to do so by law or b. it is deemed of absolute necessity in order to protect our business (e.g. as a proof of service consumption in the case of a PayPal dispute). We will not sell, lease or in any other way allow any third party to have access to the raw, redacted or aggregated forms of this information, as per the next section of this document.

Our newsletter application is collecting basic personal data (clicked links per user, who opened the newsletters, user IP address / geolocation / browser version / platform).

Use of collected information

Goldsmith Personnel will NOT sell, rent or otherwise willingly transmit the recorded personal information to any third party. Your privacy is important to us and we will not even offer aggregate information resulting from personal information processing to any part outside Goldsmith Personnel. We only use the recorded personal information for:

  • service administration purposes, e.g. sending you password reminders, registration confirmations, billing subscription services etc.;
  • to contact you regarding new content added on our website, e.g. new job alerts, if you have opted in for this sort of communication;
  • to personalise your experience, through the storage of your preferences in cookies and/or our site's database;
  • analyse the use of our website and improve its usability;
  • IP addresses may be used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different cities / territories / countries or filter and block inappropriate use.

If Goldsmith Personnel wishes to use the recorded personal information for other uses, it will notify you beforehand so that you have the chance to opt-out from these new uses.

When we contact you

We only contact you if you have explicitly opted-in for such communication through the use of our services.

Goldsmith Personnel does not operate any other form of mass email facility. Any update information which you may have received in your inbox are the result of a previous consent provided by you.

These forms of contact are conducted by automated software running on our server. You always have the chance to opt-out from such communication. Goldsmith Personnel will never send unsolicited email messages ("spam") or allow third parties access to our users and contacts database.

  • We may also directly contact you - manually sending out emails, as opposed to automatic email sending outlined above - under special circumstances such as:
  • Suspecting that your account is compromised by an unauthorised third party
  • Before, during or after server-related incidents which may seriously hamper your ability to use our services
  • In case you have crossed the line of fair use of our services
  • If you have so asked us with an email, ticket, personal message, instant message, Twitter message or any other form of personal or electronic contact.

Contact for marketing purposes

We do not send unsolicited email messages for marketing purposes. Subscription to our newsletter follows the industry standard rules for opt-in newsletters. This means that you have to confirm your subscription, making sure that no third party can subscribe you against your will, and that you can opt-out of the newsletter at any time.

Information sharing with third parties

Information collected by Goldsmith Personnel will not be shared with any third parties. Not in their raw form, not in a processed or aggregate form. We do not share personal information with third parties.

Exceptions to this rule will be clearly stated and will only be part of a special offer campaign. For instance, we may launch a campaign offering subscriptions to third party services for free or with a discount. If we are to collect and share your personal information you will be informed before opting in to that campaign.

Privacy policy for minors

If you are considered a minor in your jurisdiction (for example, people under 18 years of age) you must get your parent's/guardian's permission before submitting any content or personal information to Goldsmith Personnel. If you or your parent/guardian believes beyond doubt that such information have been submitted in violation of the above term, you may submit to us relevant proof so that we can remove the offending information from our website and records.

Duration of personal information retainment

Notwithstanding any aforementioned cases of explicit information removal, your personal information may be stored in our servers for an indefinite period of time, no less than the duration of your account's existence or 1 calendar year, whichever is more.

Use of Cookies

What is a cookie? A cookie is a brief amount of data, usually containing a unique identifier, sent to your browser software from a website and recorded on your computer's permanent storage. Each website may set one or several such cookies on your computer, but your browser will only allow a website to access the cookie(s) it has set and deny access to other websites' cookies.

Cookies record information about your preferences and allow us to customise your experience. They are also used for handling user authentication in the members-only areas of a website. Users have the option to be forewarned before accepting a cookie, review cookies already stored on their computer's permanent storage and even delete them if so required. These options are given to you by your web browser software. Each web browser handles these features in a different way, so you have to consult your web browser's help / user guide / manual to learn more about this.

How cookies are used on Goldsmith Personnel?

Goldsmith Personnel uses ANONYMISED cookies to track your preferences regarding our site's features, including the ticket system and the "remember me" login feature. We also use cookies to authenticate you to members-only features. If you block Goldsmith Personnel's cookies you may not be able to use our members-only features as a consequence. Moreover, in order to ensure your security, Goldsmith Personnel pages perform so-called "token checks", making it impossible for automated software ("bots") to send unsolicited messages ("spam") to our services. In order to do so, we have to send your browser a cookie. If you opt out of this site's cookie, then our services shall not work properly. This is a technical limitation which can not be overcome.

An example of a cookie value is "base_domain=.goldsmithpersonnel.co.uk". 

Third party Cookies

We do NOT use any tracking system (such as Google Analytics). Please read Google's Privacy and Terms for reCAPTCHA. We rely on it to protect against spam and bots. 

Right to be forgotten

With the new GDPR rules you have the right to be forgotten. By default we keep personal details for one (1) year, when we wipe the data of any inactive accounts. You can ask us (at any time) to delete your account details. For any GDPR issues contact info[at]goldsmithpersonnel.co.uk

Contact information

If you have any question regarding our privacy policy you may contact us by one of the following means:

  • Sending an email to info at this domain name
  • Contact us using our website contact form
  • Alternatively, you can use the "About-Contact" link on the top of every page of this site. 

Electronic Transactions

Whenever you proceed in any kind of electronic transaction you are BIND by our terms and conditions. We made it easy to open and read our Terms & Condition whenever you checkout of our system. The terms and conditions are a LEGAL contract between you and Goldsmith Personnel.