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Privacy Statement


The HR Dept Ltd is part of The HR Dept Group Ltd. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

  • What information do we collect about you?
  • How will we use the information about you?
  • Marketing
  • Access to your information and correction
  • Cookies
  • Other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you download a brochure or enter your details on our website. We also collect website usage information such as when you click on an internal link inside the website, through cookies. We also may ask you for a CV, employment history, employment references and financial information.

How will we use the information about you?
We collect information about you to monitor website usage to analyse how we can make improvements and if you subscribe to our newsletter, to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you. We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website. If you fill your details on a contact form, we will contact you to discuss the franchise opportunity you’ve expressed an interested in. The HR Dept will not share your information for marketing purposes. If you choose to purchase a franchise, we will use the information you provide us to perform a credit check, a personality profile and set up services required by our contract and legislation.

How is the data stored?
The information we collect is stored in secure cloud vaults that operate inside the EEA. This includes SugarCRM, Microsoft, Google & Act-On. All information is stored in an encrypted form. Information held by Microsoft on our behalf may be transferred outside of the EEA but only where there are appropriate protections in place and in line with GDPR guidance.

We would like to send you information about products and services of The HR Dept and keep you up to date with what we’re doing. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may receive marketing emails. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes, by clicking the unsubscribe link on any promotional email from us.

Access to your information and correction
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. You can set your browser not to accept cookies using the following instructions, although in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

You can configure cookie settings in some of the most popular browsers are available from these pages:

Detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies is also available from

Other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy
We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 17th January 2018.

How to contact us
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

By email (

Or write to us at: Rory Lawton, HR Dept, 3 Brook Office Park, Bristol, BS16 7FL.