Privacy policy

We are updating our Privacy Policy on 1 December. To view our new Privacy Policy, please visit this link.

Privacy Policy

At we make every effort to comply with our obligations under the 1998 Data Protection Act. Additionally, we understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of your CV and other information stored about you while using the site.

You can remove any of the information that stores about you, at any time, by logging in to your 'My totaljobs' account and choosing to close the account.

Personal data which you supply to us may be transferred to third party service providers to be stored or processed on our behalf, including third parties located outside of the European Economic Area in countries where there may be a lower legal level of data protection. However, we will always endeavour to handle your information in accordance with this privacy policy, wherever it is processed.

Privacy policy update (last updated 13 July 2015)

Registration details

Contact and other details you supply as part of the registration process are stored by us and used to provide you with the information you have requested. Please note that although we require customers who use our services, such as employers seeking to recruit staff, 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.

Profile and CV information

When you complete your profile, including your CV, it can be made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by any direct recruiter, employment consultant or other person or organisation who requests CVs matching your profile to be sent to them. does not verify the identity or the nature of the business of such organisations.

IMPORTANT: Your current employer may be a customer of, or a client of one of our customers. cannot restrict the customers who access profiles on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality. As part of the registration process offers you the option of remaining anonymous. will also use the aggregate data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.

Some of our customers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area.

When you 'apply online', we store some information about you in your 'My totaljobs' area, but it is protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. When your profile is searchable your application activity (number of applications, job titles, locations & salaries) will be visible to totaljobs customers. Totaljobs does not verify the names of organisations you applied to. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your “My totaljobs” account. You can delete your 'My totaljobs' account at any time, make your profile anonymous or choose to not make your profile searchable. Your CV can only be viewed by a customer if you have consented to this within the profile section.

If you choose to create a profile and upload a CV to our database, we rely on you to ensure that your details are kept up to date. You should update your CV at least every six months, particularly if your contact details have changed.

Please note that reserves the right to remove from our database, CVs which include any content that we consider to be illegal or offensive.

IP address information

Like many websites, we routinely capture your IP address information to determine your location. This helps us work out whether you are visiting the site from within the UK, EU or rest of the world, and means we can show you content that's specific to your location and ask the right questions about your eligibility to work in the UK or EU should you wish to apply for a job on

An IP address, or 'internet protocol address', is a unique identifying number given to every device connected to the internet. Like a car license plate, an IP address is a special serial number used for identification.

Statistical information

We provide aggregate statistical information about site visitors and users to recruiters (such as the number of CVs on the database, or the number of visitors to the site) and for other lawful purposes. We provide this information to customers, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties. This will not include any information that enables them to identify individuals.

Online Behavioural Advertising

We partner with third-party advertising networks to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. These ad network partners may utilise cookies or web beacons to better provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. They do not collect and do not have access to any personally identifiable information. 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 have this information used by our third-party advertising partners by opting out please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking or visit their privacy statements: Adtech, Atlas, Emediate, Criteo, Google, Omniture, Krux and Epsilon.


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