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Privacy Statement

From 25thMay 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. The new legislation governs the use and storage of personal data encompassing the right to be informed and the need for transparency in how we use your personal data.

DATS Engineering Solutions Limited confirms that any personal data we obtain from you will be collected, handled and processed in compliance with the requirements of the data protections laws in place.

Data Controller

DATS Engineering Solutions Limited
1 Springfield Street, Palmyra Square
Warrington, Cheshire


Stephen Nickson, Managing Director. If you wish to update your data or withdraw your consent, call Stephen on 01925 403 800 or email

Obtaining Data

The data we obtain will be provided by you, the candidate.

Personal Data Collected, Processed and Stored

To allow us to find a suitable position for you, the information we may collect, process and store is:

Contact details (email address, phone number)
Employment information

The information you provide is stored in a secure database, with limitations of access, in the North West of England.

Purpose of Collecting Personal Data

As a recruitment agency, we may request your information in order to provide our recruitment service to you. We aim to find you suitable work positions, contract or permanent, and may use your information, with your consent, for one of the following:

Match your skills against job vacancies
Market your skills to prospective employers
Place you with prospective employers
Process payroll data
Inform you of available opportunities
Keep you informed and up to date about the services we offer

Legal Basis

The lawful basis for processing data is through consent from the individual whose data we want to collect, process and hold. We will not process data without first gaining consent, therefore we will request clear consent from you in order process your details for the specific purposes, outlined above.

Sharing Information

As part of the recruitment process, DATS may ask if you would be happy for us to send your details to prospective clients. We will never do this, without asking your permission first.

Retention Period

We will hold your details no longer than required.  We regularly review consent to check that nothing has changed and after 2 years, we will re-request consent to keep our record compliant and up to date.

The Rights of the Individual

The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

We confirm we provide fair processing of information. Should you wish to exercise any of your above rights, please contact Stephen Nickson on 01925 403 800.

For more information visit

Withdraw Consent

We confirm, if you accept, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any given point. If you decline, your details will be deleted from our database and we will be unable to contact you with any suitable roles now or in the future.


We are committed to ensuring your information is secure.  We will maintain procedures, already put in place, to secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to the Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be updated by us at any time​

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