Privacy Policy

PeopleClues UK Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement describes how Personal Consultancy Solutions Limited (trading as PeopleClues UK) of The Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4GA, England collects, uses and safeguards personal information that you may provide to us when you visit our websites (the “Sites”). 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully – by using the Sites or registering your interest in us online, you consent to its terms (including as amended from time to time). If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, you should refrain from using our Sites.


  • Information we collect

  • Use of cookies and other technologies

  • Use of your information

  • International transfers

  • Security

  • Access to personal information we hold about you

  • Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • Contact us

Information we collect

When you visit the Sites, register with us (including as a partner, client or candidate) or sign up to receive our e-Newsletters or information about our products or services, we may collect, store and use certain personal information about you. The information that we may collect from you includes your username, password, name, address, telephone, e-mail address, job title, organisation and country.

We may also receive information about you from third parties (such as credit reference agencies) who are legally entitled to disclose that information to us.

Note:  Assessment administrators and test takers that have registered with us for a particular product, service, or assessment should refer to the relevant Data Protection Notice for further information about collection and use of their data.

Children’s information: The Sites contain business-related content and are specifically aimed at and designed for use by adults.  We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children.

Information collected automatically:  Like most website providers, we analyse server log files to collect statistical information about how our Sites are used. This type of information is collected only at an aggregate level and includes browser types, operating systems, IP addresses, referring/exit pages, platform types and date/time stamps.

Use of cookies and other technologies

Cookies: The Internet browser that you use may make use of a feature called a "cookie" to assign identification to your computer. We may use cookies and other similar technologies to ensure you get the best from our Sites. Cookies are small text files from a website that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. These text files make using our Sites more convenient by, among other things, recognising you when you return, saving your passwords and preferences and may help us to customise our Sites for you based on your preferences.

We do not use cookies to store your name or similar personally identifiable information, unless you have first agreed to this by selecting the "Remember Me" option. If you select this option a cookie will be placed on your computer which will allow our Sites to recognise you when you return to our Sites. No personal information will be stored in this cookie.

We use a number of different cookies on our Sites. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for more detailed guidance.

For more information about how we use cookies on please refer to our Cookie Policy.

Other Technologies: We may use standard Internet technology, such as Web beacons (also called clear GIFs or pixel tags), and other similar technologies, to deliver or communicate with cookies and track your use of our Sites and content presented via the Sites. We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer and measure the overall effectiveness of our online content, advertising campaigns, and the products and services we offer through the Sites.

External web services:  We use a number of external web services on the Sites, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display slideshows we sometimes use SlideShare; to show videos we use YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common. As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.

Use of your information

We use the information we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with our products and services;

  • to respond to inquiries that you submit via our Sites;

  • to maintain and support any registered account that you hold with us, facilitate your access, and provide you with resources, tools and other materials available to you;

  • for technical administration of our Sites;

  • when we have your consent, to contact you about promotions, surveys and exclusive opportunities offered by PeopleClues UK, its distributors, partners and affiliates including information about other products and services in which you may be interested;

  • to seek your views on products and services and for customer satisfaction purposes; 

  • to engage in research and analysis in order to maintain and improve our products and services, as well as develop new services; and

  • when we have your consent, for recruitment, selection and development purposes by potential employers, managing recruitment and human resource processes and any related purpose where you have consented to the collection.

We may also share your personal information with third party vendors performing functions on our behalf (e.g. including vendors that process credit card orders, analyse data, or assist us with customer service). 

International transfers

Depending on your country of residence, the submission of personal data to our Sites may involve some transfer and storage of personal information to our partner company, PeopleMatter, in the United States, to other PeopleClues UK subsidiaries, distributors and affiliates or to third party data processors located in countries outside the European Economic Area or your jurisdiction, which may have lower standards of data protection.

PeopleClues UK and its partner company PeopleMatter comply with the U.S. - EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland, and have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. We agree that any disputes regarding our privacy policies and related actions regarding data from Europe can be heard by the European Data Protection Authorities or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, and we will be subject to the determinations of those bodies. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program and to view our certification information, please visit


We have implemented appropriate security policies, rules and technical measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.However, please note that whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal data that you provide to us, no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed secure.  Consequently, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data that you transfer over the Internet to us.

Please note that the effective security with respect to our Sites depends, in part, on you ensuring that any IDs and passwords that you have been issued by us are kept confidential and secure.

Access to personal information we hold about you

You may, depending on applicable law, have the right to contact us in order to find out what information we hold about you or to access, cancel or correct any information that we hold about you.

You may also contact us in writing to inform us if you do not wish to receive any marketing materials from us. 

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the contact details specified below. However, if you wish to unsubscribe from e-mail marketing communications that we send you, you can most easily do this by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any e-mail newsletter we have sent to you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to comply with law or to meet our changing business requirements without notice to you. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Sites. By continuing to use any of the Sites, you agree to be bound by the terms of these updates and amendments.

Contact us

Questions regarding this statement can be submitted by sending an email to or in writing to:

Legal Department
PeopleClues UK c/o Personal Consultancy Solutions Limited
The Magdalen Centre
The Oxford Science Park
United Kingdom


Last updated: January 20, 2015.

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