Updated: November 2023

Please note that by accessing or engaging with our service, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions listed within our stated privacy policy below. Protential Group reserve the right to amend this agreement and our privacy policy.

Data Controller 

Protential Group is a trading name of Bluestone Personnel Ltd., and we are registered as a data controller in Ireland in relation to General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament regarding the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. 

Protential Group report to the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner regarding all data protection matters within the Organisation. Protential Group promise that all data you send to us will be used lawfully. We also promise you that the data submitted by you will only be used in accordance with the purposes as set out in this policy. 

How we collect and use Personal Information

During your engagement with Protential Group you may give us information by submitting applications on our website, Protential Group.com and or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, in person or otherwise. We ask you to disclose only as much information as is necessary to provide you with our services and common to all recruitment services, we will keep your data on our database with your consent.

By engaging with our services, you agree to Protential Group using your personal information for the following.

  • Assess your suitability for vacancies which we may have.
  • Give your information to our clients whilst putting you forward as a candidate for vacancies or to assess your suitability for vacancies that we may have.
  • When your information is sent to a client, we will automatically notify you by email, phone or otherwise when this has been done, to which client it has been sent and for what purpose so that you know where else your data has been submitted and stored. Sensitive identifying information will be removed from forwarding correspondence.
  • We may send you information about relevant job opportunities.
  • We may share personal information, when required by law, with third parties for the purposes of detection or prevention of crime, the collection of taxes or duties or to comply with any applicable law and court orders.
  • We may deal with third parties to obtain relevant references, qualifications, criminal reference checking services and/or psychometric evaluation or skill tests. 
  • These will be advised to you as part of the process, and you have the option to decline.

Employees of Protential Group

If you are being employed by Protential Group some additional personal information is required to facilitate employment, compliance, and payment services, such as bank account details, national identification numbers and visa details. We will only hold this information for as long as required to provide employment services and will be deleted when you have not been an employee for a period of 12 months or more.

Protential Group reserves the right to provide your data to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership, or transfer of all the assets of our company in circumstances where the third party agrees to observe the terms of this Privacy Policy. Protential Group will notify you of such circumstances and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

Access to Your data: 

The information that you have provided to us may be available to personnel working in Protential Group, our clients, and the third parties as set out above. Your personal data stored and processed within the European Economic Area.

Protential Group will use our best endeavours to guarantee that all Personal Data that you submit to us is maintained and up to date. However, it is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to your Personal Data to ensure that it is up to date.

How we use existing data

You may at any time request that we change, update, delete or provide you with a copy of information currently held.
Where we currently hold personal information about you, you may at any time request that we modify, update, erase or provide a copy of this information to you. 

All data related requests should be sent to info@theprotentialgroup.com from the email address on record. Requests will be actioned within one week and you will receive confirmation that this has been completed. Whilst we will do our best to ensure that all 

Personal Data you send to us is maintained and up to date it remains your responsibility to inform us of any relevant changes.

How we keep your Personal Information Safe

Protection of Personal Information submitted to us is taken very seriously.

Unauthorised access or disclosure is prevented by suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to secure the information collected online. Our email and database communications are by means of a secure encrypted server and password protected on any fixed or mobile device and while every precaution is taken to secure our communications, we do recognise that no interaction over the internet is absolutely secure and carries some risk, however minimal, of being intercepted and in this instance Protential Group accept no liability.

Website Data 

Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform may be automatically collected as is common to all web activity.Cookies is a text file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive relating to your viewing history of a website. If you return to that website, it can present tailored selections to you created upon the stored information about your last visit. You can normally adjust the settings of your browser to avoid the acceptance of cookies. Cookies will not harm your system. We use site tracking software to monitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the websites.

Privacy Statement Updates

From time to time, Protential Group may update this Privacy Statement and this section of our website, and any correspondence will reflect the notification of change.