Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Privacy Statement

Catalyst collects and uses Personal Data to provide the best possible recruitment service and facilitate the recruitment process. In doing so, we hold the privacy of users of our service in highest regard, aiming to maximise privacy and security.

Registration with and use of our website is free. We will process your personal data as set out below, on the basis we have a legitimate interest to do so following your registration.

The type of data we collect

This information includes your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, eligibility to work, work and education history, fields of interest and records of assessments. If you decide to upload a CV, cover letter, personal statement or other similar document or information we will keep that information for seven years or as long you want to keep your account.

We also collect and aggregate information to better understand of the use of our website including browsing patterns and preferences. This aggregated data, does not contain personally identifiable information.

Why and how we process personal data

We process Personal Data to enable the recruitment process and to provide our personalised services to you. When you register with us it is understood that you are actively soliciting contact from recruiters about opportunities which match your fields of interest. We will therefore make your personal data available to our recruiters to find suitable candidates for specific roles that they are seeking to fill.

We provide you with marketing information relating to recruitment services including job alerts, candidate alerts, events and promotions. We will only send information such as news and industry update if you specifically you opt in to receive. Where we provide marketing information to you, you will be able to unsubscribe from these communications.

Data sharing and transfers

We pass personal data to third parties that help us to process personal data, storing it on secure servers in the European Economic Area. We also share personal data with prospective employers (and third parties assisting them in the recruitment process). This is only to facilitate the recruitment process, and not for any other purpose unless required by law.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text file placed on your computer when you visit our website to collect standard internet log and visitor information. We track use of our website, compiling statistical reports, to improve its use and our service. We use third party cookies provided by Google to do this. You can decide if you want to accept, prevent or be notified of cookies via the settings on your internet browser.

Catalyst also uses cookies to track options you select while logged in to our website as this is essential in moving effectively from page to page in applying for jobs.

If you would like more information about cookies, including how to prevent their use, please visit, or

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 review their own privacy policies.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we place any updates on this web page. This policy was last updated on 15th May 2018.

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 Data Controller, Catalyst, at the address below.

Removing your details from the database

You can contact us to request for your account to be closed at any time, which will confirm.
Obtaining information held about you

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 email us at

Registered Office

176 Portland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Telephone: 0191 432 8440

Company Number 05234011. Registered in the UK.