What are 'cookies'?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Note that Browser Cookies are not software, they are not programs, they cannot carry viruses and they cannot install any kind of malware on the host computer. Logs are another way that we collect information about web site traffic. The data collected are anonymised data based on IP addresses and do not contain any individual information.
Some cookies used on paconsulting.com are either technically necessary for the web site to operate or necessary from a marketing perspective to know how our web site performs. We don’t ask our visitors to consent to these cookies.
None of these cookies collect any individual data about our visitors. They are only anonymised data.
Other cookies enable us to remember our visitor preferences. We ask our visitors to consent to these before they activate the “remember me” facility or participate to a poll.
First party cookies used on paconsulting.com
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The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The information generated by this cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to Google.
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Load Balancer: This cookie is used by PA Consulting's load balancer to identify the server that is active for your request on our cluster. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.
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Registration cookie: used to indicate that the visitor wishes his browser to remember his log-in details. These details are not recorded by the website.
Poll Vote: Used to indicate that a user has voted in a poll and cannot vote again. This will only be set if you submit a vote to one of our polls.
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PA's Energy Investment Map: This cookie is used to indicate that the visitor wishes their browser to remember their agreement with the specific terms and conditions for PA's Energy Investment Map. These details are not recorded by the website.
Third party cookies used on paconsulting.com
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The information collected via PA Job Search and how PA uses it
Your personal details, including your name, e-mail address and CV, are held and used by PA for the following purposes:
For matching your details with job vacancies at PA, to assist PA in the recruitment process;
For keeping you informed of PA jobs, services, news and other developments;
For personalising PA Job Search to you when you log in; and/or
For compiling surveys and studies of applicants to PA.
For undertaking online media checks:
(a) Due to the nature of our business and also the work we undertake for certain clients, online checks may be undertaken, inline with the regulation of the local jurisdiction, to determine if there is any information about you in the public domain that might affect your suitability for the applied role ("Checks"). Checks may reveal information about, your health, political opinions, racial or ethnic origin, criminal record, religious or political beliefs, sexual life that falls within the definition of "personal sensitive information" under the Data Protection Act 1998, or local equivalent.
(b) Checks will not be undertaken until just before the final stage of the recruitment process. Any information obtained by any Checks, which makes PA question your suitability for the applied role, will be shared with you so that you will have the opportunity to correct or explain the information before any final decision is made on your application.
(c) By submitting your application to PA, you will be consenting to PA: (i) undertaking Checks; and (ii) using any information obtained about you from any Check in our final decision making process on your application.
(d) Information obtained from a Check will be not be retained by us should your application not proceed and neither will it be passed to any third party without your consent”
Disclosures of your information
PA will share your information within PA where necessary in order to process your job application.
Your CV and related information will be sent to any company within PA. Please note that such PA group companies may be located both inside and outside the European Economic Area.
PA may release information relating to you to regulatory or law enforcement authorities, if required to do so. PA reserves the right to disclose the information we have collected about you to our professional advisors and to other persons to the extent that we use third parties to operate parts of PA Job Search. These third parties will be acting under obligations of confidence. PA will also disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to disclose it in connection with the detection of crime, the collection of taxes or duties, in order to comply with any applicable law, by order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or in connection with legal proceedings.
PA only allows access to your personal data to PeopleClick Limited (whose registered office is at Suite 3, Middlesex House, Rutherford Close, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2EF, England, United Kingdom) and PA staff for the purposes of administering your application via PA Job Search. Such staff and servers used to process your personal data may be located anywhere in the world.
We are required by law to hold your personal data for as long as is necessary to comply with our statutory and contractual obligations and in accordance with our legitimate interests as a data controller. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that your personal data is maintained and up to date. However, you are under a duty to inform PA of any and all changes to your personal data to ensure that it is up to date and we will update or delete your personal data accordingly.
If we have no contact with you then following the expiry of a reasonable period as we consider appropriate we will archive your information or possibly delete it.
Your details will be retained for four years from the end of your most recent application. After such period, if a resume has not been modified by you or has not been part of a proactive search by a member of the PA Recruitment Team we will invite you to either update your profile in our system or upon your request we will anonymise your applicant data, this is an automated process where your candidate data is scrubbed of all personal information such as your email, name and address.
We also collect information about the way jobseekers and visitors use this website in order to improve our services. We do not use information gained in this way in a way that any individual can be identified, and only use it to understand our users better, and to determine aggregate trends, most popular pages, etc, for all the PA Job Search applicants. We may share this kind of aggregate data with selected third parties to assist with these purposes.
We will not send you unsolicited commercial communications or contact you for direct marketing purposes unless you have indicated that you are happy for PA to do so. However, we will contact you where required to complete the recruitment process.
The type of client/visitor information PA collects generally includes a name, work address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and any other relevant contact details which you have communicated to us by whatever means whether by e-mail, through this website or otherwise. We may also collect information about the use of our products and services, any preferences that we are told about, or information that is submitted voluntarily to us, such as requests for further information in a specific area of interest, an on-line survey or registration for a conference or event.
The personal information that is provided by or obtained from you is used and/or held by us for maintaining our records and in order that we can communicate with you.
We need to communicate with you to respond to any requests for information you make and to provide any specific service you request. We may also use the information you provide to send you information which we believe may be useful to you, including newsletters, briefing notes and updates, and invitations to our seminars and other events.
If you do not wish to receive this information please click here to contact the online team.
As a global organisation, PA may develop aggregate anonymised (i.e., not individual) reports which incorporate some of the information provided by clients/visitors. The reports are for the use of our business for research purposes only. Such reports will not include any personally identifiable information.
By providing personal information through this site, such as completing forms, requesting publications, commenting on discussions, contributing to the blog or providing additional information, you are indicating your consent to our obtaining personal information from you and to the holding and use of the personal information that is provided by or obtained from you in accordance with this policy. All personal information is processed in accordance with the principles of data protection contained in the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and Directive 95/46/EC.
If, at any time, you receive unsolicited material and no longer wish to receive such material or you wish to change, update or remove all or any of your personal information, please see 'Correcting and updating your profile' below.
Transmitting personal data over the Internet
Disclosure of personal information
PA will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise supply to third parties for their own use any personal information obtained from you without your consent.
Keeping your personal information secure
PA has security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse and/or alteration of the information under its control. These include:
secure computer storage facilities
firewalls. PA has its own firewalls to provide security. These are designed to prevent others from accessing confidential data or accessing PA's internal networks that store client/visitor data.
Correcting and updating your profile
To help us keep our databases up-to-date we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change or if you notice any inaccuracies in them. To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our databases, please click here to get in touch. Any such data subject requests may be subject to the prescribed fee which is currently £10 in the United Kingdom.
PA gives individuals the following options for accessing and modifying information previously provided:
where you communicate personal information to us through this website, you may gain access to the information that PA has collected about you by contacting the person named as contact on the relevant web page
by sending an email to the online team
Scope of the policy
Changes to the policy