Privacy Policy

1. Definition of Personal Data

Personal Data means any data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly/ indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our site / applying for a position/activating your application. By providing your personal data, you agree that we can use your personal data in accordance with this policy. Please ensure you understand this policy in its entirety and take your time to read it.

First Contact Chefs Limited
Our registered address is: Copia House, Great Cliffe Court, Great Cliffe Road, Barnsley, S75 3SP

First Contact is committed to your personal privacy, you account settings will determine the level of privacy based on the services required. Whilst we make every effort to protect your information and provide facilities to manage it we do not accept liability for the loss of this information. We will not sell your information to any third party and should they gain unauthorised access to the information you will be notified immediately.

You should not provide any information you are not comfortable providing.

2. Cookies

Like many other websites, we use cookies. We use them to help you personalise your online experience.
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server which allows the website to recognise you when you visit. Cookies only collect data about browsing actions and patterns, and do not identify you as an individual.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Performance and analytics: cookies help us analyse how the services are being accessed and used, and enable us to track the performance of the services. For example, we use cookies to determine if you viewed a page or opened an email. This helps us provide you with information that you find interesting. We also use cookies to provide insights regarding your End Users and your sites’ performance, such as page views, conversion rates, device information, visitor IP addresses, and referral sites.

Opting Out: You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the services.

Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

3. Your file/record

When you register with us the type of account you select determines the information that will be collected to allow us to do our job. You can view and amend this information through your account manager, you can also delete all information held by us.

Where necessary we may pass data to third parties that help find the best career path for you with intended employers for recruitment purposes ( Only after we have gained permission from Yourself ) . If requested, in accordance with English Law we will provide the information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement agencies.

4. Purpose and duration

We will hold any information provided for a period of 12 months of inactivity, at that time you will be contacted to ask whether you would like to have your data remain within the system or delete it.

Information may be passed to third parties as part of the recruiting process - only with your permission

5. Security

Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Site.

6. Applicants and Database

Over a period of 12 months all applicants on the Database will receive the notification below.

"Guided by our principles, at First Contact Chefs we are champions of being true to yourself. That's why we welcome the new data privacy laws - because they liberate you and give you back your freedom to choose and develop yourself in our Industry.

We know how important your personal data is to you. In line with this, we have updated our existing Privacy Policy. As part of this process, we will contact you about fantastic opportunities in our Industry, unless you reply to this e-mail to be removed"

You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that First Contact Chefs holds about you and have any inaccuracies corrected. Any such requests should be made to this email address:

7. Vacancies

Wording for Vacancies to applicants / adding to the Database

To apply for this opportunity, then please send us your most recent up to date CV to

Applicants must ...

In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

I would like to thank you for your interest shown in this position. Please note that we take your application very seriously, but must stress that applications will only be answered in person if they match the criteria of the position advertised. If we haven’t contacted you within 72 hours, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion for this position.

First Contact Chefs are passionate about fostering careers in the hospitality industry. We believe in professional career development, rather than simply placing candidates in jobs. We nurture talent to ensure an enhancement of our client's and the industry's reputation as a whole and we are a great supporter of "A Passion to Inspire" developing the relationship between the applicant and employer.

By applying directly for this position you accept - acknowledge and give permission for your data to be held by First Contact Chefs in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and that we can store your personal data. We promise to never pass or share your details on to third parties without your direct authorisation.

8. Changes to this statement

First Contact Chefs will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. First Contact Chefs encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information. This policy was last updated in May, 2018.

9. Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices or how we collect, handle or use your personal information please contact

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