Movemeon GDPR update

Movemeon GDPR update

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To make your experience on movemeon as tailored and successful as possible, we collect data when you sign up, at application stage and you can also add further optional data to your anonymous profile. We will never sell this data to any third parties, and you can ask to have it deleted at any time. For full information on the way we process your data and your rights under the GDPR, see below.

GDPR, the EU’s new data protection regulation, comes into effect on the 25th of May.

We understand how important it is to look after your data, and ensure you are in control. So we’ve written this article to better explain your rights, what we collect and what we do with the data collected.

If you’d like to find out more about the GDPR’s key data protection principles, click here.

(1) Your rights under the GDPR

(a) Right to access:

This gives you the right to know what personal data a company is using and how it is being used. We have detailed all this, below – but if you want anymore information, just email us at

(b) Right to portability:

This allows you to request a copy of personal data in a format usable electronically, to be used on another system. If you want your details sent over in an Excel, just let us know.

(c) Right to be forgotten:

We already delete all personal information held about you upon your request, so just continue to email us at if you’d like to exercise this right.

(d) Right to object:

You have the right to tell us to stop processing personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you ever want to stop receiving marketing communications from us, either update your settings, or let us know.

(2) Data we collect at signup, application and when you build your profile

(a) About your work history:

To ensure you’re a good fit for the community, we ask you to sign-up with your CV or Linkedin profile. We do not forward this to anyone; we use it only to assess your fit with the community. You have to actively apply to a job for someone to receive your CV – you are therefore in complete control.

We are also currently exploring using the data held in your CV to improve the matching between jobs and employers (see below in the algorithms we use on site).

(b) What types of jobs you are interested in:

When you sign-up, you tell us what types of jobs you are looking for. We refer to this as your “preferences” (location, salary, industry, function, freelance/permanent, etc.). We use this information to help tailor which jobs you see in your “job matches” tab, and which job alerts you receive (if you turn them on).

(c) Account level information:

We collect your email, password and name so you can effectively use the site.

(d) Application specific:

When you apply, you tell us your expected salary range, notice period, eligibility to work and years of relevant experience.

(e) Profile enhancement:

You can add further information to your profile (work history, education, languages, etc.) and control whether your anonymous profile shows in employer searches.

If you choose to show your anonymous profile, your most recent company and job title will be shown, as well as your work history, education and what you’re looking for. We will not share your CV, name or email address without you actively applying for a role.

(3) Activity we track

(a) Actions you take on site:

We keep a history of jobs you look at, save and apply for on, site so we can match you to the correct employers.

(b) What you click on:

We track which emails you click on so we can keep improving when and how we contact you.

(c) How you access the site:

We, like the vast majority of sites in the world, use cookies to track where in the world, and on what system, you are accessing our site (your IP address; your browser). We don’t ever share this information, and we only use it to help improve your experience and better understand our users. We use GDPR-compliant third-party programmes (such as Google Analytics) to collect this information, so we can never connect it to your personal information (email address, name, etc.).

(d) Web analytics on the pages you view:

We use Google Analytics and Hotjar to provide us with information about what people do on our site (how many people log in at what time; how people behave on certain pages, etc). We don’t share this information, but again use it to improve your browsing experience.

(4) Algorithms we use on site

(a) Keeping your preferences up to date:

The types of jobs you are looking for change over time. For us to easily keep up to date with your changing preferences, we have an algorithm that tracks which jobs you look at. This algorithm uses these “job views” to add new preferences to your search (preferences we believe you are interested in). You can also change your preferences manually, by logging in to your candidate account.

(b) Matching candidates to jobs:

We use an algorithm to match candidates to jobs, based on the preferences you completed at sign-up plus any added based on your browsing history.

(c) Ordering candidate applications for employers:

We help employers quickly find the most relevant applications by comparing your application information, location and previous consulting firm. This algorithm also incorporates activity on the site (positively for interviews, got the jobs; negatively for large numbers of rejections).

(5) How we communicate with you

(a) Our weekly opportunities email:

Every week, we’ll send one top opportunities email (usually on a Tuesday). This will include our most exciting opportunities for the week, as well as a few words from the team. You can unsubscribe from this at any time.

(b) Job alerts:

We have set up tailored job alerts. These use the algorithm that matches you to jobs, and if you opt in, sends you an email each time a job that matches your preferences is posted on the site. You can turn these off and on at any time. You can also change what you see by updating your preferences.

(c) Account information:

Like other sites, we send account information emails that are triggered by actions you make (when you apply to an employer; when an employer updates your status; when you are invited to apply to a job; when you ask to reset your password).

(d) Across our partner marketing sites:

We use cookies to send tailored messages to you on some partner sites. We currently use Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, and spend a lot of time ensuring the messages you see are of relevance to you -this is decided by our partner sites based on information they hold on you; we do not pass on any of your personal data.

(6) Our responsibility to protect your data

We take our responsibility as guardians of your personal data very seriously. We provide training to our team members, have a clear security procedure for them to follow, and regularly update the security on our server (firewall, antivirus, patches). If you have any questions or concerns about this, feel free to contact us at



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