3 Beards Limited (“we” or “3Beards”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and it is important to us that you have a clear understanding of how the personal information you provide to 3Beards is used.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) and any other applicable legislation. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By visiting (the “Site”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


We may collect and process the following information about you:

·Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on the Site or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you create an employer account, upload an application in response to a job advert and when you report a problem with the Site. The information you give us may include your name, gender, address and postcode, email address and phone number, financial and credit card information. It is your responsibility to keep this information up to date.

·**Information we collect about you. Each time you view or interact with the Site and any of its features or functionality, we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your internet service provider (ISP), your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, mobile carrier, operating system and platform and sites that have embedded our platform technology; and

  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Site (including date and time); job adverts viewed or searched for; traffic data related to application; settings adjusted; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to contact 3Beards.

·*Information we receive from other sources. *We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that information that it may be shared internally and combined with information collected on the Site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical and payment services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.


The Site uses cookies to distinguish you from our other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.


We use information held about you to:

  • provide our services to you;

  • administer employer accounts with us and customise the service we provide to you;

  • communicate with you and to inform you about changes to and new features of the Site and our services;

  • occasionally send you service or promotional communications through email and notices on the Site;

  • administer the Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, information analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

  • help keep the Site safe and secure; and

  • ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal information to third parties without your consent except where it is necessary to carry out your instructions (to process your payment information, for example) or as described in Section 4 of this privacy policy.


  • We may share your information with selected third parties who help us deliver our services to you. These third parties may not use your information for any other purpose.

  • We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of 3Beards, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  • We may disclose your personal information if 3 Beards Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its users will be one of the transferred assets.


The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including countries where your data may have less protection under local laws. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. However, please note that emails, instant messages and other similar means of communication with other users of the Site are not encrypted and we strongly advise you not to use these means to communicate any confidential information.


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your information) if we intend to use your information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your information.You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at [email protected].

If you follow a link to any third party website displayed on our Site, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


We generally retain your personal information for as long as you have an active account with us, or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or to enforce our legal agreements.

If your account is deactivated by us or by you, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law.

Following deactivation of an employer account, we may retain any personal information in a residual form on our offsite backup media for approximately 6-12 months before it is permanently deleted. The same will apply if you remove personal information from your active account.


Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected].

This is the first version of this privacy policy and was uploaded on 22nd> January 2015.