Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy and our Terms and Conditions carefully; by accessing the Careers Website you confirm that you have understood and agreed to them.

vThe Tesco Careers Website is part of Tesco Stores Limited. This privacy policy, together with our terms and conditions, explain how Tesco Careers may use the personal information we collect about you.

Information we collect about you:

We collect information about you when you:

Using your information

The information you provide will be used by Tesco Careers only for the purposes of matching your profile with appropriate vacancies, managing your job applications and data analysis.

We use your information to:

If you opt to provide Date of Birth, Sex, Marital Status or Nationality information, this information is gathered for diversity monitoring and reporting only and will not be used in the recruitment and selection process.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

In order to comply with new rules, we use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Careers Website, or which may be dropped by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device. Please be reassured that we are working on other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the Careers Website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device and can identify you as a unique visitor and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data).

Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie or until the user deletes them. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies used on the Careers Website

A list of all the cookies used on the Careers Website by category is set out below.

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary, no consent is required.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Careers Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Careers Website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like signing-in, cannot be provided.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Careers Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Careers Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Careers Website works.

Functionality cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Careers Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Careers Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Behavioural advertising and online privacy

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the IAB's self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.

Using browser settings to manage cookies

By accepting this privacy policy, you specifically agree to our use of cookies as described in this privacy policy. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other website. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Careers Website's essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies you will not be able to any of our products and services that require you to sign in e.g. view jobs on a map. If you leave cookies turned on, remember to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Disclosing your information

We will never disclose your information to anyone outside the Tesco Group except where we have your consent; where we are required or permitted to do so by law; to other companies who provide a service to us; or any successors in title to our business.

Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Other websites

The Careers Website may contain links to other sites which are outside our control and not covered by this privacy policy. The operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their own privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

You can register to use the site through a social media account. If you do register through a social media account, Tesco will not have access to any information held in your social media account that isn’t otherwise public.

Accessing your information

To obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, write to: Data Protection Officer, Corporate & Legal Affairs, New Tesco House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 9SL enclosing a cheque or postal order for £10 payable to \"Tesco Stores Limited\". Please confirm your email address to help us identify and locate your information. If any of the details are incorrect, let us know and we will amend them. All information will be sent by email to the address on the account.

Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of [April 2014]. Tesco Careers reserves the right to change the privacy policy at any time. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on the Tesco Careers website or by sending you an email message. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you will know our current privacy practices.

Contacting us

If you have any queries, please contact us at resourcing.team@uk.tesco.com.