Privacy Notice

Lifeways Group understand that the privacy and security of your information is important.  This notice is to inform you what data we hold about you and why, what we do with that data, and informs you of your rights regarding the personal information we hold under current data protection law.

Who we are

Lifeways Group, registered at 56 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0AS is the Data Controller of the information covered by this privacy notice.  Hireserve, our third-party provider of this recruitment management software is the Data Processor.

Lifeways Group is a responsible and ethical employer. We regard the lawful and fair treatment of personal data as very important to maintaining confidence between you and us.

What information we hold and why

Lifeways Group will collect and process personal data about you when you apply for a job with us. Personal data we process includes:

The lawful condition for holding and processing this information is that this is in the legitimate interests of the Lifeways Group to maintain contact with potential candidates and fill vacancies.

Where we obtained your information

Lifeways Group will obtain data directly from you (for example, through our website, the telephone or by email) as well as through third parties such as recruitment agencies or job boards. 

We may also obtain it from public profiles available online such as LinkedIn.

Sensitive Data Types

With your specific consent, information relating to your ethnicity, gender, nationality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and other diversity-related information.


No automated profiling or decision-making on data subjects will take place.

What we do with the data

Information provided to Lifeways Group in the process of forming this relationship will only be used in connection with the recruitment process.  We process your personal data listed above for the following purposes in accordance with our legitimate interest:

Who we share the data with

Your details may be passed onto third parties, but that is not for any purposes other than the purposes mentioned above.  

Categories of third parties are as follows:

What if you fail to provide personal information?

If you fail to provide certain personal information when requested, we may not be able to process your job application properly or at all, we may not be able to enter into a contract with you, or we may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.

Transfer outside of the EEA

We do not send data subject data outside of the EEA.

How long we keep your data

All personal data held by Lifeways Group about you in connection with this application will be deleted 12 months after you have submitted your application unless either:

a)      the law requires us to hold it for longer in which case we will hold it for the period the law requires; or

b)      your application is successful in which case we will hold your personal data as an employee of Lifeways Group in 
         relation to our employee record data retention policy; or

c)      if you have consented to Lifeways Group keeping your personal information on file, in case there are future
         suitable employment opportunities with us, Lifeways Group will hold your personal information for a further 12
         months after the end of the relevant recruitment exercise, or until you withdraw your consent if earlier.

Your rights

Lifeways Group recognise the rights of the data subject in regard to this data processing.  As a data subject, you have:

Should you wish to invoke any of your rights, or have any queries about the information we hold about you, please contact:


Post:       Matthew Stevens, The Lifeways Group, 56 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0AS

Tel:         0207 202 6300