NFU Mutual understands that the information you trust us with is important to you, and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains how, when and why we collect your personal information during the course of your application, under what circumstances we may disclose your personal information to others, and how we keep it secure.
We only collect personal information about you where it is completely necessary or you have provided it voluntarily (e.g. diversity monitoring), and we ensure that we only collect information we need to process your application. As part of our Agent recruitment process we may ask you to provide personal data which is described as being in a “special category”. This includes information relating to your criminal history, ethnic origin, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership or court proceedings.
The personal information that you provide to us as part of your application and any subsequent activities relating to your application will be used by NFU Mutual and other parts of the Group for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the role you have applied for. If you progress to interview stage or offer, you should be aware that we undertake screening for all prospective Agents which includes criminal records. (Please be aware that some spent criminal offences may be considered if you are applying for a post where exemptions apply under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act). In some cases we also undertake financial checks, which may remain on your record. Our screening policy is available here https://www.nfumutual-agencies.co.uk/current-vacancies/recruitment-and-selection-process
We may have to share your information with other companies in the Group, the Farmers Union, or to third party service providers in certain circumstances:
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. We will provide you with this information within one month of receiving your request and verifying your identity. You also have a right to contact us if you believe that the personal information we have for you is incorrect, or if you believe that we are no longer entitled to use your personal data. If you have any further questions about how we use your personal information please write to us, using the details provided at the end of this Policy.
We work hard to keep your data safe. We use an appropriate combination of technical and organisational measures to ensure, as far as reasonably possible, the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information at all times. If you have a security-related concern, please contact us using the details provided at the end of this Policy.
NFU Mutual, and the information we collect about you, are subject to various regulatory and legislative requirements. In addition, we will endeavor not to keep your personal information for longer than we have to for us to fulfil our obligations to you. Where it is not possible for us to delete your data, we will ensure the appropriate security and organisational measures are put in place to protect the use of your information.
We work hard to ensure that your personal information is treated safely. However, if you have a complaint, write to us using the details provided at the end of this Policy. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.