Reference Hub is an online employment verification platform for prospective employers to obtain employment reference information about potential future employees using a secure online platform, providing a safe, fast, efficient and effective way for an employer to verify an individual’s past employment history.
Reference Hub is strongly committed to privacy issues and this privacy statement details our approach on such matters and outlines how personal information is processed in order to give a prospective employer the ability to satisfy their referencing criteria. This policy may change at any time so we encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement for any changes.
Reference Hub is a trading name of Arbitre Investments Limited, registered in England and Wales under Company No: 10410495 and having its registered office at Tower 42 33rd Floor, Old Broad Street, London, England, EC2N 1HQ.
Roles under the Data Protection Act
Where we process your personal information on behalf of a third party (usually your previous employer(s)), that third party will be a data controller and we will be a data processor acting on their instructions.
Where we collect personally identifiable information from you directly or from other sources or third parties with whom we do not have any contractual agreement in place, we will be the Data Controller of that personal data for the purposes set out below.
Irrespective of whether we are a data controller or data processor, we will process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The types of personal information we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following: name, address, email address, telephone number, National Insurance number, employment history, salary details and where a previous employer elects to provide it information related to an individual’s performance at work.
The term “sensitive personal data” refers to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories may include racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, biometric or genetic data, sexual life, or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
We may collect the personal information stated above from a range of sources including:
- information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by a user of our website.
- from 3rd party organisations who have entered into a contractual arrangement with Reference Hub to process personal data on their behalf;
- your previous employer(s)
- prospective or future employer(s
- other publicly available sources
Use of data
Personal data may be used for any or all of the following purposes:
- Registration and / or authentication purposes in connection with the use of the site
- Providing employment reference related services including the generating of references for prospective employers
- To administer and manage the site
- Communicate with you about the site and related matters
- Maintain and develop our business systems and infrastructure
- Any other purposes which were stated or were obvious at the time of collection
When a visitor provides personal data to us, we will use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as is obvious from the context of collection). Examples of the types of use are given above.
We do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for direct marketing purposes.