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If you change your mind during the process we will delete your information immediately. If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll ask you whether you want us to keep your details in case another opportunity comes up, otherwise, we’ll delete them after 12 months.
The processing of personal data for the purpose of recruitment is done on the basis of legitimate interests. This is because it’s in your interest if you want to apply for a role with us and for us to follow a fair process, and in WCMC's interest to find high-quality team members to join us. We also have a legal obligation under the immigration act to check your right to work in the UK.
If you are downloading a data set we will use your contact details to manage the license agreement and arrangements.
Where we have taken payment for your use of the data set, we will also use your contact information to keep you informed about other data sets which may be of interest to you. You can opt-out of these communications at any time.
It’s in the interests of WCMC to manage our IP and it’s in your interest to get access to relevant data, so this is on the basis of legitimate interests.
WCMC is the data controller for data sets which include personal data. These data sets are:
1. The World Database on Protected Areas, based upon UN Resolution 713 (XXVII), is a collaboration between UNEP and IUCN managed and hosted by UNEP-WCMC. Collection of data is further supported by several decisions from the Convention of Biological Diversity. Personal data collected relates to the provider of the protected areas data and is stored securely on-site at UNEP-WCMC. The personal data collected is not shared publicly and is only shared where prior agreement has been granted
We will process your personal data to:
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