Modis International Limited (“Modis”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy (together with other documents referred to herein) describes what personal information we collect
from you and how we process your personal information when you use the modis.com website (“Website”).
Personal information we may collect from you
- We may collect personal information on your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, your IP
address, browser, timestamp, traffic data, location data, weblogs, content from surveys and contact forms
and other communication data and the resources that you access. Our collection of this personal information
will make your visit to the Website easier in the future as we will be able to suggest content that is
relevant to you based on the location you access the Website from, what content you access and how you
interact with it.
- We may also collect information for marketing purposes and analysis, including information on how you
respond to email, sms, phone and other marketing campaigns.
- We will collect any information you provide to us when you use our contact forms (for example “Contact”,
“Contact us today”, “Send us a message”, or “Contact us about working together”). The provision of your
personal information via our contact forms is not a statutory or contractual requirement; however, please
note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory fields, because we need this information to
comply with or respond to your request, or to improve your future experiences with us and our Website. Other
information or personal information you share with us when completing our contact forms is at your sole
discretion. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.
- Fields we may request include but are not limited to: your First name, Last name, Company name, Job title,
Business email address, Telephone number, Number of permanent employees in the UK & Ireland, Job function,
Job level, Industry, Biggest challenge, Current recruitment model, Your location, Sector, Have you ever
worked with any of these brands?, Company registration number, Purpose of attendance (at an event), Size of
opportunity, Type of staffing need
- We use your personal information to send you direct marketing via email and other communication means when
you opt-in for this purpose in the relevant contact form. You may opt-out of receiving future marketing
communications at any time by contacting us via our self-service Portal (here
- Our Website collects and shares information with third parties: Broadbean, Silverpop, and Google My Business
How we use your personal information
Your personal information will be collected and handled by us for the following purposes:
- To provide you with the services you expect us to
- To best tailor content and resources according to your preferences.
- To respond to your request or questions when you contact us.
- With your consent we may also use your contact data for direct marketing to inform you about
services/products/events etc that might be of interest to you (we will communicate by email, telephone, mail
and/or other communication methods)
- To send to you other information – such as Modis upcoming events or newsletters – that may be of interest to
- To help us create, publish, and improve content most relevant to you.
- To ensure that the content provided through the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you
and for your device.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website, when you choose to do so.
- To further develop and improve the Website and systems to better serve you. This mainly takes place in the
context of new IT systems and processes so that information about you may be used in the testing of those
new IT systems and processes where dummy data cannot fully replicate the operation of the new IT system.
- To perform analytical research on our prospective client and candidate base, including the content, and the
services/products they are interested in
- To transfer data to third parties (see below)
- Where necessary, to comply with any legal obligation; and
- We may also process your information to:
- Investigate or respond to incidents and complaints
- Comply with obligations and rights and cooperate with investigations
carried out by the police, government or regulators.
What does the law say about this?
Our use of your information as described above is permitted by applicable data protection law because it is:
- Necessary for our legitimate interests in pursuing the purposes set out above, and such interests in each
case not being overridden by your privacy interests;
- In some cases, necessary to meet our legal or regulatory responsibilities, such as disclosures to
authorities, regulators or government bodies; or
- In some cases, necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and, when we use
special categories of personal information, necessary for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims
or where the processing relates to personal information manifestly in the public domain;
- In limited circumstances, processed with your consent which we obtain from you from time to time, such as
when you opt-in to receive marketing communications and news, via email and other communication means.
Do you have to give us the personal information we ask for?
You are not obliged to provide your personal information to us when generally navigating our website, however we
cannot fulfil any specific requests for information or provide you with a tailored service unless you do so.
Do we process information about you without any human intervention
Yes, at times we may use automated systems/processes and automated decision-making (like profiling) to ensure we
give you a bespoke experience with us.
Our automated decisions are personas that we have created and a user’s past behaviour, combined into a scoring
model. This helps us prioritise requests and services.
How long do you keep my personal information for?
We will keep your information for as long as you wish to receive our communications and thereafter for the longer
of the period required in order to meet our business, legal or regulatory responsibilities. Typically this is
for 2 years.
Sharing with third parties
To facilitate our efficient use of your information, and to provide you with content and/or resources, or to
fulfil a request you make of us, we disclose your information to third parties. However, this disclosure will
only occur in the following circumstances:
- To suppliers, contractors and agents: from time to time we may engage or employ other
companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include the hosting and/or
maintaining of website content, or the provision of certain features contained on the Website, and the
provision of marketing services.
- Such recipients will only have access to your personal information as required by them to perform their
functions, and are not permitted to use such personal information for any other purposes. These recipients
will be subject to contractual confidentiality obligations.
- To other entities belonging to the Adecco Group (i.e. any companies directly or indirectly
controlled by the Adecco Group). A list of the Adecco Group companies is included here. We share your data with them so that we can better
serve you or, simply, to fulfil your requests (e.g. when you use contact us forms).
- To government or law enforcement authorities if we determine in our sole discretion that we
are under a legal obligation to do so.
IP addresses and cookies
We collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and
browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and
patterns, and we will not use it in isolation to identify you or any individual. If you provide us with personal
data, such as your name, we will then match your IP address and browsing history (for example) with that
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is
stored on your device. Cookies help us to improve the Website and to deliver better and more personalised
If your computer is shared with other people, we advise that you do not select the ‘remember my details’ option
when that option is offered by the Website.
Where your personal information is stored and processed
As explained in the “Sharing with third parties” paragraph above, we share your personal information with the
- Third party suppliers, contractors or agents: where we use a third party supplier,
contractor or agent, your personal information remains under our control and we have controls in place to
ensure your personal information is adequately protected.
- Other companies in the Adecco Group: we have entered into a groupwide arrangement to ensure
your personal information continues to be subject to an adequate level of protection.
We endeavour to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely
and in accordance with this Policy.
Do we transfer your data outside the European Union?
Your personal information can be transferred and processed in one or more other countries, in or outside the
European Union. We shall only transfer your data outside the EU to countries which the European Commission
believes offers an adequate level of protection to you, or where the Adecco Group has put in place appropriate
safeguards to seek to preserve the privacy of your information. Those countries include the US.
Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, you should be aware that the transmission of
information via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal
information transmitted to the Website or any third party; for this reason, any transmission is at your own
risk. We will use strict operational procedures and adequate, technical and organisational security measures to
prevent any unauthorised access, change, deletion or transmission of this personal information.
Your rights. How you can access, correct and delete your personal
Under applicable data protection laws, you have the following rights:
- Right to access and obtain a copy of your personal information: You are entitled to request
confirmation whether we process any of your personal information. Where this is the case, you may have
access to your personal information and to certain information about how it is processed. In some cases, you
can ask us to provide you with an electronic copy of your information.
- Right to correct your personal information: If you can demonstrate that personal
information we hold about you is not correct, you can ask that this information is updated or otherwise
- Right to be forgotten/have data deleted: In certain circumstances, you have the right to
have your personal data deleted. You may make such a request at any time and Modis will evaluate if your
request should be granted, however this right is subject to any legal rights or obligations we may have to
retain data. For situations where, in accordance with the law, we determine that your request to have your
personal information deleted must be granted, Modis will do so without undue delay.
To exercise your rights, you can contact us via our self-service Portal (here)
To the extent our processing of your personal information is based on your consent, you also have the right to
withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing
based on your consent before the receipt of such withdrawal.
You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with your local data protection
We will only send marketing communications to you via email or other communication means where you have consented
that we may do so.
We will usually offer you a check box on the forms we use to collect your personal information where, if you
agree to receive marketing communications, you have to click the box. Where we send marketing communications to
you via email, you may opt out of receiving any further marketing communications by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’
or ‘opt-out’ function in the email. In addition, you can also exercise your opt-out right at any time by
contacting us via our self-service Portal ( here) and providing the following information: your name, your email
address, a contact telephone number, the marketing communications you would like to opt out of receiving.
Changes to this Policy
The terms of this Policy may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Policy
through appropriate notices either on this Website or contacting you using other communication channels.
You can request a copy of mechanisms relating to a specific transfer of your personal information by contacting
You can also contact our local data protection representative at the following