Important information for all applicants - how we use your data

We use your data to administer your application for an employment position with Help for Heroes We only hold your ‘personal’ data when you provide it to us in your application.

Your data is added to a secure filing system that is accessed only by relevant Help for Heroes staff.

We never sell, rent or share your details with other organisations.

We will retain anonymised data for statistical analysis for the sole aim of developing and improving our recruitment.

Our legal basis for processing your data

Under law, we process your data as is necessary for the potential performance of an employment contract. We determine that in you providing your personal data to us you do so with the understanding that we will process your data only to support and administer your application.

Who your data may be transferred to

Your personal data will never be transferred to another organisation without your explicit consent.

How long your data will be kept

Your data will be kept within a secure filing system for 6 months following the fulfilment of the post for which you applied after which it will be securely destroyed.

How you are in control

You are in control of the data we hold about you and at any time you can request:

  • to have any inaccuracies in your personal data corrected
  • to restrict the data held about you
  • to have a copy of the personal data held about you
  • to have your data deleted

You can make a request for any of the above by writing to the Data Protection Officer, Help for Heroes, Unit 18 Downton Business Centre, Wiltshire SP5 3RB, or by email

In all cases your request will be fulfilled unless there is a legal reason not to do so which will be explained to you at the time of your request. If you are unhappy about how your personal data is managed you can raise a concern or complaint with the Information Commissioner, telephone: 0303 123 1113 website:

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