Privacy policy

Stopgap Limited, owner of

1. Introduction

Stopgap Limited takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes how and why we obtain, store and process data which can identify you. We may update this policy from time to time and shall indicate on the website when changes have been made.

2. The Information we collect

Information is collected from you when you register with us, apply for a job, or when you contribute to or use some of the other features on the site. The information we collect is clearly set out on the web page on which we collect it. In addition, we may collect your IP address and use cookies unless you configure your web browser not to accept them. You can read our cookies policy here. All data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and for as long as is necessary for our legitimate interests as a data controller.

3. Why we collect it

We collect information about you so that we can personalise your use of the site, assist your use of the site and improve the site generally. We will never share your information with third parties for marketing purposes but may need to work with third parties in order to obtain references or information relating to your application for a role (only applicable to users who have applied for a job with Stopgap Limited). We may also update you on new jobs and offers/ promotions from time to time. 

There will be the opportunity to unsubscribe at the bottom of every marketing email we send. We also collect aggregate information to help us understand how our site is used and for statistical purposes. If you are registered, you may update the information we hold at any time by logging in and editing your profile. This would include if you no longer required us to send you job alerts or general information regarding marketing. You can also do this by contacting a member of the team by email or telephone.

4. Who we disclose it to

4.1 We will only pass on information about you as an individual to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you (like following up references) or with your prior consent.

4.2 In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the Terms and Conditions.  We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body.

4.3 We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties overseas to enable us to perform services requested by you.

5. Data Protection

Stopgap Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.  Further details of the registration are available at

6. Security

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

7. Questions?

If you have any questions or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact We will endeavour to respond to you promptly.

Stopgap Ltd | Registered Office 5 Union Court, Richmond, TW9 1AA | Registered in England No 04359844 VAT No 197483650

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