Privacy Policy for

Updated May 2018 with GDPR compliance details.



Lightbulb is a trading name for Little Lightbulb Limited.

This Privacy Policy document refers to personal data, this is defined as information concerning any living person (a natural person who hereafter will be called the Data Subject) that is not already in the public domain.

The Data Protection Act (DPA), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is EU wide and far more extensive, seek to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain such as Companies House data.

Little Lightbulb Limited is pleased to provide the following GDPR information:


Why Do We Have a Privacy Policy?

Little Lightbulb Limited is committed to privacy for everyone who accesses the site. Under GDPR we must comply with certain regulations which are designed to ensure that any data you provide to us is processed with due care and attention.



Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to Little Lightbulb Limited processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. If you do not agree to our processing of your data in the manner outlined in the Policy, please do not submit any personal data to us.

Alternatively you can withdraw consent at any time by contacting us at [email protected] or calling 0117 244 3555.


Collection of Your Information

Little Lightbulb Limited collects personal data about you to help in the recruitment process. The information that you provide through the Little Lightbulb Limited website will be collected and stored by Little Lightbulb Limited.

Your data is collected through voluntary submission of your details in our website forms which you should fill out in order to apply for any of our jobs or let us know that you would like to be contacted by one of our recruitment consultants.

You do not have to fill out these forms in order to look at our current jobs on the website. However, to apply, you will need to submit a form with the minimum information (see below).

At a minimum, we require your;

  • Name
  • Contact Number
  • Email address

Optionally you can additionally provide us with your;

  • Area of Interest
  • LinkedIn URL
  • CV

You will be contacted on the contact number or email address you provide, further updates will come through by email unless you specify otherwise. We will not contact you without your express permission.

The personal data and sensitive personal data will be stored, processed, used and disclosed by us in the following ways:

  • Provide our recruitment services to you, whether you are a client, candidate or a user of our website
  • Enable you to submit your CV, to apply for specific jobs or update your employment preferences
  • To maintain our business relationship, where you are a user of our website, a client or candidate
  • Provide information on suitable job opportunities to people who register with us, to match your profile with suitable job vacancies and to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you
  • Answer your query
  • To fulfil contractual obligations with our clients
  • Where we have your consent, we will also use your information to:
  • Send your personal information to clients in order to apply for jobs
  • Send occasional newsletters and job alerts directly to your personal email address


The Purpose of Data Collection

We collect this information so that we can contact you with relevant jobs or talk about your experience. We also use browser website cookies in conjunction with your browser settings and Google Analytics to improve site experience and content; cookies contain non-personal identification information. Cookies are controlled by the user and not by our website or Little Lightbulb Limited.

If you do not wish to be contacted by a consultant at Little Lightbulb Limited simply do not provide your information or submit a contact form to us. If you wish to turn off your cookies, please check your browser settings.


Storage of Personal Data

All data is stored on our secure server and within our database. Only Little Lightbulb Limited consultants have access to information on the database.

If we experience any data breaches all contacts will be informed by email and a report will be set out.

Once you have been contacted by a consultant at Little Lightbulb Limited your details will be added to the database where it will be stored for the next 6 years. After this period, if there is no contact between you and the company, we will remove you from the database.

You have the right to be forgotten at any time. Please call 0117 244 3555 and we will remove any and all of your personal information from our database. Calling us is the most secure way to ensure any and/or all of your information is removed as per your request. We do not advise that you request this through email as you may be asked for proof of identity.

You can access your information that we have on record at any time during our working hours. Please call 0117 244 3555 to amend your details.


Security of the Lightbulb Website

Little Lightbulb Limited is committed to the security of customer information and we have security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Little Lightbulb Limited’s control.

The only people who can currently access your details is our team of consultants.

Little Lightbulb Limited may also enforce its Terms and Conditions, including investigating potential violations of its Terms and Conditions to detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Little Lightbulb Limited, its clients and/or the wider community.


Subject Access Request

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold for you on our systems. In order to receive this information, we will need verification of your identity. Please note that we will not provide the following types of information in response to a data access request: Information about other people; Opinions given in confidence; Repeat requests or privileged information. Other types of information may also be exempt under data protection laws (e.g. data relating to the commission of offences or estimates of damages).


Your Rights as a Data Subject

At any point whilst Little Lightbulb Limited is in possession of or processing your personal data, all data subjects, have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.


Third Party Access to Personal Data

We do not allow any third party access to your personal information without your express permission. If we did so we would break the regulations of our industry regulator, Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Policy Changes

Any policy changes, either due to business reasons or future changes in legislation, will be posted on this page and, if substantial, may be promoted on the website or through e-mail notification.

Accepting the Terms of our Privacy Policy
By using the site you are accepting the terms of our privacy policy. If you have any questions, queries or concerns please contact our Data Controller, Ryan Vaughan by calling 0117 244 3555 or emailing [email protected]


Cookie Policy


What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.


How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.


Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.


The cookies we set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.


Third party cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.


More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

Contact us for more information.