Hermes Privacy Notice

Welcome to the Hermes privacy notice. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Protecting Your Privacy

At Hermes, we are 100% committed to protecting the privacy and security of our candidates and site visitors. If you have any questions about how we Protect Your Privacy, drop us a line at

For all our services, the data controller — the company that’s responsible for your privacy— is Hermes Parcelnet Limited and our address is Capitol House, 1 Capitol Close, Morley, Leeds LS27 0WH.

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO), Hugo Martin, who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the DPO via or by using the company’s address above.

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues . We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

Third-Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

The Data We Collect About You

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Dataincludes title, first name, last name, username or similar identifier, date of birth and national insurance number
  • Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone numbers
  • Application data includes CV, job history, Hermes jobs which you have previously applied for, right to work in the UK, unspent convictions, salary and work patterns.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Data includes your username and password
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website

  • How we use your information

    We use your information in a number of different ways and what we do depends on the type of information. The tables below set this out in detail, showing what we do, and why we do it.

    Identity and Contact data

    How we use your name and  contact details


    Lawful Basis for Processing

    To register you as a new candidate for the purpose of receiving Job Alerts and/or using the website

    We have to use your name and address to add you to our systems

    You have given consent and for the purposes of accessing the website

    To send you messages about suitable jobs and/or your application by text and e-mail

    To keep you up to date with our latest jobs and/or your application

    You have given consent

    Sending you information by email or SMS about new jobs

    To keep you up to date with our latest jobs

    You have given consent

    Fraud prevention and detection

    To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Hermes – unfortunate, but absolutely essential

    Processing is necessary for the purposes of Hermes’ legitimate interests

    To ask you to take a survey

    To study Candidate feedback for the purpose of improving our services

    You have given consent


    Application data

    Why do we use your application data


    Lawful Basis for Processing

    To assess your suitability for our jobs

    This is part of the selection process

    You have given consent or for the purposes of Hermes’ legitimate interests


    To check your right to work in this country and if you have any unspent convictions

    This is a Legal requirement

    You have given consent or for the purposes of Hermes’ legitimate interests


    To register you as our employee should your application be successful

    This is part of the recruitment process

    You have given consent or for the purposes of Hermes’ legitimate interests


    Your Application History with Us

    How we use your application history


    Lawful Basis for Processing

    To assess your suitability for our jobs

    This is part of the selection process

    You have given consent or for the purposes of Hermes’ legitimate interests


    Technical Data

    How we use information about how you use our website


    Lawful Basis for Processing

    To understand how you access our website

    To give you the best possible user experience

    Processing is necessary for the purposes of Hermes’ legitimate interests

    We also anonymise and aggregate personal information (so that it does not identify you) and use it for purposes including testing our IT systems, research, data analysis, improving our site and app, and developing new products and services.


    Like most websites this website uses cookies which are managed by a third party company that provides us with this website. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices as you browse this website and allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies are essential for the operation of our website. All cookies are session only cookies for the purposes of secure login (temporary memory resident) or statistical traffic analysis (first party session only cookies).

    Sharing your information

    We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address, email address or phone number. We want to earn and maintain your trust, and we believe this is essential in order do that.

    However, we share your data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide our services to you, as set out in this statement:

  • A company that provides us with this website.

  • We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

    Your information and countries outside the EU

    Your data will not leave the UK.

    Data Security

    We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

    We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

    Data Retention - How Long Will You Use My Personal Data For?

    We will automatically archive your personal details after 12 months of inactivity. Inactivity means that neither Hermes nor the candidate have had any activity against that candidate's record (e.g. status updates, changes to details, emails / job alerts sent).

    You will receive an automated email to advise of how you can ‘interrupt’ the archiving process if you still wish for your details to be held for future recruitment purposes.

    After the email notification has been sent to advise you that your details are set to be archived, the system will wait for a response/activity for a period of 30 days.

    If there has still been no further activity against your record, your personal details will then be archived, and will be permanently deleted after a further period of 30 days. Key details from your application will be anonymised and retained for reporting purposes and statistical analysis.

    Your Legal Rights

    You have a lot of rights relating to your personal information. You have the right to:

  • Request Access - The right to access the personal information we hold about you. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request Correction - The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you (although you can do most of this through your Account)
  • Request Deletion - The right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in some circumstances where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law.
  • The right to stop job alters, which you can do through your Account Settings
  • Request Transfer - The right to request that we transfer or port elements of your data either to you or another service provider. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Object to processing where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which overrides your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing - This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

  • No Fee Usually Required

    You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

    What We May Need From You

    We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

    Time Limit To Respond

    We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

    If you want to exercise your rights, have a complaint, or just have questions, please contact us - or at Capitol House, 1 Capitol Close, Morley, Leeds LS27 0WH.

    Thank you.