As part of our recruitment process we will collect and process personal data relating to all job applicants. Cairngorm Mountain Ltd (CML) is committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to ensuring that we meet all the data protection obligations.

This recruitment privacy notice is applicable to all applicants to Cairngorm Mountain Ltd. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR), Cairngorm Mountain Ltd are the Data Controller and Data Processor for the purposes of your application process.

What information does CML collect?

During the recruitment process we may collect a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history
  • information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements
  • information put forward by you whether or not you have a disability for which we need to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK

We may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.

We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, information from employment background check providers and information from criminal records checks. We will only seek information from third parties once a job offer has been made.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including in HR management systems, the website (if applying on line), our Intranet and email.

Why does CML process personal data?

We need to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.

In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, we are required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job.

For some roles, we may be obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences or ask you to provide such details. You will be notified if this is required. When we seek this information, we do so because it is necessary for us to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

We may use your data for a role other than the one you have applied for if we feel that you are more suited to another role or you have not been specific about the role you are applying for. This may include roles in other companies across the wider portfolio. However, if this is the case, we will contact you to let you know.

Who has access to your personal data?

Your information may be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy or the central management team. We may occasionally share your information as part of the application process with the senior management team of our third-party operator – The UK Great Travel Company Ltd. We have obtained and reviewed their Privacy Statement.

As part of the recruitment process we may review publicly available information about you such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other publicly available information.

We will not share your data with third parties (other than as specified above), unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We may then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks and the Disclosure Scotland Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks if your role requires this.

We will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

Data Security

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to this website, therefore any transmission is at your own risk.

Once we have received your information, we will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal data secure (both technologically and physically) and to prevent any unauthorised access to it. Information you provide to us will be stored on our secure servers, in locked cabinets or in secure internal systems.

How does CML protect data?

We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our team in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does CML keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for 6 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period, or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed.

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new employee privacy notice.

Your rights

The GDPR 2018 provides you with a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request
  • require CML to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • require CML to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
  • object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact The HR Department in writing by contacting The HR Department, Cairngorm Mountain Ltd, Cairngorm Mountain Ski Area, Aviemore, PH22 1RB or email

What if you do not provide personal data to CML?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Cairngorm Mountain Ltd during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

Automated decision-making

Applications will be reviewed by an individual person or a team of people. Recruitment processes are not based on automated decision-making.


We reserve the right to update or amend this Applicant Privacy Policy from time to time without notifying you.

The most up to date version of this policy will be published on the recruitment section of the Cairngorm Mountain Ltd website –

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