Privacy Notice


Date issued: May 2018 

Thomas Smith & Co Ltd, TC Smith Agencies Ltd, TS Container Agencies Ltd, Thomas Smith Insurance Agency Ltd (registered office 1, War Victims Square, Luqa LQA 1010, Malta) and Thomas Smith Insurance Brokers Ltd (registered office 2, Triq Guzeppi Ellul, Luqa LQA1154, Malta) (together ‘Thomas Smith’, ‘Us’ or ‘We’) acknowledge the importance of privacy to you and are fully committed to respecting your privacy as well as protecting your personal data. The scope of this Recruitment Privacy Notice (‘Privacy Notice’) is to clearly describe how We, on receipt of your application, process your information for recruitment purposes and protect your personal data. All information received is utilised for the sole purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice. Access to personal data is limited to authorised personnel within the Thomas Smith group, who are in turn required to maintain data confidentiality.

‘Personal Data’ means information submitted through an online application, recruitment firm, or referral through which you as a job applicant and/or potential candidate, can be identified as an individual person.

In submitting personal data you as a job applicant or potential candidate, acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Notice, give consent to the utilisation of your personal data as outlined in this Privacy Notice and confirm that all personal data provided is true and correct at the time of submission.

Collection of Personal Data

On receipt of your application and CV for a position at Thomas Smith, We collect and process different types of information including:

  • Personal details including name, address, date of birth, educational qualifications, work experience, skills and employment history given to Us by you.
  • Other details of your application including the role applied for and the platforms utilised to apply for a vacancy.

Use of Personal Data

 We collect and use personal data given to Us by you to:

  • Consider your application in respect to the role for which you have applied.
  • Consider and match your profile to other potential opportunities within Thomas Smith.
  • Contact you throughout the progress of your application.
  • Answer any queries which you may have.

Sharing of Data

Application for a Specific Role: We will share your personal data with relevant departmental managers responsible for the role which you are applying for.  Your CV may also be shared with other relevant managers within the Thomas Smith group for consideration in an alternative role suiting your profile.

Open Application: On receipt of your ‘open’ application where the profile matches a particular role, your personal data will be shared with the relevant departmental manager/s within the Thomas Smith group.

Retention of Personal Data  

Candidates offered employment: Relevant personal data of candidates, who would have been offered and have accepted an employment offer and which would have been collected during the pre-employment phase, will be moved to the personnel records and will be retained according to local legislation. Further processing of your personal data may also be required if a work permit is being applied for.

Other Candidates: All personal data of candidates who have not been offered employment will be held for 12 to 18 months from the date of receipt of data. Such personal data will be utilised to consider you as a candidate for a potential future role fitting your profile.

Deletion of Personal Data

Your details will be deleted from the recruitment system of Thomas Smith after a maximum of 18 months from the date of receipt of your details. Personal information will however also be immediately deleted upon receipt of written request of ‘deletion of personal information’ by you the candidate.

Storage of Personal Data

Appropriate measures are taken by Us to ensure that all personal data is securely kept internally.  Access to personal data is also limited to authorised personnel within the Thomas Smith group, who are bound by a duty of confidentiality. Security of your data transmission utilising an online means cannot however be guaranteed and remains at the candidate’s own risk.

Your Rights

We aim to ensure that personal data held about you is accurate and up to date.  In this respect you also have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request that We correct any mistakes in information held about you by Us.
  • Request that We delete personal data held about you by Us.

If you want to exercise any of these rights you can contact Us on

Requests have to be done in writing and proof of your identity will be required for any amendments and/or deletions of Personal Data.


Any queries about this Privacy Notice or about information which We hold about you are to be sent to:

Changes to our Privacy Notice

Thomas Smith reserves the right to amend this Privacy Notice. Any changes made to our Privacy Notice will be posted on this page.