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Personal Data

Personal data will be collected from you when you register and/or apply online and your personal data will be used to manage your registration and application. Abacus e-media and Leeds City Council will use your information for the purposes of administering the services in connection with this site.

In addition, if you use our facilities to build an application to put in our application database, then you will be providing us with personal data which we will use in accordance with this Statement. If your application contains data relating to your (i) racial or ethnic origin (ii) political beliefs (iii) religious beliefs (iv) physical or mental health (v) sexual life or (vi) the commission of a criminal offence or proceedings then you should only provide this if you agree that we may retain this information and use it in accordance with this statement.

Personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully in adherence with the law. Reasonable and appropriate measures are taken to ensure that your personal data (including the information in your application) is protected from unauthorized access or modification, unlawful destruction and improper use. However, the internet is an open system and neither abacus e-media nor Leeds City Council can or do guarantee that the personal information you have submitted will not be intercepted by others. You should be aware the applications you complete at your current place of work may be monitored by your current employer.

Information About All Visitors

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users. We may share this information with our other partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may understand how users, collectively, use career areas and this site, so they may create a better overall experience for you, as well.

General Information Disclosure

Abacus e-media and Leeds City Council will not disclose information about your individual visits to this website, or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number etc., to any outside parties, except when we believe the law requires it. But we may record and share aggregated information with our partners.


It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is accurate and kept up to date. If you provide details of a referee, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person is aware that you have forwarded his/her details and is happy for you to do so.

Any registration information and/or application that you submit to the careers area of this website will be hosted on a segregated area of the Abacus e-media servers but are not viewable or obtainable by any entity other than Leeds City Council and Abacus e-media.

Privacy Commitment Changes

If we decide to change our privacy commitment, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.


Cookies are small text files that 'remember' bits of information from your visit to a website. They make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Without cookies the website thinks you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page.

We also use them to collect anonymous statistics about how people use the site, and to help us make it as easy for you to use as we can.

A cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server can retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. So if we put a cookie on your computer, it can't be read by any other website.

There are two types of cookie:

Session cookies automatically delete when you close your browser or after a few minutes if you have left the site open without using it. They mean you don't have to keep re-submitting information as you move through the site or carry out transactions.

Persistent cookies remember information from previous visits and are kept when the web browser is closed. They may be used for remembering any setting you have changed or analyzing website traffic.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website; if you continue without changing your cookie settings we assume that you are happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

You can set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. You can also see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them.  The way in which you do this depends upon the web browser which you use. Go to or to find out more.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Email Security

Please note that unless encrypted, email messages sent via the internet may not be secure and could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to include personal or sensitive information in any email messages you intend to send.

Links with other websites

Please be aware that other web sites may deal with privacy differently to Leeds City Council and we can take no responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any linked websites. If you decide to access websites linked to ours, you do so at your own risk.

This privacy policy applies only to


We will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is provided. If you are a job seeker and have not logged on to the website for 12 months, we will automatically contact you to confirm if you still wish us to hold your details.


By submitting your personal information, you consent to the use of your information as set out in this statement.

Terms of Use

By accepting this Terms of Use statement you are declaring that to the best of your knowledge the information on this application form is true. You understand that if the information supplied is false or misleading in any way, you will automatically be disqualified from appointment or dismissed without notice.

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act the information provided on this form will be held in confidence and used for the purpose of Recruitment and Selection and Personnel Administration/Monitoring and no other purpose.

Copyright  - Using content

In general any reproduction, transmission or storage of any text, graphics, images, film or sound files, code, design or logos on this website is forbidden without written permission from Leeds City Council. Our copyright and other intellectual property rights are protected by UK laws and by international treaties.

You may download content from this website to file or print without our permission, provided this is not re-used or re-published in any way. If you want to re-publish information from this website or use it for something other than your own personal use, please use the contact us form to ask for permission.

The name ‘Leeds City Council’, any historic names of the council, the common seal, our official logo and the coat of arms are protected by UK laws. This means that none of these can be used without prior written permission from Leeds City Council. Requests to use the name, historic names, common seal, or coat of arms should be made to the Lord Mayor’s secretary, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR.

Requests to use the official logo of Leeds City Council should be made to the corporate communications team, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR or email