Screwfix Careers Account Privacy Statement


Upon creating an account within the careers website, either upon applying for a specific position or creating a general profile for future positions that will meet your requirements; the following privacy statement will apply:

To apply for a position with a company in the Kingfisher Group of companies, Kingfisher plc will collect personal information about you in order to deal with your application.

The "My Account" section of this website enables you to record your personal information so that you can search for vacancies with a Kingfisher Group company.

Data collected:
Your personal information (which may include amongst other things your contact details, your employment history, sensitive personal data, including racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health details, your sexual orientation and whether or not you have committed or allegedly committed an offence) will be provided to the Kingfisher Group companies that you select in the "My Account" section of the careers website. For example, if you are applying for a position with B&Q, your personal information will be provided to B&Q plc. If you are applying for a position with Screwfix, your personal information will be provided to Screwfix Direct Limited. If you select all Kingfisher companies, your personal information will be provided to all applicable companies in the Kingfisher Group from time to time, both current and future.

We and the relevant Kingfisher Group companies will hold all the personal information you have given for the purpose of:

  • assessing your suitability for the role
  • personnel administration
  • obtaining references
  • supplying you with information you have requested from us
  • responding to any queries, suggestions or complaints
  • enhancing and improving your experience of using our careers website
  • monitor your use of our careers website
  • maintain our business records (including human resources management records)
  • and statistical analysis including equal opportunities and diversity monitoring, and
  • comply with any legal or regulatory obligations (including compliance with statutory obligations, Court Orders and regulatory requirements) or in order to assist with any legal or regulatory investigations or proceedings in relation to actual or alleged fraudulent, dishonest or criminal behaviour

Your rights:
You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small administration fee which shall not be more than £10) and to have any inaccurate information about you corrected. To exercise your rights or obtain more information, please send a written request to our Correspondence Team at Screwfix Direct Limited, Trade House, Mead Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil BA22 8RT.

If you become an employee of a Kingfisher Group company, certain information you have provided on this online application will be transferred to your employment record.

If you wish to deactivate your account you should click "Deactivate" which automatically withdraws all of your active job submissions.

If you do not de-activate your "Account" and there has been no activity on your "Account" for 2 years, it will be automatically de-activated and your information will be deleted from our databases.

We use third party organisations including Taleo Corporation and reference checking service providers to provide services on behalf of the Kingfisher Group. Your personal information may be processed outside the European Economic Area in countries that do not have the same standards of protection for personal information as the UK.

If your personal information is processed outside the European Economic Area we will take steps to ensure that your personal information will be adequately protected as required by European Data Protection legislation and UK data protection law and European Data Protection legislation.

Login details:
You are solely responsible for the security and proper use of your password, which should be kept confidential at all times. We accept no liability for any unauthorised or improper use or disclosure of your password. Once you have registered, your account will be activated and you will be able to access recruitment services available. It is in your interest to change your password on a regular basis.

You agree to notify us if your password is lost, stolen, disclosed to an unauthorised third party, or otherwise compromised.

We use session cookies to support the ease of use and navigation of this site. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer's hard disk or on a website server. Such cookies do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we send to you, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies.

We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information.

Contact details:
If you have any questions in relation to this policy please send an email to or telephone 0500 41 41 41 or write to the Correspondence Team at Screwfix Direct Limited, Trade House, Mead Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil BA22 8RT.

Changes to the Privacy Statement:
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time without notice and any changes of this Privacy Statement will be prominently displayed on our careers website.