Central England Co-Operative Careers

i) Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

This web site is operated on behalf of the Central England Co-operative Limited, a registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Socities Act 2014, registered number 10143R, with its registered office address at Central House, Hermes Road, Lichfield, WS13 6RH.

Using our Website
The Central England Co-operative Limited recruitment website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Accuracy of information
Whilst Central England Co-operative Limited endeavours to ensure that the information on this Website is correct, it is provided on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, and no warranty, express or implied, is given as to accuracy or completeness and Central England Co-operative Limited does not accept any liability for any error or omission. Central England Co-operativeLimited shall not be liable for any third party claims or losses of any nature including, but not limited to, loss of profits, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising from a third party's use or inability to use this Website. The comments made within profiles are the views of the colleagues making them, and do not represent the opinion of Central England Co-operative Limited. We accept no liability whatsoever for any reliance made of any description on those comments.

Equal Opportunities
Central England Co-operative Limited welcomes people from all backgrounds. Whatever your race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, there is a role for you in our team. No account is taken of sexual orientation, social background or marital/civil partnership status.

Central England Co-operative Limited is fully committed to ensuring the privacy of its website users. This Privacy Policy Statement explains how we use your personal information to improve the service we can offer you. This policy may change occasionally so please check this statement from time to time.

The information we collect
We collect personal information from you through any enquiry forms that you complete and through any e-mails that you send us. We also collect information automatically each time you visit the site. This information, which includes parts of the site visited, is only used as aggregate information, not as individual information.

What we do with personal information
We use personal information that you give us to answer your enquiries, and provide you with information you have requested about Central England Co-operative Limited. We also use the aggregate information about visitors' site usage patterns to enable us to see how popular different parts of the site are with our visitors, helping us decide how best to further develop the site.

Privacy and data protection

Central England Co-operative operates and is registered in accordance with applicable data protection legislation under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

For the purposes of this website, “we” and “us” refer to Central England Co-operative and “you” refers to our customers, members, jobseekers, colleagues and other users of our websites.

We take our customers' rights to privacy very seriously, and take all reasonable steps to protect those rights for users of our websites.

How we collect and use personal data

We will collect data about you including personal data such as name and contact details and also sensitive data which might be contained in a CV. This data will be stored and processed by us in the following ways

  • To assess data about you against Central England Co-operative job vacancies to assess your eligibility for the role
  • To enable you to submit your CV and apply online for current job vacancies or subscribe for alerts about jobs which might be of interest to you in the future
  • To improve our customer service experience for recruitment and enhance the online experience in future
  • To answer queries, requests and questions
  • To use your details on an anonymous basis to monitor our compliance and performance with our equal opportunities policy
  • To carry out our obligations from any contracts entered into between you and us
  • To share your information with other Central England Co-operative systems to facilitate the commencement of employment
  • If you would like your personal data removed from our system you can request this by emailing hrservices@centralengland.coop

What we do with personal data

In compliance with the DPA, we do not use any personal data for any reason other than for the purpose it is given

We may ask if you would like to be informed of news or special offers from Central England Co-operative, or ask if you would like similar information from third-party partners. However, this will be entirely on an opt-in basis, and your details will not be passed on unless you give your express permission.

The personal information and sensitive information that you supply to us will be held as long as is necessary to comply with our statutory and contractual obligations and in accordance with our legitimate interests as a data controller.

We use reasonable endeavours to ensure that your personal data is maintained and up to date. However, you are responsible for informing us of any changes to your personal data to enable us to update or delete as is necessary.

Customer data may be provided to members of our own group or our professional advisers – all bound by strict confidentiality codes and compliance with the DPA. There may also be times when we are legally obliged to supply information under the terms of the DPA.

Other than this, we do not sell, rent, trade or give away any personal data to third parties for any purpose without express consent.

If you do not agree to our processing of your data in the manner documented in this policy please do not submit any personal data to us.


By disclosing your personal information to us using this website or over the telephone, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by Central England Co-operative in the manner set out here.

Amending or cancelling your subscription To cancel

Subscribers to our email newsletters and job alerts can opt out of receiving further information from us. Either use the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter or job alert, or send an email to hrservices@centralengland.coop with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

To change your details

To change your contact details, please log back in to the system using your log in details and password and make any changes necessary. If such a change may affect an order or outstanding job application you have with us, please let the relevant recruiting manager as possible during the interview process.

Accessing your personal data

If you wish to find out what personal data Central England Co-operative holds about you, or if you have any concerns or queries about our use of your data, please send an email to enquiries@centralengland.coop and Central England Co-operative will provide a copy of that information within 40 calendar days of receipt of the request.’

Changes to this policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy. Such changes will be promoted through newsletters and on our website.

Internet security

When you submit personal data to us through our website, we will do all we can to keep it private and safe. However, we cannot guarantee the security of information submitted over the internet and recommend that you take steps to protect yourself against computer viruses and other attacks.


In order to help us to develop and improve our web services to you, we maintain statistics about how our website is being used. We do this mainly by the use of cookies, which are small files stored on your computer that enable us to track your movements on the website and see which pages you visit most and the route you use to get there. This data does not include and is not linked in any way to your personal details – it simply gives us statistical information about site visitors.

EU privacy legislation

You may have heard about the “cookie law”, which comes into effect in May 2012. This is a popular term which refers to new EU and UK legislation designed to ensure that people who use websites are aware of their rights to privacy and have the information they need to make an informed decision about their online activities.

What the cookie law covers

The legislation applies to non-essential cookies (and similar devices) on openly accessible websites: it does not apply where a user has logged in (for example to a personal account) or to cookies which form an essential part of a specific function of the site (such as remembering what’s in an online shopping basket).

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are likely to be stored all together in a dedicated cookies folder.

There are different kinds of cookies: for example, some are used for tracking purposes, marking the presence of each visitor and gathering information about the pages visited and the time spent on the site; others are used for marketing or advertising, remembering the kinds of websites you have visited or products you have looked at online before in order to present adverts or information you may be interested in.

Cookies do not store and are not linked to personal data – they simply provide anonymous statistical information about site visitors.

Cookies on Central England Co-operative websites

The only cookies we set on Central England Co-operative websites are for tracking. These do not gather any personally identifiable information about you but keep a record of:

  • which page you enter the site at
  • which other pages you visit and how long you spend on each page
  • whether you have visited the site before
  • any links you click on that relate to specific activities (such as if you go to look at a food offers page)

The cookies we set expire automatically after a certain period of time (usually a month). If you make several visits within that time, the cookie will tell us you are a returning visitor. After the month, you will be identified as a new visitor.

We use the information provided by cookies to help us to make our websites better for our users. The analysis tells us, for instance, how easily visitors are finding their way around the site, or how successful our promotion of annual general meetings has been.

Facebook and Twitter

If you are a Facebook or Twitter user and use the sharing buttons on our websites, those sites may set a cookie. We can’t control the setting of such cookies.

You don’t have to accept cookies

No matter which browser you use to visit websites (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or one of many others), you can turn off cookies if you are concerned about your online privacy.

Even if you turn off cookies, you will still be able to use our public websites with no loss of performance or function: what will happen is that your visit will not show up in our site statistics.

The method of disabling cookies varies from browser to browser. There is a comprehensive guide on aboutcookies.org (whose parent is law firm pinsent masons) which explains how you can both take control of and delete cookies on your computer. it also provides more information about the cookie law and what website owners need to do to comply with the new legislation.