Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Think Publishing Limited (“Think”, “we”) takes the privacy of our website users seriously. This policy explains our data processing practices in relation to (the “Website”), which Think operates on behalf of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, (“CIPS”).

In respect of any personal information we collect from your use of this website, CIPS is the Data Controller and Think is a Data Processor.  This statement is supplemental to the CIPS Privacy Statement which should also be referred to and is available at

Think Publishing Limited is an English company with registered company number: 03817566 and whose registered office is Think Media Group, 20 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JW, and is registered at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office with registration number: ZA273071

Information Collected

We collect personal information about you (“Data”) when you register with, or create a profile on the Website, so that we can provide you with services we offer. We may also collect information automatically about your use of the site through cookies and other devices.

The Data we collect may include: name, address, country of residence, email address, telephone number(s), nationality, details of your education and working career, salary expectations, eligibility to work in certain countries, personal interests, details of how you use the jobs websites (including the criteria which you use to set up your job searches, email alerts) and any additional details you provide when applying for a job.

Use and Disclosure of Your Data

The use and disclosure of your Data will depend on the services that you use.

If you provide us with your agreement to do so (via a prompt upon registration on the Website) CIPS may use the Data you provide to contact you about other CIPS products and services that may be of interest to you.

Job Application Service

In order to apply for jobs, receive job alert emails or to save job searches or shortlists, you will be required to register or become a member. The Data you provide at registration, as well as the saved job searches and job alert emails you create, may be used to provide you with information about other relevant jobs and services, and by Think for aggregated statistical analysis.

When you apply for jobs through the Website, you will be required to provide relevant Data, your CV and an optional covering letter or message (“Job Application”). Your Job Application is forwarded directly to the advertiser of the job that you are applying for (the “Recruiter”), and will also be held on our systems for as long as reasonably necessary i.e., in the event that a submission has failed and it needs to be resent to the Recruiter. Recruiters may include agencies who may pass your information to companies that are recruiting in employment field(s) relevant to your interests. We ask all Recruiters to use the information you provide only for the purposes of recruitment, to hold the information securely and for no longer than reasonably necessary. However, we are not able to control the use and storage of your information by Recruiters.

If the Recruiter of any jobs you apply for is based outside EEA this will involve a transfer of your Data outside EEA. You should not apply to these advertisements unless you consent to this transfer. Applications that are made through Recruiters’ or other external websites will be processed by those 3rd parties, and therefore your information will be subject to their privacy policies.

Control of Your Data

If you wish to change your privacy settings you can do so at any time by visiting ‘Your Account’ on the Website.

If you choose to delete your profile details and/ or CV we will not retain a copy of it on our database. However your basic details (name, email, password and citizenship), along with your log-in access, will be retained should you wish to create another profile in the future. If you wish to de-register your account with us, please contact


Please refer to the CIPS Privacy Policy.

If Your Data is accessed by or sent to recruiters via the Website it is likely your details will be stored on their systems. Think cannot take responsibility for your Data that is transferred to third parties.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or experience any problems with the Website, please contact

Changes to this Policy

This policy is effective from 1 November 2023. From time to time we may make changes to this privacy statement to reflect any changes to our privacy practices in accordance with changes to legislation, best practice or website enhancements.

Please also refer to the CIPS Privacy Policy which includes details of our use of your registration details and use of your information for marketing purposes (in line with your preferences).

Last updated 1 November 2023