Privacy Policy

Mumsnet Ltd, as the operator of the Mumsnet Talent website, is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice explains the way we think about your data, what we do with it and what your choices are.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the data controller is Mumsnet Ltd and is the sole owner of the personal data collected on this website.

Use of this website by you constitutes acceptance of this privacy policy. If you don’t accept this privacy policy and our Terms and Conditions, you must not use this site.

By using this website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out below. See also “Your rights and choices”.

How we use your data

The aim of Mumsnet Talent is to connect our network of parents with employers who are actively recruiting amongst parents.

Registration Information

You don’t have to register with us in order to use this website. But if you do register, it will allow us to personalise our services and offer you some additional benefits.

If you register, we’ll collect your name, email and any information that you store in your online profile, including your CV. If you do register, you are responsible for protecting your password and username and must not share them with or disclose them to anyone else.

When you register, the basic personal information we collect about you is your name and email address. We use this information to improve our services to you, for example, by providing you by email with an update of information about our services and products.

Email Job Alerts

You can also request email job alerts to be received either in plain text or HTML versions, with the frequency available on either a daily or weekly basis.

Third Parties

If you register with this site and choose to upload your CV to your profile, your profile will automatically be made available to employers, including recruitment consultants through the site's CV search facility. You can choose whether or not you wish to make your CV available to these third parties in your profile settings.

You can do this when you create your profile or at any time afterwards.

We will not disclose any other information we have already collected about you without your consent other than where required to do so by law. At all times, Mumsnet Ltd will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

Mumsnet Ltd does not sell, share or transfer this information except as set out in this privacy policy.

Changing the information we hold about you

You can change the registration information we hold about you at any time by amending your profile. This includes:

  • Removing yourself from our registration database;

  • if you want to change the email address at which you receive email job alerts;

  • the format or frequency of the email job alerts

See also “Your rights and choices” below.

How long we’ll keep your data and why

Mumsnet Ltd uses your information for the purposes of advertising and marketing only long as is necessary for those purposes. Registration data is held permanently unless you de-register. There’s no one-size-fits-all time limit but we regularly review the data we hold to ensure it is still necessary.

How we store your data

Your data is stored by our web hosting company DSC, and by Madgex, our recruitment software provider. Unless you have turned cookies off, some data technology companies store your cookies; they do not have access to any personal information about you beyond your browsing habits. Please also see Mumsnet’s Privacy Policy.

Mumsnet uses best practice, multi-tier web application security for our servers including Denial of Service protection and Web Application Firewall at the network edge. For staff access to all administrative systems, we enforce 2-step verification and IP-based access restrictions. Regular security updates keep Mumsnet staff informed of the latest security threats.

Complying with the law and best practice around data

The way that we store and process data is compliant with the following legislation:

We always aim to comply both with the spirit as well as the letter of the law and to be responsible with your data. As well as keeping up-to-date with laws about data, we aim to take sensible decisions based on common sense, listening to job-seekers’ views and industry best practices.

We use up-to-date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible and to protect against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access.

Your rights and choices

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights. In summary, those include rights to:

  • access to your personal data and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address;

  • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold;

  • request the erasure of personal data concerning you in certain situations;

  • request access to the personal data concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations;

  • object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing;

  • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you;

  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal data;

  • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances;

  • claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

  • contact us using our Contact details below,

  • let us have enough information to identify you,

  • let us have proof of your identity and address, and

  • let us know the information to which your request relates.

How to make a complaint

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at or telephone: 0303 123 1113.


All questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice should be addressed to or write to Mumsnet Talent, Mumsnet Limited, Studios 13-16 Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB.