Privacy & Cookie Policy

This website is operated by the Corporate Human Resources department of the St Helena Government and whose registered address is The Castle, Jamestown, St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean, STHL 1ZZ. We are committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of our visitors when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.

This policy sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through our website. We confirm that we will keep your information secure and that we will comply fully with all applicable Data Protection regulations and best practices. Please read the following carefully to understand what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect from you when you visit this site. By visiting (our website) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Types of information we may collect from you

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If, however, you wish to use some of the website’s features, or apply for a vacancy advertised here you will be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information, which we collect and utilise to assist in progressing your interest and/or request.

Information you supply to us.

You may supply us with information about you by filling in job application forms that can be downloaded from our website. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, Skype/Zoom address, nationality, passport number and whether or not you have St Helena Status. It may also include your gender, any disability, mental or physical health impairment, your proficiency in English Language and driving licence status/details. It may also include whether or not you have a spouse/partner, number of children and their ages, whether or not these people have physical or mental impairments and if so what support they would require in respect of a potential move to St Helena. It may also include the following professional & employment related information: education and professional qualifications, relevant training courses undertaken, details of relevant knowledge, skills or qualifying experience pertaining to the application, details of any professional registration body with whom you may be registered, employment history including details of any disciplinary investigation or warnings from employers or from professional/regulatory bodies, County Court Judgement (CCJ) or bankruptcy history and history of criminal convictions. It may also include references and their details.

Information our website automatically collects about you.

We process only minimal user data, only as much as it is absolutely necessary to maintain the website or services. Information collected automatically is used only to identify potential cases of abuse and establish statistical information regarding website usage. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Out of these, the cookies that are categorised as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyse and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

How we may use the information we collect

We use the information in the following ways:

Information you supply to us.

We will use this information to provide you with information and services that you request from us, particularly with the processing of an application for a vacancy within the St Helena Public Service.

Information we automatically collect about you.

We will use this information to administer our site including troubleshooting and statistical purposes; to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; security and debugging as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

This information is collected anonymously and is not linked to information that identifies you as an individual.

Disclosure of your information

Any information you provide to us directly via emailed applications will be stored securely within the St Helena Government’s, Human Resources office on St Helena.

The data we collect may be shared with other St Helena government departments and agencies.

We will not:

  • sell or rent your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for marketing purposes

We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to it.

Submitting a Contact form query. 

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. The date of latest updates will be included at the bottom of this document.

How long we retain your data

We do not retain any identifying, personal data on our website.

We will retain your submitted personal data at the St Helena Government Corporate Human Resources department for as long as it is needed.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact Us

Contact the HR Team if you have a question about anything in this privacy notice or you think that your personal data has been misused or mishandled.

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This document was last updated on Wednesday 18 May, 2022