Privacy statement

Privacy Notice

Who We Are

Consult Search & Selection Ltd (‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) gather and process your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and in compliance with the relevant data protection Regulation and laws. This notice provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and our obligations, and explains how, why and when we process your personal data.

Consult Search & Selection Ltd’s registered office is at Consult House, 4 Hayland St, Sheffield S9 1BY and we are a company registered in England and Wales under company number 07032723. We act as the data controller when processing your data. Our designated Data Protection Officer/Appointed Person is Nicola Elliott, who can be contacted at nicola@consultsearch.co.uk

Information That We Collect

Consult Search & Selection Ltd processes your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you and do not process your information in any way, other than as specified in this notice.

The personal data that we collect from is: -

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Personal Email
  • Business Email
  • Home Telephone Number
  • Mobile Telephone Number
  • National Insurance Number
  • Passport Number
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Special Category Data collected always with your consent (i.e. health/medical information, details about religion, sexuality etc)

We collect information in the below ways: -

  • Employment CV’s
  • Website Forms

How We Use Your Personal Data

Consult Search & Selection Ltd takes your privacy very seriously and will never disclose, share or sell your data without your consent or where, applying the appropriate tests, this would be in accordance with our legitimate interests; unless required to do so by law. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purpose(s) specified in this notice. Where you have consented to us providing you with promotional offers and marketing, you are free to withdraw this consent at any time. The purposes and reasons for processing your personal data are detailed below: -

  • We collect your personal data to provide a service and to ensure that your best interests as a candidate are represented
  • We collect and store your personal data as part of our legal obligation for business accounting and tax purposes

Your Rights

You have the right to access any personal information that Consult Search & Selection processes about you and to request information about: -

  • What personal data we hold about you
  • The purposes of the processing
  • The categories of personal data concerned
  • The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
  • How long we intend to store your personal data for
  • If we did not collect the data directly from you, information about the source

If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to do so as quickly as possible; unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.

You also have the right to request erasure of your personal data or to restrict processing (where applicable) in accordance with the data protection laws; as well as to object to any direct marketing from us. Where applicable, you have the right to data portability of your information and the right to be informed about any automated decision-making we may use.

If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure.

Sharing and Disclosing Your Personal Information

We do not share or disclose any of your personal information without your consent, other than for the purposes specified in this notice or where there is a legal requirement.

Safeguarding Measures

Consult Search & Selection Ltd takes your privacy seriously and takes every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure your personal data. We work hard to protect you and your information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures in place, including: -

  • encryptions, restricted access, IT authentication, firewalls, anti-virus/malware.

Transfers Outside the EU

Personal data in the European Union is protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but some other countries may not necessarily have the same high standard of protection for your personal data. Consult Search & Selection Ltd does not transfer or store any personal data outside the EU.

Consequences of Not Providing Your Data

You are not obligated to provide your personal information to Consult Search & Selection Ltd, however, as this information is required for us to provide you with our services we will not be able to offer some/all our services without it.

Legitimate Interests

As noted in the ‘How We Use Your Personal Data’ section of this notice, we may process your personal information under the legitimate interests’ legal basis. Where this is the case, we have carried out a thorough Legitimate Interests’ Assessment (LIA) to ensure that we have weighed your interests and any risk posed to you against our own interests; ensuring that they are proportionate and appropriate.

We use the legitimate interests’ legal basis for retaining personal information on our database, and have identified that this is within your legitimate interests as a job seeker.

How Long We Keep Your Data

Consult Search & Selection Ltd only ever retains personal information for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed. Personal data will be held on our database for a minimum of 4 years after which time it will be destroyed.

Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.

Lodging A Complaint

Consult Search & Selection Ltd only processes your personal information in compliance with this privacy notice and in accordance with the relevant data protection laws. If, however you wish to raise a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data or are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

Consult Search & Selection Ltd
Nicola Elliott
Consult House, 4 Hayland St, Sheffield S9 1BY
nicola@consultsearch.co.uk
0845 567 0777

Information Commissioners Office details:-

https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113: This is the ICO Helpline
  • I have worked with Consult Search on Executive placements over the last three years and would always look to them first to help with any such roles. What sets them apart is the level of service they provide – a real personal and tailored approach – which takes into account the needs and characteristics of the person or team recruiting.

    - Michael Smith, Director of Sales @ EMEA
  • I have worked with Consult Search on Executive placements over the last three years and would always look to them first to help with any such roles. What sets them apart is the level of service they provide – a real personal and tailored approach – which takes into account the needs and characteristics of the person or team recruiting.

    - Michael Smith, Director of Sales @ EMEA