This notice sets out the way in which we, Chemical Search International Limited, will collect and use information about you which has been acquired from research, referrals or your own communications, in a way that is consistent with our responsibilities and your rights under relevant privacy law. Please read it carefully so that you understand how we will use your information.
Why do we collect your personal information?
We are an executive search firm and as such are retained by organisations to identify and place talent. As part of our process we may obtain details about you including contact information. We take your privacy very seriously and need your consent to hold your personal data. We request that we keep information about you on our secure offline database on the grounds of Legitimate Interest, so that we may contact you about opportunities of potential interest in a timely manner. You are deemed to have provided this consent if you have voluntarily provided this information (e.g. you have supplied this by way of an application to a job or by giving us a business card with your details on it).
What information do we collect?
Typically in research we collect the name of your current and previous employers, job title and details of your work, skills and experiences and sometimes comments or opinions made by referrers about you.
What do we do with this information?
Your information is kept only so that we may contact you about opportunities if we feel they may be of interest. Your information is only available to our internal staff. WE GUARANTEE WE SHALL NEVER SEND ANY INFORMATION HELD ABOUT YOU TO A CLIENT OR THIRD PARTY WITHOUT YOUR EXPLICIT PRIOR AGREEMENT.
Where is this information kept?
Your information is held on our secure offline database. Access to your system is strictly limited to directors, employees, contracted consultants and IT support staff and is protected by a three layer authentication process. Backups are performed using a remote Backup software, which is protected by a password using AES256 Encryption. Backups run daily Monday – Friday.
How long do we hold it for?
Information on our secure offline database is deemed to be out of date after 2 years unless we have had contact with you to update it. We shall endeavour therefore to contact you at least every two years to seek your confirmation that you are happy for us to continue to hold your data.
Your rights on information we keep about you
You have the right to request we disclose information to you that we hold about you and/or that we delete this information. We guarantee this will be done expeditiously as we are legally obliged to do so. If you ask us to delete information you acknowledge this means we may be unable to alert you to future opportunities.
Chemical Search International is a very international company. Today we directly or indirectly employ people from USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, India, Japan, China, Indonesia. Many of our team are mixed nationality and of a range of age, marital status, religion, gender and colour. We also support the National Autistic Society and employ people with Autism. We apply the same attention to diversity in our client searches.
This means we never discriminate in our searches on age, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, disability, religion or beliefs, nor indeed on any personal feature of a candidate not directly related to the requirements of the role. We are committed to strive wherever possible to present a broad range of candidates in these respects, provided they are available and in our professional opinion, well suited to the assignment in question.