Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Chemical Search International Privacy | Diversity | Terms

Introduction to Privacy

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Information on our secure offline database is deemed to be out of date after 2 years unless we have had contact with you to update it.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.

Access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms & Conditions"). This Agreement is a legal document which sets out your rights and obligations and those of the owners of Chemical Search International and the trading name ChemExec℠. You must agree to register your details on this website and it is taken that you re-confirm this agreement each time you use this website.

  1. Definitions
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    • “You/your” means an individual “user”, "registered member", a company or other legal entity
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    • If, we have any reason to believe that you have not complied with any of these Terms & Conditions, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to ChemExec℠ immediately and without provision of advance notice or any refund of your membership fee. We reserve the right (a) to suspend or terminate any member’s access to ChemExec, and/or (b) to edit, or require the member to edit, material posted on ChemExec℠ if the relevant member or material appears to us to be in breach of any provision of this Agreement. Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register without our prior consent.
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  3. Registration, data protection and privacy
    • To register you must be a minimum of 13 years of age.
    • To register you must complete the registration form in as much detail as you are happy to share. By voluntarily providing this information you acknowledge and agree unconditionally that it may be accessed by us and any other subscriber and are accepting full responsibility for anything that may arise from the provision of this information.
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    • We may, from time to time be asked by interested parties (other members or third parties) for data submitted by members but which is not accessible to them. If this happens we covenant to always seek your permission before any data is made available and then to adhere strictly to your decision at all times.
    • Of course, you may be contacted directly through the site with such requests. Subject to our Terms & Conditions, we will make no attempt to censor or prevent you communicating any information whatever with fellow subscribers.
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  6. Material

    For the purpose of this agreement, "material" means any material published on ChemExec℠ including, without limitation, all text, images and graphics of any nature whatsoever, regardless of whether the copyright or any other intellectual property rights rest with us or a third party.

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    • Material posted by members
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  7. Third Party Advertised Material
    • Individual advertisers on this site are solely responsible for the content of material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with the British Code of Advertising Standards Authority or other relevant body. Submissions must be legal, decent, honest and truthful and we reserve the right but not the obligation to amend copy to ensure compliance. You accept we are unable to check the truthfulness or accuracy of any statements made in copy and we accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Accordingly, you shall be responsible for any losses, expenses or other costs incurred by us which are caused by an untrue statement, deliberately or otherwise made or provided by you.
    • Individual advertisement must not relate to more than one situation (job, event, etc). By sending your advertisement to us, you are requesting that the advertisement appears on our web site. This means that the advertisement, including your contact details if appropriate can be viewed by anyone with internet access worldwide. You agree to the publication of your data in this manner. No contract is made until we have accepted your advertisement copy. We will try to publish your advertisement on the day received, failing this our next working day.
    • We reserve the right to remove any advertisement without prior notice if we deem it unsuitable for whatever reason. Provided you are not held to be in breach of any of our terms & conditions, you shall be entitled to a refund of the advertisement price paid and we shall contact you to arrange this as necessary.
    • Where an advertisement does not appear on the web site at all you shall also be entitled to a refund of the advertisement price paid unless the omission is caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond our reasonable control or because of your breach of contract. Our liability for breach of contract or negligence under any circumstances shall not exceed an amount equal to the price of the advertisement involved, provided that nothing in this clause shall limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or that of our servants or agents
    • You have the right to cancel or request deletion of an advert for any reason at any time but you accept that once invoiced or paid for by credit card, payment must be received by us. refunds may occasionally be offered at the sole discretion of the management.
    • It is impossible to provide a web site completely free from interruptions and (except in the case of interruptions caused by our negligence) we do not guarantee that your advert will be provided continuously or free of errors. In addition, we will need to carry out maintenance of the site from time to time and in doing so shall attempt to keep any disruption to your advertisement to a minimum.
    • If not paid by credit / debit card, payment for invoices may be by cheque (for the currency shown), draft or bank transfer with all costs by payor. Payable to Chemical Search International Limited, reference the invoice number. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Please note; if not settled within 30 days interest shall be added at 10% per month for the full amount outstanding. By agreeing these terms you hereby agree we may do this without notice.
    • These terms and conditions and the contract of which they shall form a part shall be governed by English law.
  8. Disclaimer of Liability
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    • Please note that despite these Terms & Conditions members may provide information, or otherwise behave, in a way that is unreliable, misleading or even illegal. Please also note that some people may not necessarily be who they say they are. Your use of ChemExec℠ is necessarily entirely at your own risk.
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