Privacy Policy

Introduction

As sole owner of all information collected on these websites, Heywood Charlton is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. This statement summarises our websites’ policies regarding the collection, use and transfer of your personal data, the security measures Heywood Charlton employs to protect such data and your right to access.

The Information We Collect

Heywood Charlton is an executive search firm and collects a variety of personal data necessary to provide such services in a proprietary and highly confidential database accessible only by Heywood Charlton. Categories of personally identifiable data include: career history, education history, professional experience, resume/CV and contact information. By choosing to enter your personal information on these websites, you indicate your willingness to disclose this information to Heywood Charlton and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Heywood Charlton’s confidential executive searches. If you do not wish to disclose your personal information, Heywood Charlton will be unable to provide you the services offered by these websites, since employment, educational and other personal information is necessary in order to assess your employment opportunities.

It is not Heywood Charlton’s policy to seek any sensitive information through our websites unless legally required for recruitment purposes. Sensitive information includes data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, Heywood Charlton accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this Privacy Policy or as described at the point where you choose to disclose.

How We Use and Disclose Personally Identifying Information

In order to present you as a potential candidate to potential employers (Heywood Charlton’s clients), your personal information may be shared with clients and/or transferred between Heywood Charlton’s worldwide affiliates, subsidiaries and licensees (Heywood Charlton’s licensees are only associated with Heywood Charlton and are not affiliated with any other search firm). Each Heywood Charlton entity is committed to implementing the appropriate data integrity and security measures required of the country in which it resides in order to protect your information.

By choosing to enter your personal information on these websites you indicate your willingness to share and have your information transferred between Heywood Charlton’s worldwide affiliates, subsidiaries and licensees and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Heywood Charlton’s confidential executive searches. A complete list of our offices can be found by visiting our websites. If you object to your information being shared and transferred in such manner or if you do not wish to participate in this service and benefit from the executive career searches that Heywood Charlton provides, please do not enter your personal information into the websites.

Your personal information is used only for the intended purposes stated at the time of collection. Heywood Charlton does not sell or share your personal information for related or unrelated purposes to non-licensee third parties, unless otherwise stated at the time of collection or required by law. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner different from that stated as the time it was collected, we will notify you and give you a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. No notification and choice will be sought, however, if Heywood Charlton is compelled or required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or court order to disclose personal data.

How We Use and Disclose Non-Personally Identifying Information

Your personal information may also be used anonymously and in the aggregate in order to put together industry, marketing and employment statistics. Used in this matter, your personal information becomes non-identifying. Heywood Charlton also monitors IP addresses for security purposes, trend analysis, website administration, user movement tracking and broad demographic information gathering for aggregate use. The IP address of the computer you use to access these websites is not linked to any personal information you provide on the websites.

Information Security and Integrity

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy of data and ensure proper use of information, Heywood Charlton has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to safeguard all information collected online.

We will not process your personal information in a way that is incompatible with what is outlined in the Privacy Statement, and will use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We also will use our best efforts to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Links

Please be aware that these websites may contain links to third-party web sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by our websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, nor is Heywood Charlton responsible for, any content, privacy practices, or conduct of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our websites and to read the privacy policies of each and every website, including those that collect personally identifiable information.

Cookies

Cookies are packets of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow Heywood Charlton to keep track of the areas of the websites you visit and thereby offer you easy access to the information you find most relevant. No secure information or information about your personal identity is ever contained within our cookies. Your web browser is most likely set to automatically accept cookies, but you can consult your browser help file if you wish to change these settings.

Material Changes to the Privacy Policy

Heywood Charlton reserves the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here. Please check back to this Privacy Policy to stay informed.

Nothing contained in this Privacy Policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between Heywood Charlton and any user visiting the websites or providing identifying information in any form. If you have any questions about your personal information, please e-mail Heywood Charlton at office@heywoodcharlton.co.uk.