Kingfisher Talent Data Privacy Policy

Last Updated April 25, 2018

Kingfisher Talent refers to Kingfisher Talent, LLC

Kingfisher Talent provides specialist executive search services to client companies operating in the life-sciences sector.

At Kingfisher Talent our responsibilities to you and your personal data are taken seriously; and this policy:

Sets out the types of personal data that we may collect about you

Explains how and why we collect and use your personal data

Explains for how long we keep your personal data

Explains when, why and with whom we will share your personal data

Sets out our legal basis for using your personal data

Explains what happens if you do not provide us with the information

Explains your rights and choices when it comes to your personal data; and

Explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us.

1. Types of personal data we collect

As an executive search firm we collect the information necessary to identify and contact you; and to evaluate your eligibility for roles with our client companies. This information may include your resume or CV, experience, skills and work history, and references. We may also collect limited sensitive personal data about you, only where we need this information, for example: to arrange travel to interviews. This will be collected only with your explicit consent and retained only for the time needed to book travel. The following are the different sources from where we may collect your personal data:

Directly from you. Most of the information will come from you in the form of your CV, conversations, interviews with members of the Kingfisher team, and feedback from clients.

From publicly available sources including articles, websites and professional sites where you have posted your own information, such as LinkedIn.

By reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague or even a present employer.

2. How and why we use your personal data

Kingfisher Talent is assigned by client companies to search for and to select candidates who meet the requirements for a specific role within the company. We use your personal data to match your skills, experience and education with the requirements of those potential employers. Initially, we collect basic information about you such as contact details, current role and experience. Where this information matches the requirements of our assignment, and you express an interest, we may interview you to confirm your eligibility and determine the level of your interest as you understand more about the role. If you are considered as an appropriate candidate, and if you wish to be put forward to the client, further interviews and conversations may add more depth to the details we collect about you.

3. How long we keep your data

We may retain your information after our last contact with you. Your professional career is not a short-term matter and, should you contact us again, you would expect us to have a record of that previous contact. If you were a successful candidate, we update your information with details of your new role. We make contact with you at intervals to confirm that your placement has been successful and to provide advice as your career progresses and to update your personal data. In addition to our professional duty of care for people we have helped to place, many of our placed candidates go on to become clients and employ us to search and select candidates for roles in their new organization. If you were one of the candidates who was not selected for a role, we may still make contact with you at intervals to provide advice as your career progresses; to update your personal data, and to inform you of any further suitable roles which may match your profile.

4. When, why and with whom we will share your personal data

Your personal data may be shared with the client who commissioned an assignment in order that they can confirm your eligibility and compare you with other candidates. We may also conduct checks to verify the information you have provided. Where we do this, we may share your information in confidence with contracted specialist verification agencies working on our behalf.

5. Our legal basis for using your personal data

As an executive search business, we have a legitimate interest in processing the personal data of prospective candidates, references and clients. We need the information in order to locate, contact and assess the eligibility and suitability of candidates, and to contact clients and references. We may also collect limited sensitive personal data about you when we need this information. For example: to arrange travel to interviews or to reimburse your expenses. This will be collected only with your explicit consent and retained only for the time needed.

6. What happens if you do not provide us with the information

If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or ask us not to process your personal data, we will be unable to match you with available career opportunities.

7. Your rights and choices

We do not make automated decisions about you and we do not carry out automated profiling. Our executive search business is exclusively within the life-sciences sector and each assignment is individual. Occasionally, we may ask you to complete an on-line personality profiling process where the client requests it. We do not use cookies to collect your personal data when you browse. We choose to contact individuals and they choose to contact us. Occasionally our executive search assignments have an international aspect and involve clients or candidates from across the world. For that reason, we may transfer your personal data to clients and partners in countries outside the USA. These countries’ privacy laws may be different from those in your home country.

8. Your rights in relation to the data we hold about you

By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.

9. Your rights in the EEA

The right to be informed

You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we provide the information in this Policy.

The right of access

You have the right to obtain access to your information if we are processing it, and certain other information similar to that provided in this Policy. This is so that you are aware and can check that we are using your information in accordance with data protection law.

The right to rectification

You are entitled to have your information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

The right to erasure

This enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there is no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.

The right to restrict processing

You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress the further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.

The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing if you no longer want to be contacted by us with potential opportunities.

The right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.

The right to withdraw consent

If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that if you do this, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful. This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.

We will usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but we may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information where the requests are repeated, or for further copies of the same information. Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request if the request is baseless or excessive. Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We will respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request but, if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we will come back to you and let you know.

8. How we may contact you and how you can contact us

We usually contact you by telephone, email, text, or social media. If you prefer one particular contact means over another, please just let us know. If you have further questions on the processing of your personal data, please contact us through our website  or email