Privacy Policy

Odgers Berndtson ("we", "us") is committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities under privacy and data protection laws where we operate.

This Privacy Policy provides information about how we process personal information through this website, www.odgersberndtson.com, ("Site").

By visiting our Site or using any of our services, you agree to your personal information being used and disclosed in the manner set out in this Policy. In certain countries, we will not collect personal information from you unless you have specifically agreed to us doing so (for example through your acceptance of this Policy or via an electronic tick-box or other similar measures as required by local privacy and data protection laws).

You do not have to provide your personal information to us, but if you do not there may be limits on the services we are able to provide to you.

This Site is owned by OB International Search Limited.

The personal information that we collect

The primary purpose of this Site is to provide you with information regarding the services provided by the Odgers Berndtson group of companies and consultants. In certain countries, you may use the Site to view and apply for jobs. 

We explain below how we collect and store personal information about you as you use the Site.

Job Listings and Applications

If you wish to use the Site to apply for a job, we will need to collect basic information about you, including your name, [address], [telephone number] and email address. 

If you proceed with a job application, you may be required to submit additional personal information, such as your date of birth, your education and career history and a curriculum vitae, or resume.

From time to time, we may ask you to provide information relating to protected characteristics, such as your race or marital status. This information is always anonymised and aggregated.

In certain countries, you may be able to set up a user account.  You will be asked to register a username and password so you can gain secure access to your account.  The Odgers Berndtson branded microsite on which you access your account may be owned separately from this Site. 

Newsletters

If you would like to receive one of our newsletters, we will ask you to provide us with your name, email address, job title, company name and country of residence.  Please see below in relation to marketing preferences and the sharing of this information.

Satisfaction Surveys

If you take part in a user satisfaction survey, we may ask you to provide us with personal information, including your name, email address and views and opinions.

How we use personal information

We use the personal information we collect from you for a number of purposes:

  • personalising the look and feel of the Site, to fit personal preferences which we have inferred from your usage of the site (see the "Analytics" and "Cookies" sections for more information);
  • processing job applications, in partnership with our clients, on whose behalf we are instructed to advertise job vacancies - this means that if you apply for a specific job, we may pass your details on to the relevant client to proceed with the application and you understand that this means you may receive further direct correspondence from them;
  • allowing our clients, to understand who is making use of the Site and how their job vacancies are being viewed;
  • for equality monitoring purposes, to understand the diversity of our applicant pool (as stated above, this information is anonymised and aggregated);
  • improving the service we offer - for example you may be asked to complete one of our online satisfaction surveys.

 We will only use your information in accordance with this Policy, or where we are required or authorised by law to disclose your information to others, or have your permission to do so.

Communications from us

Where you have indicated you would like to receive newsletter(s) from us, we may send email alerts and bulletins to tell you about our services [and about jobs we think you may be interested in].

You can also unsubscribe from receiving electronic marketing messages by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in our communication [and you may change your preferences and cease receiving direct marketing from us through your account settings].

Providing information to others

We work closely with trusted partners with whom we need to share personal information to help us run this Site and provide our executive search services.    Our partners include:

  • Odgers Berndtson entities around the world; and
  • our clients, for whom we provide executive search services.

We will share information only as anticipated within this privacy policy and wherever appropriate, try to limit disclosure to information in aggregated form, to avoid or limit identifying you personally.

We may also provide information to third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and customer services.

Your information may be shared with organisations located in other countries around the world.  As privacy laws in other countries may not be equivalent to those in your home country, we only make arrangements to transfer data overseas where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect any information held in that country or that the service provider acts at all times in compliance with applicable privacy laws. Where required under applicable laws we will take measures to ensure that personal information handled in other countries will receive at least the same level of protection as it is given in your home country.  We may from time to time be required to disclose information about you to law enforcement bodies, agencies or third parties under a legal requirement or court order. We act responsibly and take account of your interests when responding to any such requests.

You understand that we may disclose or share personal information with third parties as outlined above to operate the Site and provide our executive search services. If you are concerned about these arrangements you should not use the Site.

Keeping information secure

We invest significant resources to protect your personal information, from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. However, no internet-based site can be 100% secure and so we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised or unintended access that is beyond our control.  

Information about others

If you provide us with information about other individuals, for example details of a referee or personal contact, you must ensure that they have agreed to you providing us with their details.  We would advise you to keep a record of their agreement and provide them with a copy of, or link to, this Policy to avoid any concern.

Updating your account and preferences

If you register an account with us, or with a local partner who provides a job application portal on our behalf,, please do keep your details up to date and notify us of any changes to the personal information. You can do this by updating your user preferences through your account login or by contacting us using the details below.

Keeping your records

We keep records for as long as required to provide the relevant service, and in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner and, where required by applicable law we will notify you when such information has been disposed of.

Analytics & Cookies

We use analytics tools and cookies on this Site to help deliver our online services, identify any service issues, improve our services, provide content tailored to users' personal preferences, and monitor site traffic and usage. 

These tools may be provided by third-party service providers and may include the collection and tracking of certain data and information regarding the characteristics and activities of visitors to our website. We may disclose data, including personal information, to certain such third-party services providers in order to obtain such services.

One of these providers is Google Analytics and more information about the ways in which they collect and process your personal data can be found here: (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners).

If you are located in Germany, you can directly opt-out of Google Analytics here: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Cookies are small computer files which are downloaded onto your device and collect information about the way in which you navigate and use this Site and the internet. Cookies collect information which may allow us to identify you or your approximate location.  The information provided by cookies helps us to provide you with a more personal experience, for instance by providing you with a local version of the Site in a local language, and allows us to make improvements to our services over time. 

We only collect "session" cookies, which are not usually stored after your browsing session has ended.  These are used to establish your approximate location and provide the Site in an appropriate language.

You may delete and block all cookies or decide to just block certain types of cookie via your browser setting. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, this may affect the functionality of the Site.

Access rights

In some jurisdictions you may have the right to request copies of your personal information which is within our custody and control together with details about how we use that information. If you think any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may also request it is corrected. You may also have a right, in certain circumstances, to require us to stop processing your personal information.

In relation to all of these rights, please email or write to us at the address below. Please note that we may, where permitted under applicable law, charge a small administrative fee and / or request proof of identity. We will respond to your requests within all applicable timeframes.

In certain circumstances (for example where required or permitted by law) we might not be able to provide you with access to some of your personal information, but where appropriate we will notify you of the reasons for this.

Complaints Process

If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal information you may contact us using the details below and we will investigate your complaint.

Third party sites

[This Policy only applies to this Site.]  If you land on our Site from other websites (or move to other Sites from our website) you should read their separate privacy policies.

Terms of Use

This Privacy Policy governs the ways in which we collect and use information about you through the Site.  For the terms and conditions which apply to your use of this Site, please refer to the Terms of Use.

Updates

We keep this Policy under regular review and update it from time to time.  Please review this policy periodically for changes.

If you do not accept the amended Policy, please stop using this Site.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Policy, or would like to exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us via website@odgersberndtson.com or write to:

Webmaster
Odgers Berndtson
20 Cannon Street
London. EC4M 6XD
United Kingdom.