Who are we?
Samuel Charles Partnership Ltd is a boutique headhunting practice, partnering human capital.
We at Samuel Charles Partnership Ltd take your personal data extremely seriously.
What is Personal Data?
Personal data is anything that identifies you as an individual. For example, your name, email address, an ID number etc. are personal data.
Our Legal Obligations
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the law on data protection and privacy for individuals in the EU. It means we must tell you the following things about your personal data that we collect:
- How we collect it
- If it is shared with anyone else
- How it will be used, and our “lawful basis” under GDPR, for using it this way
- How long we hold it for
- Your rights regarding your personal data that we hold, how you can request a copy of it and request we remove it from our records.
(You can find out more about the GDPR at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website. The ICO is the data protection regulator in the UK.)
We, Samuel Charles Partnership Ltd, are what is known as the Data Controller of the personal data we collect. This means we determine the way your personal data is used.
How We Collect Personal Data
Where do we collect personal data about you from?
The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:
- Directly from you. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different recruitment stages.
- From an agent/third party acting on your behalf. e.g. Interim Management Company.
- Through publicly available sources. We use the following public sources:
- Search Engines
- 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.
- Fill in and submit forms on this website
Our website is fully protected by EV (Extended Validation) SSL encryption which means that the data you submit on this website is done so securely.
We also collect website usage information using Cookies.
This website contains the following forms, and this is how we use the personal data you submit:
We will use your information to respond to your enquiry.
Lawful basis of use
Why we think this applies
You offer us your data for the specific reason stated on the form you completed.
Until we have resolved your enquiry.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files placed on your computer or other device, and stored there, when you visit a website. This allows the website to recognise you as a user for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’).
Cookies don’t hold personal data about you, for example they don’t store your name or credit card details, but they do store things like your computer settings, operating system and platform, and IP address.
- Making our website work as you’d expect and giving you a more personalised experience.
- Google Analytics. This tells us things like how many visits we get to our website, which pages are looked at and how long visits last. It helps us make decisions about improving our website. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.
- Allowing you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
How to turn off cookies
Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to stop cookies. Please remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one.
These links explain how to manage cookies for the most popular web browsers:
What legal basis do we have for using your information?
For all prospective candidates, interim managers, referees, clients and partners, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees. We carry out a ‘balancing test’ to ensure that our processing is necessary and that your fundamental rights of privacy are not outweighed by our legitimate interests, before we go ahead with such processing. We keep a record of these balancing tests. You have a right to and can find out more about the information in these balancing tests by contacting us using the details below.
If you are shortlisted as a candidate [or if you are coached by us], then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data including sensitive data such as health information that you or others provide about you. In that case, we always ask for your consent before undertaking such processing.
For clients, we may also rely on our processing being necessary to perform a contract for you, for example in contacting you.
What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?
If you do not provide the personal data necessary or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities.
Do we make automated decisions concerning you?
No, we do not carry out automated profiling
Do we transfer your data outside the EEA?
No, we do not transfer personal data out of the EEA.
How will we contact you?
We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another, please just let us know.
Do We Share Your Data?
Who do we share your personal data with?
We share your personal data with the client who has a position to fill, in order to determine with the client whether you are a good fit for the available position. Our clients encompass the entire Financial Services sector globally.
We may also conduct checks on you to verify the information you have provided and where we do this we share your information with credit reference agencies or perform CRB checks as requested by our clients, at which point you will be informed.
What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on 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.
What does this mean?
|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’re providing you with the information in this Policy.
This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.
|You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
|This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
|You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress 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.
|You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.
|You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).
|You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.
|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 (although if you do so, 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.
Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one month from when we receive your request.
If you have any questions about any of your personal information that we may hold, or want to exercise your rights please contact us at:
We will respond within 30 days.
Visit the ICO website for more information about your individual rights.
Links to Other Websites
The contact details for the ICO are available on their website.