Who does this privacy notice apply to?
The individuals below will be referred to as “you” or “your” throughout this privacy notice:
- Any individual who contacts us via our website
- Any individual who engages with us on social media
Data collected by us
Goodson Thomas Ltd is an executive search and corporate insight business and collects a variety of personal data necessary to provide such services in a proprietary and highly confidential database accessible only by Goodson Thomas Ltd. Categories of personally identifiable data that Goodson Thomas collect include: career history, education history, professional experience, resume/CV, contact information, references and social media profile information. By choosing to provide your personal information to Goodson Thomas Ltd, you indicate your willingness to disclose this information to Goodson Thomas Ltd and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Goodson Thomas Ltd’s executive search assignments. If you do not wish to disclose your personal information, Goodson Thomas Ltd will be unable to provide you with the services offered by this website, since employment, educational and other personal information is necessary in order to assess your employment opportunities.
You are solely responsible for any information submitted by you to Goodson Thomas. You are responsible for ensuring that all information supplied by you is true, accurate, up-to-date and not misleading or likely to mislead or deceive and that it is not discriminatory, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or otherwise illegal, unlawful or in breach of any applicable legislation, regulations, guidelines or codes of practice or the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person in any jurisdiction.
Our use and disclosure of personally identifying information
In order to present you as a potential candidate to potential employers (Goodson Thomas Ltd clients), your personal information may be shared with clients. Goodson Thomas Ltd is committed to implementing the appropriate data integrity and security measures required to protect your information. We will use your personal data to provide you with the recruitment services that we provide, to manage your account and to contact you about recruitment opportunities that are relevant to your fields of interest.
By choosing to provide your personal information to Goodson Thomas you indicate your willingness to share your information with Goodson Thomas Ltd and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Goodson Thomas Ltd’s executive searches. If you object to your information being shared with potential employers or if you do not wish to participate in this service and benefit from the executive career searches provided by Goodson Thomas Ltd, please do not enter your personal information into the website.
Your personal information is used only for the intended purposes stated at the time of collection. Goodson Thomas Ltd does not sell or share your personal information for related or unrelated purposes to 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 or choice will be sought, however, if Goodson Thomas Ltd is compelled or required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or court order to disclose personal data.
As an executive search firm, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with third parties. We will therefore retain Personal Data relating to Candidates for a certain period of time in order to remember you and the nature of your previous interactions with our firm. This may include Personal Data we receive from our Clients about Candidates.
Goodson Thomas will hold your Personal Data for 7 years following your last contact with us. Given the average job tenure for individuals at an executive level, we consider that this is a reasonable retention period.
Our use and disclosure of 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. Goodson Thomas Ltd 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 www.goodsonthomas.com is not linked to any personal information you provide on the website.
Security of information
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy of data and ensure proper use of information, www.goodsonthomas.com 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.
We may also provide information to third party service providers in order to run some of our internal business operations. As part of our agreements with them, these third parties are required to process such data securely and only in accordance with our instructions.
Cookies are packets of information that are stored on your computer's hard drive. At www.goodsonthomas.com, cookies allow us to keep track of the areas of the website 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. If you elect not to receive cookies, registered users will not be able to view a personalised home page and will view the default homepage instead.
You have the right to object to providing us with your data, however, please note that by objecting Goodson Thomas Ltd will be unable to provide you with the services offered by this website, since employment, educational and other personal information is necessary in order to assess your employment opportunities. You have the right to withdraw consent previously given, at any time.
You have the right, in certain circumstances, to request your data is no longer held and processed by us. You have the right to amend your data, if you believe it to be inaccurate. You have the right to request copies of your personal data held by us, and to do so please use the contact details below.
For a full list of your rights please visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/