Breakthrough Search Ltd Privacy Policy

Breakthrough Search Ltd values your privacy and is committed to keeping your information secure and protecting your personal data.

Breakthrough Search Ltd follows the following principles in order to protect your privacy:

  • We do not collect any more information than is necessary;
  • We aim to ensure information is accurate, relevant and up to date;
  • We do not use your data for purposes other than those specified;
  • We do not keep your data if it is no longer needed;
  • We only provide your data to select third party clients for the specific purposes listed below.

You do not give out personal information by visiting our website. We only keep track of anonymous traffic data.

1. Information collection and tracking

1.1 When you visit a website

You can visit our website without giving away your personal information. Breakthrough Search Ltd does not use Google Analytics or Cookies and we obtain no data from you nor do we profile those who access our website.

1.2 When you submit a CV to us

When you submit a CV to us via email or via the Breakthrough Search Ltd website we collect the personal data you give us to be used for the following purposes and collated with additional data obtained from publicly available data, data from interactions with you and with related third parties.

1.3 When you participate in our services

If you receive or participate in our executive search services, we collect personal information from you such as your name, title, professional and personal contact information, demographic data, employment objectives, memberships, details in your resume or curriculum vitae (including your qualifications, educational background and employment history), job performance, reputation, responses to interview questions, and financial details (to coordinate, negotiate and reimburse for travel), which we collect from you or third party sources such as online searches or professional contacts.

1.4 Clients

If you are a client or potential client, we collect your name, contact details, title or position, positions(s) required, or other information that you provide including via telephone or email correspondence.

2.1 When you contact us

While you can use our website without giving out your personal information, once you contact us via email or via the Breakthrough Search Ltd website, Breakthrough Search Ltd collects information about you.

The information you fill in (personal information such as your name, email address, organisation) will be processed and stored so that it is possible for us to contact and respond to your request, and/or allow you access to our services.

2.2 Recruitment

If you apply for a job with Breakthrough Search Ltd, we will collect, process and store the information you have sent us for recruitment-related purposes, such as contacting you. Additionally, Breakthrough Search Ltd may keep your data for a period of time for the purpose of considering you for a different opportunity.

3. Information Security

Breakthrough Search Ltd seeks to ensure the security of personal data. When Breakthrough Search Ltd collects information about you, we also make sure that your information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorized disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical and organisational measures. We do not share personal data with any third parties or agencies unless explicit permission is given with reference to a specific client and/or company.

4. Retention

4.1 Newsletter retention

We retain personal information related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any point by following the 'unsubscribe' instructions included in our communications and we will securely delete your personal information so that you can no longer be identified from it, in accordance with applicable law.

4.2 Other communications retention

For personal information that we collect and process for other purposes, as described above, we typically retain such personal information for no longer than the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, and as otherwise needed to address tax, corporate, compliance, litigation, and other legal rights and obligations, after which we will securely delete and/or take steps to properly anonymize your personal information.

5. Access to information

You have the right to request access to the information we have on you. You can do this by contacting us at mail@breakthroughsearch.com

We will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data we process about you. In order to comply with your request, we may ask you to verify your identity.

We will fulfil your request by sending your copy electronically, unless the request expressly specifies a different method. For any subsequent access request, we may charge you with an administrative fee.

6. Information Correction & Deletion

Breakthrough Search Ltd strives to maintain personal information that is accurate, current and complete. If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, please contact us so we can update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specified will be deleted.

If at any point you wish for Breakthrough Search Ltd to delete information about you, you can simply contact us as detailed below.

7. When this Privacy Policy applies

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the services offered by Breakthrough Search Ltd directly. Our website contains links to other websites. Once redirected to another website, this Policy is no longer applicable.

The purposes for which we hold and process data include:

  • Assessment
  • Board Search
  • Executive Search
  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Market Analysis
  • Industry Mapping

This version of the Privacy Policy is effective from May 2018.

8. Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. We constantly review our Privacy Policy and strive towards making it better.

Breakthrough Search Ltd will not reduce your rights stated in this Policy without asking for explicit prior consent to the changes.

9. Summary

In accordance with applicable law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for improving our service.

We do not use profiling, we do not sell or in any other way spread your data to third parties, we do not use your data for purposes other than what we specified.

We also make sure that your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed no longer necessary.

We constantly review our Privacy Policy in order to make it better and protect you more.

10. You can contact us at any time to:

  • Request access to information that Breakthrough Search Ltd has about you
  • Correct any information that Breakthrough Search Ltd has about you
  • Delete information that Breakthrough Search Ltd has about you

If you have any additional questions about Breakthrough Search Ltd's collection and storage of data, please contact us at:

Breakthrough Search Ltd, 81 High Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1AT

Call: 01908 563692 | Email: mail@breakthroughsearch.com