Last revised on Jan 4, 2021.
When a potential candidate uses Key Search’s services to submit a resume or inquire about job openings, you direct us to engage with an ecosystem that will help you find your next opportunity. To help you, we will need to share your information with Key Search clients, (companies seeking to hire leadership candidates). To comply with privacy requirements, we have provided additional details about our privacy practices to users in the European Union, European Economic Area, United Kingdom (collectively “Europe” or “European”), and Switzerland.
Personal information means information that identifies, or can be used to identify, you as an individual. Non-personal information means information that does not directly identify you. We collect both types of information about you.
We collect personal information about you from a variety of sources, including when you visit our website, when you voluntarily provide information to us, when information is publicly posted (e.g., LinkedIn, Google, Twitter, etc.), or when we receive it from third parties, such as our clients. There may be instances in which the information that we collect is considered sensitive personal information under the laws of the country or state in which you reside. As a general matter, we only collect sensitive personal information when it is necessary or when you provide it to us voluntarily (e.g., in a resume).
The following are some examples of the type of information that we collect and what we use that information for:
In addition to the purposes and uses described above, we may use personal information in the following ways:
In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this policy, we disclose information in the following situations:
We retain personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, or an individual requests that we delete information about them.
In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you. We may retain and use this anonymized information for our business purposes.
Key Search uses reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures designed to protect against unauthorized access, misuse, loss, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information we maintain. Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as completely secure. Therefore, while Key Search strives to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of personal information. In the event that Key Search is required to notify you about a situation involving your data, we may do so by email, telephone, or mail to the extent permitted by law.
You can make the following choices regarding your personal information:
Personal information may be processed in a country where you do not reside that has privacy laws that may be less stringent than the laws in your country. Where possible, we take steps to treat personal information using the same privacy principles that apply pursuant to the law of the country in which we first received your information. By submitting your personal information to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States. If you would like more information concerning our attempts to apply the privacy principles applicable in one jurisdiction to data when it goes to another jurisdiction you can contact us.
Legal bases for processing
The legal bases for our processing of your personal information are described below.
Cross-border data transfer
Whenever we transfer your personal information out of Europe to countries not deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of personal information protection, we will transfer the information:
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information out of the EEA.