Privacy Policy

Last revised on Apr 4, 2022.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes Key Search GmbH (“Key Search”) and its affiliates’ practices for collecting, using, sharing, and protecting personal information.

When a potential Candidate inquires about job openings through Key Search, the Candidate engages with the Key Search ecosystem. Key Search might share relevant information with retained Key Search Clients (companies working exclusively with Key Search seeking to hire leadership candidates). To comply with privacy requirements, Key Search hereby provides additional details.

Personal Information

Personal information means information that identifies, or can be used to identify, a Candidate as an individual. Non-personal information means information that does not directly identify the Candidate. Key Search collects both types of information about Key Search Candidates and Clients.

Data Collection

Key Search collects personal information about the Candidate from a variety of sources, including when they visit, when the Candidate voluntarily provide information to Key Search, when information is publicly posted (e.g. LinkedIn, Google, Twitter, etc.), or when Key Search receives it from third parties, such as Clients. There may be instances in which the information that Key Search collects is considered sensitive personal information under the laws of the country or state in which the Candidate resides.

As a general matter, Key Search only collects sensitive personal information when it is necessary or when the Candidate provides it to Key Search voluntarily (e.g. in a CV, per email, phone). Typical information Key Search collects are email addresses, names, linkedin links, professional career background among other information.

Use of Information

Key Search may use personal information in the following ways to contact potential Candidates who may be interested in an employment opportunity with one of the retained Clients by Key Search. For internal administrative purposes, as well as to manage the communication with Candidates and Clients.

Sharing of Information

Key Search may share personal information with Key Search employees and affiliates in connection with a hiring process. Key Search may share information about potential Candidates with Clients. Key Search Clients may use and disclose such information according to their respective privacy practices.

Key Search may share personal information with third-party tracking companies. The privacy policy of the third party company applies to their collection, use and disclosure of the Candidate or Client information.

Retention of Information

Key Search retains 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 to delete the concerned information.

Protecting Information

Key Search uses reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures designed to protect against unauthorized access, misuse, loss, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information Key Search maintains.

Contact Information

For further questions or concerns related to this Privacy Policy, please contact Key Search at


Key Search is the controller of the data covered by this Privacy Policy. See the Contact Information section above to contact the Data Protection Officer.