Privacy Policy


ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. is a firm focussed on the development and harnessing of human capital, helping our clients address their most fundamental business needs of talent identification, talent development, recruitment and retention. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data and we summarize here our policies regarding the collection, use and transfer of your personal data, the security measures we employ to protect such data and your rights and choices with regard to access or use of such data.

Personal Data

We collect a variety of personal data in order to provide our advisory services. This data is processed on the lawful basis of legitimate interest and is stored in a securely and highly confidential manner accessible only by ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. employees. It typically includes employment history, education, degree(s) and other qualifications, languages and other skills as well as contact information. It may also include, age, nationality and gender, compensation details, a record of our contact history with you and comments, views or references from third parties. We advise you not to provide information which may be deemed sensitive on your CV as we will retain any documents that you have provided. In addition to information provided by you, we may gather information from LinkedIn, Google, Company websites, press and periodicals and other publicly available sources. Selectively, we may hold sensitive personal data if relevant to a specific search and subject to your explicit consent.

Use and Processing of Personal Data

By choosing to provide ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. with your personal information you indicate your willingness and consent to share and have your information stored by ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of ADL Partners (UK) Ltd.’s confidential executive searches. Summary biographical data may be shared with a client in the context of a particular search, for example to identify the most highly qualified and talented individuals within the markets we serve or to illustrate a typical profile within the individual search parameters. No representation is made about your interest or availability to contemplate such a role at this stage. Before presenting further details or indicating any potential interest you might have, we would make direct contact with you. We will only share the personal information you have consented to with the one company or individual we have made you aware of.

For the avoidance of doubt, if you contact one of our employees directly and request they consult with you regarding your job search, or regarding a particular role, you are giving your consent to ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. processing your email and the data contained within your email for lawful purposes, as per this policy.

By sending an updated Curriculum Vitae directly to one of our employees by any mechanism, you are giving consent to ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. processing and storing that information, as per this policy. To reiterate, we will not share your information with any third party without your explicit consent.

Data Security and Integrity

We use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures and safeguards such as encryption to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access, misuse, alteration or loss. Our internal policies and procedures are designed to help ensure we safeguard the privacy and accuracy of all data we collect or process. To the extent that we disclose personal data to clients or third parties, we will request that they properly protect the security and confidentiality of such information and otherwise process such data in accordance with applicable law.

All of our systems are protected and only ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. staff and consultants working for ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. have access to the personal information stored in your registration.

In the unlikely event that our computer systems are compromised and there is a potential loss of confidentiality we will report this breach to you.

In the unlikely event that personal data is taken or exposed from ADL Partners (UK) Ltd’s records without our consent, we will provide reports surrounding that exposure within 72 hours of being notified of such an event and take any action necessary to restore security of your personal data.

How Long We Keep your Data

We will generally keep your personal data for no longer than 12 months after which it will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the purpose(s) for which it was obtained.

Your Rights

You have the right to obtain access to your personal data; to have it updated or corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete; to request that we restrict its processing or remove your data entirely from our system. Once ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. have verified your identity we will provide the information you requested within 30 days. When asked to remove a record from our database, ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. will retain minimal information to ensure we do not contact you or collect such information again or to keep a record of any information disclosed to our clients.

If you don’t wish us to hold any data on you or would prefer that we do not contact you for any reason, please click on the link in the email you received from ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. informing you that we are processing your data or alternatively contact us at

It is likely that over time your employment history will require updating as you transition to new roles or receive promotion. ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. undertake to update your registration within two weeks of receiving an updated

Curriculum Vitae.

In the unlikely event you find personal data stored about you by ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. is inaccurate, you must advise us immediately. We will amend your personal registration within two weeks.

Alternatively you can contact us by writing to us at:
Data Protection Officer
ADL Partners (UK) Ltd
Delta House
175-177 Borough High Street

Escalated Complaints

If you remain unhappy with the handling of your data, you can complain to the ICO at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Changes to the Privacy Policy

ADL Partners (UK) Ltd. reserves the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason, as permitted by applicable law. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.


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