your privacy

We work best together with trust that is built on honesty, integrity and confidentiality.

This section sets out our policies around your privacy:

Who are we?

Hedge + Impact headhunting is a trading name of D Hiller Associates Ltd, registered address at 6 Laurel Drive, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8LJ, UK

+44 (0)207 99 32 780

We provide executive search services to clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses.

What does this policy cover?

We at Hedge + Impact headhunting take your personal data seriously. This policy:

  • Set outs the types of personal data we collect about you;
  • Explains how and why we collect and use your personal data;
  • Explains how long we keep your personal data for;
  • Explains when, why and with whom we will share your personal data;
  • Sets out the legal basis we have for using your personal data;
  • Explains the effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested;
  • Explains the different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data; and
  • Explains how we may contact you and how you can contact us.

What personal data do we collect about you?

We collect the information necessary to be able to find available opportunities and further information needed to assess your eligibility through different stages of the recruitment process. This information may include CV's and biographies, identification documents, educational records, work history, employment and references.

We may also collect sensitive personal data about you in the form of biometric data. We only collect sensitive personal data from you and further process this data, where you have given us your explicit consent.

From where do we collect personal data about you?

The following are sources from which we may collect personal data about you:

  • Directly from you, by email or verbally on the phone/skype/voip and in face to face meetings. This is information you provide while searching for a new opportunity and/or during the different stages of the recruitment process.
  • By reference or word of mouth. For example, you may be recommended by a friend, a former employer, a former colleague, a current employer or a current colleague.
  • Through publicly available sources, including:
    • Linkedin
    • Financial media
    • Other social networks
    • Career portals
    • Companies House
    • The FCA register

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to match your skills, experience and education with a potential employer. We will initially collect basic information on you such as contact details, job role and experience and then pass this on to the client in search of personnel. If you are chosen by the client and go through to the next stage, we will then collect more information from you at the interview (or equivalent) stage onwards.

For how long do we keep your personal data?

We only retain your information for as long as is necessary for us to use your information as described above or to comply with our legal obligations, for tax and accounting purposes, or until you have made a request to have your information deleted.

Otherwise, we securely erase your information once this is no longer needed.

With whom do we share your personal data?

We share your personal data with the client who has a position to fill, in order to determine with the client whether you are a good fit for the available position.

We may also share your personal data with our research team, in order to determine whether your profile might also be a good fit for other clients and roles.

What legal basis do we have for using your information?

For prospective candidates, referees and clients, our processing is necessary for our legitimate interests in that we need the information in order to be able to assess suitability for potential roles, to find potential candidates and to contact clients and referees.

What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?

If you do not provide the personal data necessary, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with available job opportunities.

Do we make automated decisions concerning you?

We do not routinely make automated decisions about you during the recruitment process. If a client requests specific automated assessments in a search process, we will clearly explain the assessment to you and gain your explicit consent.

We will securely erase the data after a client decision on your candidacy for that search has been reached.

Do we use Cookies to collect personal data on you?

We do not use cookies to collect your personal data when you browse our website.

Do we transfer your data outside of the EEA?

To better match your employee profile with current opportunities we may transfer your personal data to clients and partners in countries outside the EEA. These countries privacy laws may be different from those in your home country. Where we transfer data to a country which has not been deemed to provide adequate data protection standards we have security measures and approved model clauses in place to protect your personal data.

To find out more about how we safeguard your information as related to transfers contact us on

What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on you?

By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data.

Further information, and advice about your right can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.

Your Rights

1. The right to be informed

You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we're providing you with the information in this Policy.

2. The right of access

You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we're processing it), and certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy).

This is so you are aware and can check that we are using your information in accordance with data protection law.

3. The right to rectification

You are entitled to have your information corrected if it's inaccurate or incomplete.

4. The right to erasure

This is also known as 'the right to be forgotten' and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there is no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.

5. The right to restrict processing

You have rights to 'block' or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be 'blocked' to make sure the restriction is respected in future.

6. The right to data portability

You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.

7. The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).

8. The right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.

9. The right to withdraw consent

If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.

Responding to requests

We act on reasonable requests and provide information free of charge, and will endeavour to respond in a timely manner, usually within one month of your request.

How will we contact you?

We may contact you by phone, skype for business, whatsapp, voip or email. If you prefer a particular contact means please let us know.

How can you contact us?

If you have further questions on the processing of your personal data or are have concerns with how we have handled your information, please contact us at:

Hedge + Impact headhunting

+44 (0)207 99 32 780