Privacy & Cookies Policy

BLG Executive Search GmbH, registered at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 54, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and its subsidiaries, together trading as BLG Executive Search, (“BLG Executive Search”, "we", "us") is committed to keeping your personal information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities, under the privacy and data protection laws applicable wherever we operate, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EC) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) in the European Union (“EU”).

This Policy provides information about how we, the controller of the personal data (“controller” within the meaning of the EU data protection legislation), collect, process and retain personal information gained through this website, www.blgexecutivesearch.com, ("Website"), or otherwise in respect of the services we offer to you. By visiting our Website or using any of our services, you agree to your personal information being collected, used and disclosed in the manner set out in this Policy. 

This statement applies to the visitors (“visitors”, “you”) of our website and all potential users of our services.

You do not have to provide your personal information to us, but if you do not there may be limits on the services we are able to provide to you. If you do provide personal information you do so accepting that the terms of this Policy will apply.

The personal information that we collect

The primary purpose of this Website is to provide you with information regarding the services provided by BLG Executive Search and its consultants. You may also use the Website to view and apply for jobs.  

We explain below how we collect and store personal information about you. 

Ⅰ. Job Listings and Applications

If you wish to use the Website to apply for a job or send your CV directly to us via email or post, we will need to collect basic information about you, including your name, address, telephone number and email address.  

If you proceed with a job application, you may be required to submit additional personal information, such as your date of birth, your education and career history and a curriculum vitae, or resume. 

From time to time, we may ask you to provide information relating to protected characteristics, such as your race or marital status. 

You may set up a user account. You will be asked to register a username and password so you can gain secure access to your account.  

ⅠⅠ. Social Media, Conferences and Business meetings

If we receive data about you from a third party, we are not responsible for the manner in which that data has been collected by that third party.

However, before using this data, we will obtain from you your permission to use this data in order for us to provide services to you.

Similarly, if our consultants obtain personal data about you from generally available websites and/or other public or business forums, we will obtain from you your permission to use this data in order for us to provide services to you.

ⅠⅠⅠ. Newsletters

If you would like to receive one of our newsletters, we will ask you to provide us with your name, email address, job title, company name and country of residence.  

ⅠV. Satisfaction Surveys

If you take part in a user satisfaction survey, we may ask you to provide us with personal information, including your name, email address and views and opinions. 

How we use personal information

We use the personal information we collect from you for a number of purposes:

  • personalising the look and feel of the Website, to fit personal preferences which we have inferred from your usage of the Website (see the "Cookies and Analytics" section for more information);
  • processing job applications, in partnership with our clients, on whose behalf we are instructed to act - this means that if you apply, or are being approached, for a specific job, we may pass your details on to the relevant client to proceed with the application and you understand that this means you may receive further direct correspondence from them;
  • To monitor your career development so that we can notify you on career enhancing opportunities as and when they arise;
  • for equality monitoring purposes, to understand the diversity of our applicant pool;
  • improving the service we offer - for example you may be asked to complete one of our online satisfaction surveys.

We will only use your information in accordance with this Policy, or where we are required or authorised by law to disclose your information to others, or have your permission to do so. 

Communications from us

Where you have indicated you would like to receive newsletter(s) from us, we may send email alerts and bulletins to tell you about our services and about jobs we think you may be interested in. 

At any time, you can unsubscribe from receiving such communications by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in our communications and you may change your preferences and cease receiving direct marketing from us through your account settings. 

Providing information to others

We work closely with trusted partners with whom we may need to share personal information in order for us to provide our services. This may include third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and customer services. However, we will only share information in accordance with this Policy, to the extent that is appropriate. We will try to limit disclosure as far as possible to information in aggregated form, to avoid or limit identifying you personally. 

Information about others

If you provide us with information about other individuals, for example details of a referee or personal contact, you must ensure that they have agreed to you providing us with their details.  We would advise you to keep a record of their agreement and provide them with a copy of, or link to, this Policy to avoid any concern. 

Updating your account and preferences

If you register an account with us, please do keep your details up to date and notify us of any changes to the personal information. You can do this by updating your user preferences through your account login or by contacting us using the details below. 

Keeping your records

We keep records for as long as required to provide the relevant service, and in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner and, where required by applicable law we will notify you when such information has been disposed of. 

Cookies and Analytics

This Website uses so-called cookies and analytics tools to help deliver our online services, identify any service issues, improve our services, provide content tailored to users' personal preferences (for instance by providing you with a local version of the Site in a local language), and monitor site traffic and usage.  

For further explanation of cookies, see the All About Cookies website.

Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which your computer files and your browser stores on your computer.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” and TYPO3 Content Management cookies where forms are used on this Website. Most cookies will be deleted automatically after your visit on our Website. Other cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your computer during your next visit.

Ⅰ. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provider by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

More information about the use of user data at Google Analytics you can find at Privacy Policy of Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners

ⅠⅠ. Objection against data collecting

You may refuse the placement of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case it is possible that you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can directly opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

ⅠⅠⅠ. The use of LinkedIn

Our Website uses the function of the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Upon each access to our Website that include functions of LinkedIn a connection to LinkedIn servers will be created. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our Website with your IP address. When you click on the “Recommend-Button” of LinkedIn and when you log in to your LinkedIn account LinkedIn will be enabled to assign your visit on our Website to you and your user account. We expressly point out that we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data or of their use by LinkedIn.

Further information please find in the privacy policy of LinkedIn under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

ⅠV. The use of Xing

Our Website uses functions of the XING network. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland. Upon each access to our Website that include functions of XING a connection to XING servers will be created. As to our knowledge a storage of personal data will not be carried out. In particular, no IP addresses will be stored and your usage behaviour will not be analysed.

Further information of the privacy policy of XING and the XING Share-Button please find under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Keeping information secure

We and our service providers invest significant resources to protect your personal information, from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. For example, we use encryption, firewalls, intrusion detection software and manual security procedures to help protect the accuracy and security of the data we hold. However, no internet-based site can be 100% secure and so we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised or unintended access that is beyond our control.  

Other websites

This privacy policy only covers this Website. Any other websites which may be linked to this Website may be subject to their own privacy policy, which may differ from ours and we are not responsible for the content provided on any third party websites.

Changes to this Cookies and Privacy Policy

We may update our Cookies and Privacy Policy from time to time. You can see the date on which the last change was made below. We advise you to review this Policy on a regular basis so that you are aware of any changes.

Access, Rectification and Erasure rights

You may have the right to request copies of your personal information which is within our custody and control together with details about how we use that information. If you think any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may also request it is corrected. You may also have a right, in certain circumstances, to require us to stop processing your personal information. 

In relation to all of these rights, including the right of data portability, please email or write to us at the address below. Please note that we may, where permitted under applicable law, request proof of identity. We will respond to your requests within all applicable timeframes. 

In certain circumstances (for example where required or permitted by law) we might not be able to provide you with access to some of your personal information, but where appropriate we will notify you of the reasons for this. 

Complaints Process

If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal information you may contact us using the details below and we will investigate your complaint. Alternatively, you have the right to file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Policy or any privacy concerns, or would like to exercise your rights, or obtain further information about the safeguards we have in place so that your personal data is adequately protected, please contact us at privacy@blgexecutivesearch.com or write to

BLG Executive Search GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 54
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

This statement was updated on: 24 May 2018.

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