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Nigel D Hughes Ltd
Executive Search |Contingency Recruitment

As an executive search company, Nigel D Hughes Ltd trading under the name of Hughes, processes personal data in relation to candidates searching for job roles and individual client contacts.  It is therefore important that we adopt and abide by the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set out below.

Privacy Policy/GDPR:

This privacy policy explains what personal information we may collect about you, how we may use it and what we do to keep it secure. We also explain your rights in respect of your personal information and how to contact us in relation to the data we hold about you.

GDPR requires Nigel D Hughes Ltd as data controller to process data in accordance with the principles of data protection. These require that data shall be:

- Fairly and lawfully processed
- Processed for limited purposes
- Adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Accurate
- Not kept longer than reasonably necessary
- Processed in accordance with the data subjects rights
- Securely stored
- Not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection.

Personal data means data, which relates to a living individual who can be identified from the data or from the data together with other information, which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into possession of Nigel D Hughes Ltd.

This means obtaining, recording or holding the data or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the data. It includes organising, adapting and amending the data, retrieval, consultation and use of the data, disclosing and erasure or destruction of the data. It is difficult to see that any activity involving data, which does not amount to processing. It applies to any processing that is carried out on computer including any type of computer however described; main frame, desktop, laptop, mobile, etc.

By engaging with Nigel D Hughes Ltd to look for a suitable role and providing us with personal data contained in a CV or public social media profile, candidates will be giving their consent to us, the company, to process their details for work-finding purposes. If we intend to use your data for any other purposes we must obtain your specific consent prior to doing so.


Gathering Information

Any details that you may submit to us via emailing us will stored by us and will be accessible by employees of Nigel D Hughes Ltd.  In order to provide you with services, we may collect personal information about you from the contents of your emails to us, from telephone calls, website contact forms and other written and verbal communications. We would expect to keep a record of your contact details and details of any job opportunities we discuss with you.

We may supplement this information with other information that we obtain from our contact with you. For example, but not exclusively, email address, salary, address, contact details, work history.

We may also process information about you where it is available from public sources. For example, if you have a professional profile online we may combine that type of information with the information you provide directly to us.

Why We Collect this Personal Data

We process this personal data as necessary to aid the recruitment process and to help us understand your personal and professional circumstances.

All personal information that we obtain about you will be held, used and protected by us in accordance with the latest data protection law and this privacy policy.

We will primarily use your personal information to provide recruitment services to you.

CV Submission

Your CV will only be accessible by Nigel D Hughes Ltd employees and will only be sent to prospective employers with your prior consent. You should ensure that your CV and any other details held by us about you remain up to date.

We are required by law to hold your information for as long as is necessary to comply with our statutory and contractual obligations and in accordance with our legitimate interests as a data controller. This is typically three years.

We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that your Personal Data is maintained and up to date.

From time to time we would like to send you information about our recruitment services and potential opportunities by mail, email or phone where you have given prior consent.


Data Security & Protection

We have procedures in place to ensure that our systems and databases are protected against unauthorised use, loss and damage. Should any breach be detected we shall inform those affected within 48 hours of discovery.  You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold for you on our systems and the right to be deleted from our database. Please email and we shall respond within 48 hours of your request.  Note, we will not sell information on named individuals to other people.


Cookie Policy:

A cookie is a small text file, which is placed on your computer or other device. It makes it possible for us to recognize your computer and gather information about which pages and functions are visited with your computer.


Cookies contain only anonymous information.

Cookies are used by most websites and are in many cases essential for the website to work properly.


Cookies on this website

We use cookies on this website for various purposes related to functionality, web analysis and marketing. We use cookies primarily to gather statistics about the users’ visits. The information gathered is used to improve the user experience on our website.


No to cookies

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If you choose to decline cookies in your browser, your device will not be tracked when you browse the internet. However, please note that by declining cookies you will automatically also not allow some of the functionality on various websites, including this one and it may not work correctly.



Changes to Our Privacy Policy:

Our privacy policy is subject to change and we will notify visitors of a change in policy via our website. Continued use of our website or our services will constitute your acceptance of the revised policy.

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