Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Gary Chaplin Ltd (domain: garychaplin.com) uses and protects information that you give when you use this website, or contact us, or engage with us, or buy us gin.

We want to assure you that we do not, have never and will never sell, rent, trade, gift, barter or gamble with your personal information to anything, anyone or any business, especially for marketing purposes. But just in case you don’t believe us, in this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on what personal information we might collect, how we may use it, what limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure. So if you are sitting comfortably, we’ll continue.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information means any information that you give us that may be used to identify you, this includes, but is not limited to: your email address, name, phone number, unusual hobbies & interests, shoe and/or dress size, pet names, unusual dreams or favourite gins. It also includes any photograph you attached to your CV, which you really shouldn’t, but if you do, we promise not to laugh at it. We do use a couple of products to analyse traffic to and through this website, and to the email addresses with the domain garychaplin.com, in order to track visitor behaviour to our site and try and continually improve the service for the lovely people that do use our site. We collect only anonymous, aggregate statistics. For example, we never tie a specific visit to a specific IP address, not only does the analytical tool we use not allow us to. We probably wouldn’t be able to do it anyway. We’re great at headhunting….not so hot on IT and web analytics.

We do mail-out job opportunities, market information, job search tips, recruitment commentary, gin tips and a few bits of information on the charity events we undertake. They are only sent out once a quarter, sometime twice a quarter if we’ve got a lot to say on something. If you wish to receive these updates and don’t currently, please let us know. Likewise, if you no longer wish to receive these updates, there is a link on the bottom of every update to automatically remove yourself – you don’t even need to rely on a human to do it for you. 

Use of Cookies
A cookie is “a small text file containing information that some websites transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes and allows us to analyse our site traffic patterns”.

This kind of cookie does not contain chocolate chips. You can’t keep it in a jar. You certainly can’t eat it….and it also won’t get crumbs in your bed.

These kind of cookies also cannot give us any sort of access to your computer or to any information beyond what you voluntarily provide to us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Most web browsers also allow you to restrict or disable the browser’s handling of cookies, but you’ll need to speak to them about that, as we wouldn’t know how to start to help you with that. CVs? Yes. Careers? Definitely. Finding jobs? Certainly. Headhunting great people, without a shadow of a doubt. IT and website cookie things? Not a clue. Sorry.

If you do want to and manage to disable cookies, you will still be able to view all publicly available information on this web site, it might just not work as quickly, or you might have to click through more pages to find what you want. If you use a shared computer, be sure to log off when you have finished (if you have logged on) or you’ll get crumbs in someone else’s bed.

Links to Other Web Sites
This web site contains a few links to information on other web sites, it’s mostly within our blogs, but sometimes to our clients’ websites. On web sites we do not control, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, but they will have their own Privacy Policy….and if you think it’s better than this one, let us know and we’ll try harder.

CVs/Resumes/Executive Profiles
CVs are our business. They are really quite important to us. If you want us to consider you for a job, we’ll need you to send us yours, and that CV will (or should…) contain most of the personal information we’ve mentioned above, maybe except your favourite Gin.

But (this red bit is important) We are an ‘Executive Search business’, not a ‘Database Recruiter’. That means we don’t have a database of any kind.

If you send your CV to us by email to a ….@garychaplin.com address, or through our website, it will be handled securely and sensitively. All the above promises and conditions will be upheld (especially the bit about not laughing at photos). The CV you send us is the only place your personal information would be stored. It won’t be saved to our IT system/server, it will stay in a folder, in our email inbox. Once the assignment you sent us your CV for is concluded, it will be deleted. That’s important so we’ll say it again, and put it in bold. It will be deleted.

Your CV, and any information therein, will never (never, never ever) be sent to anyone else without your knowledge and agreement. If you are shortlisted, and have your CV included in the shortlist presentation, whether in person, via email, via carrier pigeon, or using some yet to be discovered space-age technology, you’ll know about it, know about the role, the business, the contact in the business and even then, he/she will be subject to confidentiality. If we suggest sending your CV outside of a formal shortlist, for whatever reason, we will gain your explicit permission before doing so. Even then, if we send your CV in either of the above circumstances (and there are no other circumstance we would send your CV), we will remove ALL your personal information except your name (and we can remove that if you want us to…but we think you are more than a number).

Access to Your Personal Information
You are entitled to access any personal information that we hold on you. If you want to see it, please email your request to our data controller, lisa@garychaplin.com, she’s nice and doesn’t bite. Requests can take up to 30 days, but normally a lot less. An administrative fee may be payable, but we accept gin and at certain times, cake (unless it’s holiday season and we’re trying to get skinny for the beach).

Updating Your Personal Information and Unsubscribing
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our quarterly emails.

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of the very minimal information you provide to us as outlined in this Privacy Policy. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and without notice, so make sure you check back occasionally. If we do change our Privacy Policy (as we’ve just done!), we will publish those changes on this page. If you have any questions or concerns about our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please drop us a line at hello@garychaplin.com.

If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete then please write to or email us as soon as possible and we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Thanks for reading all the way to the end. Now you can go and update your CV (tips here), and take the next step in finding your dream job. Just remember us when you are successful and need to recruit a board of directors 😉

 

Gary Chaplin

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