This privacy policy sets out how SearchDATA uses and protects any information that is given to us through our candidate and client service. When we refer to ‘we’ or ‘us’ we mean SearchDATA Limited, registered at 12 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS, company number 9072781.

SearchDATA are also registered members of the Information Commissioners Office under registration number ZA220503.

We are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected and understand the importance of GDPR. As a valued customer you can rest assured that your details will only be used in accordance of this statement. This policy is effective from 25/5/2018 and we will update you with any future changes to our Privacy Policy.

For the purpose of GDPR and the Data Protection Act of 2018, SearchDATA Group Limited is the Data Controller. If you choose to register with us, apply for a role or partner with us then we will also process data in line with our Privacy Policy.

If you have any concerns about the way we use your information, process data or any questions about this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at or you can write to us at SearchDATA’s registered office address.

Your Information


We may collect:

  • Name, job title
  • Contact information including your email address, contact number
  • Demographic information such as postcode, salary, preferences, experience
  • Other information relevant to helping you find job opportunities

This information allows us to provide an excellent level of service which can range from finding you relevant job opportunities, informing you of market movement, and also sharing your profile (without personal / contact information) to clients who may be interested in your skills and experience.

From time to time we may send promotional emails about our industry, or provide you with information about relevant positions that match your skillset. We may also provide you with editions of our industry publication; Inside Data.

Job Boards:

We will also receive your details and CV if you apply to any of our roles advertised on a variety of job boards. Please ensure you have read their individual Privacy Policies as they are part of ours.


We may collect:

  • Name, job title,
  • Contact information including your email address, contact number
  • Information about the company you work for (industry, contact information)
  • Information relevant to providing you and your company with recruitment services

This information allows us to provide an excellent level of service which can range from informing you of specific skillsets that we believe will be of interest to you or informing you of market movement / industry relevant marketing information.

How your data is processed:

SearchDATA relies on the following legal basis to process your data:

Legitimate interest: To provide the services to our candidates and clients, either to fill a position, or provide you (candidate or employer) with products and services relevant to you and our market

Consent: If you submit your details via our website (apply or enquiry) your data will be processed on the legal basis of consent

Performance of contract: to process personal data in the performance of a contract between us and you. Should you register with us as a business or apply for a job, then a contract will be formed between us to use our services.

Digital Magazine:

We deliver a digital magazine to our database on a quarterly basis. We will collect analytics (clicks, pages read) to improve our service. If you do not wish to receive this magazine in the future, you can opt out by clicking the unsubscribe button in the footer of the email.

CRM Database:

SearchDATA have a cloud based CRM system which is owned / hosted by FCP Internet, part of the Dillistone Group PLC. Your information will be stored on our CRM database with a search function that means your data can be searched / accessed by any of our Recruitment Consultants at SearchDATA.

You can review their privacy policy here


We are absolutely committed to ensuring the security of your information. For this reason our approach is constantly evolving and continually reviewed to improve this.

Internally, we have policies and tools in place that ensure compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act of 2018 but also ensure our third parties (CRM system, job boards) are vigilant in the security they have in place.


We use a number of different cookies on our website. For more information about how to control, delete or change cookies you can do so by visiting for details.

Our cookies are used on our website to distinguish you from other users, which in turn helps us provide a better experience and ultimately service to all our visitors. By browsing our website you agree and consent to use our cookies.

We use the following types of cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies: these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies: these are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies: these cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose but these cookies will contain no information capable of identifying you personally to us.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand general trends about our content and traffic sources such as where our visitors come from, which pages / jobs are most popular.

Google’s statement about privacy can be found here.

Twitter button

The Twitter button allows our users to share details of SearchDATA with their followers more easily.

Twitters privacy policy states they use cookies “to collect additional Website usage data and to improve our Services” – You can read the policy in full here.

Facebook button:

The Facebook button allows users to provide sharing of information, monitoring of facebook ads, allowing facebook comments and keeping in touch with SearchDATA. You can read the full policy here

LinkedIn button

We use a LinkedIn button to allow you to share our platform and the services we offer with your connections. LinkedIn’s information about privacy can be found here.

Controlling and retaining your personal information:

We will not sell, lease, distribute or share your personal information to third parties without your permission, or if required by law. We may use your information to send you promotional details about third parties which we believe you may find interesting.

Your Individual Rights

You have the rights:

  • To be informed about how your data is being collected and used
  • To access your information at any time, and provided with details on data collected.
  • To rectify / update information we have recorded
  • To have your data removed / deleted at any time (to ‘be forgotten’)

You can request any of the above by emailing us at

We will continue to hold your data with the view to providing a future service to you. We will review this information every 18 months and if you have not accessed our services we may remove your details. You may request details regarding personal information which is held under GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. If you wish to review this, you can contact us at