6 Group is one of the world’s most innovative Executive Search & Leadership Advisory firms operating in EMEAI, Asia Pacific and the Americas. This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you, how we store this information, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

How do we collect information?

We obtain and process personal information whenever personal contact is made either by telephone, letter, fax, email or via our website. This information is typically in a standard curriculum vitae (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, employment history, degree(s) and other qualifications, languages and other skills). It may also include, without limitation: age, nationality and race (only to the extent allowed by law), compensation details, a record of our contact history with you and comments from third parties. Our records derive from information collected directly from you, publicly available sources and third parties.

When you use our website, we will also collect data for the following purposes (this list is not exhaustive): any requests you send us, such as a request for information about our services or a job; to administer, protect and improve our website and systems; to gain a better understanding of visitors to our website; to compile aggregated statistics about website usage; market research; and to inform you about our services.

How is your information used?

We will use the personal information we collect to contact you about executive search, assessment assignments conducted for our clients that involve the identification, evaluation and/or selection of qualified candidates. In addition, we may also collect demographic information about you to assist our clients in addressing their attraction and diversity needs. Depending on how far your candidacy progresses, we will verify the accuracy of personal information with regard to academic and professional qualifications, skills and credentials, work performance, and check or confirm references. We understand that some of this personal information is of a sensitive nature, so we will only use your information in accordance with this privacy notice, or where we are required or authorised by law to disclose your information to others, or have your permission to do so.

How is your information stored?

Your information is maintained on our database, which is secure and accessible only to 6 Group employees. We are not in the business of selling or renting your information to third parties and do not share your personally identifiable information with others. The only exceptions  where your information may be disclosed on a confidential basis are to (a) clients who will also need to process your information for the purposes we have described in this privacy notice; (b) third parties when required by law; and (c) service providers, but only to the extent necessary to perform work directed by us (such as security services, web hosting, background checking and other administrative services). Personal information is retained until the purposes have been fulfilled or otherwise required by law and we will keep your personal information no longer than necessary.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems and take appropriate measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

How to access and update your information

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you and you can request that we erase that information. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please email us at privacy@6-group.com or write to us at the following address: 6 Group, The Warrant House, 1 High Street, Altrincham WA14 1PZ. We may make a small charge for this service.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

 As part of our services offered to you, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if our clients are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this privacy notice.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the 6 Group website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to the 6 Group website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Review of this policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8thMarch 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

  • by email at privacy@6-group.com
  • or write to us at: 6 Group, Fairbank House, Level 2, 27 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DP