COOKIES & PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

Vardis is a human capital advisory firm focused on helping our clients address their most fundamental business needs – advising on leadership; and talent identification, assessment, recruitment and retention. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data and we summarize here our policies regarding the collection, use and transfer of your personal data, the security measures we employ to protect such data and your rights and choices with regard to access or use of such data.

Personal Data

We collect a variety of personal data in order to provide our advisory services. This data is processed on the lawful basis of legitimate interest and is stored in a secure, proprietary and highly confidential database accessible only by Vardis employees. It typically includes employment history, degree(s) and other qualifications, languages and other skills as well as contact information. It may also include, age, nationality and gender, compensation details, a record of our contact history with you and comments, views or references from third parties. We advise you not to provide information which may be deemed sensitive on your CV as we will retain any documents that you have provided. In addition to information provided by you, we may gather information from LinkedIn, Google, Company websites, press and periodicals and other publicly available sources. Selectively, we may hold sensitive personal data if relevant to a specific search and subject to your explicit consent.

Use and Processing of Personal Data

By choosing to provide Vardis with your personal information you indicate your willingness to share and have your information stored by Vardis and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Vardis’s confidential executive searches. Summary biographical data may be shared with a client in the context of a particular search, for example to identify the most highly qualified and talented individuals within the markets we serve or to illustrate a typical profile within the individual search parameters. No representation is made about your interest or availability to contemplate such a role at this stage. Before presenting further details or indicating any potential interest you might have, we would make direct contact with you.

Data Security and Integrity

We use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures and safeguards to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access, misuse, alteration or loss. Our internal policies and procedures are designed to help ensure we safeguard the privacy and accuracy of all data we collect or process. To the extent that we disclose personal data to clients or third parties, we will request that they properly protect the security and confidentiality of such information and otherwise process such data in accordance with applicable law.

Your personal information may also be used anonymously and in the aggregate in order to put together industry, marketing and employment statistics. Used in this matter, your personal information becomes non-identifying.

How Long We Keep your Data

We will generally keep your personal data for no longer than 10 years after which it will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the purpose(s) for which it was obtained.

 

Your Rights

You have the right to obtain access to your personal data; to have it updated or corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete; to request that we restrict its processing or remove your data entirely from our system. When asked to remove a record from our database, Vardis will retain minimal information to ensure we do not contact you or collect such information again or to keep a record of any information disclosed to our clients. 

If you don’t wish us to hold any data on you or would prefer that we do not contact you for any reason, please click on the link in the email you received from Vardis informing you that we are processing your data or alternatively contact us at  inquiries@vardis.com

Social Sharing

We use the Share This social media tool to enhance visitor interaction on our site through Twitter, Facebook and other 3rd party social media sites. If you already use these platforms their cookies may be set through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies that enables them to serve up adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Types of Cookies

We may use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on the website. We may use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We may use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website, and Google Maps to display our office location. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Cookies are also used by Google to track how many people are using their Maps, which appear on every branch page. These remain on your machine from 6 months to 2 years. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Vardis reserves the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason, as permitted by applicable law. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.