Privacy Policy.


Herringbone Search is committed to privacy and transparency.

Contact details

Name: Henshaw Executive Search Limited, trading as Herringbone Search

Company number: 06706120

Address: 5 St John’s Ln, London EC1M 4BH

Tel No: 020 3630 3392


We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of birth
  • Work History
  • Qualifications
  • References
  • Personal Statement


At Herringbone Search we collect different types of information about our website users, clients and candidates for four main reasons:

  1. To provide personalised executive search services.
  2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
  3. To market services.
  4. To provide work finding services.

We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources:

  1. LinkedIn
  2. Website form registrations

We respect your privacy and will do our very best to protect your privacy by using appropriate security measures.

We will collect and use details only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so.

We will be clear in our dealings as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.

We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected.

We will make sure we delete it securely.

If you apply for a role or meet with us, we will collect your contact details and details about your career; storing and distributing these with appropriate sensitivity.

We may share your details with prospective employers or clients, but only with your prior knowledge and consent. These employers are governed by their own privacy policies but sign our terms and conditions.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  1. Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting
  2. We have a contractual obligation.
  3. We have a legal obligation.
  4. We have a vital interest.
  5. We need it to perform a public task.
  6. We have a legitimate interest.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

We keep your personal information for ten years. We will then dispose your information by deleting your personal information from all of our databases and systems.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

If you engage with us through social media sites their privacy policy supersedes our own. For example, Herringbone Search cannot be responsible for the business actions of LinkedIn.

If you attend one of our events, data may be shared for event administration purposes and improving services.

Some calls may be monitored or recorded for training and other business purposes.

We do not sell personal data.

We do not use cookies on our website.

We will access and release personal information if required by law or by government request.

Any other organisations who access your information in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply.

We may share anonymised behavioural data during consultancy sessions.

If you would like access to or a copy of the personal information we hold about you, to request a correction, or have any questions about how we may use it or to make a complaint, please contact us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details. Where required by law, will we obtain your consent to make these changes.