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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, manage, disclose and protect the personal information of our clients, candidates and other third parties.

We are committed to keeping all personal information secure, and to managing and processing it in a way that complies with legal requirements and data protection best practices.

1. Stone Executive’s commitment to privacy

Stone Executive respects the privacy and the confidentiality of the personal information provided by or on behalf of potential candidates, our clients recruiting such candidates, and outside parties who assist Stone Executive in their search by providing references and other pertinent information. Stone Executive is committed to keeping confidential the personal information you share with us, whether over the Internet, by email, on the telephone or through our offices. The use of such information will only be for the purpose for which it was collected.

2. What is personal information?

Personal information is any information about you as an identifiable individual and includes information with respect to your name, address, age, gender, income, marital status, financial situation, health, current employment and compensation package, and previous employment history and compensation package, together with your personal references and identification numbers (such as a National Insurance number).

3. Important principles for your protection

Stone Executive’s Privacy Policy consists of the following key principles:

  • Collecting and using personal information - Either before or when we collect personal information about you, we will explain how we intend to use it. We will limit the personal information we collect to what we need for those purposes, and we will use it only for those purposes. We will obtain your consent if we wish to use your personal information for any other purpose.
  • Disclosing personal information - We may provide your personal information to clients only where we have your consent, or to others where we are required to do so by law.
  • Protecting personal information - We will protect the personal information we obtain about you with appropriate safeguards and security measures. We will retain your personal information only for the time it is required for the purposes we explain or as otherwise required by law.
  • Access to and accuracy of your personal information
    • We will give you access to the personal information we retain about you.
    • We will provide you with the opportunity to update the personal information we retain to ensure it is accurate.
  • Accountability and openness to your privacy concerns We will explain your options for refusing or withdrawing consent to the collection, use and release of you personal information, and we will record and respect your choices. We will investigate and respond to your concerns about any aspect of our handling of your personal information.

The following sections will answer important questions that you may have about how we fulfil each of the important principles detailed above, and how we hold ourselves accessible and accountable to you.

4. Why we ask for your personal information

If you are a candidate, we ask you for information to consider your interests and qualifications to be referred to either a specific client, for a specific position, or to other clients who may retain us to recruit an individual with interests and qualifications similar to yours. When you provide this information you will be asked to acknowledge your consent for us to provide it to those clients. This consent is optional and you can decide to withdraw it at any time. Please refer to ‘Understanding your options’ in this Privacy Policy.

If you are a client who has retained Stone Executive to recruit candidates for your organisation, we ask you for information so that we can do a proper search and discuss your needs, expectations, organisational culture and other relevant issues with potential candidates.

If you are a referee for one of our candidates, we ask you to answer specific questions to validate the information we hold about our candidate and to explore his/her skills and experience relative to the role in question, to assist our client in their selection process.

5. How we collect personal information about you

If you are a candidate, much of the information we collect comes directly from you. We may also obtain personal information about you from third parties to help us assess your eligibility and suitability as a candidate for positions for which we are recruiting on behalf of our clients.

We understand that you may choose to refuse or to withdraw consent to the collection, use and release of your personal information and we will record and respect your choices. Please be aware that this may result in our inability to present you to our client as a candidate for the position in question.

6. When we release your personal information

We release your personal information to parties outside Stone Executive only under the following circumstances:

  • With your consent
    We will disclose your personal information to our clients with your prior consent.
  • When required or permitted by law
    In certain circumstances, the law may require or permit Stone Executive to disclose your personal information without your knowledge or specific consent; for example, such information may be disclosed if required to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or court order, or if requested by a Government institution, which has the lawful authority to obtain the information.
  • In exceptional circumstances
    It may be necessary in exceptional circumstances for us to disclose your personally identifiable information as permitted by law or as described below. We will seek to ensure that any proposed disclosure is required in the circumstances, and then ensure that we disclose only the information that is required. Under no circumstances do we sell personal information to other organisations.

7. Understanding your options

We will explain your options for refusing or withdrawing your consent to the collection, use or release of your personal information, and we will record and respect your choices. In many cases you are free to refuse or to withdraw your consent at any time. You may do so in writing by contacting our Data Processing Department at Stone Executive. Our staff will be pleased to explain your options and any consequences of refusing or of withdrawing your consent, and will record your options. With few exceptions, you can change your options at any time.

8. E-Newsletters

If you wish to sign up to our E-Newsletter, we will ask you to provide us with your name and email address, plus your area of interest in order that we may supply you with the most appropriate and relevant information. You may unsubscribe from our E-Newsletter at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in any E-Newsletter, or by contacting us directly.

9. How we protect your information

Stone Executive stores and processes your personal information in our Head Office, located in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, using technological safeguards like security software, firewalls, password protection and security policies to prevent hacking or unauthorised computer access.

We use our best efforts to ensure that other Stone Executive offices and our clients, as part of their agreements with Stone Executive, are bound to maintain your confidentiality and may not use the information they obtain for any unauthorised purpose. When we provide information in response to a legal enquiry or order, we will first ensure that the order is valid and we disclose only the information that is legally required.

We will audit our procedures and security measures regularly to ensure that they are being properly administered and that they will remain effective and appropriate. However, it is not possible for any web-based application to guarantee 100% security, so we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised data access.

We will retain your personal information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected or as required by law. This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but only for so long as it is legally necessary for us to have sufficient information to respond to any issue that may arise at a later date. When your personal information is no longer needed or required, we have procedures to destroy, delete, erase or convert it to an anonymous form.

10. Website usage and analysis

For details of how we monitor and record your use of our website, please refer to Stone Executive’s Cookie Policy

11. Your right to access your information

We will give you access to the information we have about you. You may arrange for such access by contacting our Data Processing Department, located at our head office location in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Please note that, where permitted by law, we may charge a minimal administrative fee and request proof of identity. We will respond to your request promptly, but in any case within 30 days, unless we advise you to the contrary.

Please note that we may not be able to provide information about you from our records if it contains references to other persons, is subject to legal privilege, contains information proprietary to Stone Executive or cannot be disclosed for other legal reasons. If you have any questions regarding decisions made, we will tell you the reasons for those decisions.

12. Keeping your information accurate

We will give you the opportunity to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. Having accurate information about you enables us to give the best possible service to our clients. You can help by keeping us informed of any changes. If you find any errors in our information about you, let us know and we will make, where necessary, the corrections as soon as reasonably possible and make sure they are conveyed to anyone we may have misinformed. For information that remains in dispute, we will note your opinion on file.


For any information in relation to our Privacy Policy, direct all enquiries to:

Stone Executive
1 - 2 Johns Court
Crabtree Hall Business Centre
Little Holtby
North Yorkshire, DL7 9NY.