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Privacy Policy

Spencer Riley’s Privacy Policy Introduction

Spencer Riley is as committed to ensuring your privacy and confidentiality is protected as it is to advancing your career, Spencer Riley provides specialist executive search services for candidates and clients.  To ensure that your personal data remains secure we are regularly communicating our privacy policy and guidelines to all Spencer Riley employees and we maintain privacy safeguards within the firm. We use personal data collected based on your consent and a legitimate interest in a responsible and secure way to provide our services, and in particular to present our clients with the best candidates as well as to present our candidates with the best career advancement opportunities.


The information we collect and how we use it

Information you provide to Spencer Riley, such as information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with company, discussing current or future career moves as a candidate and identifying current or futures needs of your organisation is collected and will often include your CV, contact details, professional experience, professional plans, personal circumstances that relate to your career and personal interests where you have openly shared them directly with us or on a public forum when they help ensure our service can be improved for you (social media, career profiles or news articles).  We also source information through recommendations, networking, social media and industry news articles in order to identify people who we have a legitimate interest in contacting, with a view to providing our services.


Based on the information shared, with a view to providing our general services and having established consent, we will share this information with our clients to match your requirements and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the conduct of your applications and the provision of the service in general.


We may also use this information to make you aware of current opportunities that suit your experience or career ambitions and contact you when where we believe an opportunity may be relevant to you.  Owing to the nature of our services and operating in and across different areas of the world, the information you provide may be for arranging interviews, meetings or general performance of our services be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers.


Your personal information may also where necessary for us to perform our services be shared with Spencer Riley affiliate companies and when necessary, in accordance with these terms, and applicable legal requirements with third party providers who perform services for Spencer Riley. In addition to the disclosures necessary for the purposes identified above, Spencer Riley may disclose your personal information to the extent required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings, disputes or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.


If this business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.


Information security

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain accuracy of data and ensure proper use of information, Spencer Riley has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures to safeguard all information collected and stored.


Spencer Riley Executive Search will not process, use or transfer personal data in such a way that is not in line with that which is outlined in this Privacy Policy, we will use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We also will use our best efforts to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.


We constantly train our consultants on GDPR protection related matters and frequently review our policies and systems in place in order to make sure that we process personal data with the highest standards of professional care and legal compliance.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

Spencer Riley reserves the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here. Please revert back to this Privacy Policy from time to time to be informed. If you do not wish to continue using this website after reading the revised Privacy Policy, you will be given an opportunity to opt-out.


Nothing contained in this Privacy Policy is intended to create a contractual agreement or legal relationship between Spencer Riley and any user visiting the website or provide identifying information in any form.



If you have any questions about our website, privacy policy, or cookies use, please e-mail Spencer Riley Ltd at


1.. Cookies Policy

The Spencer Riley website uses cookies to provide you with a personalised browsing experience. By continuing you acknowledge that you understand and accept our policy on cookies.


A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your device in order to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings. When you use our website services, you may receive cookies from us. We use cookies in order to prepare statistics of users’ preferences and to help you navigate the web site. Our cookies cannot run programs or bring viruses to your computer.


Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can deactivate this function at any time and set your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is sent. To change your web browser settings for cookies, follow the instructions in the help section of your web browser. If you continue to browse our website without changing your web browser’s or device’s settings that control cookies, you agree to receive cookies when you use our services. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of our website. You can find out more information about cookies at


We use four types of cookies on our services:


Essential cookies – These cookies enable you to use our services. These cookies are essential to enable you to browse our services and use certain features. Disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the services. These cookies also help keep our services safe and secure.


Preference cookies – These cookies store information such as your preferred country and language selection, login data and website preferences. Without these cookies, our services may not be able to remember certain choices you’ve previously made or personalize your browsing experience by providing you with relevant information. These cookies can also be used to recognize your device so that you do not have to provide the same information more than once.


Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how you use our services such as which pages you visit regularly. These cookies are used to provide you with a high-quality experience by doing things such as tracking page load, site response times, and error messages. They are also used to gather feedback on customer satisfaction through surveys.


Content / advertising cookies – These cookies gather information about your use of our services so we may improve your experience and provide you with more relevant content and advertising. They remember that you’ve visited our services and help us understand usage of our services. [Some of these cookies are from third parties that collect information about users of our services in order to provide advertising (on our services and elsewhere) based on users’ online activities (so-called “interest-based advertising”) on our services and elsewhere online. The third parties involved in interest-based advertising collect internet browsing information (e.g., websites visited, time of visit) across different websites and over time, and they may use the information they collect on our services to provide you ads (from us and other companies) across the internet.]