Privacy Notice

Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Corp.

Recruitment and Interim Management Services

Statement of Privacy

Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Corp. respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy in compliance with applicable data protection laws. This privacy notice describes how Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Corp. ("LHH Knightsbridge” or "we", "us", or "our") processes your Personal Data in connection with our recruitment and interim management services.

We have our registered office at Suite 600, Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2X2. We are part of the Lee Hecht Harrison group of companies, which are all affiliated with the Adecco Group, the largest HR services provider in the world.

In this Notice you may be referred to as a ‘Candidate,’ the ‘Interim Manager’ or ‘You’.

To carry out our services LHH Knightsbridge uses several IT systems. In some cases, LHH Knightsbridge may provide a Portal (‘Portal’) for your use in searching for opportunities and providing your resume/CV to us. The Portal allows you to search and apply for jobs LHH Knightsbridge advertises which match your interests, skills and/or experience, in the locations where you have expressed an interest in working. and to submit your resume for our consideration in connection with available positions with our clients, including interim manager assignments.

What do we mean by personal information:

  • Personal information means, any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • “Special Categories” means personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation”

Personal information that LHH Knightsbridge usually collects includes, but is not limited to:

  • your name, contact details and qualifications (education, training courses and internships), documents evidencing your identity and right to work and any other information you indicate on your resume or CV;
  • if you set up a profile and log on to our Portal, or you log in using your LinkedIn or any other social media account: your profile data;
  • if you contact us, in some cases we will keep a record of that correspondence;
  • feedback about you from our staff and third parties (such as persons who provide a reference on your behalf);
  • your address, social insurance or tax ID number and other personal information used in the administration of your employment as an Interim Manager;
  • we may also collect information on your visits to our website/Portal including (but not limited to) your IP address, browser, timestamp, location, country traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access. This information will make your visit to our website/Portal easier in the future. We might, for example, suggest jobs to you which are local to where you were when you contacted us;
  • we may collect information for marketing purposes and analysis, including information on how you respond to email, SMS, phone and other marketing campaigns;
  • if you participate in video interviewing sessions, photos and videos of your attendance at such sessions (you will be given a chance at the session to ask not to be videoed or photographed);
  • details of any disabilities and any accommodations we may need to arrange for you in fulfilling your assignments as an Interim Manager; and
  • in some cases we will also collect special categories of personal information where we are permitted to do so by law (so in some countries we will ask you about your background for equal opportunities monitoring), or if you include such information on your resume/CV. NOTE: When you provide special categories of personal information on your resume/cv, you give us consent to process your resume/cv with such information.

We are required to have a legitimate ground or reason to process the information we hold about you. In some cases, processing is necessary for the legitimate interests of LHH Knightsbridge. In those cases we ensure that processing is conducted in such a manner that our legitimate interests outweigh any individual’s interest. We shall only process your personal information other than on these grounds with your consent (a further processing ground).

Why do we collect personal information? What is the legal basis?
To provide you with the services you expect us to, like referring you for position vacancies in which you have an interest or for interim manager assignments, or facilitating the process of applying for jobs or interim manager assignments. This includes sending your resume/CV to prospective employers (including potential employers with job vacancies for which you have expressed an interest, or for which your credentials and interests may be suited) for their consideration and keeping you informed of employment opportunities by email, telephone, mail and/or other communication methods. So that we can comply with our contractual obligations to you (i.e. to perform the services that you request), and to our client in fulfilling their requirements.
To administer assessments which may be required by a client that is a company or organization with which you are seeking employment or interim management assignments through us. So that we can comply with our contractual obligations to our clients, and to you (i.e. to perform the services that you request).
To administer your engagement as an interim manager, which includes processing and reporting your compensation for assignments and withholding and reporting taxes where required by law So that we can comply with our contractual obligations to you, and so that we can comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
With your consent we may also use your contact data for direct marketing - for example via e-mail, messaging or telephone Your consent.
To further develop, test and improve our website/Portal, or other existing or new systems/processes to better serve you; this mainly takes place in the context of new IT systems and processes, so that information about you may be used in the testing of those new IT systems and processes where dummy data cannot fully replicate the operation of that new IT system It is in our legitimate business interest to use your personal information so that we can ensure the quality of our services and make improvements.
To perform studies and statistical and analytical research, for example to compare the effectiveness of our placement of candidates between different business sectors and geographies and seek to identify factors that might influence any differences we identify It is in our legitimate business interest to use your Personal Data to evaluate the effectiveness of our services and to make improvements.
Where necessary, to comply with any legal obligation So that we can comply with legal or regulatory obligations, including our legal obligations under our agreement with you

We may also process your information to:

  • promote the security and protection of people, premises, systems and assets;
  • monitor compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • administer communications and other systems used by LHH Knightsbridge (including internal contact databases);
  • investigate or respond to incidents and complaints;
  • in the case of photos or videos of interview sessions in which you participate, to report internally that the sessions have taken place and their content (for example in internal updates) and also to market similar sessions internally and externally to third parties;
  • comply with obligations and rights and cooperate with investigations carried out by the police, government or regulators; and
  • participate in any potential or actual purchase or sale, or joint venture, of all or part of a business or company, in which any member of the Adecco Group wishes to participate.
So that we can comply with legal or regulatory obligations; it also is in our legitimate business interest to use your personal information in these ways to ensure we are operating in accordance with our standards.

In addition to the processing listed above, we may anonymise your personal information by processing your personal information so that it is impossible to identify any particular individuals (e.g., by removing all pieces of information which might allow an individual to be identified such as name, phone number, email address and carrying out a process to make it impossible to re-identify that individual) and use that anonymised information for any purpose.

You are not obliged to provide your personal information to us, but it may be impossible for us to provide our services if you do not.

Yes, we may at times. The Company may utilize automated systems/processes and automated decision-making (like profiling) to provide you, and our clients, with the services requested from us. For example, when our clients are looking for candidates for jobs, we may conduct a search of our lists of candidates using automated criteria which take into account your availability, skillset, desired salary and in some circumstances previous feedback we have received from clients to compile a shortlist which ranks those candidates who are most likely to fulfil the client’s requirement. This means that sometimes your position in the rank may be higher than others, depending on how these factors match the client’s needs. We (or our client) may also request that you undergo assessments which take into account certain attributes which may be indicative of your ability to fulfil a job requirement.

If you are seeking recruitment services or otherwise applying for positions posted with LHH Knightsbridge, we can keep your personal information for up to 10 years after you submit your resume/CV to us for employment opportunities. If you are seeking interim manager assignments and are successful in finding work through us, LHH Knightsbridge will retain your personal data concerning taxes, contracts of employment and any financial information (including data relating to pay, etc.) for 7 years, and other personal information for 10 years.

As mentioned above, we usually disclose your data to third parties. This is done to complete the purposes set out above, and includes transfers to the following:

  • To our suppliers.
    We may, for example, engage a supplier to carry out administrative and operational work in support of our relationship with you. The supplier(s) will be subject to contractual and other legal obligations to preserve the confidentiality of your data and to respect your privacy, and will only have access to the data they need to perform their functions; the relevant suppliers are typically IT suppliers (who host or support our IT systems, including information about you), premises management companies (who look after physical security at our buildings, and therefore may need to know about you to allow access to our buildings) and back office finance and accounting management providers (who might need to handle your details in order to process accounts payable and receivable). We may also engage suppliers who provide IT technology services and solutions, which might include video interview and skills assessment tools.
  • To members of the LHH group of companies in other countries.
    These may be located in- or outside Canada or the European Union; different members of the group fulfil different functions and as result your information may be shared with them for different reasons:
    • information is shared with members of the LHH group that provide IT functions for the LHH group of companies world-wide; some of those IT functions are located in the United States and Canada.
    • information is also shared with LHH Knightsbridge affiliates world-wide where you have expressed an interest in opportunities in that market and such opportunities may exist.
  • To our clients/prospective employers.
    We will share your data with clients of ours who are recruiting candidates for employment or interim manager assignments you may be interested in, or who are interested in your profile. These clients owe contractual and other confidentiality obligations in relation to your data to us, and to you. These transfers may include providing to an LHH Knightsbridge client the results of reference checks requested and reports containing the results of any assessments in which you participate as required by clients with which you have made an application for employment or interim management assignments.
  • To members of the Amrop network.
    Amrop is a global network of recruitment companies who participate in referral arrangements. We may transfer your personal information to Amrop members when you express interest in employment opportunity in countries in which an Amrop member operates.
  • To legal authorities.
    We will share your data with government, police, regulators or law enforcement agencies if, at our sole discretion, we consider that we are legally obliged or authorised to do so or it would be prudent to do so.;
  • To other third parties in connection with corporate transactions.
    As part of due diligence relating to (or implementation of) a merger, acquisition or other business transaction we may need to disclose your data to the prospective seller or buyer and their advisers.

    Your data can be transferred and processed in one or more other countries, in- or outside Canada or the European Union.

  • For Cross Border Transfers:

    When we make transfers across borders, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place as required, including data processing agreements, model clauses, or legal frameworks relating to the transfer of data, such as the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks described below. Regardless of where your information is processed by us or our affiliated companies, we apply the same protections described in this policy.

    For residents of the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom: If you are a resident of the EU, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, we shall only transfer your data outside your country of residence to countries which the European Commission has determined offer an adequate level of protection to you (a list of those countries is available here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en), or where LHH Knightsbridge has put in place appropriate safeguards to seek to preserve the privacy of your information. In the case of transfers to the United States, LHH Knightsbridge’s affiliate in the United States, Lee Hecht Harrison LLC (“LHH US”), complies with the principles of the E.U.-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (the “Privacy Shield Principles”) as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom to the United States, respectively. LHH US has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit www.privacyshield.gov

    LHH US commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. . LHH US has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of a complaint directed to us, or if we do not satisfactorily address your complaint, please visit www.bbb.org/EU- privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.

    Please note that if your Privacy Shield complaint is not resolved through the above channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

  • Right to access and obtain a copy of your personal information

    You are entitled to request confirmation whether we process any of your personal information. Where this is the case, you can ask us to provide you with an electronic copy of your information. Please note that there may be certain categories of information which LHH is legally unable to provide access to. If LHH declines to provide access to any of the Personal Data you request, you will be provided with the reasons for such a decision.

  • Right to correct your personal information

    If you can demonstrate that personal information we hold about you is not correct, you can request that this information is updated or otherwise corrected.

  • Right to be forgotten/have data deleted

    In certain circumstances you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information and/or that your personal information is deleted. You may make such a request at any time and LHH Knightsbridge will evaluate if your request should be granted, however this right is subject to any legal rights or obligations we may have to retain data. For situations where in accordance with the law, we determine that your request to have your personal information deleted must be granted, LHH Knightsbridge will do so without undue delay. Please bear in mind, once your data is deleted LHH Knightsbridge might not be of service to you anymore. If you want to re-register with the company again, you will need to provide us with your data.

  • Right to object

    As far as the company’s processing of your data is based on the company’s legitimate interest (and no other processing ground) or relates to direct marketing, you are entitled to object to LHH Knightsbridge processing your data by reference to your particular situation.

If you want to exercise any of your rights, click here..

When you email us to exercise your rights, LHH Knightsbridge may ask you to identify yourself before actioning your request.

Finally, we are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about the processing of your Personal Data. If, however, you feel we have not addressed your complaints, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the place where you live or work, or in the place where you think an issue in relation to your data has arisen.

You are responsible for keeping your login details to our Portal(s) safe, in particular the password that we have given you or that you have chosen. These login credentials are for your own use. You are not permitted to share your credentials or other account details with any other person(s).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Notice, would like further information about how we protect your information (for example when we transfer it outside Canada or the EU) and/or when you want to contact the company’s Global Data Privacy Lead, please contact us by clicking here , or by mail to our Global Data Privacy Lead at the address below:

Lee Hecht Harrison LLC
2301 Lucien Way, Suite 325
Maitland, Florida 32751 USA
Attn: Global Data Privacy

The terms of this Notice may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Notice through appropriate notices either on this website or contacting you using other communication channels. Below will always show the last update to the Privacy Notice and will show you the history of changes.



LAST UPDATED: (27 November 2019)