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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Edwards Gibson Limited (Company number 07302354) (“Edwards Gibson”) uses and protects any information that you provide when using our website or any of our services.

Edwards Gibson is committed to protecting your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This policy describes how we will collect and use your information and the rights you have in relation to your information.

By using any of our services, including this website, and by providing us with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as set out in this policy. Please do not send us any personal information if you do not want that information to be used in this way.


The data controller
Edwards Gibson is the data controller for any personal information you supply to us via this website, in relation to enquiries about our services and/or when registering as a client or candidate.

Our contact details are:
Address: 73 Watling St, London, EC4M 9BJ
Telephone Number: 020 7153 4903
Email Address: support@edwardsgibson.com


Information we collect
We may need to collect and process personal information (including names, addresses, e-mail addresses and contact phone numbers), together with details of current and previous employment history, education and training.
There may be occasions when Edwards Gibson will source personal information from other publicly available sources, such as corporate websites and professional networking sites (including LinkedIn).


How we use your information
First and foremost, we will use your personal data to provide you with the best service. We also require this information for the following reasons: –

  • to maintain our business relationship,
  • to contact you via email, SMS or phone, about vacancies that we believe you may be interested in;
  • to assess data about you against vacancies which we believe may be suitable for you;
  • to send your information to clients for potential jobs or to assess suitability for the role. We will obtain consent before presenting your details to a third party;
  • to enable you to submit your CV for general applications, to apply for specific jobs or to subscribe to our job alerts;
  • to process and respond to enquiries;
  • for internal record-keeping and fulfilling our obligations of best conduct;
  • to fulfil contractual obligations with our clients;
  • to disclose to trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as reference, qualification and criminal reference checking services (as required), verification of the details you have provided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills tests. These third parties comply with similar and equally stringent undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Edwards Gibson;
  • we may release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted and requested to do so by law; and
  • for other legitimate business purposes.


We may use aggregate information (which does not identify you individually) for monitoring purposes.


How we store your data
Any personal details which we may collect from you via this website or otherwise will be stored locally on our server and in the cloud. These electronic databases are only accessible by our staff. We may also print out such details and store them securely in hard copy form.


How long we keep your data for
We will only retain your data for as long as:

  • you have consented to us retaining your data;
  • there is a legitimate interest or statutory requirement for us to do so; and/or
  • to be able to provide a service to you.


This will usually require us to retain your personal data after any active business relationship has ended for accounts and records purposes.


Your rights to your data
You can object or withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information at any time.  This may affect the services we are able to supply to you.
Where Edwards Gibson is the data controller you are entitled to the following, subject to some legal exemptions: –

  • to request a copy of the personal information of which you are the data subject
  • to have any inaccuracies corrected
  • to have your personal data erased
  • to place restrictions on us processing your data
  • to object to processing
  • to request your data to be ported (data portability)


For more information on your rights please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website: https://ico.org.uk/
You may request a copy of the personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you would like a copy, please submit your request in writing to support@edwardsgibson.com.


Our lawful basis for processing your personal data
The lawful basis for us to process personal data is consent (GDPR, Article 6(1)(a)) and/or legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f)).


What if I am unhappy with how my data has been handled?
If you have concerns about the way we are handling your personal information, you can raise them with the Information Commissioner’s Office via the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk/.


Changes to this policy
From time to time, we may change this policy. Changes to this policy are effective as of the effective date listed above which indicates the last time this policy was revised or materially changed.  Your continued use of this website and our services indicates your consent to the changes to this policy.

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