Forde May Consulting Privacy Policy

February 17, 2021

Forde May Consulting Privacy Policy


Forde May Consulting is an executive search business which undertakes head hunting and executive and senior management recruitment activity to clients as well as providing work-finding services to individuals. In providing these services the Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

Forde May Consulting cares about your privacy and we respect your privacy rights. The business has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following outlines this commitment to users of our services (as defined below) as we want to be able to provide everyone with a user experience that is safe and secure. Forde May Consulting takes precautions which accord with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will take reasonable precautions to ensure personal data in our possession is secure and not open to abuse.

Why do we collect your personal information?

We are retained by leading organisations to identify and place senior executive talent. We have identified you as an executive that would be of interest to our clients. We take your privacy very seriously and, in order for us to keep you informed about relevant opportunities, we request your consent to hold your personal data. If you do not formally provide consent by completing this process, we will be legally obliged to remove you from our database and can no longer put you forward for such opportunities.


What information do we collect?

Typically we collect your current and previous employers, and details of your work, skills and experiences, education and qualifications.


What will we do with your personal information?

We will hold your personal data to be able to place you to the most suitable position according to your background and experience. We may use your personal information to contact you to discuss the opportunity.


Who will be share your information with?

We will only make your personal information visible to the organisations we are working with when you are put forward for an opportunity.


How long do we hold it for?

If you create an account on the GatedTalent Portal ( we will hold your data until you revoke consent for us to do so. We will otherwise hold your data for no longer than 2 years before seeking confirmation that you are happy for us to continue to hold your data


Your rights:

You have the right to request from us access to your own personal information. This is sometimes known as a ‘subject access request’. Additionally, you have the right to request from us:

  • that any inaccurate information we hold about you is corrected
  • that information about you is deleted in certain situations
  • that we stop using your personal information for certain purposes
  • that your member profile is provided to you in a portable format
  • that decisions about you are not made by wholly automated means.


Many of the rights listed above are limited to certain defined circumstances and we may not always be able to comply with your request. We will tell you if this is the case. You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for direct marketing. We will inform you if we intend to use your information for this purpose or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for this purpose. You can exercise your right to prevent us using your information in this way by contacting us at


If you choose to make a request to us to exercise any of these rights, we will aim to respond to you as soon as we reasonably can but no later than one month. We will not charge a fee for dealing with any reasonable request. If you are unhappy with how we are using your personal information or if you wish to complain about how we have handled a request, then please contact and we will try to resolve your concerns. You also have the right to complain to your local Data Protection Authority and a full list can be found here