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The Good Search, LLC (TGS) is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. This statement summarizes our policy regarding the collection, use, and transfer of your personal data, the security measures The Good Search, LLC employs to protect such data, and your rights in relation to it.

The Information We Collect

TGS is an executive search and recruiting research firm that collects, uses, and stores the personal data necessary to provide such services. The type of information depends on our relationship with you.


The categories of personal data we collect may include the following information and identifiers of individuals: name, contact information (e-mail address, address, telephone number), professional experience, photographs, individual capabilities, qualifications, professional style profile, peer reviews, executive competencies, interview notes as well as recordings and transcripts of such (if applicable). This data may be obtained directly from you, through publicly available sources, your professional networking profile, news reports, and/or third parties such as our clients, professional partners, sources/referees, and/or our authorized background check/verification providers. If you are an executive search candidate, in addition to the information listed above, we may collect information regarding your education history, languages, social activities, compensation details (where permitted by applicable legislation), information relating to references, offer letters, identification data (civil/marital status, gender, nationality), and contact history.

In order to align our processes with our commitment to ensuring equal opportunities, we may collect information about you (in the appropriate circumstances and in accordance with applicable local law) which may be classified as diversity information (or protected legal characteristics under California or federal law), such as your racial or ethnic background, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, and/or socioeconomic background. Additionally, as some of our clients may be subject to employment diversity requirements, TGS may be required to share such information insofar as it pertains to the assignment you are a part of. Providing this additional information is voluntary and declining to do so will not affect any assessment or search.

Referee or Source

If you provide a personal reference or feedback for an individual (depending on the circumstances we may classify you as a Referee or Source), we may collect and process your name, contact details, certain professional and employment details (such as title, occupation, qualifications and employment history), references and feedback, and your connection to the individual. We may collect this information directly from you, the individual, or publicly available sources. Any reference or feedback you provide about an individual would not be attributed to you if shared with third parties unless you allow us to do so.

Client or Supplier

If you are a TGS client or supplier, data collected will typically comprise your contact details (such as name, telephone number, address, email address, job title, and business record related to the services).

How Do We Use Your Personal Data?

We will process your personal data in the context of providing our Services and maintaining our business relationship with you. This may include contacting you about an assignment, verifying profile details, identifying, assessing, and evaluating individuals, and/or presenting our insights, analysis or reports to our clients.

We may also use the data in circumstances such as the following:

  • as part of a press check or background check, including; verification of educational or professional credentials;
  • to help support and improve our business operations (e.g. interview transcription (if applicable), audit procedures, security processes, document storage, maintenance of our systems and infrastructure, data analytics, benchmarking, statistics, creating knowledge pieces, determining the effectiveness of our Services);
  • to share marketing and promotional materials (e.g., intellectual capital, thought leadership pieces, etc.);
  • to invite you to an industry and/or role-specific event (e.g., forum, charity event, etc.);
  • to work with partners, sponsors, and vendors, including third-party travel agencies;
  • maintaining business records, including those related to our Services;
  • to exercise our legal rights, protect your interests, or as required by applicable law;

We strive to ensure that your personal data is accurate, complete, and current. Your data will only be used in a way that is compatible with its intended use and will not be processed in any way that is contrary to what is outlined in this policy. We will not sell your personal data.

TGS’s legal basis for processing your personal data in the context of providing its Services will depend on the personal information and processing activity involved and the specific context in which it was obtained. This can be:

  • our legitimate business interest provided the processing of such information is not overridden by your own interests or your fundamental rights and freedoms. For example: managing, operating, or promoting our business, building and maintaining relationships with you, our clients, and vendors, analyzing and improving our Services, managing our IT systems (including audits);
  • your consent, where required by applicable law. For example: for background checks, for any potentially sensitive information that may come to light during interviews, for employment diversity requirements, for recorded interview sessions; or
  • our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements under applicable laws such as: keeping records for tax purposes or for accounting, or providing information to public authorities.

Where the Personal Data is Held and How It Is Transferred

The Good Search uses Ezekia for its private execeutive recruiting database. We use Not Actively Looking as a platform where candidates submit their information to us.

Executives Place Ltd., a company registered in England under company number 7100165 with its registered office at Churchill House, 137-139 Brent Street, London NW4 4DJ, United Kingdom and trading as Ezekia (“Ezekia”) provides a service that allows search firms including The Good Search, LLC to access candidate information from the Not Actively Looking (NAL) website ( (“the Candidate Website”) and to communicate with executives concerning career opportunities. The Ezekia Platform ( (“the Website”) allows the search firm to store contact details and other information relating to contacts and candidates identified by the search firm, and also includes software tools to enable the search firm to manage business development activity and executive search assignments. See Ezekia’s Privacy Policy and Not Actively Looking’s Privacy Policy.

How Long Do We Retain Your Personal Data?

TGS will retain your personal data for as long as the data is needed in connection with the purposes for which it is being processed and depending on the nature of our relationship with you.

Specifically, we will retain personal data for as long as we have your consent or a legitimate interest to do so. We may also be required to retain certain personal information (i) for our business records (ii) to show that we have fulfilled our obligations towards relevant parties such as our clients and candidates, or to continue meeting any of our obligations once we have completed an assignment in which you may have been involved in, (iii) for us to be able to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, or (iv) to otherwise comply with our legal obligations.

Once the need to retain your data has expired, we will delete or anonymize it in accordance with data minimization principles. If this is not possible at the time, (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives) then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your Rights

You have the right to access, erase, correct, update, or complete your personal data, or to request no further contact from The Good Search, LLC. Additionally, to the extent permittable under applicable laws, you have the right to request the transfer of your personal data to a third party, to object to our use of your personal information, or to object to certain types of processing of your personal information. You can also withdraw your consent at any time; however, such withdrawal will not affect any processing performed prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing on the basis of other lawful grounds. Should you request that we delete your personal information, please note that we may keep a minimal amount of data for record keeping purposes (for example, to record your wish for your data to be deleted). If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you may contact Additionally, you may bring a complaint to the relevant data protection authority about our processing of your personal information.

If you are a California resident, you have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Specifically, you may request the categories of personal data we have collected, the sources of such personal information, and the specific pieces of personal data we have collected about you. If applicable, you may also request the business or commercial purpose we have for collecting your personal data, the categories (outlined above) of your personal data we have shared or disclosed, and the categories of third parties to whom we have shared or disclosed such personal data. You also have the right to request the deletion of your personal data. To exercise any of your rights, you may contact the email address above (, or you may call us at +1 (203) 539-00847. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights pertaining to your personal data. Changes to this Policy We may occasionally update this policy. Any material changes made will be posted on this page and the appropriate measures will be taken to keep you informed. Please visit this page on a regular basis to ensure that you remain up to date with our policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at

Changes to this Policy

We may occasionally update this policy. Any material changes made will be posted on this page and the appropriate measures will be taken to keep you informed. Please visit this page on a regular basis to ensure that you remain up to date with our policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at

Cookies & IP address Policy

The Good Search, LLC may use browser cookies on this website. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. We use cookies to provide a higher quality, more relevant, user experience by storing user preferences and monitoring user trends, as well as to deliver services requested by you.

By using our website you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Policy.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies please disable them by following the instructions in or by changing your browser settings as indicated below so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.

Which cookies do we use?

We use customized and proprietary JavaScript code provided by third-party integrated platforms including, but not limited to, Google Analytics to collect and transmit visitor information to their servers. When a user visits, this code contacts the respective third-party platforms’ servers and sends the aforementioned data. This data is stored, devoid of personally identifiable information, on the third-party server for the purposes of analysis that will be used to improve and provide contextual experiences to site visitors.

Necessary cookies – These cookies are essential for you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Use of cookies may also allow us to automate entry into password-protected portions of the site so that you will not need to re-enter your password each time you visit our site.

Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personalized features. They may also be used to provide services in the way you have specified, such as collating data in a report.

Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance, which pages you visit and how often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve our website and the service we provide to you.

We may also perform IP lookups to determine your domain to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics. The Good Search, LLC also monitors IP addresses for security purposes, trend analysis, website administration, user movement tracking, and broad demographic information gathering for aggregate use. The IP address of the computer you use to access is not linked to any personal information you otherwise provide to us.

How to control cookies?

With most internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) or a help screen to learn more about these functions and how to use them. Please be advised that certain sections or functionalities of the site may be inaccessible to you if your browser does not accept cookies.

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