Privacy and GDPR Policies


McCourt Newton Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used, including how it is shared online and who with. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who has contact with McCourt Newton Ltd, or who visits this website, (“our Site”). For any processing of your personal data we carry out for the purposes of our professional Executive Search and Selection Recruitment consultancy services, we are the data controller. Any personal data we do collect will only be used as permitted by law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. We will refer all new candidates or potential candidates to our website to review this Policy. You can object to us processing your data for our recruitment purposes at any time by contacting

1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Personal Data” means any and all data that can directly or indirectly identify a living person. For our purposes, it means personal information that you give to us via our Site or through the course of any other communication with us.

GDPR means EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation; and

“We/Us/Our” means McCourt Newton Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 1822808 whose registered address is Lidgett House, 56 Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1LL, United Kingdom, and whose main trading address is the same.

2. Information About Us
2.1 McCourt Newton Ltd is a limited company registered in England under company number 1822808, whose registered address is Lidgett House, 56 Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1LL, United Kingdom and whose main trading address is the same. Our website address is
McCourt Newton Ltd is a professional Executive Search & Selection Recruitment consultancy, focused on recruiting senior level candidates for opportunities in the sectors in which we operate.
2.2 Our VAT number is 412151018
2.3 Our Data Protection Champion is Jennifer Newton who can be contacted by email at, by telephone on 0113 287 2855, or by post at the address above.
2.4 We are regulated by the ICO.

3. What Does This Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our Site and to any personal data held and processed as a result of communication we have with candidates, potential candidates, individuals working for and on behalf of our Clients, and other visitors to our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or processed by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. Your Rights
4.1 All individuals have rights in regards to their personal data under the GDPR. You can contact us with a request in regards to your data subject rights at any time by emailing You have the right:
4.1.1 to be informed about how we process your personal data;
4.1.2 of access to the personal data we hold about you (see section 11);
4.1.3 to rectification of any personal data we hold about you that may be inaccurate or incomplete;
4.1.4 to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you;
4.1.5 to restrict the processing of your personal data;
4.1.6 to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
4.1.7 to object to us using your personal data for particular purposes, including direct marketing; and
4.1.8 not to be subject to a decision based purely on automated processing or profiling.
4.2 If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 12 and we will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, at
4.3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

5. What Data Do We Collect/Process?
5.1 Personal data we may collect on you will be:

Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and personal email addresses.

Work and education history.

Salary, annual leave, pension and benefits information

Start date.

Location of employment or workplace.

Recruitment information (including copies of right to work documentation, references and other information included in a CV or cover letter or as part of the application process).

Employment records (including job titles, work history, working hours, training records and professional memberships).

Performance information.

5.2 We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

6. Why Do We Collect/Process Your Data?
6.1 We only collect and process personal data in ways you, the candidate, would expect, in relation to our recruitment activities.
6.2 Where you, the candidate, appoint us to notify you of job opportunities and/or provide your details to potential future employers then our lawful basis for processing your personal data is contractual.
6.3 Where we process your personal data for speculative opportunities, then our lawful basis for processing your personal data is the legitimate interest of McCourt Newton as a professional Executive Search & Selection Recruitment consultancy.
6.4 Where we are acting on behalf of a Client, then our lawful basis for processing any personal data of data subjects employed by or working on behalf of that Client will be contractual.
6.5 We may wish to contact you to make suggestions and recommendations to you about positions or recruitment news that may be of interest to you.
6.6 We may wish to feature some candidates in our candidate brochure for marketing purposes, which we will only do with your consent.
6.7 We may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purpose of quality assurance.
6.8 Where we need to collect personal data under the terms of a contract we have with you, such as to progress an application, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the services we are trying to offer you.

7. How Do We Collect Your Data?
7.1 We collect and process data given to us by you via our Site, or via direct telephone, email, face to face or other communication between yourself and McCourt Newton Ltd.
7.2 We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources such as LinkedIn.

8. How Long Do We Keep Your Data?
8.1 Any data we collect will be processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected, e.g. for consideration against a particular role we are recruiting. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 9, below.
8.2 Any data we collect will be deleted no later than 12 months after the opportunity you contacted us about, or we contacted you about, has been completed, unless you agree to your details being retained on file as set out in section 8.3.
8.3 We will write to you to advise if we wish to retain your data to enable us to consider you for other career opportunities. You will be given the opportunity to opt out. If we do not hear from you, we will continue to hold and process your data.
8.4 We will contact you from time to time to check that the personal data we hold about you is accurate, complete and up to date. It is your right as a data subject to let McCourt Newton Ltd know of any changes to your details at any time in order for us to maintain the accuracy of information held on you.
8.5 If you do choose for your details to remain on file, we will either delete your personal data after two years, or, contact you again to ensure the details we hold for you are accurate, to advise that we continue to retain your details, and to give you the opportunity to opt out.
8.6 McCourt Newton Ltd will appropriately dispose of your personal data when it is no longer required, or if you ask to be removed from our systems to ensure it is protected from unauthorised use or disclosure.

9. Who Do We Share Your Data With?
9.1 If you apply to an advertisement via our website or a third party website, or we contact you directly to discuss a particular opportunity which you agree to be considered for, we will only discuss/share your personal data with the Client concerned.
9.2 We will only share your personal data with third parties, e.g. Clients we are recruiting on behalf of, with your explicit prior consent.
9.3 We will only share your personal data with Clients based outside of the European Economic Area with your explicit prior consent.
9.4 We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our Clients to use your personal data for their own purposes, and only permit them to process your personal data in accordance with our written instructions for recruitment purposes.

10. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
10.1 We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described in section 8.
10.2 Your data will only be stored by McCourt Newton in the UK.
10.3 Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure any data we hold about you.
10.4 Steps we take to secure and protect your data include:
10.4.1 locks and security systems;
10.4.2 strong IT security systems with limited access to shared network drives to authorised personnel only, with firewalls and virus protection;
10.4.3 fully password protected and encrypted mobile devices;
10.4.4 the storage of any paper documentation in locked rooms/storage; and
10.4.5 training of all McCourt Newton employees on data protection, confidentiality and storage;

11. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held) as specified by the GDPR, and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge, unless there is a legal reason that prevents us from providing this information. Please contact us using the contact details below in section 12.

12. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at, by telephone on 0113 287 2855, or by post at McCourt Newton Ltd, Lidgett House, 56 Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1LL. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you (as under section 11, above).

13. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on our Site and you will be deemed to have understood the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

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