1. Who we are

We are BPA. Our registered office is 166 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1RA. Trading address is: 3 Orchard Place, London SW1H 0BF.

BPA refers to BPA Search International Limited (Registration No. 7182912) & Barrie Pallen Associates Limited (Registration No.7523035).

References to “the Company”, “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” in this privacy statement means BPA.

The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in this privacy statement mean any user of this website, prospective employee of BPA, client or candidate.

If you have any queries about your privacy, you may write to us at the address above or email us at barrie@bpasearch.co.uk 

If you are an EU/Swiss national, please contact our EU/Swiss GDPR representative at:  https://prighter.com/q/13752406486

2. Purpose of this privacy statement

We are committed to the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by you to us. This privacy statement describes our current policies and practices with regard to any personal information collected by us from you directly and/or through our website.

Personal information means any information which identifies you, and may include information such as your name, email address, telephone number, position and postal address.

3. Notification of changes to privacy statement

We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to this website and to our existing services. Because of these on-going changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data protection practices will change from time to time. If and when our data protection practices change, we will update this privacy statement to describe our new practices. We encourage you to check this page regularly. 

4. Our use of your personal information 

When you provide us with your personal information it may be used for the following purposes:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we have with you;
  • to contact you to inform you of new services and events we will be providing;
  • to send you requested information about our services – we will keep your contact details on our database and may, from time to time, e-mail or post you information about our services or jobs which may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive e-mails or post from us for these purposes, please let us know; or
  • if you are a candidate, to find you suitable job matches and to handle or assist with the recruitment process.
5. Anonymous data collected through this website

In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers they use. This technology does not personally identify you – it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our website. Our website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.

6. Cookies and similar technologies

In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use cookie technology on our website. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device. Cookies do not damage your computer.    You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.  This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.  However, some of the services and features offered through our website may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

We use two types of cookies on our website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.  They are deleted when you close the browser.

  • Performance cookies (e.g. Google Analytics)

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. 

We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to improve the service we offer to you.  An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the internet.  Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information. We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users’ demographics.   Information from these types of cookies and technologies or about website usage is not combined with information about you from any other source.  None of the cookies or technologies that we use will personally identify you.

7. Disclosure of your personal information 

We do not share, sell or distribute your personal information with unrelated third parties, except as otherwise provided for in this privacy statement and under these limited circumstances:

As necessary for job applications or other recruitment services that you have requested, with your consent.

When the law requires it.

In order to provide you with the information or services that you have requested your personal information may occasionally be transferred or shared with third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for the purposes to which you have subsequently consented.  For example, we may allow a third party access to your personal information to support our information technology or to handle mailings on our behalf.

Where you are a client, we may disclose your personal data to third parties for the purposes billing and debt collection purposes.

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

8. Data access and corrections

Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your personal information, we will disclose to you the personal information we hold about you.

We will also correct, amend or delete any personal information that you tell us is inaccurate.  You may update any information you have given to us by contacting us at our registered address or the email address in section 1 above.

Requests to delete personal information are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on us.

9. Links to other websites

Our website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. We urge you to review any privacy statement posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information about yourself.