Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to our online activities as well as to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


The provision of all data to Wickland Westcott is voluntary. You do not have to provide us with any data. However, if you do not provide us with certain data it will be difficult for you to take part in one of our Search or Talent processes.

By participating in one of our Search or Talent processes you are giving your consent for us to pass your data to the client(s) that we are undertaking the assignment for. We will not pass your data to another party other than this specific client or clients, without your consent. This includes individuals who have sent us their unsolicited CVs.

By using our website, you consent to those elements of our Privacy Policy which pertain to it.

Personal data we collect

As a guide, we will collect your address, telephone number(s) and email address(es) if you participate in any of our processes.

In promoting diversity, inclusion and equality we may also collect sensitive personal data about you in the form of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion and relationship questions. This information will remain confidential.

If you participate in one of our Talent processes we may collect assessment data, development data, psychometric data, 360° feedback data, reference data and interview data on you. We may also ask for a copy of your CV. Based on all or some of this data we may produce a report for our client.

If you participate in one of our Search processes, you may be asked to provide a CV. You may be asked for the names of personal referees, salary and benefit details. We may seek proof of qualifications and identity, and where applicable proof of your right to work in the UK and DBS approval. As part of the process we may also collect assessment data and psychometric data. Based on all or some of this data we may produce a report for our client.

Log Files follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, uses cookies. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

How we use your personal data

We use your contact details as the basis for managing our interactions with you.

In our Search practice the data you provide, particularly that which is collected at interview, is typically used to produce shortlist reports for clients. Clients use this information to decide whom they wish to interview and appoint.

In our Talent practice the data we collect on you is sometimes used to help clients make placement decisions on candidates. If this is the case, it will be made clear to you by the Wickland Westcott team working on the assignment. In other circumstances the data is used to help individuals develop themselves.

We also store data anonymously for analytical purposes to generate insights, for example producing group norms.

Who we share your personal data with

Your data will be shared with the client(s) we are working with. In a Search process this will usually be the client that has the vacancy.

In a Talent process, this will depend on the precise purpose. In a coaching or other development programme, certain data will likely be shared with your employer. In an assessment context the data might go to your employer (for example in an internal promotion process), or in a situation where you are being assessed for a new organisation the data will go to that organisation.

From time to time we use Associates to deliver services for us. We also sometimes partner with other organisations to help deliver projects to our clients. Therefore, we may release your data to these parties in order to deliver the work we have been engaged to do. In all cases the data will be treated in strictest confidence, and in line with GDPR best practice.

Access and control

You have the right to access any data that we hold on you. This can be done by emailing us at

You also have the right to ask us to remove any data that we hold on you from our systems. Again, this can be done by emailing us at

Finally, if you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing us at