Privacy Policy

TLC is committed to protecting the data we collect and process during the talent management process

Your journey with the Lighthouse

At The Lighthouse Company, we pride ourselves in delivering a high-touch service to all of our candidates. The privacy and confidentiality of your personal data is of paramount importance; we hold ourselves, and our clients to the highest standards of trust in its safekeeping and use.

This policy, specifically adapted in line with the GDPR, describes our current practices in relation to the management of your personal information.

Your personal data and us

Our primary activity is the placement of senior talent within new businesses through executive search and as part of this process we will collect contact and relevant career-related information through our dealings with you (including but not limited to; email addresses, phone numbers, CVs, remuneration packages etc.).

By providing us with your personal data, you are accepting that it may be accessed by our team. The access of your personal data by our clients will only ever occur during any executive search process you are involved in and with your full permission.

How we collect your information

We primarily collect any information we hold through face to face discussions with those we are representing – both clients and candidates. This information will be stored electronically on our internal database (Influence), safeguarded with the security features outlined below.

Your personal information may also be collected when you browse our website or when you speak with us by telephone or through social media networks.

How we protect your information

We strive to protect the privacy and security of the personal and sensitive information we hold through the use of encryption, security access, firewalls and computer security systems. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal and sensitive information which is held by us, and access to information stored electronically is restricted to staff whose positions require access to this. We may also use third party data storage providers and servers to store your personal information.

Why we collect your information

We collect personal information and, in certain circumstances, sensitive information from you and others to enable us to best represent your interests during the executive search process. We will only ever disclose your personal information during a process that you are involved in and with your full permission.

Retaining your information

The long-term tenure of C-suite talent in role means that we may hold on to your personal data for up to ten years, and will continuously update this through our ongoing dialogue with you and/or when notified by you or through industry notifications.

Accessing your information

If you wish to review or correct your personal data or remove your name and related information from our records, please contact

In line with the GDPR, we will not charge you for making a request to access, correct or remove your personal information.

Why we hold your information

Throughout the process of talent management, it is of paramount importance for your representation that our team has access to the relevant information to help deliver a successful search. Failure to share or disclose such information will be understandably detrimental to the process and we would be unable to represent you fully.

Using your contact information

From time to time, the Lighthouse team may use your contact details (predominantly email) to request your attendance at various leadership events or to participate in industry agenda-setting projects such as our annual New World Talent Survey.

We use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, when you browse our website, we log your IP address, the date and time of your visit, any pages or links visited and the type of browser used. This information is used for statistical purposes, improving the content and functionality of our website, and to prevent misuse of our systems. For further information refer to our Cookies Policy below.

Concerns or complaints

If you have any concerns about how we manage your personal information or believe your privacy may have been prejudiced, you can make a complaint about the matter. You should first contact us with your complaint in writing to

As your information is of paramount importance to both you and us, we will investigate the matters raised and respond to you as quickly as possible.

Cookies Policy

Whilst using this site, some information is collected automatically using ‘cookies’ or local storage.

We use cookies on our website to help us provide customers with the best possible online experience. If you continue to browse our website we assume that you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies served by our site.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your web browser and stored in the memory of your device when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they enable collection of user data and analysis of how the website is being used by visitors, to optimise and create the best possible user experience.

Some cookies are temporary to your browsing session and deleted every time you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your device’s cache.

What information do they not hold?

The cookies we use do not hold any data that can identify you personally, such as; names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, bank account numbers or credit card information.

Why do we use cookies?

To recognise your computer when you visit our website.

To improve the website’s usability.

To track you as you navigate our website.

To analyse the use of our website.

What cookies do we use?

To help us understand how visitors use our site and to measure its performance, this site uses web analytics cookies provided by Google Analytics. We only use trusted web analytics platforms that provide statistical insight into interaction and behaviours of website visitors.

Our site uses targeting cookies that support behavioural advertising. This form of advertising allows advertising of a more relevant nature to be tailored and broadcast by capturing user’s online behaviour. Some of these cookies are placed on your computer to display our advertisements and also use to evaluate the effectiveness of our advertising and promotions on third party websites.

Please note that by ‘opting out’ of receiving cookies from any network, you may disable the ability for a network to deliver advertisements that are targeted to your interests.

Accepting or rejecting cookies

You may be able to configure your internet browser to warn you each time a new cookie is about to be stored, so that you may make a decision whether to accept or reject it. If cookies are already on your system, you can delete them.

For more information about cookies and how to delete them, please visit:

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Security Policy statement, the practices of this website or your dealings with our firm, you can contact us through

The Lighthouse Company is the trading style of The Lighthouse Ventures Ltd.
Company No. 6936239. Registered office is at W1G 9DQ and trading address is at W1W 8BX.