Privacy policy

Effective from 8th March 2024

Research Europe is a global talent services and research business providing talent acquisition, talent intelligence and DEI consultancy services.

We process personal data so that we can provide these services, and in doing so, we act as a data controller.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of the data we collect.

We may collect your data through our website, or directly from you via email or via telephone/video call.

This data policy details how we collect, use, and share your personal data, as well as your rights.

Research Europe Ltd is registered as a Data Controller with the ICO under company registration number 7056079 and ICO registration ZB670383.

Our contact details:

Data Protection Officer (DPO): Stephen Buchanan

Address: Unit 3 Earlsfield Business Centre, 9 Lydden Road, London, England, SW18 4LT, UK

Phone number: 0203 714 3880


1. Data collection

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Identity data: name, job title, nationality
  • Contact data: email, phone number, location/address
  • Career data: professional background, skills, and experience, reporting lines, team sizes, references from third parties
  • Profile data: your CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Salary data: compensation and benefits information

How we get the personal information and why we have it

The personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • We use this information to provide tailored talent services to our clients
  • We only share your data to relevant third parties (our clients) so you can be considered for the job opportunity we contact you about on their behalf
  • We also gather information from third party sources such as LinkedIn, Google and other search engines, company websites, press and periodicals and other publicly available sources in order to fulfil contractual obligations with our clients to provide talent and market intelligence services
  • If relevant to a specific assignment and subject to your explicit consent, we may process your sensitive personal data

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  • Contractual obligations with our clients to provide talent services
  • Legitimate interest – we collect data from you so that you can be considered for job opportunities
  • Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting

2. Data Use

We use personal data to identify individuals suitable for job opportunities, as per our obligations as a talent services company.

When you submit a CV to us, you indicate that you are willing to be considered for the job opportunity you have been contacted about and consent to your details to be shared with specific third-parties with the job vacancies.

Your personal data may also used in an anonymised form, in order to provide market and talent insights. It will not be possible to identify the data subject in this case.

With your consent, we share your personal data for referencing, background checks, psychometric evaluations and skills tests.

We may transfer your data outside of the European Economic Area for the purpose of considering you for job opportunities globally.  We will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information.

3. Data storage and security

Your information is securely stored.

We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for. We don’t keep any data for longer than 6 years.

We dispose of your data by deleting it from our servers

Data Storage and Processing

Research Europe takes appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal data. We store personal data securely on our servers, which are located within the UK and EU.

We may process personal data using third-party service providers (e.g. cloud service providers, payment processors) who comply with GDPR and have appropriate security measures in place.

Policy Review

This GDPR policy is reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure continued compliance with GDPR and any relevant legislation.

4. Your rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access - you have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification - you have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure - you have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing - you have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing - you have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability - you have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

5. How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: