Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how River Partnership uses and protects any information that you give River Partnership when you use this website and transfer data to our employees.
River Partnership is committed to protecting the personal data of our candidates and clients to ensure that personal data remains secure. We are regularly communicating our privacy policy and guidelines to all River Partnership employees and we strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the firm.

This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices regarding the collection, use and worldwide transfer of personal information collected through our website, as well as personal information gathered by River Partnership employees in relation to the provision of recruitment and executive search including our compensation database and consultancy projects.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

River Partnership is a wholly owned company and is the sole collector of all information and we are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. In this statement we announce our companies policies regarding the collection, use and transfer of personal data, the security methods River Partnership will use to protect such data and your rights under the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 or EU GDPR dependant on the territory of the person.   

By using this website, you state your agreement to the terms and conditions set out within this Policy. If the terms set forth within are not acceptable for you for any reason then please do not submit your personal data.

Security Disclosure

River Partnership collects personal data on its candidates and clients for the sole purpose of efficiently providing our recruitment services. We only collect the minimum personal data required from candidates and clients to asses’ candidate suitability for roles and to maintain an effective relationship with our clients.

We are committed to ensuring that personal data that we collect is secure. In order to prevent your Personal Data against unauthorised access, accidental loss, improper use and disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. However, the internet itself is not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, the transmission of your data to us is done so at your own risk.

River Partnership will not sell, resell, lease or license your Personal Data to any third parties.

Your Personal Data will be stored on our secure server and database with our carefully selected service providers.

Individuals Rights

River Partnership treats all Personal Data in a manner consistent with the requirements of the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 and that of the EU GDPR. River Partnership takes reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate, up to date and complete for the purposes for which it is collected and used. Please request our Data Processing Notice for further information on what data we process and why, as well as where it is stored.

As a data subject you have the right to request access to the personal data that River Partnership have collected on you. This could be for the purpose of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You also have the right to request a copy of the personal data River Partnership have collected about you. This Privacy statement confirms that River Partnership ensures that all our candidates and clients have the following rights with regards to the data that we hold on them;

1. The right to be informed;
2. The right of access;
3. The right to rectification;
4. The right to erase;
5. The right to restrict processing;
6. The right to data portability;
7. The right to object;
8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

If you would like to make any requests with regards to your data held by River Partnership then please contact us at where all queries will be dealt with in in a timely manner. 

Depending upon the circumstances and the request, the Company may not be permitted to provide access to personal data or otherwise fully comply with your request; for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. Data subjects have the right to know, from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, where and for what purpose, free of charge. However, River Partnership reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law should the request be deemed repetitive or excessive. Likewise, River Partnership reserve the right to deny your requests where, in the Company’s discretion, they may be unfounded, excessive, or otherwise unacceptable under applicable law.

We do not make recruiting or hiring decisions based solely on automated decision-making. All decisions regarding recruiting or hiring decisions are made by humans.

Personal Information Collected

River Partnership is an executive search firm, and for these purposes we collect a variety of personal data necessary to provide such services in a secure and highly confidential database accessible only by River Partnership.

Personal information collected by River Partnership is collected from both publicly available sources such as, but not limited to; third party employer websites and LinkedIn, submissions of information to our website and from telephone conversations and meetings with candidates where the information was directly disclosed to our employees. River Partnership collect personal information such as name, professional experience, career history, education history, resume, salary information and contact information to assess candidate’s suitability for roles that they can be put forward to. It is River Partnership’s legitimate interest to collect this information in order to ensure candidates are not approached for roles unnecessarily which would not be appropriate for them.

It is important to differentiate between the non-sensitive data required for recruitment purposes which are collected from candidates directly, and the sensitive data which is not requested unless we are legally required to do so at a later stage of the recruitment process. Data that is deemed non-sensitive includes personally identifiable information such as: name, professional experience, career history, education history, resume, salary information and contact information. By choosing to enter your personal information onto our website and by sending this to our employees directly, you indicate your acceptance and willingness to disclose this information to River Partnership and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of River Partnership’s confidential mandates.

River Partnership recommends that you do not provide data deemed as sensitive data through our website. However, we do not forbid the collecting of such data. Your choice to provide such data for a River Partnership role remains a personal decision. This data is not required by River Partnership for eligibility, and data deemed sensitive could be, but is not limited to, information related to race or ethnicity, political views, religion and/or similar beliefs, trade union memberships, physical and/or mental health impairments, sexual preference, or criminal record. If, for any reason, you do wish to provide such information deemed as sensitive data, River Partnership accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the methods described throughout this Privacy Policy.

What we do with the information we gather

In most standard situations, we provide personal information regarding candidates to prospective employers/our clients only if the candidate has authorised us to do so. However, on occasions we are engaged to conduct highly confidential searches for senior executives and on those occasions’ prospective candidates’ personal information such as name, job title and employer name may be provided to the client without the candidate’s prior request or knowledge. It is River Partnership's Legitimate Interest to process data in this way on these occasions for us to demonstrate our knowledge of mapping that particular market.

Below is a list of ways in which we may use and/or disclose supplied non-sensitive personal information that was disclosed to River Partnership;

1) River Partnership may use personal information collected regarding potential candidates to identify professional opportunities that we deem relevant and of interest for the candidate and the perspective employer/our client. We then provide this personal information to the prospective employer/our client as per agreed search requirements.

2) The information obtained by River Partnership with regards to our clients, including business contact information is kept and used as part of the provision of our executive search and consultancy services.

3) Other situations that could involve use of personal information could include but are not limited to; updating of data, responding to inquiries, other communications, modification, improvement, refinement and validation of intellectual property and technology and responding to complaints and other inquiries. Personal data can also be used for proposals, engagement letters, presentations, research surveys, white papers, advertising, marketing and public relations.

River Partnership remains responsible for how the personal information we collect will be used. In some situations, River Partnership reserves the right to work with suppliers who provide services that may include, but are not limited to; database hosting, server hosting, website hosting, IT consulting services, resume verification, background screening verification, payroll services, attorneys, accountants, and other administrative and back-office services and security services. As part of providing those services, such third parties will be provided with access to personal information only when deemed absolutely necessary in order to carry out standard business practices for the services of River Partnership. River Partnership carefully screens and selects all our suppliers based on their own security and personal data processes and policies and strict policies are put in place to secure all of our data held.

River Partnership reserves the right to disclose or transfer, any and all personal information that we collect in connection with the provision of our services in the event of a sale of our company, a merger or consolidation involving River Partnership.

Use of your information outside of the EU

We may transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the EEA where the level of protection may not be as comprehensive as it is within the EEA. River Partnership will explicitly ask for your permission to do so prior to transferring your personal data to any client outside of the EEA. We have procedures in place to ensure that your Personal Data is adequately protected when doing so.

Data Retention

River Partnership have variable data retention policies depending upon the type of personal data and whether both parties continue to do business together. River Partnership may nevertheless continue to retain and use your personal data for a period of 7 years (which may vary depending on the country) for system administration purposes, to consider you for potential future roles, and to perform research.

How we use cookies

River Partnership do not use cookies and other tracking technologies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We may use your personal information to send you promotional information of which we think you may find interesting, only if you tell us that you wish this to happen. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time emailing us at

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email

If at any time you’d like to withdraw your consent to River Partnership holding your data, then please do so by emailing

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible to rectify the data at

Should you wish to report an alleged data breach, please email

All persons are entitled to contact the supervisory authority in order to lodge a concern you may have with any of the River Partnership data processing activities.

All complaints, requests for information access or removal will be acknowledged within 7 working days and we will endeavour to resolve all queries within 30 days.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

River Partnership may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated February 2021.