We fully understand businesses’ need for high calibre leaders to facilitate their growth plans, export ambitions and to act as a brand ambassador for market-leading products and services.

Gary Crawford
Managing Director
Tech International

"On various occasions we found the best person for the job and this wouldn’t have been possible without 4c’s knowledge and expertise, and their reach outside of Northern Ireland."

4c Executive Search was launched in 2013 and quickly established ourselves as the leading provider of true executive search services in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and further afield.

Neil Stewart
Chief Executive
Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

"I was impressed by the capability of 4c Executive to look outside Northern Ireland and as a result feel that I was presented with a much more comprehensive pool of candidates than had we looked only locally."

Privacy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

4c Executive Placement (‘the Company’) is an executive search business which undertakes head hunting and executive and senior management recruitment activity to clients as well as providing work-finding services to individuals. In providing these services the Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

We at 4c Executive care about your privacy and we respect your privacy rights. 4c has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following outlines this commitment to users of our website (as defined below) as we want to be able to provide everyone with a user experience that is safe and secure. 4c, upon receipt, will take precautions which accord with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will take reasonable precautions to ensure personal data in our possession is secure and not open to abuse.

1.  Personal data we collect and process

The type of personal data collected and used by us varies depending upon whether you are a registered user or just browsing the website, or if you use one or more of 4c’s services.

When registering for a user account, using any 4c Executive services and/or browsing the website, we will collect and gather the following categories of personal data:

  • Identity Data – first name, surname;
  • Contact Data – address, e-mail address, telephone number;
  • Profile Data – personal data contained in resumes/CVs, NED Application forms or employment details, education history, eligibility to work, salary, job applications made by you, your interests and preferences;
  • Technical Data – internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the website;
  • Usage Data – information about how you use the website;
  • Marketing and Communications Data – your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us.

We collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data under applicable data protection law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.

2. Methods used to collect personal data from and about you

Direct interactions: You may give us your detail by filling in online forms or by communicating with us. If you are a registered user who applies for an advertised job via the website, we will receive your application and personal data associated with it. The personal data we receive from direct interactions with you includes personal data you provide when you:

  • subscribe for our Newsletter;
  • send your CV for a job;
  • contact or communicate with us via the website;
  • submit a general contact form;
  • submit a relocation form;
  • submit an NED application form.

Automated technologies or interactions: As you interact with the website, we collect Technical Data and Usage Data including details of your device, the resources that you access. We collect this data by using cookies, tracking codes, server logs and other similar technologies. This technical data comes to us as anonymised data and is not considered personal data. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see our cookies policy for further details.

Third parties:  We may receive anonymised personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:

  • Technical Data from providers such as Google Analytics.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit Google to change your settings.

3. Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances you have rights under applicable data protection law in relation to personal data, namely:

  • Right to withdraw consent

You have the ability to withdraw consent at any time given you have consent to us processing the personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

  • Right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;
  • Right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;
  • Right to rectification of incorrect or incomplete data;
  • Right to access to the personal data the Company processes on you;
  • Right in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

4. Data retention

The Company will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it and for no longer than five years after any engagement with you.

5. Data we collect via our website

  • ‘Contact Us’ Form

This form collects your name and email address so that we can respond to your query in a timely and effective manner. You should review our Privacy Policy for a full understanding of how we protect and manage your personal data.

  • Job Application Form

This form collects your name, email address and personal data related to your employment so that we can process your application for this job opportunity. You should review our Privacy Policy for a full understanding of how we protect and manage your personal data.

  • NED Application Form

This form collects your name, email address and personal data related to your employment so that we can keep you informed of any relevant job opportunities that arise within 4c Executive. You should review our Privacy Policy for a full understanding of how we protect and manage your personal data.

  • Relocation Form

This form collects your name, email address and personal data related to your employment so that we can keep you informed of any relevant job opportunities that arise within 4c Executive. You should review our Privacy Policy for a full understanding of how we protect and manage your personal data.

  • Submit your CV

This form collects your name, email address and personal data related to your employment so that we can keep you informed of any relevant job opportunities that arise within 4c Executive. You should review our Privacy Policy for a full understanding of how we protect and manage your personal data.

  • Newsletter Sign Up

This form collects your name and email address so that we can add you to our newsletter list, and send you bi-monthly updates from our organisation. You should review our Privacy Policy for a full understanding of how we protect and manage your personal data.

6. Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page, you may also be notified by email. You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy.

7. Complaints or queries

If you wish to raise a query on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us to have the matter investigated:

Claire Reid

Head of Delivery

9th floor Causeway Tower

9 James Street South

Belfast BT2 8DN

Email: reidc@4cexecutive.com

You also have the right to raise concerns with Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/, or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.

8. Cookies

We may collect information about your computer for example your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and statistical purposes. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. On revisiting the Website our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. They help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

They enable us:

  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the website according to your individual interests and make your usage of the website more user friendly.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you browse our Website.

For more information about how our cookies work view our cookies policy.

For information on how to control your cookies go to www.allaboutcookies.org