This Privacy Statement relates to information collection and use practices conducted by our business globally, as well as data collection conducted via our Web site located at www.optionsgroup.com (this "Web Site").  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact:  www.optionsgroup.com/contact

Our privacy policy has been created with global compliance of GDPR rights applicable on a global scale.  While EU data subjects are given rights over their data per the GDPR and other regulations, Options Group is committed to further ensuring the security and proper handling of personal data on a global level. The policy details how we process personal data globally as we deliver search, consulting and assessment services.

 

Who We Are

Options Group is a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm specializing in financial services including capital markets, global markets, alternative investments, hedge funds, private banking/wealth management, and technology.

The primary purpose of our websites is to provide you with information regarding the services provided by Options Group.

For our website and OGAxess Platform, we use the personal data we collect from you on our website for additional purposes such as personalizing the look and feel of the website to fit the personal preferences inferred from how you’ve used the site. 

We may disclose or share personal data with third parties as outlined above to operate the website and provide our executive search services, as well as assessment services in certain countries. Unlike certain search firms we do not provide personal data on our websites to our clients, or let clients know how posted job vacancies are being viewed.  This personal data is only collected, stored, processed, and analyzed for internal business development purposes. 

 

Who This Policy Applies To

This policy applies to you whether you are a candidate for one of our clients, a client, an individual involved in assessment through OGPsynet, a subscriber to any of our mailing lists or OGAxess Platform, an individual involved in one of our surveys, or even a visitor to any of our sites or web based platforms. 

Additionally, this policy will apply to you if you meet with any of our consultants in person where data or information is collected, or attend one of our events or have subscribed to receive information about our services or any of our marketing materials such as our business overview or other materials.

 

For the Purposes of This Policy

candidate(s) individuals we have presented to clients in the past, plan to present to clients in the future, or maintain a professional relationship specifically in the context of personal career advisory.

client(s) any business that utilizes one of our services on a contractual basis (search, human capital advisory, assessment, etc)

a source any individual that provides us information relevant to the performance of our business, whether in the form of a reference, opinion of a candidate or client, or in the context of using our surveys.

 

Collection of Personal Information

We may use Personal Information to respond to your inquiries and answer your questions, to provide you with requested information, to send you marketing and promotional materials and communications and to undertake activities in connection with the conduct and management of our executive search or other services, such as evaluating candidate qualifications, contacting potential candidates for further Personal Information, contacting named references, and communicating with Clients about potential candidates. We also may use Personal Information for the purposes of testing and maintaining our company databases, networks, and computer systems, and for training and other internal purposes.

 

Use of Personal Information

We may use Personal Information to respond to your inquiries and answer your questions, to provide you with requested information, and to undertake activities in connection with the conduct and management of our executive search or other services, such as evaluating candidate qualifications, contacting potential candidates for further Personal Information, contacting named references, and communicating with Clients about potential candidates. We also may use Personal Information for the purposes of testing and maintaining our company databases, networks, and computer systems, and for training and other internal purposes.

 

Your Right to Object and to Have Your Data Erased

You are not obliged to provide any personal data to us. However, please note that this may mean we will not be able to consider you in respect of any of our services. 

Remember, you may withdraw any consent you have previously given, at any time. Also, you have the right to ask us to stop processing any personal data and to have it erased. 

In these circumstances, we reserve the right to maintain basic personal data such as your name and address. This is to ensure your personal data isn’t processed by us in the future.

Please note that no automated decisions, such as computerized candidate profiling, are made on the basis of the information we collect.

 

Newsletters and Other Communications

When you have indicated you would like to subscribe to OGAxess, we may send email alerts and bulletins about updates to the platform.

You can unsubscribe from our electronic marketing messages by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in our communications.

From time to time, we may contact you with updates on our services, terms of business or simply to ensure that the data we hold is current, relevant and up to date.

 

Compensation & Other Surveys

If you take part in compensation or other survey, we may ask you to provide us with personal data, including your name, email address, and your views and opinions.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may share Personal Information with our offices and affiliates worldwide where necessary or appropriate in connection with the performance of our executive search or other services, or to let you know about potential offerings, products or services from our Clients, which may include providing special offers to you.  In particular, Personal Information about executive search candidates and/or Clients is often included in our company's global databases for these purposes, and therefore may be accessible to our foreign offices and affiliates. A list of such offices and affiliates is available on our website. We may also share Personal Information with our Clients located in jurisdictions around the world as necessary or appropriate to provide them with requested products or services, or to enable them to let you know about their products or services.

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to third party subcontractors, including information technology providers and business process outsourcing providers to support our business operations or to let you know about potential offerings, products or services from our Clients.  We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of all or part of the business, or where we believe such disclosure may be required by law or may be appropriate in connection with any legal claims. We may also use, disclose, or otherwise process any information for statistical or any other purposes that we choose in our sole discretion, as long as such information is not in personally identifiable form.

 

Security of Personal Information

Options Group maintains reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. To the extent that we disclose Personal Information to third party subcontractors, we require that such third parties also maintain reasonable security and confidentiality measures and use the Personal Information in accordance with our instructions. In addition, where we disclose Personal Information to Clients and other third parties mentioned in the foregoing paragraphs, we will request that they properly protect the security and confidentiality of such information, and otherwise process such data in accordance with applicable law.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Our employees, agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect the information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.

We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web Site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights, or to protect the rights and safety of visitors to this Web Site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that limited purpose.

We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

 

Information About Others

If you provide us with information about other individuals, we would advise you to keep a record of their agreement and provide them with a copy of, or link to, this Privacy Policy.

The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Web Site and/or any other service provided to you by the Company, upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or if the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to us about others.  This further applies to any information presented to us that was not gathered in accordance with all applicable laws. 

 

Data Security

We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as installing electronic security systems that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.

 

Consent to Transfer

This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

You hereby grant Options Group to use, store, copy, modify, edit, display, transmit, reformat, translate, adapt, publish, retain, excerpt, share any User Content you provide through the Web Site or directly submit to Options Group employees. You may choose to deactivate your license however you acknowledge that Options Group may retain archived copies of your User Content.

The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Web Site or the Material. The use of the Web Site and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Web Site and may be made at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the content and accuracy of any resume or material contained therein placed by you on the Web Site.

 

Your Rights to Data

You are not obliged to provide any personal data to us. However, please note that this may mean we will not be able to consider you in respect of any of our services. 

Remember, you may withdraw any consent you have previously given, at any time. Also, you have the right to ask us to stop processing any personal data and to have it erased. 

In these circumstances, we reserve the right to maintain basic personal data such as your name and address. This is to ensure your personal data isn’t processed by us in the future.

Please note that no automated decisions, such as computerized candidate profiling, are made on the basis of the information we collect.

 

Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies only for basic functions such as analytics purposes remembering user preferences.

 

How to control cookies

Your internet browser can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

 

Termination

The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access the Web Site and/or any other service provided to you by the Company, upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or if the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Web Site registration with or ability to access the Web Site.

 

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions. The Company shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Practices

Options Group reserves the right to change or amend our privacy practices as described herein and issue amended versions of this Privacy Policy from time to time in its sole discretion, as permitted by applicable law. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to create an agreement or contract between Options Group and any person or entity using this Website or providing any Personal Information.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact: www.optionsgroup.com/contact