At McCracken Executive Search Inc. ("McCracken Search") an important part of our commitment to clients and candidates alike is respect for and the protection of individual privacy.  We believe successful business relationships are founded on trust and mutual respect.  Among many other things, this means clear disclosure about the kinds of information we gather, how we manage this information and how we safeguard its privacy.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is any information that identifies a person or by which a person’s identity could be deduced.  Personal Information does not include information that is already publicly known and/or available by legal public means.

Why do we collect Personal Information from you?

We need the resume and other personal information you submit during the search and selection processes to:

Assess your skills, background and experience relative to the job opportunities for which the firm has been retained or may be retained in the future;

Maintain information so that we are able to contact you about a job opportunity for which you may be suited or know someone who you recommend we contact;

Provide you with information on new job opportunities.

How do we collect Personal Information?

We collect information only by lawful and fair means.  Examples of such means include:

Directly from you when you submit your resume and / or other material electronically or in paper copy, either on an unsolicited basis or at our request or invitation;

Personal information you provide to our firm and any consultants acting on our behalf during the course of a search assignment;

Personal information you provide to us during the interview and selection processes;

Personal information that your references provide to us during the reference checking process;

Personal information published and in the public domain; for example, on websites maintained by your employer and other organizations with whom you are associated and/or public announcements such as appointment notices, press releases, background material relating to speeches and other public addresses, etc.


Consent for the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal information may be obtained orally or in writing and may be expressly given or implied. In determining how we obtain your consent, we will take into account the sensitivity of the personal information about you that we are collecting, using and/or disclosing. When you provide us with your resume, either in electronic or paper format, you are consenting to the collection and use of the information for the purpose set out in this policy.

If you request in writing via the Privacy Officer (see below) that you no longer wish us to retain your personal information, we will delete your Contact Record and associated Notes / Histories, records of Activities, etc. from our central database and we will delete your resume from our records.

Disclosure of your Personal Information:

We do not voluntarily disclose your personal information to clients, or any other party external to McCracken Search, without your expressed consent.

We only disclose your potential or confirmed interest in an opportunity, and/or your personal information when we have received your consent to such disclosure. 

While it is theoretically possible we could be legally compelled to disclose your personal information, we regard the likelihood of such a request as extremely low.  For the record, McCracken Search has never been requested, let alone required, to disclose any information of any kind, other than in the normal course of business.

Updating your Information:

Since we use your personal information to assess your background and experience relative to a client’s job opportunity for which we have been retained, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date.

If any of your information changes during the course of your career or your dealings with us, please inform us so that we can make the necessary changes.

Security of your Information:

We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced, and only authorized individuals who need the information to perform their search responsibilities are granted access to your personal information.

Making Changes:

Whenever McCracken Search implements changes to this policy, the revised policy will be posted promptly.

Obtaining Access to Your Personal Information:

You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you at any time by submitting your written request to [email protected]

Summary information is available on request.  More detailed requests that require archival or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional fees.

Your right to access your personal information is not absolute. We may deny access, and explain why, when:

Denial of access is required or authorized by law;

Information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings against you;

When granting you access would have an unreasonable effect on other people’s privacy.

Correcting Errors:

If we hold information about you and if you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, we will take reasonable steps to correct it.


We trust this Privacy Policy clarifies our procedures and standards regarding your personal information. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact our Privacy Officer at the following email address:
[email protected]