Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy explains how Ginkgo Search Partners collects, uses, and discloses individually identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we obtain through our Website. Please read this information carefully. By using this Website, and/or submitting any Personal Information, you expressly consent to the terms in this Privacy Policy, as well as the Legal Notice.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect various categories of Personal Information on this Website. If you submit an inquiry or question via an online form or email, we may collect your name, email address, or other Personal Information contained in that correspondence. If you are a potential candidate, we may collect your name and contact details, information about your employment objectives, past and current employment and professional experience, educational background, language skills, and other data that you provide online through a form or a resume or CV. If you are a Client or potential Client, we may collect your name, contact details, title or position, products or services requested, or other information that you provide via online forms or email correspondence. With respect to all Website visitors, we do not wish to collect any "sensitive" Personal Information, such as racial or ethnic origin, age, political, religious, or philosophical beliefs, sexual life, social security or other government identification numbers, trade union membership, health or medical conditions, or criminal history unless legally required for recruiting 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.

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. 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. 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.

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to third party subcontractors, including information technology providers and business process outsourcing providers, in order to help support our business operations. 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
Ginkgo Search Partners 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.

ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
Ginkgo Search Partners wishes to maintain Personal Information that is accurate, current, and complete. If Personal Information that you previously provided has changed, please submit your new information by using the appropriate link on our Website. You may also request access and the opportunity to review the Personal Information that we maintain about you by sending us a written request to our email address specified below. We will provide you with such information, and amend or delete such information upon your request, to the extent we believe appropriate or otherwise required under applicable data protection and privacy laws. We also reserve the right to take reasonable steps to authenticate your identity before providing such access.

LINKS TO OTHER INTERNET SITES
The website may provide links to other third-party internet sites. Despite these linkages, or any references to Ginkgo Search Partners at those Internet sites, this Privacy Policy applies to this Website only. Please note when the URL indicates you are no longer on this Website, and read the privacy policy of each Internet site that you visit. Ginkgo Search Partners is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Internet sites.

FOREIGN VISITORS
This website is hosted on our computer servers in Hong Kong. If you reside in a jurisdiction outside of Hong Kong, by using the Website or submitting any Personal Information, you expressly consent to the transfer of Personal Information to Hong Kong and other jurisdictions as described in this Privacy Policy, some or many of which may have data protection laws that differ from the laws in your home country. Please not that our Munich office is a constituent entity of Ginkgo Search Partners, and as such has no separate legal status.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES
Ginkgo Search Partners 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. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy on this web page and encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to create an agreement or contract between Ginkgo Search Partners 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 info@ginkgosearch.com.


Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.