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Personal Data Policy - BECHTEL-CONSULTING 

How do we process your personal data?

BECHTEL-CONSULTING GmbH is committed to protecting the privacy of its current and potential candidates, clients, suppliers, and other business contacts. We will ensure that the information you provide to us directly or through channels (such as LinkedIn, XING, Facebook, press articles, videos, written correspondence, telephone calls, video interviews, job interviews, and other meetings with our recruitment consultant) is only used for the purposes described in this privacy policy.

The present privacy policy is intended to inform you about the types of personal data that we collect, the purposes for which we use this data, and the ways we handle and protect the data you provide. We also intend to uphold our transparency obligations in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and existing national laws, where applicable. This privacy policy applies to the following individuals:

  • current and potential candidates managed by BECHTEL-CONSULTING whose personal data has been communicated to us through social networks or other sources;
  • current and potential clients and suppliers;
  • other business contacts.

This privacy policy also informs you of your rights to protect your personal data, including your right to object to or withdraw your consent to our processing of it.  If you would like to contact us, please send us an email at gen@bechtel-consulting.com.


To whom does this policy apply?

Our (potential) candidates  -  Our (potential) clients
Our (potential) suppliers 

Our other business contacts

We process your personal data, such as your name, address, position, job description, and other information provided in your CV. We may also collect information about you from publicly available sources, such as LinkedIn and other social media sites, press articles, videos, news reports, and business contacts. Data from these sources allows us to enhance the information we already have concerning you, which we use for the following purposes:

  • for current and potential candidates, this information gives us the best chance finding a position that will suit you;
  • for current and potential clients and other business contacts, this information allows us to establish a lasting business relationship with your company;
  • or current and potential suppliers, this information allows us to enter into contracts with your company.

We also process personal data obtained from our interactions: email, newsletters, and other content.

We can also receive personal data about you from another candidate, a company, or a third party who recommends you.

We also collect and store your personal data in order to be able to contact you in the future, in case you may be interested in our other services or in a collaborative project.

Candidates who have been selected and presented to a client company with which we have an executive search mandate will also be asked for their explicit agreement to collect the following information:

  • contact information for your current employer, in the event that you are offered a position;
  • contact information for your prior employers, so that we can confirm the data related to your previous positions and employment contracts;
  • and educational institutions, so that we can verify your academic background.

30 years of experience as an Executive Recruitment Consultant, including 15 years with Heidrick & Struggles and Whitehead Mann (Korn Ferry).

30 years of experience in the tourism and transportation sector,
15 years as a CEO. 8 years of experience as an Associate Consultant in Executive Recruitment at BECHTEL-CONSULTING GmbH.

The legal basis of our use and processing
of your personal data


In accordance with the GDPR, we rely on the following legal bases when processing your personal data:

(a) Contract performance – so that we can satisfy our obligations as specified in an executive search mandate for which you, as a potential candidate for the position, have given your explicit consent.

(b) Contract performance – so that we can satisfy our obligations as specified in an order placed by a client or with a supplier.

(c) Compliance with a legal obligation – when we are required to process your personal data in order to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

(d) Protecting our own legitimate interests or those of a third party, in particular:

Responding to your requests: in this case, the request of BECHTEL-CONSULTING GmbH is to maintain ongoing communication with current and potential candidates and clients who have a business relationship with the company and who need to be informed or advised about the development of their project or career.

Contacting current and potential clients, candidates, and suppliers in order to establish business relationships: BECHTEL-CONSULTING has a legitimate interest in initiating and maintaining contact.

Keeping you informed on a regular basis about our services, providing you with results of our economic and sector-based research, inviting you to our events, promotions, and competitions: BECHTEL-CONSULTING has a legitimate interest in keeping its clients, candidates, suppliers, and other business contacts informed about the development of our service offerings.

Assuring that mandates entrusted to us are successful and publishing satisfaction surveys concerning our services.

(e) Processing your personal data on the basis of your consent; you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.  If you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact us by email at gen@bechtel-consulting.com.

Profile research and
automated decision-making


We never make decisions solely on the basis of automated data processing. A human consultant always intervenes in the decision-making process.

Systematic searches of our database allow us to select CV by entering relevant key words such as the job title, language, education, or area of expertise.

All CVs that we receive electronically are analyzed with this tool. Systematic research lets us preselect potential candidates.

However, a recruitment consultant always verifies this procedure in order to prevent automated decision-making.


With whom do we share your personal data?


BECHTEL-CONSULTING GmbH uses your personal data for the following purposes:

To centralize the provision of essential services in a single department, such as IT or accounting. In this case, this department will act as a subcontractor, accessing and processing your personal data in accordance with instructions from the data controller.

We can also disclose your personal data:

  • if required by law;
  • to law enforcement, regulators or other government officials;
  • to new representatives and consultants of BECHTEL-CONSULTING GmbH in the event of restructuring, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or transfer of all or any part of this company.
  • information and documents concerning current and potential candidates, clients, suppliers, and other business contacts will only be transferred to competent individuals with your explicit consent.


Ensuring the security of your personal data


BECHTEL-CONSULTING GmbH has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, modification, disclosure or unauthorized access.

Your personal data can only be accessed, when necessary, by authorized personnel and third-party service providers, and these employees and service providers are contractually obligated to treat this information as confidential. 


How long do we retain your personal data?

We retain your personal data as long as is necessary and we update it regularly through the different channels of communication at our disposal (social media sites, telephone calls, meetings, letters, press articles, etc.). We accompany our clients and candidates during the entirety of their careers, and we refresh our information about their professional development and recruitment needs throughout the years.

Contact details for our suppliers are kept in accordance with the legal retention period of 10 years.

Your personal data will be used for direct marketing purposes until you notify us that you would like to withdraw your consent. In this case, we will modify your profile to indicate that you have requested to unsubscribe from direct marketing.

Your rights in relation to your personal data

In accordance with European data protection legislation, you have numerous rights regarding your personal data. You have a right to receive a copy of your personal data, to correct errors, to delete it, and to limit how it is used.

The personal data you have provided to us as part of a contract or with your consent is stored in a structured, machine-readable format and can be transferred to a third party at your request (data portability).

How can you contact us to exercise your rights? 

To exercise your right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data or to unsubscribe from our marketing campaigns, please contact us by email at gen@bechtel-consulting.com.

With our thanks,
Herbert Bechtel & Geneviève Joassard