FD Direct Limited (company no. 4035641) a companyregistered in England and Wales trading as EquityFD, EquityFC, EquityChair orEquityInterim ("FD Direct") is committed to preserving theprivacy of all users of http://www.equityfd.com ("the Website"). Pleaseread the following privacy policy to understand how FD Direct uses and protectsthe information that you provide to FD Direct.

By using this Website and/or by sending us yourEmployment Information (as defined below), you consent to the collection, useand transfer of your information under the terms of this policy. This policygoverns FD Direct's collection and processing of personal data collected through the Website, via the Website or sentdirectly to FD Direct by you.

FD Direct is a specialist financial recruitmentcompany. For the purposes of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and EmploymentBusinesses Regulations 2003 (as amended) ("the Conduct Regulations") FD Direct operates as an employment agency because it recruits for permanentpositions or fixed-term assignments direct with FD Direct's clients. FD DirectLimited is a data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998under number Z6661530.

Information that FD Direct collects from you

FDDirect may collect and process personal data and information about you(including your name, email address and telephone number) together with detailsof your current employment, employment history, your qualifications, skills andinterests ("Employment Information").This information may include sensitive data relating to you such as religiousor philosophical beliefs, medical details or criminal offences. By sending theEmployment Information to us you consent to its collection and processing by FDDirect in accordance with this privacy policy.

Please ensure that all information supplied to FDDirect (including in any Employment Information or other applicationdocumentation) is accurate and up-to-date and inform FD Direct of any changesto information you have supplied as soon as is reasonably possible in order forFD Direct to maintain the accuracy of information held on you.

FD Direct may also collect information about yourusage of this Website as well as information about you from messages you postto this Website, e-mails, e-mail attachments or letters you send to FD Direct,interviews and telephone calls.

Use of your information by FD Direct

Your information will enable FD Direct to supplyyou with services. It will also enable FD Direct to contact you wherenecessary. FD Direct will also use and analyse the information it collects sothat FD Direct can administer, support, improve and develop its business andservices.

In particular, FD Direct will use your informationto ask you for your views on the services, to notify you occasionally aboutimportant changes or developments to the Website or the services, or to tellyou what we have been up to and to keep in general contact. In addition, if youare a candidate FD Direct may use your information:

  • to contact you about any vacancies that you may be interested in;
  • to send you market information and material;
  • to conduct market research or market analysis;
  • to send you information about FD Direct's services, or changes to the current services; and
  • to send you information about FD Direct's or any other FD Direct group company's website, blog or social/professional networking site.

If you are a client or potential client, FD Directmay use your information:-

· toinform you about candidates whom you may be interested in.

  • to send you market information and material;
  • to conduct market research or market analysis;
  • to send you information about FD Direct's services, or changes to the current services; and
  • to send you information about FD Direct's or any other FD Direct group company's website, blog or social/professional networking site.

If FD Direct creates a record of your information,FD Direct will keep any such record for no longer than necessary for FDDirect's internal processes or as otherwise required by law. If you are acandidate, you should note that neither FD Direct nor any of its staff will beliable to you for any loss, injury, damage, expense or delay incurred orsuffered by you arising in connection with any introduction to or employment byany employer (including the withdrawal of an offer by any employer).


The Website uses cookies to distinguish you fromother users of the Website. This helps us provide you with a good experiencewhen you browse the Website and also allows FD Direct to improve the Website.For detailed information on the cookies FD Direct uses and the purposes forwhich they are used, please see our Cookie Policy.

Disclosure of your information to third parties

In the course of supplying you with services, FDDirect may disclose your details to:

  • if you are a candidate, FD Direct's clients, other potential employers or engagers, other recruitment companies or intermediaries involved in managing the supply of personnel to clients, and/or to other companies in the same group as FD Direct; or
  • if you are a client or potential client, to potential candidates.

If FD Direct enters into a joint venture with oris sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may bedisclosed to FD Direct's new, or potential, business partners or owners. Byproviding FD Direct with your information, you consent to FD Direct disclosingyour information to its new, or potential, business partners or owners if oneof these situations arises.

FD Direct may disclose or transfer your informationto countries outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") if,for example, you wish to be considered for a vacancy outside the EEA. Bysubmitting an application for a position or assignment outside the EEA or byindicating that you would like clients outside the EEA to view your details,you consent to FD Direct disclosing your information to that client, or thoseclients, outside the EEA. Unless required or permitted to do so by law, FDDirect will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information youprovide to FD Direct without your consent.

Changes to FD Direct's privacy policy

Any changes to FD Direct'sprivacy policy in the future will be posted to the Website and, whereappropriate, notified to you by email.

Your Rights

You havethe right to ask FD Direct not to process your personal data. You can exerciseyour right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms FDDirect may use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at anytime by contacting FD Direct on the email address below or by writing to us atthe address below.

TheWebsite may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of FDDirect's partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link toany of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacypolicies and FD Direct does not acceptresponsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policiesbefore you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to Information

The DataProtection Act 1998 (the "Act") gives you the right to accessinformation held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordancewith the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet FDDirect's costs in providing you with details of the information FD Direct holdsabout you.


All comments, queries and requests relating to FDDirect's use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to:

FD Direct Limited
10 Market Mews
London W1J 7BZ

Telephonenumber: +44 (0)20 7493 2703
Fax number: +44 (0)20 7297 6210
Email address: sarahhunt@equityfd.com

Updated: March 2013