Privacy Policy

HCP International Limited (company number 06300824) (“HCP International”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience.  We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website or through any of our offices or other international websites or offices is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

HCP International may collect your personal details, including your name, contact details (including e-mail address), sensitive personal information such as details of criminal convictions and ethnic origin and information from your CV. This information is held, used and disclosed by us as follows:

  1. to provide our services to you
  2. to maintain our business relationship, where you are a user of our website, a client or candidate;
  3. to enable you to submit your CV generally, to apply for specific jobs or to subscribe to our job alerts. Please see the separate section on your CV below which outlines additional uses and disclosures;
  4. to match your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you and to send your personal information (including sensitive personal information) to clients in order to apply for jobs;
  5. to answer your enquiries;
  6. to direct-market products and services, advise you of news and industry updates, events, promotions, reports and other information. Where we do so, you will be able to unsubscribe from such communications;
  7. where you are registered as a candidate on our database, your personal information may be accessible by our other offices globally wherever they are based (e.g. in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Asia) to enable us to provide you with recruitment services and for the purposes of business development, systems development and testing;
  8. by the HCP International group of companies worldwide to enable the development and marketing of other products and services and to improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you, including tailoring our website when you log on to make it relevant to you personally;
  9. to trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as reference, qualification and criminal reference checking services (as required), verification of the details you have provided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills tests. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as HCP International;
  10. to third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing houses and function co-ordinators. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as HCP International;
  11. if HCP International or its business merges with or is acquired by another business or company, we may share personal information with the new owners of the business or company and their advisors and if this happens, you will be sent notice of such event;
  12. we may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted to do so by law; and
  13. we may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above.

Curriculum vitae (“CV”)

We give you the option of submitting your CV via our website or by providing your CV to one of our consultants. You can do this either to apply for a specific advertised job or for consideration by our recruitment consultants for positions as they come up. Your CV will be stored in the HCP International database, and will be accessible by HCP International recruitment consultants in the UK, Middle East and Asia.

You can update your CV at any time, simply by following the same procedure to submit a new CV. Your old CV will automatically be replaced.

Aggregate Information about HCP International online visitors

We gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to our website, for example, which area users’ access most frequently and which services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate form. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually improve our online services to create a better overall experience for our users.

Our simple guide to Cookies

We’d like to put your mind at rest about cookies.  If you are uncertain about what a cookie is have a look at our simple guide to find out how we use them on our website.

What is a cookie?Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.We can split cookies into 4 main categories:

  • Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
  • Category 2: performance cookies
  • Category 3: functionality cookies
  • Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Category 1 – Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like register for job alerts, cannot be provided.

  • Please be aware our site uses this type of cookie

Category 2 – Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

  • By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3 – Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and password) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

  • By using our website and online services, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4 – targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

We do have links to other web sites and once you access another site through a link that we have provided it is the responsibility of that site to provide information as to how they use cookies on the respective site.

You can find more information about cookies by visiting Google also have a brief video which explains the use of cookies.


You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. We also have the right to charge an administrative fee for this service. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request and will give you reasons for doing so.

If you would like to make a request for information, please contact You also have the right to ask HCP International to stop using your information. However, if this involves a request for deletion of your file, please be aware that we may not be required or able to do so, particularly where your file also holds information about our clients or financial information that we need to keep for periods of up to six years, i.e. which relate to tax matters.

Other websites

Please note that clicking on links and banner advertisements may result in your transferral to another website, where data privacy practices may be different to that of HCP International. Visitors should consult the other websites’ privacy policies as we are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing our website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by HCP International at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will advise you of changes or updates to our privacy policy by a prominent notice on our website and update this privacy policy accordingly. Continued use of this website or our services after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Equal Opportunities

HCP International is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymous basis.


If you have any enquires you can contact us at: or by writing to us at:

The Company Secretary
HCP International Limited
1 The Pavilions, 39 Brighton Road
South Croydon, Surrey
CR2 6EB, United Kingdom