Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

Who We Are
Second Line Advisors, LLC (“us,” “we,” or “our”) provides executive search, advisory, and interim consulting services to clients looking to recruit senior-level talent to their respective businesses.

Headquarters: 12 East 49th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017

What does this policy cover?

  • The types of personal data that we collect about you
  • How and why we collect and use your personal data
  • When, why, and with who we will share your personal data
  • For how long we keep your personal data
  • The effect of refusing to provide the personal data requested
  • The different rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data
  • How cookies are used on our site; and
  • How we may contact you and how you can contact us

What personal data do we collect about you?

We collect personal information necessary to identify relevant opportunities with a potential employer and any additional information needed to assess your eligibility through the different stages of the search process. This information includes CVs, work history, employment history, identification documents, educational records, and references, as well as any other information that is provided by you throughout the course of the search.

We may also collect sensitive personal data about you in the form of gender, nationality, visa status, and compensation details. We only collect sensitive personal data if you provide explicit consent.

What personal data do we collect via our website?

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, and phone number. We may also retain any messages you send through the site.

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. We collect this data through Google Analytics with the purpose of improving our site and compiling reports. Data collected through Google Analytics is anonymous. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt Out page .

How do we collect your personal data?

We may collect personal data from the following sources:

  • Directly from you. This is information you provide to us throughout the executive search process.
  • LinkedIn and other social networking websites
  • Corporate websites
  • Publicly available sources
  • Subscribing to our newsletter or submitting your information on any forms on our website
  • Word of mouth/references

​Why do we collect your personal data?

We collect personal data in order to match your experience and skills with a career opportunity that we have been retained to work on by a client. Personal information collected at first interaction with you will include contact details, experience, and compensation expectations (not your current compensation details). If you are chosen to move to the next stage of the search process, more in depth information will be collected from you in order to assess your suitability for the role.

Who do we share your personal information with?

We will only share your personal data with clients whom Second Line Advisors has contractually agreed to recruit for a position relevant to you. Our client base operates in the Financial Services and Professional Services industries. Non-sensitive personal information is available for viewing by all Second Line Advisors employees.

We share information only as outlined by this policy. We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside of Second Line Advisors.

For how long do we keep your personal data?

We only keep your data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill our client obligations and legal requirements.

As per the AESC official recommendation, we will hold personal data for six (6) years. If there is no contact between you and Second Line Advisors within this six-year time-frame, your data will be securely deleted.

What happens if you do not provide us with the information we request or ask that we stop processing your information?

If you do not provide us with personal data necessary to determine your suitability for a role or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data, we may not be able to match you with an open position with one of our clients.

What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold on you?

By law, you have a number of rights when it comes to your personal data. Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country.


Rights What does this mean?
1. The right to be informed You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent, and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Policy.
2. The right of access You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy). This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.
3. The right to rectification You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
4. The right to erasure This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
5. The right to restrict processing You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in the future.
6. The right to data portability You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. For example, if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy, or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.
7. The right to object to processing You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).
8. The right to lodge a complaint You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle or process your personal data with your national data protection regulator.
9. The right to withdraw consent If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.

We will act on requests and provide a detailed report of your information free of charge and will ask that you submit these requests by emailing info@secondlineadvisors.com. We usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing the information for:

  • baseless or excessive/repeated requests, or
  • further copies of the same information.

Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it. We’ll respond as soon as we can. Generally, this will be within one (1) month from when we receive your request, but if the request is going to take longer to address, we’ll come back to you and let you know.

How cookies are used on our site

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie may convey information to us about how you use the site (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on the site), and allow us to track your usage of the site over time. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our site.

How will we contact you?

We may contact you by phone, email, or social media. If you have a preference for a particular contact method, please let us know.

How can you contact us?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us as info@secondlineadvisors.com or (646) 798-0790.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.