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Privacy policy

The policy:

This privacy policy notice is served by Mason Rak, 5 Chancery Lane, London EC4A 1BL under the website; The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.


Policy key definitions:

“I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Mason Rak Limited.
“you”, “the user”, “candidate” refer to the person(s) using this website and our services.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
Cookies mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.


Key principles of GDPR:

Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Lawfulness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.


Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful basis.
We are registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Register.


Lawful basis: Legitimate interests

Where we collect and process your data: This is information that you provide to us via email, phone, interview, social media and via your CV or Business Plan. This could include your name, title, email address, telephone number, areas of practice you are interested in and firms that you would be interested in. We also gather data about you online from “professional networking websites” (e.g. LinkedIn) and external websites such as membership associations, professional and commercial publications. We also store information regarding our conversations with you including dates of contact, any information that may be relevant to your search for a role and further information that you have provided to us or clients.
Which is necessary: for us to be able to provide you with advice on the international tax market including opportunities within firms that we consider to be suitable to you and for us to assist you with the full interview process with our clients.

We process your information in the following ways: online searches to gather further information regarding your background, potential employers that you have come into contact with including where your profile may have been sent previously, where you have undertaken interviews, offers made by employers and roles you have accepted, any data we are required to process by law.

Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis for as long as we consider it necessary to advise you on the legal market, or until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists. Information that we retain on candidates is cleansed periodically in accordance with the law to ensure that we do not store your details for longer than necessary.
Data deletion: Should you inform us that you do not wish for us to store your data, we will delete it from our database. If we have not had any contact with you for an extended period.
Sharing your information: We will only share information with a client regarding you and your practice where you have provided your express consent.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Client data: We process data about our clients. This includes contact details, title, career history. We will also store details of meetings/interviews between our clients and our candidates. We will also store publicly available information from the client’s website and “professional networking websites”. We process this data for our legitimate interests of finding clients appropriate candidates.


Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

the right to be informed;
the right of access;
the right to rectification;
the right to erasure;
the right to restrict processing;
the right to data portability;
the right to object; and
the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.


Internet cookies

Our website may from time to time use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyse and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.


Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.