Privacy Policy

At Optima Recruitment we recognise the importance of protecting and are committed to respecting the privacy of information collected by the individuals we work with. 

Below we set out how the information that you disclose to us will be held, what it will be used for, and details of our data protection policy. We also set out information on our use of cookies.

We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses only when voluntarily provided by you when you register or otherwise voluntarily submit information to us.  We will, of course, only process this information in accordance with this policy or as otherwise agreed to by you.

By opting to share with Optima Recruitment your personally identifiable information, via our website or through third party recruitment sites you agree that we may use the information you have given in the following way:

Your information will be held on a database within the European Economic Area (EEA).  Optima Recruitment, 15 Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BL will collect your information as controller of the database.  We will always employ appropriate technical security measures to protect your personal information to the same specification as defined in the EU law and to ensure that it is not accessed by unauthorised persons.

Optima Recruitment respects the confidentiality of all personal information and will only pass on your details to third parties with your consent in line with our role as a recruitment agency.

While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your information by court order or to comply with other legal or regulatory requirements.  We will use reasonable efforts to notify you before we do so, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.

Your information will be retained by Optima on their database for a period of two years, unless required to be kept for longer for legal or regulatory requirements, or as needed to be able to provide our services to you.  You will at any time have the right to access your information, you can request that your information on the Optima database is amended, or removed at any time by writing to us at: Sarah Thumwood, Data Controller, Optima Recruitment, 15 Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BL or by emailing us at:

We aim to deal with your request within ten working days of its receipt.

Should you have concerns about the way your personal information is handled you can contact The Information Commissioner’s Office


Use of cookies by Optima

Optima may collect information from you by using “cookies”.  Cookies are a small file of letters and numbers that we put on our computer if you agree.  These cookies can tell us how and when pages in a website are visited and by how many people.

Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.

This Cookie and Privacy Policy may be amended by us at any time.  Please check this website periodically to inform yourself of any changes.

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