Garkal International - London, Legal Recruitment, Private Practice, In House

Legal executive search firm providing innovative recruitment solutions on behalf of law firms, corporations and financial organisations.

With offices in the heart of the City’s Square Mile, Garkal International provides consultative advice to assist law firms, corporations and financial organisations achieve their strategic legal hiring objectives.

Our mission is to provide excellence in delivering recruitment solutions for the legal industry as measured by the thorough nature of our search plan, the calibre of the candidates we represent and the accomplishments of those candidates in our clients’ organisations.

Garkal International serves clients and candidates with honesty and professionalism. We are committed to maintaining the highest possible levels of integrity and business ethics.

Garkal International

is a legal search and selection consultancy providing human capital solutions on behalf of law firms, corporations and financial organisations.

Garkal International - London, Legal Recruitment, Private Practice, In House.

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Garkal International Limited Privacy Policy

1. Who are we?

provides  executive search and recruitment services to permanent and interim positions for clients looking to recruit personnel for their businesses or candidates looking for a new position. We also provide related services, including talent mapping and research, compensation surveys, market intelligence, merger investigations and behavioural assessments.
2. What does this Privacy Policy cover?

We take the privacy of your personal data seriously. This policy:

3. What personal data do we collect about you?

We  collect the personal data of the following types of people only to allow us to  undertake our core  business and ancillary activities:

Candidate data:

Our business is to find skilled professionals who can be candidates for the positions that our client organisations need to fill or to provide the best possible employment opportunities that are tailored to you. We therefore need to collect the information necessary to identify you as a relevant professional in the first place, and then assess your eligibility for a specific opportunity through the different stages of recruitment. This information may therefore include:

Name and job title
Contact information, including phone number, email address, social media
Your CV  (or career profile) and or competencies, skills, experience and education, professional qualifications and records
Your work history and current employment
Third party references
Financial information
Your preferences, e.g. preferred country of employment, areas of interest and preferred ways to be contacted by Garkal International
Photograph and data  that may be held on your professional profile available in the public domain, such as for example LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or corporate website.

We may also collect limited sensitive personal data about you that could be required by a potential employer, in the form of diversity data, and criminal record checks, or that could be relevant during the recruitment process, such as health status and immigration status. Please note though that we will only collect sensitive personal data from you, and make use of this data, for example by passing it on to the potential employer, once we have asked for and you have given us your explicit consent for this.

Client data:

If you are a client, we need to collect and use information about you, or individuals at your organisation, in the course of providing you our services.

Supplier data:

We need a small amount of information from our Suppliers to ensure that we can run our business and for the proper execution of the contract with our suppliers. We need contact details of relevant individuals at your organisation so that we can communicate with you. We also need other information such as your bank details so that we can pay for the services you provide (if this is part of the contractual arrangements between us).

4. Where do we collect your personal data from?

The following are the different sources we may collect personal data about you from:

5. How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to match your skills, work experience and technical and educational qualifications with relevant opportunities at a potential employer.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We follow good practice in aiming to keep personal data that we hold for the shortest relevant period, and also to make efforts to ensure that the personal data we hold is accurate and up to date.

We only retain your information for as long as is necessary for us to use your information as described in this Privacy Policy or to comply with our legal obligations, such as retaining the information for tax and accounting purposes. That means that we may need to retain some of your information after we cease to engage with you.

When determining the relevant retention periods, we will take into account factors including: 

(a)  Our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;
(b)  Legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;
(c)   Statute of limitations under applicable law(s);
(d)  (Potential) disputes;
(e)  If you have made a request to have your information deleted; and
(f)   Guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

Otherwise, we securely erase your information once, this is no longer needed.
7. Who do we share your personal data with?

We share your personal data with:

We may also conduct checks on you to verify the information you have provided, and where we do this we may necessarily share your information with contacts referred to in the information you have provided to us. We do not outsource the verification process to third parties.
8. What legal basis do we have for using your information?

Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest.Our legitimate interest in collecting and retaining your personal data is described below:

If you are shortlisted as a candidate, then this may involve the processing of more detailed personal data, including sensitive data such as ethnicity and criminal record checks that you or others provide about you. In that case, we always ask for your specific consent before undertaking such processing.
9. 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 the personal data necessary, or ask us to stop processing your personal data, we may not then be able to match you with available job opportunities.
10. Do we make automated decisions concerning you?

No, we do not carry out automated profiling
11. Cookies

To provide better service to you on our websites, we use cookies to collect your personal data when you browse. The following cookie table list our third parties cookies used on Garkal International. Although we may update this list periodically,please be advised that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies are subject to change.


Cookie Name






Used by Google Analytics to store  information on number of visits,first visit and most recent visit

2 years

Google Analytics opt-out



Used by Google Analytics to record the timestamp of the moment the user enters the site

24 hours

Google Analytics opt-out



Used by Google Analytics to track when users leave the site

End of browser session

Google Analytics opt-out



Used by Google Analytics to track where a visitor came from

6 months

Google Analytics opt-out

Changes To Our Cookie Policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change this cookie policy. We suggest that you check here periodically for any changes.

12. Transfer of personal data

Garkal  International will share your personal information with selected Third parties including:

Garkal International will disclose your personal information to third parties if Garkal International  is  under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Garkal International, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
The lawful basis for the third-party processing will include:

The data that Garkal International collects from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (”EEA”). It may be transferred to third parties outside of the EEA for the purpose of our services. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, our recruitment services and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. Garkal will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although at Garkal International will do our best to protect your personal data, Garkal International cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once Garkal International has received your information, Garkal International  will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.  

13. What rights do you have in relation to the data we hold for 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. The rights below are based on current United Kingdom legislation and regulations:

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 example: 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 month from when we receive your request, but if the request is going to take longer to deal with, we’ll come back to you and let you know.

14. How will we contact you?

We may contact you by phone, email or social media. If you prefer one particular contact means over another please let us know.

15. Change to our Privacy Policy

Garkal International reserves the right to change or remove at any time any part of the Privacy Policy without notice or liability arising from such action. You will be deemed to accept the Privacy Policy (as amended) when you next use the Website or you knowingly provide us with personal information by any other means following any amendment. We advise users to regularly check the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.
16. How can you contact us?

If you have any questions or requests regarding the Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use please email us on

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