Privacy Policy

Elite Performance Partners (“EPP”) takes your privacy very seriously. We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioners Office Data Protection Register.

EPP follows Legitimate interest as its lawful basis.

The following will explain what information we hold, why and how it will be used.

What we do

EPP is a search consultancy, specialising in the recruitment of senior executive leaders and specialist performance practitioners in sport. As part of this process, we identify and reach out to specialist talent globally. We do this through a variety of ways: headhunting, networking, publications, current employer’s websites and through social media channels such as LinkedIn.

Once we identify individuals, we will reach out to them by calling or messaging them to arrange a discrete, confidential discussion.

We work on a retained basis and will never work speculatively. Our clients are our trusted partners.

What information do we collect?

We collect and process information from candidates obtained from various sources. From discussions, we will collect relevant information needed for the role, or perhaps more general information relating to a potential career search i.e. we will collect information for future reference. We will always ask if you are happy with us staying in touch with you.

Information we collect is through discussions we have with you and from CVs you have shared with us. This information typically includes; name, address, telephone number, email address, employment history, degrees and other qualifications, languages and other skills. It may also include, without limitation; age, nationality and race (only to the extent allowed by law), compensation details, a history of our conversations and contact and comments from third parties (i.e. references).

Like all executive search and recruitment firms, we will also collect information from social medial channels such as LinkedIn, where the candidate has posted and uploaded information about themselves.

All personal data is:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for a specified explicit and legitimate purpose
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary and kept for no longer than is necessary
  • Accurate and up to date
  • Secure

Who is collecting this information?

The EPP team will collect this information and store it securely. We pride ourselves on being discrete, respectful and professional in all manners of our work.

How is it being collected?

Information we collect (through aforementioned sources) will be recorded and stored in our database. All information we collect is processed lawfully and in line with GDPR principles.

Why it is being collected?

Information we collect is legitimate for executive search/recruitment purposes. We collect information to assess candidate’s suitability in line with our client’s requirements and criteria. We will present candidates information to our clients who will assess suitability. A candidate will always be aware of what client we are presenting their details to. In turn, we make sure our clients take data privacy very seriously and are compliant with GDPR principles.

On other occasions, candidates will send their details directly to us (speculatively and/or to a known EPP team member), and we upload and update the information accordingly. In this case, you have permitted us to store your information.

Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however, we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested or fulfil a request for information. Other selected third parties may include:

  • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance and compliance obligations of any contract we enter into with them or you;
  • subcontractors including freelance researchers and resourcers;
  • referees provided by yourself for the purpose of securing a reference for a specific position. We will not contact referees without your express prior permission or use existing references for a different role without obtaining your consent beforehand.

We will disclose your personal information to further third parties only under the following unlikely conditions:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If EPP or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, 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:

  • satisfaction of their contractual obligations to us as our data processor;
  • for the purpose of a contract in place or in contemplation;
  • to fulfil their legal obligations.

Your access

You have the right to request access to your information at any time. We will ensure we provide this data within one month of request and with no fee. We may need an extension, depending on the volume of data, but will keep you updated throughout. We will present this data electronically to you.

Retaining and deleting your data

We do not retain data for an unreasonable amount of time. For business legitimate purposes, we retain candidate data in line with our business needs.

We will continually review data and keep in touch and contact you at certain points to make sure your data is up to date and relevant. You can ask us to update your data, which we can action immediately.

You can also ask for your information to be deleted at any time, without question. We can do this within one month of request, no questions asked.


We take security very seriously and ensure we have the required safeguards in place. Access is restricted to EPP employees and agreed clients you have given us express permission to present your details to; this will include a formatted version of your CV, our assessment on your fit for the client and their requirements.

By providing EPP with information (either to direct to a member of our team) or through, a candidate confirms they have read, understood and accepted this privacy statement.

How can you contact us?

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information, or have further questions on the processing of your personal data, contact us here: Elite Performance Partners 5 Merchant Square London W2 1AY, or at

Changes to our Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy is current as of May 2018.

At any time, for any reason and in our sole discretion, we may revise the Privacy Policy to reflect our personal information processing activities. We will notify you of material changes to the Privacy Policy by email if you have registered as a Candidate. Please check the Privacy Policy regularly to read any revisions we have made.

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When first entering the website you will be prompted by a message at the top of the screen to agree to us placing cookies on your computer. uses cookies for collecting non personal user information from the site, the site does not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the website.

Managing Browser Cookies

Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookies. Whilst we can’t offer assistance in managing cookies for every browser, the following website,, provides information on controlling cookies in most of the major browsers.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics gathers non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site on our behalf using cookies and code embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors’ screen settings and other general information. We use this type of information, as with that obtained from any other cookies used on the site, to help improve the website and our services.

The table below explains the cookies we use

Type Name Scope purpose Duration
Website PHPSESSID Essential To identify your unique session on the website Session
Website icc_cookie_message Non-essential Controls visibility of cookie opt-in message 1 Year
Google Analytics _ga Non-essential Created by Google Analytics for statistical website usage purposes 30 Days
Google Analytics _gat Non-essential Created by Google Analytics for statistical website usage purposes 10 Minutes
WordPress comment_author_ Non-essential Used to remember your name when entering blog comments 30 Days
WordPress comment_author_email_ Non-essential Used to remember your name when entering blog comments 30 Days