Privacy policy

Nigel Wilson Associates Limited, respects the privacy of the visitors of this site. The following policy explains the circumstances under which Nigel Wilson Associates may collect personal information through this site, and how we may use that information.

Privacy Statement

Privacy & the use of cookies
This privacy and use of cookies statement sets out the basis on which personal data Nigel Wilson Associates Ltd either collect from you, or that you provide to us, including via this website, will be processed by us. Please read the following statement carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation the data controller is Nigel Wilson Associates Ltd.

Nigel Wilson Associates Ltd (t/a nwa-search) follows the following principles in order to protect your privacy:

  • we do not collect more information than is necessary;
  • we do not use your data for purposes other than those specified;
  • we do not keep your data if it is no longer needed;
  • we only provide your data to select third party clients for the specific purposes listed below.

1. Information Collection & Tracking

1.1 When you visit a website

You can visit our website without giving away your personal information. nwa-search uses Google Analytics and Cookies in order to improve our service, user experience and analyse how the website is used. Aside from the approximate location (IP address), the information collected by Google Analytics is mostly anonymous traffic data including browser information, device information, language.

The collected information is used to provide an overview of how people are accessing and using the nwa-search website. It is not used for any additional purpose, such as to profile those who access our website.

1.2 When you submit a CV to us

When you submit a CV to us we collect the personal data you give us to be used for the following purposes and collated with additional data obtained from publicly available data, data from interactions with you and with related third parties.

2. When you contact us

While you can use our website without giving out your personal information, once you contact us via the nwa-search website, nwa-search collects information about you.

The information you fill in (personal information such as your name, email address, telephone number) will be processed and stored so that it is possible for us to contact and respond to your request

2.1 Recruitment

If you apply for a job with nwa-search, we will collect, process and store the information you have sent us for recruitment-related purposes, such as contacting you. Additionally, nwa-search may keep your data for a period of time for the purpose of considering you for a different opportunity.

3. Information Security

nwa-search seeks to ensure the security of personal data.  When nwa-search collects information about you, we also make sure that your information is protected from unauthorized access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorized disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical and organisational measures.

4. Access to information

You have the right to request access to the information we have on you. You can do this by contacting us at

We will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data we process about you. In order to comply with your request, we may ask you to verify your identity.

We will fulfil your request by sending your copy electronically, unless the request expressly specifies a different method. For any subsequent access request, we may charge you with an administrative fee.

5. Information Correction & Deletion

If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact us so we can update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specified in Information Collection and Use will be deleted.

If at any point you wish for nwa-search to delete information about you, you can simply contact us.

6. When this Privacy Policy applies

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the services offered by nwa-search directly via our website. Our website contains links to other websites. Once redirected to another website, this Policy is no longer applicable.

The purposes for which we hold and process data include:

  • Assessment
  • Recruitment
  •  Board Search
  • Executive Search
  • CEO Succession/Succession Planning
  • Coaching          
  • Consulting

This version of the Privacy Policy is effective from May 2018.


7. Lawful Basis for holding data:

“We have collected your personal data, processed and distributed it so we can identify and present suitable candidates for various Sales, Design, Management, Executive and Board employment roles with Clients who have indicated a requirement for such roles.  The data may be sourced from public sites containing contact and CV data, from potential candidates directly, from interviews and interactions with potential candidates and other connected parties, and from online sources and can be provided to Clients seeking to fill such roles.”

8. Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. We constantly review our Privacy Policy and strive towards making it better.

nwa-search will not reduce your rights stated in this Policy without asking for explicit prior consent to the changes.

All changes to our Privacy Policy will be available on this website.

9.      About cookies
9.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
9.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
9.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
10.    Cookies that we use
10.1  We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a)    authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose are listed in 11.5)
(b)    status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website (cookies used for this purpose are listed in 11.5)
(c)    personalisation - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you (cookies used for this purpose are listed in 11.5)
 (f)   analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose are listed in 11.5)
(g)    cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally (cookies used for this purpose are listed in 11.5)
11.    Cookies used by us and our service providers
11.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
11.2  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: The relevant cookies are listed in 11.5
11.4  We use SFI Media Ltd for hosting services. This service uses cookies for allowing website to store via temporary cookie. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at The relevant cookies are: PHPSESSID. 

11.5  Table of cookies used.

Table containing the cookies which we use to improve our service these include Google Analytics


Typical content



Randomly generated number

2 years


Randomly generated number

30 minutes


Randomly generated number

When user closes browser


Randomly generated number

1 day


Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months


The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and allows websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed. The use of the PHPSESSID cookie is highly embedded in the SilverStripe CMS and is a central part of the working of the system; initiating a session is one of the first things SilverStripe does when a web page is requested. The PHP Session::start() command that sets the cookie is invoked from the programme main.php, which is part of SilverStripe’s core code. In addition, SilverStripe utilises the PHP session for many of its features. On the Action website, the accessibility style switcher uses the PHP session to maintain state and would not function as intended without the PHPSESSID cookie being set. The security for the registration form relies on the PHP session and, as there are no specific cookies used to pass login state data, user logins are preserved through the session. The page view history for logged in users is initially recorded as an array in the PHP session and requires the PHPSESSID cookie to be set in order to function.


12.    Managing cookies
12.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) (Chrome);
(b) (Firefox);
(c) (Opera);
(d) (Internet Explorer);
(e) (Safari); and
(f) (Edge).
12.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
12.3  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

13. Summary

In accordance with applicable law, we only collect a limited amount of information about you that is necessary for improving our service.

We do not sell or in any other way spread your data to third parties, we do not use your data for purposes other than what we specified.

We also make sure that your data is stored securely. We delete all information deemed no longer necessary.

We constantly review our Privacy Policy in order to make it better and protect you more.

14. You can contact us at any time to:

  • Request access to information that nwa-search has about you
  • Correct any information that nwa-search has about you
  • Delete information that nwa-search has about you

If you have any additional questions about nwa-search’s collection and storage of data, please contact us at, or telephone 07771 601986, or via our Registered Office at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU

Company Reg No. 4721482