Data Processing Consent

Consent to processing of personal data in connection with registering in Mercuri Urval’s candidate network

You hereby consent to the processing of your personal data by companies within the Mercuri Urval Group (“Mercuri Urval”) in connection with your registering in Mercuri Urval’s candidate network. For details on “The Mercuri Urval Group”, see:

Mercuri Urval is an international Leadership Acquisition and Advisory company. Every year, we help more than 3000 clients in 60 countries to find the right leaders and top talents. To this end, we have built and we maintain our executive and top talent network of extraordinary talent that you are about to enter. To be able to offer you to be a candidate in Leader Acquisition assignments, we will need to keep career related information about you, and we need to update that information when we are in contact with you. This means we need to process your personal data for the following purposes:

Purposes of processing

Mercuri Urval will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with information regarding available Leader Acquisition assignments relevant for you that Mercuri Urval handles on behalf of clients
  • and - if you choose so - to provide you with auto generated emails regarding opportunities matching your preferences – and for any other related purposes.

Categories of personal data concerned

For us to be able to contact you with information relevant to you we will need to process the following personal data:

  • Contact details, e.g. name, email, telephone number, etc., career related information, e.g. employment history, education and CV as well as career related information provided by you in questionnaires and to our executive researchers and consultants, as well as your preferences with regards to a potential new position.
  • We also keep a record of your history with Mercuri Urval, i.e. communication with regards to positions potentially relevant to you, the list of positions you chose to apply for/show interest in and our comments related hereto.

Sensitive information – what not to upload

We are not allowed to process sensitive information, so please do not enter or upload sensitive personal information, i.e. information regarding racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, genetic data, biometric data, trade union membership, sexual orientation or health information. If we become aware that such data exists, we will remove it.

Also, please do not name any reference persons in the documents that you upload.

Who has access to your personal data, and where do we process your data?

The personal data you choose to provide will be processed by Mercuri Urval. The fact that Mercuri Urval is a global company provides you with the opportunity to be matched with positions worldwide. This means that your data may be processed by Mercuri Urval in any country, where Mercuri Urval operates, including countries outside EU/EEA. You therefore also explicitly consent to this processing taking place. In line with GDPR we would like to inform you of the risk that other legal frameworks with regards to personal data protection apply in countries outside EU/EEA. Mercuri Urval, however, handles your data in the same safe manner everywhere we operate, in all countries in the world. 
Also, the companies providing Mercuri Urval with IT support will have access as data processor acting under Mercuri Urval’s instructions on the basis of a Data Processor Agreement.

Additional recipients of personal data

In order for us to be able to offer you to be a candidate in an ongoing assignment, we need to share personal data with our clients. If the client in the particular assignment is based outside EU/EEA, you explicitly consent to this transfer taking place. If you consent to disclosing your data to a client, the client then becomes responsible for your data as independent data controller of your personal information, and the personal information is stored in accordance with the respective company's personal data policy.

Duration of processing

We will only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary having regard to the purposes of the processing. At any time, you can choose to withdraw your consent and delete your information yourself by using your username and password – or you can contact Mercuri Urval and have us delete your personal data.

Where is your personal data stored?

Mercuri Urval stores the processed personal data with:

Advania Sverige AB
Fredsborgsgatan 24, SE-117 43 Stockholm

with whom Mercuri Urval has concluded a written Data Processor Agreement ensuring that our data processor acts under Mercuri Urval’s instructions.

Technical and organisational security measures

Mercuri Urval is responsible for continuously implementing necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure an appropriate security level that meets the requirements of the personal data regulation in force from time to time.

Your rights when choosing to let Mercuri Urval process your personal data

For Mercuri Urval it is of great importance that we create trustful relationships with the persons for whom we process personal data – that we protect your integrity and give you control of your personal data.

At any time you can contact Mercuri Urval and request that your personal data be erased if you do not want your personal data to be processed any longer – or you can choose to delete your registration yourself by using your username and password.

At any time you can contact Mercuri Urval to request access to or extract your personal data – and if the personal data we process concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete, please ask us for rectification.

If you want to exercise your rights, please contact us using the contact information stated below.

Complaint guidelines

Should you wish to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, you can either contact the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, which is Mercuri Urval's Lead Supervisory Authority:

Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten (IMY)
Box 8114, 104 20 Stockholm, Sweden,
Phone: +46 08-657 61 00
Email address:

– or you can choose to contact your local Data Protection Authority. 

Contact information

If you have any questions or want to exercise your rights as stated above, please contact us at:

Data Controller:
Mercuri Urval KMR AB
Sveavägen 24-26, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden

If you do not consent to processing of your personal data in accordance with what has been stated above you cannot register your personal data.