Sheldon Harris Pty Ltd (SH) takes data privacy very seriously and maintains a Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to describe how it will use information on individuals who visit this website or engage in its services.


This Policy only covers data collected through this website or in the course of servicing its clients. This Policy does not cover any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other web pages to which it links. From time to time, it may refer to this Policy in notices and consent requests, for example related to candidate searches or surveys; under such circumstances, this Policy applies as modified in the particular notice or consent request.


If you visit the Sheldon Harris website, please note the following:

Collection Methods: When you send a message to SH or otherwise send data via its website, SH can collect and use your name and email address. You will know what data SH collects through the website, because you actively submit it.

Collection Purposes, Use of Data: SH uses the data it collects from its website for the following general purposes (this list is not exhaustive): to respond to the request that you sent SH, such as your request for information on SH’s services; to administer, protect and improve its website and systems; to better understand the preferences of SH website visitors; to compile aggregated statistics about website usage; and to inform you about SH services. Like many websites, SH use “cookies” or other similar technologies. Cookies allow the website to measure traffic activity on the website.

Disclosures of Personal Information: SH does not sell or rent your information to third parties and does not share your personally identifiable information with others, except as follows: SH freely shares your information within SH; it may share your information as required by law or in the interest of protecting or exercising its or others’ legal rights, for example, in connection with court proceedings or requests from law enforcement officials. Also, SH reserves the right to use and disclose any information collected via the website that is not in personally identifiable form.

Security: Transmissions over the Internet are not completely secure or error-free. SH takes appropriate measures, however, to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.


If you are engaged with SH as a client or potential candidate or otherwise in connection with our delivery of services, please note the following:

Data Collection: To provide SH clients with services and communication and collaboration among employees of SH, SH collects and processes information relating to individuals (referred to as “Personal Information”) which typically includes information in a standard curriculum vitae (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, employment history, degree(s) 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 record of our contact history with you and comments from third parties. SH records derive from information collected directly from you, publicly available sources and third parties.

Data Usage: SH will use Personal Information to contact you about board and executive search or assessment assignments conducted for our clients that involve the identification, evaluation and/or selection of qualified candidates. SH, or our client, may also provide Personal Information to applicable regulators. In addition, SH may also collect demographic information about you to assist our clients in addressing their diversity needs. In the case of Executive Search, depending on how far your candidacy progresses, SH will verify the accuracy of Personal Information with regard to academic and professional qualifications, skills and credentials, work performance, and check or confirm references. SH understands the sensitive nature of this endeavour, and will not speak to your current employer without your express permission, but if there is any other individual SH should not contact, please inform the SH consultant with whom you are working.

Data Storage: Your information is maintained on SH’s database, which is secure and accessible only to SH employees. Outside the SH network, your information may also be disclosed on a confidential basis to (a) clients who will also need to process your information for the purposes SH has described in this Policy; (b) third parties when required by law; and (c) service providers, but only to the extent necessary to perform work directed by us (such as security services, web hosting, background checking and other administrative services). Personal Information is retained until the purposes have been fulfilled or otherwise required by law.

Transfer of Personal Information: The recipients of Personal Information (and the servers that hold your information) may be located in jurisdictions outside your home jurisdiction that may have data privacy laws that do not provide the same level of protection as those in your home jurisdiction. SH is committed to protecting your information, and will take appropriate technical, organizational and legal measures to secure your Personal Information. Please be assured that SH does not sell your information to third parties or use the information for purposes that are incompatible with those set forth herein.

Your Rights: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time or to access and request that SH rectifies or removes your record from its system(s). When asked to remove a record from the SH database, SH will retain minimal Personal Information in order to prevent future contact, to keep a record of the information disclosed to its clients and to preserve SH’s interests in accordance with any applicable legal requirements. If you withdraw your consent to SH’s Policy you will not be able to be a part of a SH search or assessment project. You may exercise these rights by contacting one of the SH Partners in writing. SH will comply with any request as required by law.


This Policy is effective as of August 9, 2013. SH reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time, at its sole discretion, and will inform you if it makes material changes by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated or otherwise. When you visit the website or are engaged with SH in connection with search or other services, you are accepting the current version of this Policy as posted on the site at that time.


Please feel free to contact SH with any comments, questions, complaints or suggestions you might have regarding the information or practices described in this Policy. You may contact SH by sending a message to [email protected] or write to us at Level 3, 139 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia. Attention: Data Privacy Officer

Last revised: August 9, 2013