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Privacy Policy

Last Date Updated: 17 August 2020

This website is owned and operated by Deren&Partners. Deren&Partners along with its affiliates is a provider of global executive search and leadership consulting services. We greatly value your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal data.

In this Privacy Policy, we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information relating to individuals (“Personal Information”) who visit our website or participate in our executive searches or leadership consulting services (collectively, the “Services”).

‘Candidate” means any candidate, interested person, or Client employee or board member, who is considered, evaluated, assessed, coached and/or developed by Deren&Partners in connection with the Services.

”Client” means any organization or company who is the buyer of our Services.

Personal Information We Collect

We collect various categories of Personal Information related with the Services we provide. If you submit an inquiry via online form or email to our website, we collect your contact details (name, email address, phone number etc.) or other Personal Information contained in your correspondence, including information shared in a résumé, or CV such as your biographical data, work history, demographic details, educational credentials, diplomas and certificates. If you receive or participate in our executive search or leadership consulting services as a ‘Candidate’, we collect your name, title, professional and personal contact information, compensation, professional objectives, memberships, your educational background, work history, and other qualifications, language skills, job performance, reputation, responses to interview questions, which we collect from you and/or third-party sources such as online searches and professional contacts.

If you are a client or potential client, we collect your name, contact details, title or position, products or services requested, or other information that you provide via phone or email correspondence.

Indirect Data Collection and Cookies

Log Files follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

How We Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information to respond to your inquiries about our Services. We may use your Personal Information in order to provide and improve the Services including sourcing, identifying, assessing, and sharing with you executive positions that may be of interest to you, assessing leadership teams to improve their performance and culture, providing guidance on market trends for our clients. We also may use Personal Information for securing our website and IT systems and other business administration purposes, and to meet our legal and regulatory obligations or in connection with regulatory inquiries, audits or legal claims.

We rely on several different legal bases to use your Personal Information, including:

  • To perform a transaction (in order to respond to your request, such as information about a specific Service)
  • To comply with a legal obligation (to comply with Iskur reporting requirements)
  • Consent (to include a candidate in the shortlist submitted to a Client, you will be asked to give your consent)
  • For legitimate interests (such as providing, maintaining, securing, customizing, and improving the Services we provide to you – a legitimate interest is when we have a commercial reason to use your information, unless this is breaching your own rights)
  • We also process information about you in an anonymized and non-attributable form for research and development purposes

Disclosure of Personal Information

We share Personal Information with our affiliates worldwide where applicable, in connection with the performance of our Services in line with the conditions of this Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose Personal Information to third party service providers, such as auditors and information technology providers in order to improve our website or our Services to support our business operations. We also share Personal Information with our clients in connection with executive search projects as well as in connection with our leadership consulting services. We can also disclose Personal Information in cases where such disclosure is required by law or is appropriate in connection with any legal claims. We do not sell or rent your Personal Information.

Security of Personal Information

Protecting your Personal Information is important for us. Deren&Partners maintains technical and operational measures designed to protect Personal Information from accidental loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure. We have security measures in place designed to protect our database and access to this database is restricted. To the extent that we disclose Personal Information to clients or third-party service providers, we require that such third parties also maintain reasonable security and confidentiality measures and use the Personal Information in accordance with our instructions and applicable law.

Choices about your personal information

You have the right to obtain confirmation that we maintain certain Personal Information about you; to obtain information about your Personal Information we process; to request correction, restriction, deletion or withdraw consent to the processing of certain Personal Information (without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent until withdrawal), by contacting us from the below contact details. If you granted us consent to process your data but decided that you no longer want your data to be processed please reach out to our Data Protection Officer at


We process your data for the period of providing services to you and/or to our clients. We will retain your Personal Information where we have an ongoing consent or legitimate interest to do so. We may continue to keep your Personal Information even after our relationship with you has ended, if and only if your Personal Information is still relevant for our legitimate business purposes, such as: a) for our business records; b) to exercise or defend our legal rights; c) to comply with regulations and laws and d) to continue to fulfill our obligations towards our Clients in connection with the projects you may have been involved in.

Changes to our privacy policy

Deren&Partners reserves the right to change or amend Privacy Policy from time to time as permitted by applicable law. Any new policy will automatically be effective when it is published on the website. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy on this web page and obtain your consent if required by applicable law.

Contact information

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy and our privacy practices, please contact us at or by post, using the information below, and we will respond to you as soon as possible:

Deren & Partners

Bagdat Cad. Balçiçeği Sok. No:3/1

34744 Kadıköy/Istanbul