Data Processing Consent

Consent to processing of personal data in connection with Leadership Acquisition or Advisory processes

You hereby consent to the processing of your personal data by companies within the Mercuri Urval Group (“Mercuri Urval”) in connection with your participation in a Leadership Acquisition or Advisory process. 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 be able to offer you to participate in a Mercuri Urval process, we will need to process career related information about you. This means we need to process your personal data for the following purposes:

Purposes of processing

The specific Leadership Acquisition or Advisory process assignment that you choose to be a part of, which Mercuri Urval handles on behalf of a client 

Categories of personal data concerned

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 to our consultants during the process, in questionnaires and in interviews.

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 means that your data in connection with this assignment 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

You also consent to your personal data being processed and forwarded to Mercuri Urval’s client with regard to this particular assignment. If the client in this particular assignment is based outside EU/EEA, you explicitly consent to this transfer taking place. When your personal data is handed over to the client, then the client becomes responsible for your data as an 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 by contacting Mercuri Urval, and we will delete your personal data.

The personal data you choose to provide in connection with this process will be stored by Mercuri Urval as follows:

  • If the personal data is provided as part of a Leadership Acquisition process (Executive Search, Recruitment or Selection Assessment), Mercuri Urval will store the personal data for a period of 6 months for participants not employed through this process, and for 24 months for participants employed through this process.
  • If the personal data is provided as part of a Leadership Advisory Process (e.g. Leadership Coaching or Consulting), Mercuri Urval will store your personal data for 24 months.

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.

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 Data Protection Authority, 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.