It is our priority to respect your privacy about any information we may obtain via our website and social media. This privacy policy identifies how we obtain, gather your data, use, communicate with third parties, and how we disclose your personal information. We have outlined our privacy policy below.

This notice sets out how we will use your personal data in compliance with your rights under Articles 13 and/or 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Specter is fully committed to protecting and respecting your privacy including all the personal data which you provide to us.

Our website might include information hyperlinks to third party websites. However, Specter is not legally responsible for the privacy practices of others, and for your safe judgment, we advise you to review their privacy policies.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 your data protection rights are set out in the notice below.

Your personal information will be held in the strictest of confidence by Specter which is the controller of this information. This also includes when it is collected or processed by third parties on our behalf. On some occasions, candidates may directly provide Specter with their personal data, i.e. CV application or registration/contact us section on our website and social media platforms, or we may collect your details from another source such as an advertising/branding campaign, jobs board, and social media platforms.

We must have a legal basis for processing your personal data. For the purposes of providing you with job-finding services, information relating to roles relevant to you, or other market intelligence (such as salary surveys and market intelligence reports) may be utilised. We will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following privacy statement.

Collection and use of personal data

  • Personal candidate and/or client contact details which you provide upon registering with Specter such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and personal email addresses, employment history, qualifications, and academics, including personal interests.

  • Date of birth, gender, and ethnicity.

  • Any information you have provided to us during an interview – proof of ID (e.g. passport, driving licence, utility bill as proof of address).

  • Any information included in the application form.

  • Records of correspondence with us.

  • Confirmation of your security clearance. This can include passport details, nationality details, and information about convictions/allegations of criminal behaviour.

  • Records from documents showing your entitlements to work in the EU.

  • When you access our website, we might collect your browsing records such as IP-address, access times, the sites linked from, pages visited, the links and features used, the content viewed or requested, browser or application type, language, and other such information. If you contact us over the phone certain additional information, such as your phone number, may be sent to us.

  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

  • We will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other ancillary purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

  • We will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

  • We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these rules and guidelines outlined above to ensure that the confidentiality of personal candidate and client information is fully protected and retained by Specter. All personal data will be retained in the strictest of confidence and will not be shared with any third parties without prior consent. As GDPR laws may change Specter’s privacy policy will be amended in accordance with new regulations to our sole discretion.


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Your rights

Under the DPA 2018 and the GDPR, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the personal data that we hold about you. If you wish to find out what personal data, if any, we hold about you or if you wish to exercise any of your other privacy rights, you can contact our Privacy Team at  To enable us to process your request as quickly as possible, we will need you to provide us with your name, contact details, a valid form of identification and a short description of the nature of the information you are seeking, relevant time periods, specific documents or a business area or name of an individual who may have created or have access to that information.

How to contact us

If you have any particular questions about Specter’s privacy policy, you can email or write to the Specter HQ, Esplanade 1/52, 1020 Brussels, Belgium.


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