Privacy Policy

Stirling Blue AB is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website. Please read the following policy to understand how your information will be treated. This policy may vary from time to time so please check it regularly. Any significant changes to this policy will be clearly indicated on our home page.

This policy was last updated on 15/01/2019. 

Who we are

Stirling Blue AB is the data controller in relation to the processing activities described below. This means that we decide why and how your personal information is processed. 

If you have any questions in relation to this policy or to make any requests relating to your personal data, please contact us at

How we process your data

The types of personal data that we may “process” (such as collect, use and store) depends on how you interact with us. The main types are set out below, along with the basis on which we process the data:

Activity Type of personal data that we may processOur legal basis for processing

Your general use of our website

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Company and position
  • Any other personal data that you provide to us through our website

Legitimate Interests:

  • Getting to know our clients and potential clients and employees
  • Communicating with our clients
  • Maintaining and managing our website
  • Responding to your messages to us

Your wish to receive updates, invitations or other marketing materials

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Company and position
  • Your communication preferences
  • Any other personal data that you disclose to us

Legitimate Interests:

  • Getting to know our clients and potential clients and employees
  • Sending relevant information to you
  • Understanding how you want us to communicate with you
  • Expanding our professional networks


  • On the basis of the consent that you have provided us to receive certain communications

Your application for a job

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Results of background checks including references, qualifications, and to the extent permitted by law, criminal background checks (unspent convictions)
  • Passport, work permit, visa, or other immigration documentation
  • Contact details 
  • CV, including relevant skills and experience
  • Application reasons
  • Any other personal data that you may provide to us through the application process, such as views and preferences that you disclose to us in interviews, your responses to questions, and demonstrations of your skills

 Legitimate Interests:

  • Getting to know potential recruits
  • Fulfilling our staffing requirements
  • Ensuring potential recruits  are appropriately qualified for positions at the firm


  • On the basis of consent you give as part of the application process

Legal Obligation:

  • Where we have an obligation to confirm that you are entitled to work in the relevant jurisdiction
Cookies and IP address

When you visit our website our server will record your IP address together with the date, time and duration of your visit and we set a “session” cookie. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number, which allows your computer to communicate over the Internet. It enables us to identify which organisations have visited this website. The cookie similarly tracks your usage of the site. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk or on a website server. It does not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive and will not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept the cookie and you can modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies (see  We use this information to compile statistical data on the use of our website to track how users navigate through our site in order to enable us to evaluate and improve our site.

How we use your data

We may process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to provide our services
  • to respond to your questions, comments or requests
  • to follow up with you on a job application
  • to create and deliver personalised communications that are relevant to your preferences
  • to further our business purposes, such as to improve our services, create new products, improve our website and platforms and improve our marketing

How we protect your data

We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information.

Who we share your data with

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your personal data with others, except in the following circumstances:

  • Service providers – we may disclose your personal data to trusted third-party service providers such as IT providers.
  • Our other group entities – we may disclose your personal data to our other group entities as part of performing services for you.
  • Legal reasons – we may use or disclose your personal data as we deem necessary or appropriate under applicable laws, to respond to regulators or court orders, as part of legal proceedings or to protect our employees, you or others.
  • Corporate activities – we may disclose your personal data to a third party in connection with a reorganisation of the group, merger, joint venture, sale or other corporate change.

Transferring data abroad

Some of Stirling Blue’s third party service providers are located outside the EEA.  Whenever we transfer data outside the EEA, we use the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or by another method approved under relevant law.

Your rights

Residents in the EU have the following rights under the GDPR.  Wherever you are located, we will treat your data as if it is protected by the standards set by the GDPR (and any higher standards that apply) and you may exercise any of the following rights as if the GDPR applies: 

  • To withdraw any consent that you have provided to us to process your personal data.
  • To access or rectify your personal data.
  • To have your personal data erased if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was processed, you have withdrawn your consent to, or object to, its processing and there is no other legitimate grounds for processing it or you consider it has been unlawfully processed.
  • To have the processing of your personal data restricted if you contest its accuracy, its processing is unlawful, we no longer need it but you need it for a legal claim, or you have objected to its processing and await verification of our legitimate grounds for processing it.
  • To have your personal data transferred to another company under certain circumstances.
  • To complain to your national data protection regulator if you feel that your personal data has been unlawfully processed.

How long we keep your data

We retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for our relationship with you, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws. We do not collect more personal data than we need to fulfill our purposes stated in this privacy policy, and we will not retain it for longer than is necessary.