The privacy and security of personal information is very important to us. As part of our commitment to protect your personal data in a transparent manner, we want to inform you:

  • why and how ionStar collects, uses and stores your personal data;
  • the lawful basis on which your personal data is processed; and
  • what your rights and obligations are in relation to this processing.

What personal data do we collect?

ionStar may need to collect or otherwise process the following personal data:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • CV including experience, qualifications and outside interests
  • Personal Situation – availability to work etc
  • Salary expectations and previous rates achieved

How do we use your personal data?

For our consultants we will collect the personal data in order to match their skills and expertise with the requirements of our clients. We will also collect the personal data to enable us to manage our engagements in an efficient manner.

For our clients, we use their personal data to provide services to them or their organisation and to let them know about other services in which they may be interested. Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with our data protection policy.

Legal Basis for processing your Personal Data

Your personal data will primarily be processed when necessary for the performance of the contract concluded between you and us, or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.

Your personal data might be processed based on your consent. In that case, we will always ensure to have received your free, specific, informed and unambiguous consent. You may at any time request us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish us to do so please contact us.

Your personal data might be processed based on the legitimate interests pursued by us for example, for administrative purposes.

Your personal data might be processed because it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation which we are subject to.

Your personal data might be processed because it is necessary in order to protect somebody’s vital interests (e.g. in case of accidents or incidents).

 To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data in order to fulfil your order(s) for our services or process any payment.

Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so, by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for us).

We do not sell your personal data or provide it to third parties for their direct marketing use.

Transfer of your personal data outside the EEA

We aim to process your personal data within the EEA. But, in order to achieve one of the above-mentioned purposes, your personal data may have to be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

In such cases, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place, which comply with our legal obligations, to protect your personal data.

You may obtain a copy of the data transferred to these third-parties on request.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will not store your personal data for longer than necessary for the performance of our contract and/or one of the purposes of processing your personal data (see How do we use your personal data?). ionStar may also be legally obliged to store your personal data for a minimum time period to comply with statutory requirements.


We take all the necessary administrative, technical and organisational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data and to protect your personal data against unauthorised or accidental access, loss, misuse, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Prior to disclosing your personal data to a third-party / data processor, we will always ensure that this third-party / data processor offers an adequate level of security.

Our website contains links to other websites, but this Privacy Statement applies only to personal data collected via websites operated by ionStar and to how it processes personal data. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policy of other sites that collect or use personal data.

Your rights

Under the GDPR you have the following rights to request information from the company:

  • Right of access to the data (Subject Access Request);
  • Right to ask that we update the personal data we hold about you, or correct such personal data that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • Right to erasure of personal data (please note, this is not an absolute right);
  • Right to restrict the way we use personal data about you or to object to the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to portability.

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office ( if you are unhappy with the way we have handled your personal data or responded to any request by in respect of exercising your rights.


If you want to request any information about the personal data we hold about you, please contact us on or write to us at ionStar Ltd, The Leadenhall Building, Level 30, 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3W 4AB.

We encourage you to review and check our website regularly for any updates to this Privacy Notice. If you would like a copy of this Privacy Notice, please contact us via one of the ways listed above.

This Privacy Notice was last updated 24th May 2018