Privacy notice

The Talent Cluster, including all The Talent Cluster subsidiary companies together, (which includes Din Bemannings Partner, AquacultureTalent, We Are Aquaculture, AgricultureTalent, referred to here as ‘The Talent Cluster’ is a leading global recruitment consultancy and outsourcing company working on an annual basis with thousands of candidates and clients worldwide.

Someone our websitess offers you a platform to create a profile and upload your CV and other personal data to improve your user experience, and to use functions such as job alerts, CV registration and job applications. You are responsible for the accuracy of the personal data inputted. If you use functions on the website which access data from external sources, such as LinkedIn, please be aware that the website will access your personal data from these sources.

Our reputation as a recruiter is reliant on the trust of people we work with, and consequently the effective and professional use of the information you provide us is paramount.

Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights.

We intend to offer our website users a safe online experience, without any negative impact on their privacy. For this purpose, we are using our best efforts to ensure that the information uploaded by you to our database is used exclusively for the purposes contemplated by you.

What is the business of The Talent Cluster?

The core of what we do is two-sided.

Firstly, it is to provide services to help candidates develop their careers. We do this through assessing and matching people with potential job opportunities, as well as providing wider services to help them in their careers, such as invitations to networking events and opportunities to take part in research.

Secondly, we work with clients to provide recruitment, consultancy, outsourcing and staffing services to help them solve recruitment and manpower and other related challenges.

Where does The Talent Cluster collect data from?

This privacy notice applies to the collection, storage and use of personal information collected by The Talent Cluster (“we” or “us”):

  • via our websites at, or any other website operated by us (the “Site”);
  • or as a result of you responding to an advertisement posted by us on a job board or via social media;
  • or as a result of us matching your CV, as uploaded by you onto our system, or a social media site;
  • or in the course of us providing recruitment, resourcing, outsourcing or consultancy services to you (“Services”)

What information do we collect on Candidates?

Candidates: the personal information we collect about you where “you” are a candidate or placed consultant.

The Talent Cluster aims to collect the minimum data it needs to perform its role.

Typically, this is name, address, job title and contact details. In addition, if you are a candidate being considered for a role it may also include your CV / resume as well as other details about your skills and experience.

We may also collect other personally identifiable data, for instance we may be engaged in equal opportunity monitoring or need information to complete a contract for you or our client.

This data can include age, identity card number, address, email address, gender, date of birth, marital status, occupation, income range, financial information, contact information such as telephone, mobile, nationality, personal website or social media links or other data which may be required by local regulations.

‍Referees and emergency contacts: we collect basic contact details (such as name, title, address, email and tel) so that we can contact you for a reference or as an emergency contact for one of our candidates/or contractors.

What information do we collect on Clients?

‍We need to collect information about you as an essential part of providing our Services.

We may collect personal information about you when:

we contact you with a view to providing Services to you;
or you email us expressing an interest in working with us;
you provide us with your business card or other information provided to us, given to our employees at sales and marketing events;
you post information or advertisements on job boards or social media websites;
we provide Services to you as an actual or a potential hirer of your services;
or we complete contractual documentation relevant to the Services, we will usually collect the following information from or about you:your name;your postal address;
your phone and e-mail details;details of your role, title and responsibilities within your organisation;
where “you” are a client:any opinion or feedback you share with us regarding a candidate or consultant;
details of any queries you raise with us regarding the Services;
details of any recruitment and/or resourcing requirements or plans you share with us.

Why does The Talent Cluster process personal data?

We need to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you. Conducting marketing, profiling and business development activities as well as market research and statistical analysis regarding our products and/or services; Complying with any legal or regulatory requirements and to make the necessary disclosure under the requirements of any applicable law, regulation, direction, court order, guideline, circular or code which are applicable to us for the prevention of crime.

In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is mandatory to check a successful applicant’s in behalf of our client, eligibility to work in different countries before employment starts.

The Talent Cluster has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

We process information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment. If your application is unsuccessful, The Talent Cluster may keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

How do we share your personal information and who do we share it with?

Your personal data provided to us is processed by The Talent Cluster.

We will ensure that:

access to your personal data is restricted to staff who are required to process such data as part of their job;
only necessary information is released to the relevant employees;
we seek your consent before sharing your details with any prospective employer or user of your services.

‍Referees: unless you specify otherwise, we may share your information with any of our group companies and client(s) in relation to whose vacancy your reference was given.

We will disclose information under the following circumstances:

‍Service and Site usage information: When we share anonymous information generated by our Services with our clients.

‍Third-party service providers: When we share information with third-party service companies for them to facilitate and support us in the provision of the Services.

This includes:

IT support service providers; vetting and screening services; and software providers;

These organisations are appointed by The Talent Cluster as data processors and authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to provide the relevant services to us. These organisations are required to process such information based on our instructions and in accordance with this privacy notice. They do not have any independent right to share this information.

Group companies: We provide your personal information to our subsidiaries or affiliated companies for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf to provide the Site and the Services. These parties are required to process such information based on our instructions and in accordance with this privacy notice. They do not have any independent right to share this information.

Compliance with laws and legal proceedings: When we respond to court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. When we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take actions against illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Merger or acquisition: When we need to transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified by email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Recruitment, staffing and resourcing services: When we are using your personal information in the context of our recruitment and resourcing services, then we may share your personal information with clients where we believe that you may be appropriate for a particular role or vacancy with that client.

International transfers

We want to make sure that your data is stored and transferred in a way which is secure. We will only transfer data outside of the EU, European Economic Area, USA and other regions where we operate where the recipient is compliant with the data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides appropriate safeguards.

These will include EU approved standard contractual clauses according to Article 46(2)(c) GDPR, or where the country concerned has been found adequate by European Commission (as applicable) in respect to the levels of data protection, according to Article 45 GDPR.

Please note that where a derogation to the above applies under Article 49 GDPR, you will be informed of this prior to the transfer taking place and will have the opportunity to object to that transfer.

We may send your information between The Talent Cluster entities which may exist outside of Europe, to overseas clients or to clients within your country who may in turn transfer your data internationally. Appropriate safeguards and legal requirements will always be in place to govern the secure processing of your personal data.

The data may also be stored on cloud-based storage for parts of our overall business process. Please be aware that countries which are outside the European Economic Area may not offer the same level of legal protection for your personal information as under EU, although any collection, storage and use.

Personal information, cookies and websites

Our website may offer you the opportunity to pass your personal information to us in relation to a particular role which is of interest to you. This information may be routed through one of our 3rd party suppliers before it is delivered electronically to us.

All our 3rd party suppliers have been vetted to ensure that they will meet our own privacy and security standards in the collection and processing of your personal information.

Our website may also link or direct you to other websites or external content which are not within our control. Links to other websites may be provided for your convenience and information.

While we will use our best endeavour to ensure that we link or direct you only to websites that share our privacy and security standards, we are not in the position to guarantee the same and we will not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any personal data which you provide on those websites.

These sites have their own privacy notice in place, and we recommend you review these if you visit any linked website. You should therefore exercise caution including reviewing the privacy policy of those websites before disclosing any personal data.

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our affiliates, or analytics or service providers.

These technologies are used in analysing trends, administering the Site, tracking users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies, for example, to remember users’ settings (e.g. language preference) and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Site may be limited.

Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that this Website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you. This allows us to track and offer you a better user experience when you return to the Website.
A cookie is stored on your device for no longer than the period defined in the section below which is linked to your IP address.
By default, only Strictly necessary cookies are active, otherwise the Website will not be accessible, or some part of the Website will not then work.
Performance, Functional or Targeting cookies are disabled by default, but you have the chance to active them via our Cookie Preference Center (see below the section “How to manage cookies”).
We do not use any intrusive cookies on the Websites to collect your personal information. We use industry standard third party cookies such as Google Analytics to track your behaviour online and gain statistical information at an aggregated level. For example, we track the number of visits to the Website, where each visitor came from (i.e. the website you visited prior to coming to the Website) and where each visitor goes to from the Website (i.e. the website you visit after leaving ours).

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Third-party cookies
Throughout your journey on the Website you may also notice content from third parties. We may also offer you the opportunity to further engage with us and share information with others using social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This content is added so we can keep you up to date with carefully selected information that you may find relevant or of interest, however this can result in these third party providers storing additional cookies on your device that we have no control over. Consequently, we suggest you check the websites of any such third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.

Strictly Necessary cookies

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This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.


Performance cookies

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This cookie is set by Google Analytics.

It stores and update a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews. years

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service.

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier.

It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.


Targeting cookies

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Functionality cookies

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Data security and personal data

The Talent Cluster is passionate about protecting your information. To this end we have put in place appropriate measures that are designed to prevent unauthorised access to and misuse of your personal data.

These include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss of or unauthorised access to your personal information, please let us know immediately by emailing

Your information is held on servers hosted by us or our Software Services Provider. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Request to export or erase your data

If you would like us to export, or erase, all the data we may hold about you, please click below.

Marketing activities

Where we have previously engaged with you (for example where you have submitted an application or CV to us) or where you have posted your details on a job board, we may have obtained your email address and retained it according to our legitimate business interests as explained above.

Having obtained your email address during an aforementioned recent course of business, we may periodically send you related information that we think you will find interesting or to ask for your expertise in completing a survey.

We may also send you relevant information to market our full range of services, or send you details of networking and client events and information about the industry sectors we think may be of interest to you.

If you do not wish to receive these communications you can unsubscribe by clicking on the relevant link on marketing emails, or contact requesting to be opted-out of receiving marketing communications.

Not withstanding the above, your rights as a data subject under the GDPR provide that you can ask for all your personal data to be removed (as explained above) at any time.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

‍This privacy notice was updated in October 2021.

We will publish changes to this privacy notice from time to time. If significant changes are made to our processing activities, we will take reasonable measures to notify data subjects accordingly.