Privacy Policy

court & spark takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes how and why we obtain, store and process data which can identify you.

Your personal data

Personal data, including your name, address, telephone number, email address are stored by court & spark if you provide us with this information as a prospective or current candidate, client or industry contact. Additionally, we have gleaned certain similar contact information from the public domain pursuant to conducting our business, namely Executive Search.  court & spark is registered with the UK Information Commissioner as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and your information is legally held under this and subsequent legislation. All data is stored remotely from our website in an encrypted database which holds SSL certification. For the purposes of promoting and marketing our business we also send out newsletters to contacts stored in our database.

court & spark conducts its business under the  ‘Legitimate Interests’ lawful use of personal data, in accordance with European Data Protection law (GDPR 25 May 2018).  Although not legally required under this clause to gain consent (opt in) from all contacts for inclusion in our database, court & spark gave all contacts the option to be removed from it permanently – additionally all contacts were offered the option to remain in the database but opt out of receiving marketing material.  court & spark has instigated an information “Retention Schedule”, set up on the commencement of GDPR on 25 May 2018, which has automatically culled all personal data held but not used for more than three years.  This schedule will subsequently review personal data retention on an annual basis and will generate data removal accordingly.

Your personal data is restricted to those employees and partners of court & spark who are entitled to access our systems however, it may be shared on a confidential basis with third parties with your express permission.  No personal information stored in our database is processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Anyone wishing to be removed from our database should contact

Our website – Cookie Policy

We use cookies on our website to help deliver our services and give the best browsing experience.

Cookies are small pieces of data that are installed on a computer or mobile device via the browser when you visit a website. Typical browsers are: Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox and Google Android. Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. They can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests. There are 4 main types of cookie:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are essential to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. Without use of cookies, these features of the website could not operate.
  2. Performance cookies.These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
  3. Functionality cookies.These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
  4. Targeting or Advertising cookies.These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected. If you use Instagram or Facebook, cookies can help smooth the sharing process between our site and your online feeds.

By using and browsing the court & spark website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to manage or turn off cookies but please note that switching off cookies may restrict your use of our website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates. To do this, follow one of these links according to which browser you use: