Kincannon & Reed Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 15 May 2018

This Privacy Policy explains how Kincannon & Reed (“Kincannon & Reed”) collects, uses, and discloses individually identifiable information (“personal information”) that we obtain through our recruiting and business development efforts, our website, and other means. Please read this information carefully. By providing any personal information to Kincannon & Reed personnel or via this website, you expressly consent to the terms in this Privacy Policy, as well as the Legal Notice.

Since 1981, Kincannon & Reed has provided retained executive search for organizations around the world in the food, agribusiness, and life sciences sectors.  As a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), Kincannon & Reed abides by AESC’s Best Practices Guidelines for Conduct on Data Protection specifically in response to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Because of the very nature of executive search, the confidential processing of personal data is an inherent part of the service we provide to our clients and candidates. Kincannon & Reed has a legitimate business interest in the use of personal data to present individuals with career opportunities of which they would otherwise not be aware. Kincannon & Reed’s use of personal data has intrinsic value to individuals through presenting them with opportunities to advance their careers.

We collect various categories of personal information through various public and subscription-based internet sites and on this website. If you submit an inquiry or question via an online form or email, we may collect your name, email address, or other personal information contained in that correspondence. If you are a potential candidate, we may collect your name and contact details, information about your employment objectives, past and current employment and professional experience, educational background, language skills, and other data that you provide through a form or a resume or CV. If you are a client or potential client, we may collect your name, contact details, title or position, products or services requested, or other information that you provide via conversations, online forms, or email correspondence. We do not collect any “sensitive” personal information, such as racial or ethnic origin, age, political, religious, or philosophical beliefs, sexual life, social security or other government identification numbers, trade union membership, health or medical conditions, or criminal history unless legally required for recruiting purposes.

We may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries and answer your questions; to provide you with information you request; and to undertake activities in connection with the conduct and management of our executive search services. If you are a potential candidate, we may use the personal information you provide, or that we discover through research, to evaluate your qualifications as a candidate; contact you for further personal information; contact named references, and communicate with clients about you as a potential candidate.

We may share personal information with our Principals and Researchers when necessary or appropriate in connection with the performance of our executive search or other services. Personal information about executive search candidates and/or clients is included in our secure internal company database for these purposes and is accessible only by our team. A list of such team members is available on our website. We may also share personal information with our clients located in jurisdictions around the world as necessary or appropriate to provide them with retained executive search services.

We reserve the right to share personal information with our business partners or to support marketing or other communication initiatives by our firm, such as our digital newsletter. We reserve the right to share personal information in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of all or part of the business, or where such disclosure may be required by law or is appropriate in connection with any legal claims. We may also use, disclose, or otherwise process any information for statistical or any other purposes that we choose in our sole discretion when such information is not in personally identifiable form.

Like many websites, we passively collect data about website usage through various means. We use internet protocol (IP) addresses to identify server problems, administer the website, and compile aggregated statistics for marketing and research purposes. We use navigational data, including log files and click-stream data, to identify information about your web browser and operating system, and the time period in which you visit the website or a portion of the website. This information is used to administer the website, improve site content, and compile aggregated statistics for research purposes. We also use small text files called “cookies” that are sent to the hard drive of your computer to store bits of information related to your use of the website. You may configure your internet browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you may be unable to access important functions or enjoy certain conveniences at our website. We do not combine passively collected data with actively collected personal information; therefore passively collected data does not become linked to your identity.

Kincannon & Reed maintains reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In the unlikely event of a data breach, the proper regulatory authorities and individuals will be notified within 72 hours, and corrective actions will be shared. To the extent that we share personal information with our business partners, such as electronic distributors of digital newsletters, we require that our business partners also maintain reasonable security and confidentiality measures and use the personal information in accordance with our instructions and any governing data protection regulations or legislation. In addition, where we disclose personal information to clients and our business partners mentioned in the foregoing paragraphs, we request that they properly protect the security and confidentiality of such information and otherwise process such data in accordance with applicable law.

Kincannon & Reed wishes to maintain accurate, current, and complete personal information about all individuals in our database and systems.

If personal information that was previously provided has changed, individuals may update their information using the “Submit your Resume/CV” link on our website. Individuals may also request access and the opportunity to review the personal information that we maintain by sending us a written request at our postal address or email us at After authenticating the requestor’s identity, we will provide the requestor with such information within 30 days, and amend or delete such information upon their request, to the extent required under applicable data protection and privacy laws.

The Kincannon & Reed website may provide links to other third-party internet sites. Despite these linkages or any references to Kincannon & Reed at those internet sites, this Privacy Policy applies to Kincannon & Reed only. Please note when the URL indicates you are no longer on our website and read the privacy policy of each internet site that you visit. Kincannon & Reed is not responsible for the privacy practices of other organizations.

Kincannon & Reed’s secure corporate computer servers are located in the United States and Canada. If you reside in a jurisdiction outside the United States or Canada, by using the website or submitting any personal information to Kincannon & Reed, you expressly consent to the transfer of personal information to the U.S., Canada, and other jurisdictions as described in this Privacy Policy, some or many of which may have data protection laws that differ from the laws in your home country.

Kincannon & Reed reserves the right to change or amend our privacy practices as described herein and issue amended versions of this Privacy Policy from time to time in its sole discretion, as permitted by applicable law. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy on this website, and we will notify you of such change by posting a revised link at the bottom of the website home page that reads “Revised Privacy Policy.”

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to create an agreement or contract between Kincannon & Reed and any person or entity using this website or providing any personal information.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please send us an email.