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Privacy Notice

Company Number SC462905

Needlestack is committed to protecting the privacy of our, clients and suppliers.  Needlestack is a “data controller”, this means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about individuals.  We will ensure that the personal information submitted to us via our website or through our office is used only for the purposes set out in this notice. This personal information will be used:

  • To fulfil contractual and legal obligations with our clients, partner companies and regulatory authorities (e.g. Governmental/ legal)
  • To maintain our business relationships

The information we collect and how we use it:


Needlestack are required to collect and use personal information about individuals within our client organisations (i.e. name, job title and contact details), in the course of fulfilling client requirements and delivering the contracted services.


Needlestack are required to hold supplier information to ensure that things run smoothly.  We require the contact details of relevant individuals within our supplier organisations in order to communicate with them. We may also require other information such as bank details to allow us to pay for the services our suppliers provide to Needlestack, as per contractual agreements in place.

Data Sharing – recipients of your information

We will only share your personal information with our partner companies and their agents following your explicit consent. Clients are third parties who use us to source potential candidates via research, mainly on the LinkedIn platform.  All of our clients are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information. We do not allow our clients to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Legal Basis for Processing

Needlestack will typically process personal information for the following purposes:

  1. Performance of Contract

For the performance of a contract with an individual or to take steps to enter into a contract.

  1. Legitimate Interest

Data which is currently gathered and processed to enable Needlestack to bring information of suitable opportunities to the attention of candidates. Legitimate interested is assessed using the following criteria:

  • What is the legitimate interest that you have to process the data?
  • Can you show that processing the data is necessary in order to achieve what you need to do?
  • Could processing the data affect the rights or freedoms of the individual?

  1. Consent

Consent may be requested from individuals when providing their details in connection with specific research projects only, on each occasion prior to data being shared.  Proof of this consent will be saved on Needlestack’s database. If a data subject does not wish their details to be processed, they can withdraw their consent by advising Needlestack.

  1. Legal Obligation

For compliance with a legal obligation.

Equal Opportunities

Needlestack is an equal opportunities employer and are committed to diversity.  This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

How to Contact Needlestack

If you require information on how to exercise your rights once you have contacted Needlestack or if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Needlestack Consulting Limited

52 Pelstream Avenue
Stirling FK7 0BG


FAO: Stuart Bentley

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information. If not, contact the Information Commissioner at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113 for further information about your rights and how to make a formal complaint.

Needlestack reserves the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time. Any changes to our Privacy Notice will be made on this page.  Please check this page regularly for updates.