Privacy Policy

How we use your information

At Search Discovery, your privacy is impor­tant to us. We have devel­oped a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, trans­fer, and store your infor­ma­tion. Please take a moment to famil­iar­ize your­self with our privacy prac­tices and let us know if you have any ques­tions.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits we use third party services, Google Analyt­ics, DoubleClick, Pardot, Adobe Audi­ence Manager, and Adobe Analyt­ics, to collect stan­dard inter­net log infor­ma­tion, details of visitor behav­iour patterns, and, in some cases, to more effec­tively market our prod­ucts and services through other media plat­forms and channel. We do this to find out things such as the number of visi­tors to the various parts of the site. This infor­ma­tion is only processed in a way which does not iden­tify anyone. If we do want to collect person­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal infor­ma­tion and will explain what we intend to do with it.

If you would like to opt-out of these 3rd party services, please follow these links:

Use of cookies by SDI

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider trans­fers to your comput­ers hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recog­nize your browser and capture and remem­ber certain infor­ma­tion

We use cookies to compile aggre­gate data about site traffic and site inter­ac­tion so that we can offer better site expe­ri­ences and tools in the future as well as for audi­ence target­ing.


We use a third party provider, Pardot by Sales­force, to deliver our market­ing emails and newslet­ters. We gather statis­tics around email opening and clicks using indus­try stan­dard tech­nolo­gies includ­ing trans­par­ent gifs to help us monitor and improve our e‑newsletter. For more infor­ma­tion, please see Pardot’s privacy notice.

People who email us

We use Trans­port Layer Secu­rity (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with govern­ment. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

We will also monitor any emails sent to us, includ­ing file attach­ments, for viruses or mali­cious soft­ware. Please be aware that you have a respon­si­bil­ity to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

Job applicants, current and former SDI employees

SDI is the data controller for the infor­ma­tion you provide during the process unless other­wise stated. If you have any queries about the process or how we handle your infor­ma­tion please contact us at

What will we do with the information you provide to us?

All of the infor­ma­tion you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progress­ing your appli­ca­tion, or to fulfil legal or regu­la­tory require­ments if neces­sary.

We will not share any of the infor­ma­tion you provide during the recruit­ment process with any third parties for market­ing purposes. The infor­ma­tion you provide will be held securely by us and/or our data proces­sors whether the infor­ma­tion is in elec­tronic or phys­i­cal format.

We will use the contact details you provide to us to contact you to progress your appli­ca­tion. We will use the other infor­ma­tion you provide to assess your suit­abil­ity for the role you have applied for.

What information do we ask for, and why?

We do not collect more infor­ma­tion than we need to fulfil our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is neces­sary.

The infor­ma­tion we ask for is used to assess your suit­abil­ity for employ­ment. You don’t have to provide what we ask for but it might affect your appli­ca­tion if you don’t.


If you use our online appli­ca­tion system, this will be collected by a data proces­sor on our behalf (please see below).

We ask you for your personal details includ­ing name and contact details. We will also ask you about your previ­ous expe­ri­ence, educa­tion, refer­ees and for answers to ques­tions rele­vant to the role you have applied for. Our recruit­ment team will have access to all of this infor­ma­tion.

You will also be asked to provide equal oppor­tu­ni­ties infor­ma­tion. This is not manda­tory infor­ma­tion – if you don’t provide it, it will not affect your appli­ca­tion. This infor­ma­tion will not be made avail­able to any staff outside of our recruit­ment team, includ­ing hiring managers, in a way which can iden­tify you. Any infor­ma­tion you do provide, will be used only to produce and monitor equal oppor­tu­ni­ties statis­tics.

Use of data processors

Data proces­sors are third parties who provide elements of our recruit­ment service for us. We have contracts in place with our data proces­sors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal infor­ma­tion unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal infor­ma­tion with any orga­ni­za­tion apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.


If you use our online appli­ca­tion system, you will provide the requested infor­ma­tion to Green­house who provides this online service for us. Once you click ’Submit Appli­ca­tion’, your info will be stored on Greenhouse’s website but SDI will have access to it.  For more infor­ma­tion, please see Greenhouse’s Privacy Policy.


If you accept a final offer from us, some of your person­nel records will be held on BambooHR which is our HR records system.  For more infor­ma­tion, please see BambooHR’s Privacy Policy.


If you are employed by SDI, rele­vant details about you will be provided to ADP who provide payroll services to SDI. This will include your name, bank details, address, date of birth, and salary.

Your rights

Under the Data Protec­tion Act 1998, you have rights as an indi­vid­ual which you can exer­cise in rela­tion to the infor­ma­tion we hold about you.

Complaints or queries

SDI tries to meet the highest stan­dards when collect­ing and using personal infor­ma­tion. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seri­ously. We encour­age people to bring it to our atten­tion if they think that our collec­tion or use of infor­ma­tion is unfair, mislead­ing or inap­pro­pri­ate. We would also welcome any sugges­tions for improv­ing our proce­dures.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaus­tive detail of all aspects of SDI’s collec­tion and use of personal infor­ma­tion. However, we are happy to provide any addi­tional infor­ma­tion or expla­na­tion needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.

Access to personal information

SDI tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal infor­ma­tion. Indi­vid­u­als can find out if we hold any personal infor­ma­tion by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protec­tion Act 1998. If we do hold infor­ma­tion about you we will:

  • give you a descrip­tion of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the infor­ma­tion in an intel­li­gi­ble form.

To make a request to SDI for any personal infor­ma­tion we may hold you need to put the request in writing, or writing to the address provided below.

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request infor­mally, for example by provid­ing you with the specific infor­ma­tion you need over the tele­phone.

If we do hold infor­ma­tion about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contact­ing us directly.

Disclosure of personal information

We do not sell, trade, or other­wise trans­fer to outside parties your person­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in oper­at­ing our website, conduct­ing our busi­ness, or servic­ing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this infor­ma­tion confi­den­tial. We may also release your infor­ma­tion when we believe release is appro­pri­ate to comply with the law, enforce our site poli­cies, or protect ours or others rights, prop­erty, or safety. However, non-person­ally iden­ti­fi­able visitor infor­ma­tion may be provided to other parties for market­ing, adver­tis­ing, or other uses.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encour­age you to read the privacy state­ments on the other websites you visit.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the neces­sary precau­tions to be in compli­ance with the Cali­for­nia Online Privacy Protec­tion Act. We there­fore will not distrib­ute your personal infor­ma­tion to outside parties without your consent.

Changes to this privacy notice

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modi­fi­ca­tion date below.

This policy was last modi­fied on May 24, 2018.

Contacting Us

If there are any ques­tions regard­ing this privacy policy you may contact us using the infor­ma­tion below.

Search Discovery

271 17th Street North­west Suite 1700