Legal and regulatory information

DVA Executive Search Company is the publisher of the website (hereinafter, “the Website”), whose head office is located at 9, rue de Sontay 75116 Paris, with a capital of 100,000 euros and registered at the RCS of PARIS under number 799 872 882.
The Director of the publication of the Website is Mr. Laurent Derote.


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General conditions of use of the Website

By consulting the website, you acknowledge having read these general conditions of use as well as the provisions relating to intellectual property rights, which you undertake to respect.

Intellectual property rights

The content of the website is protected by the provisions of books I, III, IV and VII of the Intellectual Property Code and all applicable laws and regulations. Thus, all or part of the name of the website, verbal or figurative elements of the website including, without this list being exhaustive, the brand “DVA Executive Search”, logos, drawings, photos, texts, databases, software constitute trademarks, designs, models or even copyright protected. Consequently, any use, distribution, representation, reproduction, copy, adaptation, translation, in whole or in part of the website, which would not have been previously authorized in writing by the Company DVA Executive Search is strictly prohibited and will be subject to prosecution, both civil and criminal before the French courts. The inclusion of a link to the website from a third party Website must be subject to the prior and express authorization of the firm DVA Executive Search.

Website content

The website is a website presenting the services offered by the DVA Executive Search firm. Therefore, the information provided on the website is given for guidance only. It is subject to change or update without notice. The Website was created in France for a French audience. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or execution of a contractual commitment or not, related to the content of the website will be the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts in application of French law. Under no circumstances can DVA Executive Search be held liable for any direct or indirect damage that may result from consulting the website.

Data confidentiality, right of access and rectification

The information collected on the website is subject to computer processing intended to facilitate professional contact with the company DVA Executive Search. The recipient of the data remains exclusively and at all times the company DVA Executive Search.
In accordance with the “Informatique et Libertés” law of January 6, 1978 amended in 2004, you have the right to access and rectify information concerning you, which you can exercise by contacting DVA Executive Search: You can also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of data concerning you.

Personal data protection policy

Our data protection policy has been amended following the new provisions of the “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) relating to the protection of personal data, which entered into force on May 28, 2018.

We may need to modify this data protection policy to make changes relating to legal developments or our data protection practices. We therefore invite you to consult it regularly to be informed of the latest updates.

Responsible for processing personal data

The DVA Executive Search firm, in the person of Matthieu Fradon, DPO, ( is responsible for processing your personal data.

Legal basis for data processing

Under the GDPR, the main grounds invoked for processing the personal information of clients and candidates are as follows:

  • Processing is necessary for entering into or performing a contract – in order for us to fulfill our obligations to provide you with a service or to take the necessary steps, at your request, to enter into a contract with us, it will be necessary that we process your personal data;
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation – we are subject to certain legal requirements which may require us to process your personal data. We may also be required by law to disclose your personal data to a regulatory or law enforcement agency;
  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests – we shall, or a third party shall, process your personal data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, provided we have established that your rights and freedoms do not do not take precedence over these interests, including your right to the protection of your personal data. Our legitimate interests include responding to inquiries from you or a third party, optimizing our website and customer experience, providing information about our services, and ensure that our operations are carried out in an ethical and practical manner.

Purpose of data processing

Applicant data
We collect your personal data based on the information you provide to us during prequalification telephone interviews as well as during physical interviews with our consultants. We do not collect personal data of a discriminatory nature. The personal data that we collect are generally: last name, first name, contact details, diplomas, salary, results of evaluation tests, contact details of former employers that you authorize us to contact (referees) …. These data are used and stored by our firm for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries
  • To assess the suitability of your profile for the position to be filled
  • To offer you career opportunities that best match your expectations and skills
  • To keep you up to date with DVA Executive Search news and the real estate and construction sectors in which we specifically work.

Referral data
We use the personal data of the referees as part of our mission. By being able to verify candidate information and qualifications with them, we can ensure that they will best meet the expectations of potential employers.

Customer or supplier data
If you are a Customer or a supplier, we process the data relating to the people present within your organization in order to allow us to communicate with them in order to be able to provide our services or to receive goods and services. In general, we only process the name and business contact details of the person concerned.

Data retention policy

DVA Executive Search will keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. This means that we will keep your Personal Data for the duration of your relationship with us and for the following months to the extent that you have consented to it. This period can be up to 2 years after the last contact. At the end of this period, you will be contacted again and can decide whether you wish to continue to be registered in our database.

Right of access, rectification, deletion of your personal data

Permission to access
You have the right to ask us for a copy of the personal information we hold about you. If we have a good reason, and if the GDPR allows it, we may refuse this request for access to your personal information or to certain elements of your request.

Right of rectification
If any personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete, you have the right to have it corrected, updated or supplemented. You can let us know by contacting us at the following address:

Right to erasure
You have the right to request that personal information that we hold about you be erased, for example if the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed or if our processing is based on your consent and that there are no other legal reasons why we can process the information.

Right to object to processing or to restriction of processing
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information by contacting us at the email address indicated below.

Right to portability
You have the right to ask us to send you the personal information that we hold about you or to send it directly to a third party company.

Note that for any request, you will be asked to justify your identity (copy of proof of identity). A request that is incomplete, or does not guarantee the origin of the sender / requester, will not be processed.

Contact details of the Data Controller

Matthieu Fradon: for the company DVA Executive Search.

Transmission of your data

We may be required to transmit to our clients some of your personal information as soon as your professional experience is appropriate and is close to the position sought.

Submit a complaint to the CNIL

If you are not satisfied with the way we handle your personal data, we invite you to contact Matthieu Fradon: You also have the right to file a complaint at any time with the French supervisory authority for data protection issues, the National Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), (


The information collected is strictly confidential and protected to prevent it from being distorted, damaged or accessed by unauthorized persons. We take technical and organizational measures to prevent any unauthorized and unlawful processing, accidental loss or destruction of personal data that we hold.

Use of cookies
Our website uses Google Analytics which sets cookies to help the website analyze the practices of its users.

The data generated concerning your use of the website will be transmitted and stored by Google, which will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for its publisher and providing other services relating to Website activity and Internet use. Personal data transfers are made to Google Inc., a company that has adhered to Safe Harbor and offers protection in accordance with the GDPR in the processing of personal data. The lifetime of Google Analytics cookies is limited to 14 months.

You can deactivate the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, such deactivation could prevent the use of certain features of this website. By using this website, you accept the use of cookies as indicated in the information banner and expressly consent to the processing of your personal data by Google under the conditions and for the purposes described above.


Graphic Design & Creation: Sandrine Sausse
+ 33 (0) 6  70 51 49 63

Technical Design & Development: Sebastien Derote
+ 33 (0) 6 30 39 31 54

English translation : Jean Romain Derote

Team photos

Ilan Brakha
+ 33 (0) 6 20 15 68 52

Photo credits

Real Estate and Public and Parapublic Expertise
Bechu + Associés