Frequently Asked Questions
Personal data sharing
What personal data is shared between the sites?
What personal data is shared is determined by the privacy and cookie policies of the sites you use.
The personal data shared depends on your interaction with the sites in the course of your job search and application activities. It may include your first and last name, user name, email address, telephone number, resume/profile information, IP address, advertiser ID, answers to any employer screener questions, job listings, job notifications, application progress, and users’ search, click and session activity on the sites.
Why is my personal data shared in this way?
Your personal data is shared for a few reasons, namely to:
- Connect more job seekers with more job listings and employers
- Improve our services to you
- Facilitate better security for users
More details on the benefits of data sharing are available to you.
When is data shared and how does it sharing take place?
When and how your personal data is shared depends on the individual site, the type of data being shared and the actions you take on the affiliated sites. Most data sharing takes place when we identify a particular business interest or in order to improve our services as laid out in the benefits of data sharing section.
For example, our sites may use and share your previous search or browsing history (e.g. the jobs you click on) and your resume or profile information to determine relevant search results and job alerts. Specific actions may also automatically initiate sharing, such as opening an account on one of our affiliated sites.
How do I stop my personal data from being shared in this way?
HR Tech Privacy Center and affiliated sites
Does the launch of the HR Tech Privacy Center change how my personal data will be used?
No, this launch does not result in any change to how your personal data will be used. The Center is simply designed to provide you with more transparency about the data sharing that takes place between the affiliated sites.
Does this mean that all my data is shared by all affiliated sites without restriction?
No, the sharing of your personal data is governed by the provisions of the privacy and cookie policies of the sites you have used. We encourage you to refer to those provisions so you have a clear understanding. As mentioned above, the launch of the Center is primarily to provide increased transparency about the data sharing detailed in the privacy and cookie policies of the sites you have used.
How do the sites manage sharing of my personal data among the affiliated sites?
We use various mandated legal methods to ensure that adequate protections are applied to such sharing. That may include one or a combination of measures. Examples of some measures used may include standard contractual clauses, the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, onward transfer agreements, or other mechanisms as we determine to be appropriate to adequately protect transfers of your personal data.
Who is the data controller of my personal data?
How do the sites view privacy?
The HR Tech sites take the privacy of their users very seriously. We invest significant resources as part of our efforts to protect your personal data, and endeavor to adhere to applicable privacy rules. We very much value the trust that our job seekers place in us to help them find jobs, and our employers place in us to help them find great candidates. Please consult our Privacy Values.
Your privacy rights
What privacy rights are available to me on the affiliated sites?
We endeavor to treat all our users equally by providing a broad suite of privacy rights to all our users globally. That means that any user of the site, irrespective of their location, can contact a site to get:
- Access to their personal data
- Deletion of personal data
- A portable version of their personal data
- Restriction of or objection to certain processing of their personal data
How can I exercise my privacy rights?
What security measures are adopted by the sites?
We take the security of your personal data very seriously and have devoted significant resources to that end. We employ various practices with the goal of preventing unauthorized access, disclosure, destruction or accidental loss. These practices will vary depending on the nature of the data, the context of the processing, the risks involved and the technology available.
We use a range of security measures to protect your personal data, adopting a risk-based approach, including where applicable:
- Selective pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data
- Designing internal systems to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of our processing systems and services
- Using systems and processes designed to give us the ability to restore the availability and access to personal data kept by us in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident
- Regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the sites’ security measures
What can I do as an employer to help keep my account secure?
For suggestions on how to best keep your employer account secure, please refer to our security page.