This privacy notice gives job applicants information about how their personal data will be used.
This document reflects the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018.
Data Controller: Croud Inc. Ltd.
Data Protection Officer: Heidi Ayton, [email protected] +44 1939 839996
As part of any recruitment process, Croud Inc. Ltd. (the organisation) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The organisation is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
What information does the organisation collect?
The organisation collects a range of information about you. This includes:
- your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
- details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
- information from interviews and phone-screenings you may have;
- information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
- whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
- information about your entitlement to work in the UK; and
- equal opportunities monitoring information, including information about your ethnic origin and health.
The organisation collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment, including online tests.
The organisation may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, information from recruitment organisations, information from employment background check providers and information from criminal records checks. The organisation will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.
Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).
Why does the organisation process personal data?
The organisation needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It also needs to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, the organisation needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant's eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
The organisation has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows the organisation to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate's suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. The organisation may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
Where the organisation relies on legitimate interests as a reason for processing data, it has considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the rights and freedoms of employees or workers and has concluded that they are not.
The organisation processes health information if it needs to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates who have a disability. This is to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
Where the organisation processes other special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin or health, this is for equal opportunities monitoring purposes.
If your application is unsuccessful, the organisation will keep your personal data on file in accordance with our retention policy, in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited.
Who has access to data?
Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.
The organisation will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The organisation will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.
We may also share your data with our group companies, for business performance and other types of monitoring and management purposes and, if you are applying for a senior management position with us, we may share your data with our investors.
The organisation will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.
How does the organisation protect data?
The organisation takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Recruiting managers and interviewers will have access to necessary information in our Mail and Systems Management (Google) to perform their duties as a recruiting manager which may include access to CVs and information collected by the HR team during the recruitment process. Access is controlled by the HR function and audited on a frequent basis.
Recruiting managers and interviewers will have access to necessary information in our Applicant Tracking Systems (Mail and Systems Management (Google), Application Tracking System (Teamtailor) and Workable) to perform their duties as a recruiting manager which may include access to CVs and information collected by the HR team during the recruitment process. Access is controlled by the HR function and audited on a frequent basis.
For how long does the organisation keep data?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, the organisation will hold your data on file for one year after the end of the relevant recruitment process unless you request us to delete your data either through our Applicant Tracking System or directly. If you agree to allow the organisation to keep your personal data on file, the organisation will hold your data on file for a further one year for consideration for future employment opportunities and / or historical purposes. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
- access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
- require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data;
- require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
- object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
- ask the organisation to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the organisation's legitimate grounds for processing data.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Heidi Ayton, [email protected], Croud Inc. Ltd., 9th & 10th floor, The Bard Building, 20, Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NG.
For EEA Residents: Please contact our EU Representative at [email protected]. Alternatively, they can be reached by post (The DPO Centre, Alexandra House, 3 Ballsbridge Park, Dublin, D04C 7H2) or +353 1 631 9460. www.dpocentre.com
If you believe that the organisation has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.
What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to the organisation during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, the organisation may not be able to process your application properly or at all.
You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information.
Recruitment processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.