Last Updated: December 9, 2022
California Notice at Collection: We collect the information identified in this Privacy Notice under “What Information About You Do We Collect and Use” for business purposes identified under “How and Why Will We Use Your Personal information.” To learn more about your privacy rights, please see “Your California Privacy Rights.”
- What Personal Information we collect
Personal Information: “Personal Information” is information that identifies or is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you or your household. We collect the following categories of Personal Information from job applicants for job recruiting and placement purposes:
- Identifiers/contact information: Your name, postal and email address, phone number, and unique identifiers that may identify your device or browser but not you by name.
- Professional or employment-related information: Your Resume / CV, cover letter, and any additional information you choose to share about your qualifications and experience.
- Education information: Information you share about your educational qualifications.
- Inferences: The inferences that we draw from the above categories of Personal Information.
- Other information you provide: As part of the application process, you may provide Thrive Market with additional Personal Information, including answers to application-related questions.
We may acquire Personal Information from you or from other trusted sources to update or supplement the information that you provide (for example, from your previous employers, background check services, third-party recruiters). We may combine the information we receive from and about you.
Sensitive Personal Information: We may collect sensitive categories of Personal Information during the application process, including when you voluntarily provide this information. This may include ethnicity, nationality, criminal records in the context of a background check, or other characteristics of protected classifications under applicable law. We process Sensitive Personal Information for business purposes with your consent in accordance with applicable law.
- How we use Personal Information we collect
Thrive Market collects, processes, and uses job applicant information for job recruitment and placement purposes, legal and regulatory compliance uses, or as part of operating our business, networks, and systems. We will have a lawful basis for processing your Personal Information if:
- We need to process your information as part of our employment contract or pre-contract with you;
- You have provided express consent to such processing;
- We have a legitimate interest for processing your data – e.g., for recruitment purposes; network and information systems security; data analytics; enhancing, modifying or improving our services; or identifying trends; and/or
- We are legally obligated to process it.
- How we share your Personal Information
We may transfer and/or disclose Personal Information in connection with the job recruitment and placement process, as follows:
- To Thrive Market subsidiaries or affiliates;
- To service providers that carry out certain services for a permitted business purpose on our behalf, such as to operate the Thrive Market careers website.
- Where we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Information to comply with any legal obligation, to enforce or apply our Terms of Service, or to protect our rights. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- In the context of a sale or transfer of our business or certain assets, we may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with this Policy.
California Residents: In the last 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for a business purpose to our service providers that support our recruitment website and services: Identifiers/contact information, professional or employment-related information, education information, and inferences based on these categories.
- How do we handle your Personal Information?
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your Personal Information we hold in our records. While we make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, we cannot guarantee complete security. The steps we have taken include physical, contractual, technical, organizational, and managerial safeguards to protect your Personal Information against accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. In addition, we limit Personal Information access to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties that have a legitimate business need for such access.
We may securely delete or destroy information in a job applicant file if we decide not to offer employment to you. Otherwise, we may keep your Personal Information for up to six (6) years after a decision not to employ you, an offer of employment that you do not accept, or termination of your employment.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Canada: Please note that the recipients may be located in countries which do not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that provided by the country in which you reside. To the limited extent that it is necessary to transfer Personal Information outside of your country of residence, we will take measures to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place, such as standard contractual clauses under GDPR Article 46.2 or an adequacy decision concerning the country at issue under GDPR Article 45. If you would like further information regarding safeguards, please contact us.
- Your rights in respect of Personal Information
We respect your privacy rights. Please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Information” section below if you would like to exercise your rights or with questions or complaints regarding our privacy practices.
- California Residents: If you are a California resident, you can take advantage of the following rights:
- Right to Know. As a California resident, you have the right to know what Personal Information that we have collected about you, including the categories of personal information, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing personal information, the categories of third parties to whom the business discloses personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information the business has collected about you.
- Right to Delete. As a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete certain Personal Information that we have collected from or about you. Note that there are some reasons we will not be able to fully address your request (e.g., to detect and protect against fraudulent and illegal activity, to exercise our rights, for our internal purposes, or to comply with a legal obligation).
- Right to Correct. As a California resident, you may have the right to rectify the Personal Information that we hold about you by providing evidence that the information is not accurate.
To take advantage of these rights, please contact us using the e-mail address provided below under “Contact Information.” We will need to verify your identity with reference to the information we hold about you before we can process your request.
You may authorize someone to make a privacy rights request on your behalf (an authorized agent). Authorized agents will need to provide your written authorization, or power of attorney pursuant to applicable probate law.
We value your privacy and will not discriminate in response to your exercise of your privacy rights.
- Contact Information
If you wish to contact us or have any general questions related to this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To exercise your rights, please submit a request to us by emailing: email@example.com. If you are unsatisfied with the reply received, you may refer your complaint to the relevant regulator in your jurisdiction.
Effective Date: December 9, 2022