Operative (namely, SintecMedia Ltd. d/b/a Operative, SintecMedia NYC, Inc. d/b/a Operative, or any of their direct or indirect affiliates and subsidiaries with which you will be engaging during the recruitment and interview process; in each instance, “Operative,” “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. Personal data means any information about an identifiable individual collected in connection with the recruitment process. This Candidate Privacy Notice (this “Privacy Notice”) describes: 1) how Operative and its affiliates and related entities collect and process personal data about you during the recruitment, application and interview process, and 2) the handling of personal data obtained about internal and external job applicants, including applicants by referral, those who apply through third-party agencies, recruiters and external career sites (e.g. LinkedIn and other online job boards) as well as prospective candidates who apply directly through Operative’s online careers page and recruitment process. Please read this document carefully to understand how Operative uses and protects the information you provide.
This Privacy Notice describes the categories of personal data that we collect, how we use your personal data, how we secure your personal data, when we may disclose your personal data to third parties and when we may transfer your personal data outside of your home jurisdiction. In addition, this Privacy Notice also describes your rights regarding the personal data that we hold about you, including how you can access, correct and request erasure of your personal data.
We will only process your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice unless otherwise required by applicable law. We take steps to ensure that the personal data that we collect about you is adequate, relevant, not excessive, and processed for the limited purposes set forth herein.
We will collect your personal data from you directly and potentially from other sources. We may collect personal data directly from you as a job applicant, or may receive personal data from third parties, for example, in connection with a background, employment, or reference check, subject to your consent where required by law. Personal data excludes anonymous or de-identified data that is not associated with a particular individual. We may collect, store, and process the following categories of personal data, some of which we require in connection with our recruiting activities:
Identifiers we may collect include, but are not limited to:
Professional and employment related information we may collect includes, but is not limited to:
Educational information we may collect includes, but is not limited to:
Information regarding personal characteristics of candidates we may collect includes, but is not limited to:
Heath information we may collect includes, but is not limited to:
Internet or other electronic network activity information includes, but is not limited to:
The categories of data we may collect indirectly about you from other sources may include as necessary and as permitted by applicable law:
We limit our use of your personal data, and only process your personal data for specific, necessary reasons. We may, for example, use your personal data to:
We must have a legal basis to process your personal data. In most cases the legal basis will be one or more of the following legitimate business purposes:
In addition to using your personal data for the position for which you have applied, we may retain and use your personal data to inform you about and to consider you for other positions that may be appropriate for you with your consent.
We will only process your personal data for the purposes we collected it for or for compatible purposes. If we need to process your personal data for an incompatible purpose, we will provide notice to you and, if required by law, seek your consent. We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent only where required by applicable law or regulation.
If we ask for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this privacy statement.
Under certain legislation pertaining to data privacy, the following special categories of personal data are considered sensitive and may receive special protection:
We may collect and process the following special categories of personal data when you voluntarily provide them, when we receive them from a third party with your consent, when relevant for a particular position to carry out our obligations under employment law, or as applicable law otherwise permits:
Where we have a legitimate need to process special categories of personal data about you for purposes not identified above, we will only do so only after providing you with notice and, if required by law, obtaining your prior, express consent.
While we do not sell or market your personal data, we may share your personal data with third parties in limited situations, including with service providers under the following circumstances:
We require all of our third-party service providers, by written contract, to implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal data consistent with our policies and any data security obligations applicable to us. We do not permit our third-party service providers to process your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes in accordance with our instructions.
These third-party service providers may be located outside of the country in which you live or the country where the position you have applied for is located.
We may disclose your personal data where required by law. For example, we may disclose your personal data in connection with search warrants, subpoenas, or court orders. When we disclose your personal data to comply with a legal obligation or legal process, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that we only disclose the minimum personal data necessary for the specific purpose and circumstances.
We may also disclose your personal data if permitted or required by applicable law:
In addition, we may disclose your personal data during emergency situations or where necessary to protect the safety of persons, and for additional purposes with your consent where such consent is required by law.
Because we operate as part of a global business, we may transfer, store, or process your personal data in a country different from where you reside. If you reside in the United Kingdom or in the European Economic Area, while we may transfer, store, or process your personal data in a country that is not regarded as ensuring an “adequate” level of protection for personal data, we have put in place appropriate safeguards (such as the Standard Contractual Clauses) to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected.
We have implemented appropriate physical, technical, and organizational security measures designed to secure your personal data against accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. In addition, we limit access to personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties that have a legitimate business need for such access. To learn more about measures Operative takes to safeguard your personal data, please see Operative’s Information Security Policy available here.
Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, we will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, as required to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, or as necessary to resolve disputes. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider our statutory obligations, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data, and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means.
Under some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you. We reserve the right to use such anonymous and de-identified data for any legitimate business purpose without further notice to you or your consent.
If you are offered and accept employment with Operative, the personal data we collected during the application and recruitment process will become part of your employment record, and we may use it in connection with your employment consistent with our employee personal data policies. If you do not become an employee, or once you are no longer an employee of Operative, we will retain and securely destroy your personal data in accordance with our document retention policies and applicable laws and regulations.
Your personal data belongs to you. As such, you may exercise the following rights in relation to your personal data:
This Privacy Notice gives you transparency on how Operative processes and handles your personal data. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You are allowed at any time to access your personal data so that you are aware of and can verify the accuracy of the personal data and lawfulness of the processing.
You are entitled to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
You may request the deletion or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
You have the right to suppress processing of personal data.
You have the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests.
We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and your right to access, and to provide you with the personal data that we hold about you or make your requested changes. Applicable law may allow or require us to refuse to provide you with access to some or all of the personal data that we hold about you, or we may have destroyed, erased, or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. If we cannot provide you with access to your personal data, we will inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
If you would like to exercise any of your individual privacy rights, please complete the request form available here.
Where you have provided your consent to the collection, processing, and transfer of your personal data, you may have the legal right to withdraw your consent under certain circumstances. To withdraw your consent, if applicable, please complete the request form available here.
We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new Privacy Notice or post the same at https://www.operative.com/candidate-privacy-notice/ when we make any updates. If we would like to use your previously collected personal data for different purposes than those we notified you about at the time of collection, we will provide you with notice and where required by law, seek your consent, before using your personal data for a new or unrelated purpose. We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent only where required by applicable law or regulation.
Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice or our privacy practices, please contact us at:
Data Protection Officer
If you would like to exercise any of your individual privacy rights, please complete this web form.