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Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Job Applicant Privacy Notice (compliant with GDPR and similar Data Protection Laws)
As part of any recruitment process, ICF and its affiliated groups (ICF, We, or Us) collect, store and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
What information do we collect?
ICF 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 about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
* whether or not you have a disability for which ICF needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process; and
* information about your entitlement to work in the UK.
ICF may collect 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. For addition details, please visit our Privacy Statement at: https://www.icf.com/legal/eea-uk-privacy-statement.
We also may collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that we are 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 ICF process personal data?
We need to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is mandatory to check a successful applicant's eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
ICF 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 us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate's suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
ICF may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. We may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. We process such information to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
If your application is unsuccessful, ICF may keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. We will ask for your consent before it keeps your data for this purpose and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.
Who has access to data?
Your information may 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.
We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks.
How does ICF protect data?
We take the security of your data seriously. We have 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.
For how long does ICF keep data?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, ICF will hold your data on file for 6 (six) months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. If you agree to allow us to keep your personal data on file, we will hold your data on file for a further 6 (six) months for consideration for future employment opportunities. At the end of that period, or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or destroyed. You will be asked when you submit your CV whether you give us consent to hold your details for the full 12 months in order to be considered for other positions or not.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your Human Resources file (electronic and paper based) 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 us to change incorrect or incomplete data;
* require us to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
* object to the processing of your data where ICF is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that ICF 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 ICF during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.
Canadian Citizens’ Data Protection and Canadian Anti-Spam Law Notice:
[ ] by clicking or checking the box presented with ICF’s career services portal (“Taleo services”) or using ICF Taleo services, you agree that (1) you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions within the ICF Canada online privacy statement (“ICF Canada privacy statement”) at https://www.icf.com/Canada-privacy-statement in its entirety, as may be amended from time to time as provided herein, (2) you have the legal right and authority to enter into these terms and conditions on behalf of the individual or entity for whom you are acting; and (3) the ICF Canada privacy statement terms and conditions are the complete agreement pertaining your use of Taleo services. If you do not agree to be bound by the ICF Canada privacy statement terms and conditions, please do not click or check the box presented with the Taleo services or install or use the Taleo services. You also agree that ICF may send commercial electronic messages to you for marketing and/or advertising purposes regarding or related to the Taleo services or ICF employment opportunities, and understand that you may contact us at email@example.com to opt-out of receiving the messages at any time.
U.S. Citizens’ Data Protection Notice:
[ ] by clicking or checking the box presented with ICF’s career services portal (“Taleo services”) or using ICF Taleo services, you agree that (1) you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions within the U.S. online privacy statement (“ICF U.S. privacy statement”) at https://www.icf.com/privacy-statement in its entirety, as may be amended from time to time as provided herein, (2) you have the legal right and authority to enter into these terms and conditions on behalf of the individual or entity for whom you are acting; and (3) the ICF U.S. privacy statement terms and conditions are the complete agreement pertaining your use of Taleo services. If you do not agree to be bound by the ICF U.S. privacy statement terms and conditions, please do not click or check the box presented with the Taleo services or install or use the Taleo services. You also agree that ICF may send commercial electronic messages to you for marketing and/or advertising purposes regarding or related to the Taleo services or ICF employment opportunities, and understand that you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to opt-out of receiving the messages at any time.
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