What personal data do we process?
When you apply for a role inside bunq, you will provide us with your information. For instance, you will provide us with:
Country of residence
Portfolio (only for position such as Animation Specialist, UX Designer)
In some cases we may ask your age range to ascertain what visa options we may have for you
In case you provide us with a resume of any kind, we will naturally process the personal data that you mentioned on your resume as well. In addition to above mentioned data, this may include:
Place of birth
If we decide to start the application process, we may also process data related to the processes, which includes the following:
Notes from the interview process (such notes may, among other things, include preferences and information about your lifestyle such as your hobbies, motivations and interests and our assessment of you as a candidate)
Online assessments or test assignments results
URL links to social media content
When you’re officially hired, we are by law required to perform a background check on you, which means that we will process the following data, including VOG or equivalent document, as part of the background checks. Please note that the required information and documents will vary subject to local laws and regulations of the country in which your job will be based.
Why do we process your personal data?
Your personal data (whether required or voluntarily provided to us) will only be processed for recruitment purposes. These recruitment purposes include the setting up or conducting of interviews, reviewing and discussing your application and attached documents, assessing whether to make you an offer of employment (and what the offer should consist of) and executing the required background checks and screening.
If we want to process your personal data for other purposes than mentioned above, we will ask for your explicit consent. For example, if we think you are a suitable candidate for our Talent Community, we will ask you if we can keep your information for a longer amount of time, so that we can contact you if we have another position that might be of interest to you.
Disclosure of personal data?
bunq will only share your personal data with third parties for recruitment purposes or if we are legally obliged to do so. We make sure that your personal data is always protected. For instance, the recruitment tool that we use, Recruitee, is subject to a data processors agreement with us, and can only process your personal data in accordance with our instructions.
Within bunq we will also restrict access to your personal data. In principle, only those who are involved in the hiring process (recruiters, HR, team/management members that will be interviewing you, etc) can have access to your personal data and only for recruitment purposes. If we want to share your personal data for other purposes, we will ask for your explicit consent.
What is the legal basis for the processing?
We process your personal data based on legitimate interest, namely for recruitment purposes, and to fulfil legal obligations. Without processing your personal data, we can not evaluate whether you are the right fit for a career inside bunq. We will always make sure that we don’t process data that we don’t necessarily need or want for recruitment purposes or for legal obligations. If we want to process your data for other purposes, we will always ask for your explicit consent.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We will not keep your data longer than necessary for recruitment purposes or legal obligations. With your explicit consent, your personal data will be stored for up to 12 months after the application date. Of course you can request us to delete or rectify your data any time you want, you can find a personal link to do so in the email you received as confirmation of your application. You can find more information on this topic under the below paragraph “Your rights”.
Later, a notification will be sent after 10.5 months since the application date in order to seek your confirmation if we may keep their data longer than 12 months. (For applicants that are rejected, that means your data will enter our Talent Pool upon your option; for applicants that are hired, this means that the information you provided to us during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file, and that will be retained for a maximum of two (2) years after termination of the contract, unless legal obligations require us to retain it for a longer period of time.) Without your explicit consent, your personal data will be deleted automatically on bunq’s side after the 12-month period has expired.
Additionally, we use a third party platform - TestGorilla to facilitate your application by taking aptitude, personality, and skills tests. With your consent, TestGorilla will process your certain data - you can find more information here. Your data within testGorilla will be available to us for 1 year.
Protection of personal data
We take the following precautions in relation to the personal data you provide us:
We use a variety of technical and organisational security measures, including encryption and authentication tools to protect your personal data. Your personal data are stored on systems behind secure networks and are only accessible to a limited number of people with special access rights to such systems.
As it is your personal data, we will make sure that you can always exercise your privacy rights. This means that you can ask us to view, correct, limit, transfer or delete the data we have on you. We will always grant your wishes, unless we are legally obliged not to do so. In this case, we will inform you why we cannot grant your request. Further information about these rights can be found in our Privacy Statement, which can be accessed via www.bunq.com/privacy.
Requests for access, correction, limitation, transfer, deletion or information can be done by using the link in the email you received to confirm your application. If you believe we have wrongfully or unlawfully processed your personal data, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to explain and/or rectify the situation. Note that you have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens). More information can be found here: www.autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl.
Data Protection Officer
We take your privacy seriously, so we appointed a Data Protection Officer, who is responsible for supervising our processing of personal data and advising on security and technology. Our DPO is registered at the Dutch Data Protection Authority. If, in spite of all the above, you suspect that your data are not properly secured, have been misused or if you believe that bunq does not adequately guarantee the correct processing of personal data, please send an email to email@example.com.