EU Candidate Privacy Notice

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Verizon is committed to ensuring that your personal data is protected and never misused.

This privacy notice explains how Verizon will use your personal data relating to the talent acquisition and recruitment process. It applies to you if you are applying for a role in the EU or if you are interested in joining a talent network. Additional information relating to the processing of your personal data by Verizon is contained in Verizon’s Privacy Policy.

In this privacy notice, when we refer to "Verizon", we mean the Verizon company that is providing you with the Verizon Careers website (Verizon Communications, Inc) and any Verizon company to which you are applying for a role. If you are applying to roles with more than one Verizon company, each of them will be acting as the “controller” of your personal data because they each will decide how it will be used.

If you have any questions, about any aspect of this notice, or how Verizon handles your information, you can contact the Privacy Team at emeadataprotection@intl.verizon.com.

1. What personal data do we collect directly from you?

When you create a user account on the Verizon careers website you will be asked for your email address and a password. This will enable you to apply for job vacancies and monitor the status of your application. 

When you register for a Verizon talent network you will be asked for your name, email address and certain other personal information in CV/resume format.

When you apply for a role at a Verizon company you will complete an online application and provide personal data which may include additional contact details (for example postal address and telephone number) as well as information relating to your education, experience and career history. We may ask you for additional personal data to assist us with our recruitment process and in the event you are offered a job.

You may also be asked to provide Verizon with personal data of other people. For example, we may ask you to provide the contact information of your previous employer so that Verizon can validate your previous experience. In those circumstances, you will need to ask those people for permission to share their personal data with us, and for Verizon to use it in accordance with this privacy notice. Your previous employer might ask you for your confirmation that they can share information with Verizon.

We will also collect some information from you automatically when you use our websites, including data collected using cookies and other device identifying technologies. More information about the way we use this information is available in the Privacy Policy.

As part of the online recruitment process conducted through Verizon’s Careers site, we do not ask for any special categories of personal data (for example information relating to ethnicity or health/medical information) and we do not expect that applications submitted via email or hard copy will include such information.

If you send us your resume or CV by email or by post, or ask an existing Verizon employee to pass it to the Talent Acquisition team, the personal data it contains will be processed in accordance with this notice.

2. What information do we collect from other sources?

Personal data that we obtain about you from other sources might include:

  • Information we receive from your referee in support of your application

  • background check information from employment screening agencies or publicly available registers (as allowed by law)

  • publicly available professional profiles on websites or social media (e.g. LinkedIn)

Online employment sites and social media sites may have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal data. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these sites to make sure that you understand how your personal data is being collected and shared.

3. What do we do with your personal data?

We use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To identify you and create a careers account on the Verizon Careers Website;

  • To give you the information you have requested about vacancies;

  • To keep you on the online talent networks you have chosen to join.

  • To communicate with you, including in relation to your application(s) or roles you might be interested in, and respond to your queries and requests;

  • To facilitate and assess any application you make to Verizon;

  • To allow us to improve user experience with our websites;

  • To fulfil legal rights and obligations, including reporting obligations, relevant to your application and Verizon’s recruitment activities;

  • To assist in any disputes, claims or investigations relating to the application process

4. What legal basis do we have for collecting and using your personal data?

Verizon must have a lawful basis to process personal data. In most cases the lawful basis will be one of the following:

  • To meet our legitimate interests, for example to give you access to information you have asked for about jobs at Verizon, to assess an application, manage our recruitment process effectively and to protect Verizon against risk. When we process Employee Data to meet our legitimate interests, we put in place robust safeguards to ensure that your privacy is protected and to balance Verizon’s needs with your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

  • To comply with our legal obligations, for example obtaining proof of your right to work status.

5. How long will Verizon keep my personal data?

We only keep your personal data, including personal data which relates to an application (whether successful or not) for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy notice and for as long as we are required to keep it by law.

We will delete your personal information when it is no longer required for these purposes. If there is any information that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete entirely from our systems, we will put in place appropriate measures to prevent any further processing or use of the data.

We may keep personal data which you provide generally, or in relation to no particular application (for example your log-in details on the Verizon Careers website or information you volunteer on that site) for a limited period so that we can keep you informed of other roles which might interest you. Your Verizon Careers account will be deleted after one year if no applications have been submitted.

6. Who else will have access to my personal data?

We may share your personal data among the Verizon group of companies and with certain approved third parties suppliers in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

The third parties who provide services on our behalf fall into the following categories: 

  • Companies and third parties that help us with applicant testing, reference checking if your application is successful, audit services, administrative services, IT technologies (e.g. data storage), security services and insurance claims;

  • Companies and third parties that help us to provide services and responses to you and administer our talent networks;

  • Companies and third parties that assist us with listing our jobs;

  • Law enforcement agencies, courts, regulators, government authorities or other third parties. We may share your personal information with these parties where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party.

If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please email our Privacy Team at emeadataprotection@intl.verizon.com.

7, Where is my personal data kept?

Verizon is a global enterprise comprised of a group of companies operating internationally which is headquartered in the United States. In many cases we will share your personal data with other Verizon companies and suppliers outside the EU if it is necessary for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice or in limited circumstances where we are legally required to do so.

8. How is my personal data protected?

Verizon has safeguards in place in accordance with applicable law to ensure that your personal data will, at all times and in all locations, be adequately protected to the standards required by applicable EEA data protection laws. 

These include the adoption by Verizon of Binding Corporate Rules for transfers of personal information within the Verizon group of companies, and transfers of personal data to third parties, including transfers outside the EEA, are protected by specific contractual terms relating to the protection of personal data.

Additional details can be found in the Privacy Policy and for more information on the appropriate safeguards in place, please contact the Privacy Team at emeadataprotection@intl.verizon.com.

9. What are my rights?

You can decide not to provide certain information, or ask that certain information you have previously shared is deleted. If you do so, you may not be able to take full advantage of a career at Verizon and progress an application.

If you no longer want to be contacted by Verizon about other job opportunities or if any of the information that you have provided to Verizon changes (for example if you change your e-mail address, name or postal address) you can update or amend your information at any time by:

  • Logging into your account on the Verizon careers portal and changing your preferences and information;

  • Using an unsubscribe option included in email correspondence;

  • Sending an email to us at emeadataprotection@intl.verizon.com; or

  • Writing to us at International Data Privacy Office at the address below stating that you no longer wish to receive such communications.

You can also ask us to remove personal information about you or limit its use by deleting your Verizon Careers account.

You can contact the International Data Privacy Office, Verizon Legal Department, Reading International Business Park, Reading RG2 6DA, United Kingdom or by email to emeadataprotection@intl.verizon.com if you have questions or concerns regarding the use of your personal data or if you require access to your personal data.

If you do not believe that Verizon is addressing your complaints regarding the processing of your personal data in an appropriate manner, you can lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your country or the country where the data is being processed.

10. Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like to make a complaint about how we use the personal information we hold about you, please email our Privacy Team at emeadataprotection@intl.verizon.com or write to the International Data Privacy Office at Verizon Legal Department, Reading International Business Park, Reading RG2 6DA, United Kingdom.

11. Changes to the notice

You may review this privacy notice on the Verizon Careers website or request a copy using the contact details set out above. We may modify or update this privacy notice from time to time, so please check back periodically for changes. You will be able to see that changes have been made by checking the effective date posted at the end of this notice. 

Where changes to this privacy notice have a fundamental impact on the nature of the processing or otherwise have a substantial impact on you, we will give you sufficient notice so that you have the opportunity to exercise your rights (e.g. to object to the processing). By sharing your personal data with us, and by continuing to use our careers website(s), you confirm that you have read and understood the terms of this privacy notice and the Verizon Privacy Policy.

 

Last updated in May 2018