Applicant Privacy Policy

GRC for Intelligent Ecosystems Foundation, Inc ( “GRCIE”) respect the privacy of its Applicants; and recognize the importance of providing a secure environment for the application process. 

This Applicant Privacy Policy explains how GRCIE collects, uses, processes, transfers, and/or discloses personal information (“Information”) provided by you when you apply for a position at GRCIE. You hereby expressly consent that GRCIE can collect, use, process, disclose and/or transfer your personal information according to this Applicant Privacy Policy as described below.

Who is processing your data?

GRCIE is the data controller for the processing of your personal data. The Company reserves the right to make changes to this Applicant Privacy Policy at any time by posting a modified version online, so please review it frequently to ensure you are aware of any changes. If the Company makes a material change to this Applicant Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting the change on the GRCIE application website (“The Website”) or in this Applicant Privacy Policy.

What is the Scope of this Policy?

This Applicant Privacy Policy applies only to personal information that you provide or that is collected about you, including personal information we collect from third parties, when you apply for a position with the Company or when the Company engages in recruiting purposes. When you use the Company’s products and services (“GRCIE Properties”), including this Website, your personal information is governed by the GRCIE Privacy Policy, located at:


What personal information is collected and how do we use it?

To process your application, we ask you to provide personal information. While providing personal information is voluntary, we may not be able to consider you as a candidate or complete an evaluation of your application if some such personal information is not provided.

Information collected from you. We collect information provided directly by you during the application and recruitment process. Information we get or is generated from your use of our application process. GRCIE may collect your IP Address, which it may use to infer your approximate location. GRCIE may also collect information such as interview test results which are generated as a result of completing our application process.


Information collected from third parties (vendors and affiliates). GRCIE may merge the personal information collected from the Website with data from third parties where such information is either (a) publicly available or (b) was lawfully shared with us by the 3rd party in order to update your overall information. These third parties may include employment agencies, references, former employers, credit reference agencies, screening services, or other sources that provide employment-related information and services for recruiting or other purposes as described in this policy.


We may collect, store, use and process the following categories of information about you:

  • Personal Identifiers: We collect your personal information such as name, mailing address, postal code, email address, telephone number, government identification number (such as passport number), and national identification or tax number. We also collect contact information for the references you provide; it is your responsibility to obtain consent from your references before providing their personal information to the Company.
  • Protected Classifications: We may also collect your date of birth, gender, and some information that may be considered sensitive information in certain jurisdictions where permissible by local law, and if you choose to provide it.
  • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information: We collect information about your use of the Company’s websites, products, and services.
  • Geolocation Data: We may collect geolocation data about you to the extent that your IP address reveals your general location.
  • Professional or Employment-Related Information: We collect information about your professional and employment-related background through the recruitment process (including copies of right to work documentation or other information that may be included in your resume, CV, cover letter, or related documents as part of your application to work at the Company). We also collect information that your references may provide to us about your past employment and job performance, as well as additional information from third parties who are lawfully entitled to share your information with us.
  • Education Information: We collect information about the educational institutions that you have attended, your level of education, degrees obtained, honors received, subjects studied, and the like. We also collect and maintain information about any professional licenses you hold, certifications you receive, or additional education or training you have undertaken during your professional career. We may also collect information from third parties who are lawfully entitled to share your information with us.
  • Administrative Information: We collect information pertaining to the online interview test and its results that you may take as part of the application process along with any interview notes from the interviewer.


How We May Use Your Information. We will use your information only as permitted by law and solely for the following purposes:

  • Accepting and evaluating applicant submissions for job postings,
  • Identifying potential applicants;
  • Reviewing your qualifications and making hiring decisions;
  • Conducting a background check, where permitted by and in accordance with the applicable law;
  • Communicating with you (e.g., providing information regarding potential interview dates and notification with regards to the recruitment process);
  • Where you have asked us to do so, contacting you about vacancies at the Company which arise and for which we think you may be suitable. You can stop receiving these emails at any time by logging into your account and changing your email notification settings;
  • Keeping records related to our hiring practices for use in future recruitment activities and to ensure compliance with local laws;
  • Preparing an applicant’s basic information materials for use in recruitment or hiring decisions after a decision to recruit the applicant has been made;
  • Complying with legal and regulatory obligations;
  • Responding to a warrant, subpoena, or other valid legal process;
  • Complying with other legal obligations, including verifying that you are legally permitted to work in the country where you are applying; and
  • Resolving disputes and/or as a part of a legal defense, if necessary.

With whom may your personal information be shared?

Access to your personal information will be restricted to the members of the Company’s staff involved in the recruiting process, hiring managers, and designated agents who have a need to know the specific information in question, in order to carry out their responsibilities with regard to recruitment or applicable law.


We may share your personal information with our approved third parties that GRCIE engages to perform services for GRCIE (for example for the purpose of undertaking a background check). Such sharing will only take place where background checks are permitted or required under the law. We may share your personal information with service providers or data processors that we engage with to provide us with products or services to process information on our behalf. In these situations, a written contract between GRCIE and the vendor shall control such disclosure, the vendor must agree to reasonable levels of security regarding your data and the vendor will not be permitted to use your data except as required for the performance of those services for GRCIE.


We reserve the right to disclose your information if we are required to do so by law. Upon request or pursuant to our legal obligations, your personal information may also be disclosed to governmental entities in compliance with applicable laws, such as to those agencies authorized to review and enforce equal opportunity laws.

We do not disclose applicants’ personal information to job banks or to other companies without your prior consent.

What Rights do I have?

Depending on your local laws, you may have the right to request to access, update, or delete your personal information. However, we may still retain some personal information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and to resolve disputes; in which case, your personal information will not be used for any other purpose.

What level of security measures are applied to your personal information?

GRCIE takes a range of security measures (physical, administrative, and technical) designed to protect your personal information and keep it confidential. We also take steps to ensure that the personal information collected is protected from misuse and alteration.

In addition, we request vendors who process personal information on our behalf to take a range of security measures designed to help protect your personal information.

What are our employment disclosures?

All open jobs offered by the Company are subject to specific job skill requirements. The job skill requirements, qualifications, and preferred experience are determined by the office offering the position.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all hiring decisions are subject to federal, provincial, state, and local employment laws and regulations, including immigration laws pertaining to work authorization requirements and any other applicable government permissions or compliance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military status, veteran status, age, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by applicable law.

Notice to Candidates Who Are Residents of California.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents, referred to in the law as “consumers,” with rights to receive certain disclosures regarding the collection, use, and sharing of personal information, as well as rights to access and control personal information. Certain information that we collect may be exempt from the CCPA because it is considered public information (because it is made available by a government entity) or covered by another federal privacy law, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Notice to Candidates in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and UK:

GRCIE is the data controller for the processing of your personal data.

  • Legal basis for processing your personal information: When applying to a position at the Company, you submit your application on a voluntary basis and you consent to share your personal information with us for processing, storage, and transfer for the purposes stated in this Applicant Privacy Policy. When we don’t collect personal information directly from you, we process this information based on our legitimate interest in evaluating your candidacy, processing your application, ensuring that our organization is properly and adequately staffed, and that we can meet our business needs. We also process your personal information for compliance with legal obligations that apply to us.
  • Retaining your personal information: We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary for the hiring process and/or for a maximum of 2 years from your last contact with GRCIE, including for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy, notifying you about job opportunities, and for satisfying any legal or reporting requirements.
  • Data Protection Rights: Candidates who are residents in the EEA or the UK have a number of rights. If you are an Applicant who is a resident of the EEA or the UK, you may request to access or delete your Personal Information. You can also object to the processing of your personal information. We will examine your request and provide you with a decision. As you are giving your consent by submitting your information in order to process your application and therefore your Personal Information related to this application, you have the right to withdraw such consent to further use of your Personal Information at any time. For each of the rights described above, you can make a request by contacting us as [email protected].

We hope that we can satisfy your queries about the way we process your personal information. 

However, if you have any questions or wish to file a complaint, you may contact our Data Protection Officer by writing to [email protected].

Each EU Member State shall provide one or more independent public authority(ies) to be responsible for monitoring the application of the GDPR in order to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons in relation to processing and to facilitate the free flow of personal data within the Union (‘supervisory authority’). If you feel that GRCIE has violated your rights, or if you wish to raise a concern with the data protection authorities, please contact the supervisory authority in the country where you live, work, or where you believe a breach of data protection law has occurred.

Transfer of Personal Information to the United States of America.

You acknowledge that your Personal Information will be transferred to and processed in the United States, in a secure way, where many of our central databases operate, or other countries where the Company or its affiliates or vendors maintain facilities or business operations.

We use European Commission approved contract clauses to protect your Personal Information.

Changes to These Terms and Conditions

We Reserve The Right, At Our Sole Discretion, To Modify Or Replace These Terms At Any Time. If A Revision Is Material We Will Make Reasonable Efforts To Provide At Least 30 Days’ Notice Prior To Any New Terms Taking Effect. What Constitutes A Material Change Will Be Determined At Our Sole Discretion. By Continuing To Access Or Use Our Service After Those Revisions Become Effective, You Agree To Be Bound By The Revised Terms. If You Do Not Agree To The New Terms, In Whole Or In Part, Please Stop Using The Website And The Service.

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