Recruitment privacy policy

What we collect, where we store it, and how long we keep it

When you apply for a job at The Contraption Company (the company), we may store your data in our company data processors. If you progress to later selection stages, your information may be colocated in Contraption Company Services. Candidate data we collect and process are used for selection purposes only. Access to your personal information is limited to The Contraption Company employees who participate in the selection process.

We collect and store these data because we have a legitimate interest: we are trying to hire for a position and we need information from any candidate who applies for the role. If you apply for a job at The Contraption Company, we ask for your explicit consent so that we can accept your application information, transfer it to the US, and review your candidacy.

For more information about your rights to your data, please view our general privacy policy; all the rights outlined there also apply to your data as a candidate.

We keep records in Contraption Company Services for some applicants, only those who progress to later selection rounds, and The Contraption Company records consist of:

  • Your job application materials (full name, e-mail address, your answers to any short answer questions required in the application, your cover letter, your CV/resume);
  • Internal assessment notes about your application and interviews;
  • Reference contact information and notes on the results of reference checks.

For most candidates, we’ll store your data in until we successfully fill the open position. We’ll keep your personal data for up to two years if you advance to a take-home exercise or interview stage of our hiring process. We do this to maintain a pool of recent, qualified applicants, should the position re-open or should we decide to hire for another similar role. You can ask us to access, correct, update, or delete your data at any time by emailing [email protected].

If you have questions about your personal data as a job applicant, you can contact:

The Contraption Company LLC 169 Madison Ave #2174 New York, NY 10016 USA

If you are in the EU, you can identify your specific authority to file a GDPR complaint at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.

Complete information about how we protect all data stored within The Contraption Company can be found in our Privacy policy and Security overview.

Changes & questions

We may update this policy as needed to comply with relevant regulations and reflect any new practices. You can view a history of the changes to our policies since mid-2022 on GitHub.

Have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, your data, or your rights with respect to your information? Please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected].

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