Apply Up values each of its users’ privacy. We’ve invested significant resources into building a global privacy framework that bakes privacy-by-design into our product development lifecycle and affords all of our users the same rights to access and delete their personal data.
help the job search and recruitment process by connecting more job seekers with more job listings and employers;
improve our services to you; and
facilitate better security for users.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR established a comprehensive framework for protecting individual’s personal data by defining individual rights and the obligations for businesses around transparency, security and accountability in all processing of personal data.
The GDPR introduced stronger rights and protections for individuals, and created new obligations for businesses in terms of how they process individuals’ personal data. We are excited about doing what is best for our users, and have introduced changes in accordance with the GDPR and its principles.
Apply Up also employs applicable privacy principles, and has introduced certain changes to support additional user rights and satisfy all of our obligations. Some examples of those changes are set out below.
We will continue to increase transparency and communication with our users to provide you with as clear an understanding as possible about how your personal data is processed.
We will facilitate the rights of individuals introduced by GDPR, including the rights of individuals to access and/or delete their personal data upon request.
Those rights are available to all of Apply Up's users on a global basis.
We will remain dedicated to the approach of “privacy by design and default” through the consistent application of the privacy principles in the GDPR, and the adoption of a privacy-friendly approach in how we build and operate our products and services.
On January 1, 2020, the California legislature introduced the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA is a first-of-its-kind privacy framework in the United States (US), delivering a new standard of transparency for businesses collecting California residents’ personal data. Among other things, the CCPA offers California residents new consumer rights around accessing and deleting their personal data collected by businesses, and redefines how businesses must account for certain transfers of California residents’ personal data.
Apply Up has taken a number of measures to satisfy this new law, and other laws, by building on Apply Up’s existing privacy framework. A few examples include:
launching a new Privacy Center, helping users further understand the relationships between Apply Up and its affiliated entities and brands;
expanding Apply Up’s consumer rights request infrastructure with a new request form and toll-free telephone number for submitting requests, and enhanced data mapping; and
integrating new links on Apply Up’s Site to reflect the CCPA’s approach to defining and regulating the “sale” of users’ data.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) aims to provide California residents a host of new rights, among them the ability to prevent companies from “selling” their personal information.
A common understanding of “selling” information is that it involves a company taking information it has learned about you and exchanging that information with an unrelated third party for money, who will then use that data for a new purpose that you did not intend. Apply Up never does this with your information.
We use our users’ information in order to help people get jobs. However, the CCPA has a much broader definition of “sell” than this. Apply Up strives to live up to the law, and your wishes, as it relates to this right.
What Apply Up does that may fall under this definition:
This list is not meant to be exclusive but shows examples of what our products do. We say “may” fall under the definition of “selling” data because the CCPA is new and these issues are not yet resolved.
We display your public resume to employers and recruiters.
We recommend your public resume to employers and recruiters.
We allow third-party cookies to help employers measure job listing performance and to optimize our online advertising.
What Apply Up does not do:
We don’t sell data to data brokers.
We don’t exchange information about you with a third party for money.
Reasons Apply Up “sells” or “transfers” your data:
Each reason below is inherent in our mission to help you find jobs. For example, when we show a public resume to an employer, it is because a person looking for a job has made their resume public in order to show themself to an employer.
Showing public resumes to employers is how we help people who have made their resume public get jobs.
Allowing employers to measure job listing performance helps drive more jobs to the people who want those jobs.
Sharing data with our Apply Up affiliates allows people looking for jobs to access more job listings and employers, and for employers to access more people looking for jobs, as well as providing improved security for our users.
Opting out of data “selling”:
A request to not “sell” or “transfer” your information to an employer prohibits us from providing our services to you. In order to opt out, you can request that we delete your account and personal data.
Ways to opt out:
Request to have your data deleted through this personal data request form
Submit an email request to ccpa@Appplyup.com
By submitting this request, you are declaring that you are a California resident taking advantage of your rights under CCPA. Once your data is deleted, Apply Up will be unable to transfer it.
Apply Up helps people get jobs using a system designed and developed in the United States. So, helping people get the jobs they want inevitably involves the transfer of our users’ personal data from the EU and Switzerland to the US and to other countries. Apply Up uses various mandated legal mechanisms to ensure that adequate protections are applied to such personal data when it is transferred outside the EU.
For example, Apply Up transfers certain personal data from the EU and Switzerland to Apply Up in the U.S.. Apply Up complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union member countries and Switzerland to the United States. Apply Up has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, and Purpose Limitation, Access, Recourse, Enforcement and Liability.
Furthermore, Apply Up’s transfers made according to the Privacy Shield Framework are performed based on agreements that also incorporate the protections provided for under Chapter V (and Article 28, where appropriate) of the GDPR. This incorporates EU data protection requirements to ensure adequate protection of such personal data transfers.
We do this for a number of reasons, for example: to improve our services to you; to maintain quality and protect users; to facilitate payments (where applicable); to permit user log-in through third-party accounts; or to understand and optimize our users’ customer journey.
In order to provide you with certain services and support ad attribution, limited user data may be shared with certain service providers when you install, download or use the Apply Up App. This may include your IP address or other unique identifier, and event data related to the installation of the Apply Up App.
This may be done for a variety of purposes, including facilitating user log-in through third-party accounts. It may also assist Apply Up to understand and optimize our users’ complete customer journey by helping us: (i) understand how users arrive to Apply Up; (ii) better measure the performance of our ads; and (iii) understand where a user has accessed Apply Up through different devices.
Apply Up users are able to access most of their Personal Data held by Apply Up on the Site. If you have any queries or complaints, we encourage you to contact us here. Alternatively, you may make a formal request to access your Personal Data held by Apply Up.
Apply Up users are able to edit and update most of their Personal Data held by Apply Up on the Site, and if you have any queries or complaints, we encourage you to contact us here. Alternatively, if you do not wish to do this, you may make a formal request to delete your Personal Data held by Apply Up.
Apply Up users may request to exercise their right to rectify their personal data, or their rights to restrict or object to the processing of their personal data. If you have such a request then we encourage you to contact us here.
If you wish to opt out of a particular marketing email from Apply Up, you may do so by clicking “unsubscribe from this email” (or an equivalent action) where applicable. Please note that this will only opt you out of that particular marketing message.
If you wish to adjust all your job alerts, you can click on “manage my subscriptions” (or an equivalent action) to adjust your subscriptions. You can also access and adjust your subscriptions (for job alerts, recommended jobs, and other notifications) from your account dashboard, or contact Apply Up Customer Support to do so.
In addition, you may opt out of all marketing messages or withdraw your consent from any consent-based processing by sending an email to privacy-dept @ Appplyup.com (remove spaces when sending email). In your message, please detail which activities from which you wish to opt out or withdraw your consent. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable, and in accordance with applicable laws.
Finally, please note that we may still send other messages to you, such as administrative messages.
Apply Up seeks to use reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, disclosure, and destruction and accidental loss of Personal Data under Apply Up’s control, although no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. The practices Apply Up follows vary depending on the nature of the data, the context of the processing, and the risks involved, as well as available technology.
With respect to data transfers, Apply Up Inc. is certified under EU-US Privacy Shield, and adheres to applicable Privacy Shield principles. It also adheres to GDPR requirements concerning transfers of personal data to Apply Up affiliates and to third parties.
For more information on some of the steps we take and advice on steps you can take to help keep your information safe during your job seeking journey, please visit our Security page.
Resumes set to ‘public’ will continue to be available in their current capacity as outlined in our terms. Apply Up has made necessary changes, as detailed above, to ensure lawful processing in compliance with GDPR and the rights of our users.