Introduction and scope of candidate privacy notice
"Couchbase, Inc. and its affiliated companies (collectively, “Couchbase”) care about your privacy and are committed to processing your Personal Information (as defined below) in accordance with fair information practices and applicable data privacy laws. This candidate privacy notice explains the type of Personal Information we process, why we are processing it and how that processing may affect you.
What do we mean by "Personal Information" and "Processing"?
“Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person or a household; an identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" means doing anything with the information. For example, it includes collecting it, holding it, disclosing it or deleting it.
Personal Information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, sex life, trade union membership and genetic and biometric data are subject to special protection and considered in some countries, such as European Union Member States, to be "sensitive Personal Information ".
Your Personal Information
We process your Personal Information for the purposes of fulfilling our application and recruitment practices, conducting our businesses, and complying with legal obligations. Some of the Personal Information that we process about you comes from you. For example, you tell us your contact details. Other Personal Information about you is generated from references and third-party companies such as recruitment agencies. Your Personal Information will be seen internally by managers, administrators and HR.
How long do we keep your Personal Information?
We will retain your information as long as required to fulfil the purpose(s) for which this information was collected, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our contractual agreements, or as necessary for our legitimate interests, such as to consider you for other current and future employment opportunities. Note that if you are successful in your application your information will be kept on your personnel file. Irrelevant data may be deleted after a short period.
International Transfers of Personal Information
We are headquartered in the United States and we have offices in other countries such as India and the United Kingdom. Therefore, note that if you are located in the EEA, we may transfer your Personal Information outside the EEA to members of our group. We may also transfer it to processors in other countries. We will ensure that the transfer is lawful and that there are appropriate security arrangements.
We have entered into agreements ensuring appropriate and suitable safeguards with our group members and third-party service providers. If you have questions about these safeguards, please email email@example.com.
Legal grounds for processing Personal Information (For EEA and UK candidates only)
What are the grounds for processing?
Under EU data protection law, there are various grounds on which we can rely when processing your Personal Information. In some contexts, more than one ground applies. Two of those grounds can be summarized as Legal Obligation and Legitimate Interests. We outline what those terms mean below: