Introduction and scope of candidate privacy notice
Couchbase, Inc. and our affiliated companies (collectively, “Couchbase” or “us” or “we”) 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 during the application or recruitment 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 jurisdictions, 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. This includes processing your Personal Information:
- To review and respond to your application;
- To verify any information provided (including checking references you may provide);
- To facilitate the interview and application processes, including background verification;
- To inform you (and any relevant referrer) the status and outcome of your application, as well as to prepare any offer letter, if your application is successful;
- To suggest other opportunities for which we think you may be a successful candidate;
- To improve our recruitment and hiring processes; and
- To comply with our obligations under applicable laws and regulations.
Some of the Personal Information that we process about you comes from you. For example, you tell us your contact details and may provide us a copy of your resume, which includes professional and education information. Other Personal Information about you is generated from references and third-party companies such as recruitment agencies.
The categories of Personal Information and the grounds on which we process data are in the table below (some or all may apply to you). Note that while we try to keep this table comprehensive, we may collect Personal Information that is not covered below. If this is the case, we will inform you of the Personal Information and the purpose for which we process it at the time of collection.
We do not knowingly collect or process personal information of minors under sixteen (16) years of age under this notice.