Bothered by recruiters too often? Why you should delete your data from agencies and job sites like Indeed
Many of us want to be off recruiters' books because we get too many emails or messages, or simply aren't looking to move jobs at this moment in time.
There is also another reason why you might want to remove your information from recruitment agencies and job sites - they store a lot of your sensitive information and personal data.
Personal data that recruitment agencies and job sites typically store:
- Name and address
- Marital status
- Family status
- Date and place of birth
- Physical attributes and photo ID
- Trade union membership
- Religious beliefs
- Political opinions
- Racial or ethical origin
- Criminal record
- Contact details
- Your CV
- Cookies & IP address
- Economic, social and cultural information
- App usage and comments published
Personal data is any information that can directly or indirectly identify you as you. Think address, beliefs, and financial records.
How do I tell sites like Totaljobs and recruitment agencies to delete my personal data?
The easiest way to delete your information is by sending a request through Rightly. Just pick from our list of recruitment agencies and job sites or search for the ones you have in mind and send them a deletion request.
If you can't find the ones that you're looking for, please contact our customer support team - they'd be happy to help!
How long until a recruitment agency or website like Glassdoor responds to my request?
After the company has received your request, they have to reply in full within 30 days, or give a valid reason for asking for an extension. If this happens, our support team is here to help!
What if they refuse to delete my personal data from their records?
Don't worry, they have to delete your data if you ask them by law: this is thanks to your ‘right to erasure’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.
What if I’ve said they can use it in the past?
If you agreed to an organisation using your data but you’ve changed your mind, don’t worry! You can still ask them to delete your data.
What if I’m not sure if they have my data?
You can still ask them. If they don’t have it, they have to let you know.
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
We don't use consumer data for commercial purposes, which means we'll never, ever sell your data. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs.
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