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Privacy Information for recruitment

The service for handling recruitments and simplifying the hiring process (the "Service") is provided by Bisnode as Controller (see Controllership below) and using Teamtailor as a service-provider and Processor. It is important that the persons using the Service ("Users”) feel safe with, and are informed about, how we handle User's personal data in the recruitment process. We strive to maintain the highest possible standard regarding the protection of personal data. We process, manage, use, and protect User's Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Information ("Privacy Information").

0. Controllership

Bisnode act as a Group of companies where the Parties are part of the same Group, owned by Bisnode AB in Sweden. The Parties have a close cooperation in product development as well as Group Functions. Since the Parties will jointly determine the purposes and means of the processing of personal data in Group Products and other Group activities (including but not limited to Group Functions), the Parties has agreed to enter into a joint controllership agreement as per GDPR article 26 meaning that Parties, jointly are considered responsible for the processing of personal data.  

1. Lawfulness of processing

Bisnode collects and relies on Consent for all processing of personal data for the purpose of recruitment.

2. Collection of personal data

Bisnode are responsible for the processing of the personal data that the Users contributes to the Service, or for the personal data that we in other ways collects with regards to the Service.

When and how we collect personal data We collect personal data about Users from Users when Users;

  • make an application through the Service or otherwise, adding personal data about themselves either personally or by using a third-party source such as Facebook or LinkedIn; and
  • use the Service to connect with us, adding personal data about themselves either personally or by using a third-party source such as Facebook or LinkedIn.
  • provides identifiable data in the chat (provided through the website that uses the Service) and such data is of relevance to the application procedure;

We collect data from third parties, such as Facebook, Linkedin and through other public sources. This is referred to as “Sourcing” and be manually performed by our employees or automatically in the Service. The User will be asked to give consent.

In some cases, existing employees can make recommendations about potential applicants. Such employees will add personal data about such potential applicants. In the cases where this is made, the potential applicant is considered a User in the context of this Privacy Information and will be informed about the processing.

The types of personal data collected and processed The categories of personal data that can be collected through the Service can be used to identify natural persons from names, e-mails, pictures and videos, information from Facebook and LinkedIn-accounts, answers to questions asked through the recruiting, titles, education and other information that the User or others have provided through the Service. Only data that is relevant for the recruitment process is collected and processed.

Purpose and lawfulness of processing The purpose of the collecting and processing of personal data is to manage recruiting.

Personal data that is processed with the purpose of aggregated analysis or market research is always made unidentifiable. Such personal data cannot be used to identify a certain User. Thus, such data is not considered personal data.

The consent of the data subject The User consents to the processing of its personal data with the purpose of Controller’s handling recruiting. The User consents that personal data is collected through the Service, when Users;

  • make an application through the Service, adding personal data about themselves either personally or by using a third-party source as Facebook or LinkedIn, and that Controller may use external sourcing-tools to add additional information; and
  • when they use the Service to connect to Controller’s recruitment department, adding personal data about themselves either personally or by using a third-party source such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

The User also consents to the Controller collecting publicly available information about the User and compiles them for use in recruitment purposes.

The User consents to the personal data being collected in accordance with the a) above and b) will be processed according to the below sections Storage and transfer and How long the personal data will be processed.

The User has the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time, by contacting Controller using the contact details listed below. Using this right may however, mean that the User can not apply for a specific job or otherwise use the Service.

Storage and transfers The personal data collected through the Service is stored and processed inside the EU/EEA, such third country that is considered by the European Commission to have an adequate level of protection, or processed by such suppliers that have entered into such binding agreements that fully complies with the lawfulness of third country transfers (as Privacy Shield) or to other supplies where the adequate safeguards are in order to protect the rights of the data subjects whose data is transferred. To obtain documentation regarding such adequate safeguards, contact us using the Contact details below.

How long the personal data will be processed If a User does not object, in writing, to the processing of their personal data, the personal data will be stored and processed by us as long as we deem it necessary with regards to the purposes stated above. Note that an applicant (User) may be interesting for future recruitment and for this purpose we may store Users’ Personal Data until they are no longer of value as potential recruitments. If you as a User wish not to have your Personal Data processed for this purpose (future recruitment) please contact us using the contact details below. Note that Bisnode respects the principle of not processing data for longer than needed for it’s purpose.

3. Users’ rights

Users have the right to request information about the personal data that is processed by us, by notifying in writing, us using the contact details below. Users have the right to one (1) copy of the processed personal data which belongs to them without any charge. For further demanded copies, Controller has a right to charge a reasonable fee on the basis of the administrative costs for such demand.

Users have the right to, if necessary, rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning that User, via a written request, using the contact details in paragraph 10 below.

The User has the right to demand deletion or restriction of processing, and the right to object to processing under certain circumstances.

The User has the right to revoke any consent to processing that has been given by the User to Controller. Using this right may however, mean that the User can not apply for a specific job or otherwise use the Service.

The User has under certain circumstances a right to data portability, which means a right to get the personal data and transfer these to another controller as long as this does not negatively affect the rights and freedoms of others.

User has the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority regarding the processing of personal data relating to him or her, if the User considers that the processing of personal data infringes the legal framework of privacy law. Please find such contact details at each Bisnode homepage.

4. Security

We prioritize the personal integrity and therefore works actively so that the personal data of the Users are processed with utmost care. We take the measures that can be reasonably expected to the make sure that the personal data of Users and others are processed safely and in accordance to this Privacy Information and the GDPR-regulation.

However, transfers of information over the internet and mobile networks can never occur without any risk, so all transfers are made on the own risk of the person transferring the data. It is important that Users also take responsibility to ensure that their data is protected. It is the responsibility of the User that their login information is kept secret.

5. Transfer of personal data to third party

We will not sell or otherwise transfer Users’ personal data to third parties.

We may transfer Users’ Personal Data to;

  • our contractors and sub-contractors, acting as our Processors and Sub-Processors in accordance with our instructions, for the provision of the Service;
  • authorities or legal advisors in case criminal or improper behavior is suspected; and
  • authorities, legal advisors or other actors, if required by us according to law or authority’s injunction.

We will only transfer Users’ personal data to third parties that we have confidence in. We carefully choose partners to ensure that the User’s personal data is processed in accordance to current privacy legislations. We cooperate with the following categories of processors of personal data; Teamtailor, who supplies the Service, server and hosting companies, e-mail reference companies, video processing companies, information-sourcing companies, analytical service companies and other companies with regards to suppling the Service. For more information about TT sub-processors, read here:

6. Aggregated data (non-identifiable personal data)

We may share aggregated data to third parties. The aggregated data has in such instances been compiled from information that has been collected through the Service and can, for example, consist of statistics of internet traffic or the geological location for the use of the Service. The aggregated data does not contain any information that can be used to identify individual persons and is thus not personal data.

7. Cookies

When Users use the Service, information about the usage may be stored as cookies. Cookies are passive text files that are stored in the internet browser on the User’s device, such as computer, mobile phone or tablet, when using the Service. We use cookies to improve the User’s usage of the Service and to gather information about, for example, statistics about the usage of the Service. This is done to secure, maintain and improve the Service. The information that is collected through the cookies can in some instances be personal data and is, in such instances, regulated by our Cookie Information.

Only strictly necessary cookies are set by default.

Users can at any time enable or disable the use of cookies by changing the local settings in their devices. Disabling of cookies can affect the experience of the Service, for example disabling some functions in the Service.

8. Changes

We have the right to, at any time, make changes or additions to the Privacy Information. The latest version of the Privacy Information will always be available through the Service. A new version is considered communicated to the Users when the User has either received an email informing the User of the new version (using the e-mail stated by the User in connection to the use of the Service) or when the User is otherwise informed of the new Privacy Information.

9. Contact

For questions, further information about our handling of personal data or for contact with us in other matters, please use the forms in Teamtailor, read more here or contact




General Data Protection Regulation - Article 13-14

Every day, we at Bisnode manage large amount of data. With more than 100 years’ experience in the Bisnode group of companies, for us it goes without saying that we treat all information with the greatest respect and high ethical standards.

Being a trusted and leading company in data, analytics and digitalisation in Europe today we truly believe in full transparency in everything we do when developing innovative solutions to enduring problems.

As you might know already, the General Data Protection Regulation entered into force in Europe on May 25th 2018, and we would like to inform you as a potential candidate, how we at Bisnode process personal data and where you can turn if you have any questions or want to use any of your rights according to GDPR.


  • Data will only be stored as long as needed for the purposes of the processing described below and we always follow our documented retention periods.
  • Data is processed for the purposes of recruitment for a specific role or for the “Connect” functionality where candidates connect with Bisnode for future possible career opportunities.
  • The lawfulness of processing as set out in GDPR is Consent for “Connect” (the option for candidates to show interest in Bisnode but not for a specific role) and Legitimate Interest for recruitment process for a specific role.
  • The categories of personal data that we process are: identification data, contact data, electronical localization data, profession/education/training, personal characteristics and other personal data consented by you as applicant.
  • The data will be processed by our partner Teamtailor. If we in any case want to share data with other suppliers such as skills testing, external agencies that provide second opinions or security screenings, we will ask for your approval.
  • The Data is never transferred outside EU/EEA.
  • You have the right to request access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing as well as portability. All data subject rights as described in GDPR are acknowledged and further information about these rights and how to use them can be found here:
  • A complaint can also always be made to your local data protection agency here:
  • The personal data is entered solely by you as an applicant or by you consenting to us gathering data from other social media partners.
  • Bisnode will not apply profiling while processing your data for recruitment.

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