2. PII We Collect
2.1 PII Provided Directly By You
During the Indeed Flex application process at, we may collect, store and process the following types of PII which would be issued directly from you.
- Identification and contact details: Your full name, Current Address, telephone number, e-mail address, Drivers Licence/Passport, Bank Account Details, National Insurance Number;
- Job Request Information, Qualifications (Academic and Professional), CV, Employment References, Cover Letters, Benefit Requests, Relocation Information, any other additional information you provide us in support of and during the entire employment process;
- Information about your eligibility to work, immigration status, work authorisations, visas, right to work documentation.
In limited situations we may request, on a voluntary disclosure basis, limited and targeted provision of sensitive data such as: Racial or Ethical Origin, Political Opinions, Religious or Philosophical Beliefs, Trade Union Membership, Genetic Data, Biometric Data, data concerning Health, Sexual Orientation for the purposes of governing reporting obligations for equal opportunities and diversity monitoring, where permitted by law.
Applicants may also provide Indeed Flex with sensitive PII, in all cases, Indeed Flex will handle sensitive data in accordance with applicable laws.
2.2 APD Provided by Third Parties
Indeed Flex may also collect information about you from Third Parties or public sources as needed to support our onboarding and recruitment process. An example of this would be Indeed Flex collecting information about users from appropriate social media sources for recruitment purposes. We may also conduct background screenings through a third-party service provided and collect information on your past education, employment and criminal history (where permissible and in accordance with applicable law). Alternatively, third parties may refer or recommend you to work for employers through Indeed Flex.
Indeed Flex may also reach out to your referees to confirm your work history, please ensure that the contacts you provide are aware that we will make contact with them.
2.3 The Legal Basis on Which Indeed Flex Collects and Processes your PII
Indeed Flex collects and processes your PII on the basis of different legal grounds, depending on the nature of the PII being provided and the type of processing involved. Indeed Flex declares the nature of which legal basis is covered when handling PII. This depends on the context of the processing of the PII and the type of processing involved.
Performance of a Contract
In Performance of a contract: Indeed Flex relies on this basis where the processing of Personal Data is necessary for the performance of our employment contract with you or necessary in order to enter into an employment contract with you, for example to process payroll and employee benefits. [Notice for US-based employees: this does not apply to US-based employees who are employed at-will without an employment contract.]
Where information is required as a contractual requirement, or in order to enter into a contract with Indeed Flex, failure to provide such information as is necessary could delay the start of the contract or could mean that Indeed Flex is unable to provide all services to you that we are required to provide to you under the contract, for example to pay you or to provide you with certain benefits.
2.2 Legitimate interest: Another ground on which we may rely to process your Personal Data is that the processing is necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest pursued by Indeed Flex. Such legitimate interests will include managing our business, including legal, personnel, administrative and management purposes and for the prevention and detection of crime.
Please note that (i) we will only rely on such a ground where an assessment has been performed balancing the interests and rights involved and the necessity of processing in order to manage our business, and (ii) you have the right to object to processing of your personal data where that processing is carried on for our legitimate interest.
2.3 Compliance with legal obligations: Processing may be necessary in order to allow Indeed Flex to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. An example of this would be where Indeed Flex is required to retain business records for a fixed period of time in order to comply with local legal requirements.
2.4 Consent: Processing of employee data based on consent is not frequent and may be performed in exceptional cases based. In such instances there will be no requirement to consent to such processing, or negative repercussions where consent is not provided. An example of this would be where Indeed Flex might collect information for certain employee surveys. Where consent is the basis then you can withdraw your consent at any point by sending an e-mail to [email protected].
3. Purposes of Processing and Uses of your PII
We collect, process, store and maintain and transfer PII as we determine ‘reasonably necessary’, in order to perform Indeed Flex’s needs of onboarding and recruiting potential candidates for job roles. PII is used in the hiring process for purposes such as:
- Discovering the applicants qualifications, skills and background for a particular job role – determining whether they’re the suitable candidate for the position offered;
- Determining the applicant’s right to work through their documentation;
- Conducting background checks and similar inquiries in compliance with applicable laws, and otherwise to comply with all applicable laws;
- Communicating with an applicant during the onboarding and recruitment process;
- Carrying out functions in relation to an applicant’s future employment and;
- Managing and improving Indeed Flex’s analytics and onboard process.
We may provide elements of PII to third party agencies and contractors intended to assist us in performing these specific functions – benefiting you. Indeed Flex will indicate to you at the point of provision as to whether or not particular PII provided by you is required.
4. Disclosures and Transfers of your PII
The transfers of PII out of the EEA in the course of the recruitment process is unlikely, however, in the event that PII involves the transfer of PII to countries outside of where the information was originally collected, all such transfers are performed in full compliance with the applicable Data Protection rules and regulations, subject to the appropriate safeguards, primarily through the use of extensive data protection safeguarding agreements including Standard Contractual Clauses.
4.1 Transfers of your PII between Indeed Flex affiliated entities
4.2 Transfer of your PII to certain Third Party Service Providers
In the duration of our recruitment activities, Indeed Flex may allow certain sets of Personal Identifiable Data available to Third Parties who provide services to us to support those activities. Indeed Flex will only do so when a transfer of data is absolutely necessary and in accordance with necessary Data Protection Rules and law.
4.3 Transfers of your Personal Identifiable Information to other Third Parties
Furthermore, from section 4.2 Indeed Flex may also disclose your Personal Identifiable Information to other Third Parties in certain limited circumstances including;
- To comply with our Legal Obligations
- To establish, exercise or defend against potential, threatened or actual litigation
- Where necessary to protect Indeed Flex, your vital interests, or those of another person;
- In connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of all or part of our business
5. Retention of your PII
You agree that Indeed Flex and its affiliates may retain the information you provide in your application in order to permit Indeed Flex to contact you in the future with respect to other positions for which we feel would be suitable for you. If you become a successful employee of Indeed Flex, this information becomes part of your employment record under data which we hold under your worker profile. If you do not wish Indeed Flex to retain your application (CV / Cover letters) – where applicable. You might please inform the contact person for your initial application or contact [email protected].
6. Exercising Your Rights
You have a number of rights available to you with respect to your Personal Identifiable Information held by Indeed Flex. These include:
- The right to be informed
- The right to Access
- The right to Rectification
- The right to Erasure
- The right to Restrict processing
- The right to Data Portability
- The right to Object
Any data submitted by an Indeed Flex User may be updated and corrected at any time through contacting the Data Protection Manager on: [email protected].
7. General Inquiries and Complaints
7.1 Contacting Indeed Flex Online Limited
You may contact Indeed Flex’s Data Protection Manager at any time, please send an email to [email protected] .
If you believe your data protection rights have been infringed by Indeed Flex, you have the right to complain to the appropriate Information Commissioner’s Office authority in your jurisdiction. For example if you are in the UK, Indeed Flex’s main establishment in the UK for all Data Protection reporting issues, the Information Commissioner’s Office in which case you should use this hyperlink for the purposes: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.
Last updated 21/06/2022