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Privacy Policy

Last revised: 30 August 2022

 

Alcor-Ukraine LLC, together with its affiliates, associates and partners (“Alcor”, “we” or “us”) is a company specializing in the rendering of tech recruitment services in Eastern Europe, as well as provision of other operational (back-office) solutions. In the course of its business, Alcor collects some information that could be used to identify you. We call this information “personal data”. We control the collection and processing of personal data relating to individuals who interact with us (“data subjects” or “you”). The data subjects may include (without limitation): visitors and users of our website alcor-bpo.com (collectively “users”); candidates for current or future roles at our companies or at our customers’ companies (“candidates”); as well as our existing or potential customers (collectively “customers”).

 

Please read this Privacy Policy that explains (1) what personal data we collect; (2) how we use, maintain, and otherwise handle your personal data; (3) the conditions under which we may disclose your personal data to others; (4) how we keep your personal data secure; and (5) the rights available to you regarding your personal data.

 

As we operate in many countries around the world, our privacy practices may vary among the regions to reflect local practices and laws. However, in no case will they be less strict than those provided in this Privacy Policy.

 

Please note that some Alcor activities may be performed in conjunction with other companies (for instance: our customers), in which case respective companies сan also receive your personal data which will be used according to their terms of use and privacy policies and, if applicable, other agreements between Alcor and such companies. You may find more details in Section “Sharing and transferring personal data”.

 

PERSONAL DATA THAT WE COLLECT

 

The personal data we receive in the course of our business may include the following:

 

  • contact details – such as full name, physical address, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, user IDs in messengers and telecommunication applications (e.g., Skype);
  • demographic information – such as age, gender, country of temporary and/or permanent residence, immigration status;
  • information referring to professional background – such as education data, professional experience & skills, credentials, references, former or current job title, role, occupation, industry, employers and/or clients, and participation in various projects;
  • other information – such as interests and preferences, as well as any other personal data provided by data subjects at their own initiative.

 

Please note that the specific range of personal data we collect varies on a case-by-case basis, and, among other things, depends on how you interact with us and for which purpose.

 

Moreover, we can collect some amount of information about you (such as your language preferences, operating system, device settings, etc.) using the cookies and other similar technologies on this website (please see details in our Cookie Policy).

 

PERSONAL DATA THAT WE DO NOT INTENTIONALLY COLLECT

 

Of course, you are free to decide which information to share with us. However, we ask you to consider the following warnings:

 

  • Sensitive personal data: we do not deal with any sensitive personal data, meaning data that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning sex life or sexual orientation. We do not require such information and ask you to avoid its disclosure.
  • Personal data of children: we do not knowingly solicit, collect, or process personal data about children. If you are under 18, please do not give us any information about yourself. If we find out that we somehow gained access to personal data of children, we will delete such data without further delay.

 

HOW WE COLLECT THE PERSONAL DATA

 

We receive personal data directly from you when you interact with us, especially when:

 

  • you visit our website, participate in its interactive features (including and without limitation by using the cookies and other similar technologies as further explained in our Cookie Policy);
  • you apply to our open vacancies (1) via our website; (2) through an external platforms such as Djinni, (subject to those external platforms’ terms of use and privacy policies as well); or (3) contacting us directly by any means (e.g., via e-mail, by phone, through LinkedIn, etc.);
  • you discuss open vacancies, available roles and/or potential job opportunities with us by any means (including and without limitation via e-mail or during phone/video calls);
  • you undergo a candidate selection process (for instance, have an interview, pass assessment tasks, etc.) for the available roles;
  • you subscribe to our marketing e-mails containing newsletters, surveys or other relevant materials (collectively “informational content”);
  • you provide a testimonial for our company, business, or services;
  • you communicate with us on third party social networks, such as LinkedIn, DOU, etc. (subject to those third party social networks’ terms of use and privacy policies as well);
  • you request us to provide any other information;
  • you contact us for any other purposes; and/or
  • you use any of Alcor’s services or participate in any of Alcor’s activities.

 

In general, you are not obliged to provide your personal data to us. However, most probably we will not manage to fulfil your requests or provide you with the services (wholly or partially) unless you do so. If you ask, we will advise you whether the provision of your personal data is mandatory in that particular case (and of possible consequences if you do not provide us with it).

 

Please note that we may combine personal data about you collected from different sources.

 

If you are a candidate for current or future roles at our companies or customers’ companies, we may:

 

  • gather relevant personal data provided by you (or on your behalf) at public sources available to us, such as on your social media profiles (mainly on LinkedIn), or job boards (such as Djinni), etc.;
  • receive necessary personal data about you from third parties. For instance, it may happen if we check professional references (such as seeking confirmation of a previous job title, length of employment, etc.) you identify during selection for a specific role;
  • obtain your personal data available through public records (such as extracts from the registers of legal entities & individual entrepreneurs).

 

You may be assured that when any portion of your personal data is not collected directly from you (for instance, if we find your profile online and add your personal data to our database in order to contact you with a proposal to participate in the selection for open vacancy), we will always notify you at the point of collecting personal data in such a manner or, at the latest, within a month from the moment of collection of that data. We will process such personal data for the purpose for which it was gathered until you ask that we remove it. However, in such a case Alcor will have the right to keep some personal data to the extent required by the provisions of domestic and/or international law.

 

HOW WE USE THE PERSONAL DATA

 

Alcor may use your personal data for the purposes described below.

 

  • To provide, maintain, administer, support, protect, and improve our services, to carry out relevant transactions.

 

  • To facilitate our recruitment activities, such as by:
    – handling inquiries and applications for the roles;
    – communicating with candidates for the roles;
    – evaluating data about candidates against the requirements set out to a specific role to select the appropriate candidates;
    – sending offers to the selected candidates;
    – organizing further cooperation with selected candidates (for instance, execution of relevant contracts);
    – keeping a register of candidates for the roles that potentially may be available in the foreseeable future;
    – contacting candidates for future opportunities that may be interesting to them;
    – monitoring recruitment statistics.

 

  • To manage our website, namely by doing the following:
    – allowing users to visit and search through our website;
    – enabling users to participate in its interactive features (when they choose to do so);
    – improving the website operation and enhancing user experience;
    – creating, publishing, and improving content most relevant to users;
    – troubleshooting, investigating, and fixing website-related errors.

 

  • For our own marketing purposes, including and without limitation:
    – performance of direct marketing activities, such as sending you informational content you subscribed to. However, you will always be able to opt-out of such communications at any time by contacting us (please see Section “Contacts”);
    – evaluation of the effectiveness of ongoing marketing campaigns (for instance, by gathering the information on how you interact with our website or respond to our e-mails);
    – customizing, analyzing, and improving the informational content, filling out our website.

 

  • To meet the requirements set forth in domestic and/or international law (for example: health and safety, taxation, accounting, reporting, anti-money laundering laws, etc.) to comply with the court orders and other legitimate requests of authorized bodies.

 

  • To protect the rights, property, and safety of Alcor and third parties (e.g., prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities).

 

  • To communicate with you, pursuing without limitation the following purposes:
    – to render live chat assistance through our website;
    – to respond to your online inquiries;
    – to provide customer support;
    – to update your details;
    – to seek your views or comments on the services we provide.

 

  • To respond to your requests for exercising your data subject rights under applicable data protection laws (you may find more details in Section “Your rights with respect to personal data”).

 

  • To protect the security or integrity of our website, our business, and our services.

 

This list is not exhaustive and we may seek to process your personal data for any other purpose as disclosed to you, to which you specifically agreed, or as required or permitted by the provisions of domestic and/or international law.

 

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

 

The legal basis upon which we collect, use, store, and otherwise process your personal data will depend on the personal data concerned and the specific purpose for which it is needed.

 

In general, we rely on one of the following grounds:

 

  • Our legitimate interest in:
  • the effective delivery of information and services to satisfy your demands, including the search and selection of appropriate candidates for the roles at our customers’ companies;
  • growing and improving our business by approaching new specialists for available roles at our companies; or
  • the lawful operation and development of our business.

 

You may be assured that we use your personal data in ways that you would reasonably expect, and our legitimate interest serves as a legal basis for collection and processing of your personal data only if, and to, the extent it does not interfere with your rights and freedoms.

 

You have the right to object to these grounds of processing of your personal data by contacting us (please see details in Section “Contacts”), upon which we will delete your personal data without further delay (unless we have a separate legitimate ground for further processing).

 

  • Your explicit consent: in other words when you allow us to process your personal data for the specific purpose.

 

NOTE: you are free to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us (please see details in Section “Contacts”), upon which we will delete your personal data without further delay (unless we have a separate legitimate ground for further processing). If you withdraw your consent, it will not affect the lawfulness of prior processing of your personal data based on your consent before you withdrew it.

 

  • To perform our obligations under a contractual arrangement with you, or comply with our legal obligations, including and without limitation:
    – to satisfy any requirement of domestic and/or international law (for example: health and safety, taxation, accounting, reporting, anti-money laundering regulations, etc.);
    – to comply with court orders or other legitimate requests of authorized bodies; or
    – to assert and/or defend against legal claims.

 

Please be assured we will handle your personal data only in line with the purpose for which it was collected. If at any moment we intend to process your personal data for any other purpose, we will not do this without sending you respective notification / your prior explicit consent (subject to the exclusions and limitations which may be provided in the provisions of domestic and/or international law).

 

NOTE! If you share personal data of any third person with us, you ensure that you have received freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous consent of that person to such transfer and further processing of respective data by us, and you may present appropriate evidence of it upon request.

 

If you have any questions or need more information concerning the legal basis on which we collect your personal data, please contact us to clarify further details (please see details in Section “Contacts”).

 

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA

 

To determine the appropriate retention period for your personal data, we consider (1) the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data in question; (2) the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data; (3) the purposes for which we process your personal data; (4) whether we can achieve those purposes through any other means; and (5) the applicable legal requirements.

 

We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary (a) to fulfill the purpose for which we collected it (you may find more details in Section “How we use the personal data”); (b) to comply with domestic and/or international law, or other regulatory obligations (for instance, accounting or reporting requirements) that apply to our business and services we provide; or (c) to assert and/or defend against legal claims.

 

For example:

  • we will keep your personal data, collected based on your consent, for the term you explicitly agreed with;
  • we will keep your personal data obtained in connection with your subscription to our e-mails until you unsubscribe;
  • we will keep your personal data obtained in connection with your inquiry, request and/or complaint – until the matter of such inquiry, request and/or complaint is resolved.

Below you may find out how long we keep your personal data in some specific cases (please note that the list is not exhaustive):

 

CASE DESCRIPTIONRETENTION PERIOD

(starting from the moment of

personal data collection)

Filling in ‘Contact us’ form on our website1 year
Contacting us through live chat

(lower right corner of the pages on our website)

1 year
Sending us your CV and other personal data to be considered for specific IT vacancy2 years
Sending us your CV and other personal data to be considered for current and future available IT vacancies2 years

 

Normally, the retention period will not exceed 2 years. However, we are legally required to hold some types of personal data to fulfill our statutory obligations (for instance, taxation, accounting, or reporting purposes) – then we will hold your personal data in our systems for as long as necessary for the relevant activity. Moreover, in some cases, we may anonymize your personal data (in such a manner that you are not or no longer identifiable) for research or statistical purposes, in the event of which we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

 

We review our personal data retention periods on a regular basis. If you have any questions about how long we keep your personal data, you may contact us (please see details in Section “Contacts”) to clarify all the questions you have.

 

YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO PERSONAL DATA

 

As a data subject, you have certain rights under domestic and/or international law in relation to the personal data we hold about you. Where the processing of your personal data is subject to European Union data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (for instance, when you are physically located in one of the European Union/ European Economic Area countries), at a minimum you have the set of data subject rights provided below.

 

Right of access

 

If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your personal data and, if necessary, provide you with a copy of such personal data (along with other details). There are some limitations and exceptions concerning this right: for example, where information is legally privileged, or if providing you with the information would reveal any personal data of another person.

 

Right to data portability

 

In certain circumstances, you have the right to receive your personal data provided by you to us and reuse it elsewhere, or send such data to another organization (or ask us to do so if technically feasible); this is regarding where (1) our lawful basis for processing the personal data is consent or necessity for the performance of our contract with you, and (2) the processing is carried out by automated means.

 

Right to rectification

 

You may require us to update or correct any inaccurate personal data, or complete any incomplete personal data concerning you. If you do, we will take reasonable steps to check the accuracy and correct your personal data. Please let us know if any of your personal data changes so that we can keep it accurate and up-to-date. If you are entitled to rectification and if we have shared your personal data with others, we will let them know about the rectification where possible. If you ask us, where it is possible and lawful for us to do so, we will also tell you who we have shared your personal data with, so that you can contact them directly. Also note that Alcor is not required to notify third parties to whom your personal data has been disclosed of any rectification when such notification involves an unreasonable burden or disproportionate effort.

 

Withdrawal of consent

 

If we rely on your explicit consent as our legal basis for processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us (please see details in Section “Contacts”). Your withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

 

Right to object

 

You can ask us to stop processing your personal data and we will abide so, if we are:

 

  • relying on our legitimate interest to process your personal data, except if we can demonstrate other compelling legal grounds for the processing; or
  • processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

 

Right to erasure

 

You can ask us to delete your personal data in some circumstances, for instance if you withdraw your consent (where applicable). For situations where, in accordance with the provisions of domestic and/or international law, we fulfil your request, Alcor will delete your personal data without undue delay. If you are entitled to erasure and if we have shared your personal data with others, we will let them know about the erasure where possible. If you ask us, where it is possible and lawful for us to do so, we will also tell you who we have shared your personal data with, so that you can contact them directly. Also note that Alcor is not required to notify third parties to whom your personal data has been disclosed of any deletion when such notification involves a disproportionate effort or unreasonable burden.

 

Right to restriction of processing

 

You can ask us to ‘block’ or suppress the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances (such as where you contest the accuracy of that data or you object to us), so that we no longer process that personal data until that restriction is lifted. If you are entitled to restriction and if we have shared your personal data with others, we will let them know about the restriction where it is possible for us to do so. If you ask us, where it is possible and lawful for us to do so, we will also tell you who we have shared your personal data with, so that you can contact them directly.

 

Rights in relation to automated individual decision-making, including profiling

 

You have the right to be free from decisions based solely on automated processing of your personal data, including profiling, unless these are necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and us, or unless we do so based on your explicit consent (still such consent can be withdrawn as described in Subsection “Withdrawal of consent”).

 

This is why we normally request your consent before analyzing your personal data (on our own or via our providers) to build individual profiles. These profiles may be used to discover your interests and display targeted advertisements online. The aim is to provide you with offers that are relevant and interesting for you. The profiling is based on interaction with our website, e-mails, and content. As we will not collect your name and other important personal data, such as your addresses or bank details, in the course of such profiling, we expect that such profiling will have no further impact, other than providing you with a more pleasant user experience when surfing the Internet. We will make no automated decisions that would result in legal effects or similarly significantly affect you.

 

Right to file a complaint 

 

If you have a concern with respect to the way we process your personal data, you can report it to the relevant supervisory authority (the contacts of the European Union national data protection authorities are available at the website of the European Data Protection Board).

 

Please note that these rights are not absolute and in certain cases are subject to conditions as specified in the provisions of domestic and/or internationals law. For instance, it may happen if we have an overriding interest or legal obligation to continue to process your personal data.

 

You can exercise the above rights, where applicable, by contacting us directly (please see details in Section “Contacts”). We will respond to your request within the statutory period and typically seek to resolve the matter within one month. We will require you to provide satisfactory proof of your identity in order to ensure that your personal data is disclosed only to you.

 

While we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we reserve the right to reject such access requests, or to impose restrictions or requirements upon such requests if required or permitted by provisions of domestic and/or internationals law, but will explain “why” if we do so.

 

SHARING AND TRANSFERRING PERSONAL DATA

 

Please note that your personal data may be processed outside of the European Economic Area, particularly in Ukraine. If you are from one of the European Union/ European Economic Area countries, you should be informed that the European Commission hasn’t determined Ukraine as a country that offers an adequate level of data protection, which entails certain risks of losing the protection provided under the General Data Protection Regulation when your personal data is transferred outside of the European Union/ European Economic Area. Moreover, we may transfer your personal data to other countries outside the European Union/ European Economic Area (such as the United States, United Kingdom, etc.). In order to provide adequate protection for the transfer of your personal data, we have in place contractual arrangements such as the standard contractual clauses (as appropriate) implemented in the agreements executed with our customers and third-party service providers.

 

Alcor-Ukraine LLC may exchange your personal data with its affiliates, associates and partners. Moreover, we may share your personal data with our customers and third-party service providers (as described below) where and to the extent necessary in connection with the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Anyway, you may be assured that we do not share personal data with third parties, except as (a) necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs; (b) necessary to carry out your requests; (c) necessary to provide our services to you; (d) pursuant to your explicit consent; (e) required or permitted by law; and/or (f) as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Alcor will only transfer personal data to such persons when they meet our strict standards on the processing of personal data and security and pass those same standards down to their sub-processors.

 

Where we believe that processing or other business activities on our behalf or in our interest are better performed by third parties (“third party service providers”), we may outsource respective operations to them and, consequently, transfer your personal data to those persons, such as our IT systems providers, website hosting providers, data analysis, data backup, security and cloud storage services, consultants and other providers. We only share personal data that they reasonably need to provide their services and will not transfer your personal data to any third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. We ensure that third party service providers are authorized to use your personal data only as necessary to provide services on our behalf or in our interest.

 

Please note that the storage of your personal data on servers and/or on software made available or hosted by third party service providers shall not be considered a disclosure of your personal data to third parties as far as third party service providers do not have direct access to it. In all events, we shall ensure by contract that our third party service providers protect your personal data that is shared with them.

 

In an ongoing effort to better understand users of our website, we may analyze anonymous and aggregate information in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve our website and/or services that we render. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our customers, third party service providers and other persons. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe Alcor services (or pursuing other lawful purposes) to current and prospective business partners, customers and other persons.

 

In certain situations, we may be required to disclose your personal data where we have a legal necessity or obligation to do so, including to meet the requirements set forth by domestic and/or international law. For instance, we may disclose your personal data to assert and/or defend against legal claims.

 

In the event of a sale, merger, receivership or transfer of all assets of Alcor, we reserve the right to assign or share your personal data with such third parties and their advisors. Please be assured that you will be sent notice of such an event should it occur with the ability to opt-out of such a transfer unless Alcor and/or such third parties have a separate legitimate ground for such transfer and further processing of your personal data.

 

PERSONAL DATA SECURITY

 

Alcor has security measures in place to protect information we process (including your personal data), which involve preventing, detecting, investigating, and resolving security threats, both during transmission and once we receive it.

 

We do our best to protect your personal data, whether in electronic or tangible form (e.g., hard copy), by sticking to appropriate internal policies and using state-of-the-art technical and organizational measures that follow the European Union requirements for the safe and lawful processing of personal data.

 

Moreover, we restrict access to your personal data to authorized individuals among internal personnel, agents, or contractors of Alcor who need to access your personal data to perform specific tasks. Your personal data is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who are required to keep the information confidential.

 

Although we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal data, the transmission of data over the Internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal data, but 100% complete security does not presently exist anywhere online or offline. For this reason, you should take care in deciding what information you send to us, especially when your do so at your own initiative.

 

If you have any questions about security, you may direct them to us (please see details in Section “Contacts”).

 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

 

Our website (including this Privacy Policy) may contain links to other websites and you should review the privacy policies on those sites. We have no responsibility for the policies and practices of those sites.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

We may from time to time, modify this Privacy Policy, upon which we will also update the ‘Last Revised’ date stated herein above. Even though we may inform you about any changes hereof (especially by sending you an electronic notice if you provided us with your e-mail address), you are still advised to visit this page regularly for the latest information on our privacy practices with regard to our privacy practices.

 

COMPLAINTS

 

If you consider that your personal data is processed in contradiction with the provisions of domestic and/or international law, you have the right to file a complaint directly with the respective personal data protection authority (the contacts of the European Union national data protection authorities are available at the website of the European Data Protection Board).

 

CONTACTS

 

If you (a) have any questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy or the way your personal data is processed; (b) would like to report any suspicious activity, including automated messages or calls from parties you cannot identify; or (c) would like to exercise a legal right in relation to your personal data, please contact us by one of the following means:

 

E-mail: dpo@alcor-bpo.com

 

Telephone: +380-44-359-13-60

 

Postal address: 01033, Ukraine, Kyiv, Simi Prakhovykh str., 58/10.