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Recruitment Privacy policy

Last updated: August 6, 2020

What we collect, where we store it, and how long we keep it

When you apply for a job at Basecamp (the company), we may store your data in two places. 1) When you apply, your information is collected via an application form in Workable, our applicant tracking system. 2) If you progress to later selection stages, your information is colocated in Basecamp (the application). Candidate data we collect and process in Workable and Basecamp are used for selection purposes only. Access to your personal information is limited to Basecamp employees who participate in the selection process.

We collect and store these data because we have a legitimate interest: we are trying to hire for a position and we need information from any candidate who applies for the role. If you apply for a job at Basecamp, we ask for your explicit consent so that we can accept your application information, transfer it to the US, and review your candidacy.

For more information about your rights to your data, please view our general privacy policy; all the rights outlined there also apply to your data as a candidate.

We keep records in Workable for all applicants, and Workable records consist of:

  • Your job application materials (full name, e-mail address, your answers to any short answer questions required in the application, your cover letter, your CV/resume);
  • Internal assessment notes about your application;
  • Emails with you concerning the selection process.

We keep records in Basecamp for some applicants, only those who progress to later selection rounds, and Basecamp records consist of:

  • Your job application materials (full name, e-mail address, your answers to any short answer questions required in the application, your cover letter, your CV/resume);
  • Internal assessment notes about your application and interviews;
  • Reference contact information and notes on the results of reference checks.

We store your data in Workable and in Basecamp until we successfully fill the open position. If we want to keep your information for longer than that — for instance, if we think we may want to contact you for a future open position — we’ll request your explicit consent via email to continue to store your personal data with an updated time frame. You may ask us to access, correct, update, or delete your data at any time by emailing Andrea LaRowe, andrea@basecamp.com.

If you submit an unsolicited job application through a channel other than Workable, you’ll receive direction to re-submit your application through Workable. Any personal information you’ve included, like a resume, will be immediately deleted.

If you have questions about your personal data as a job applicant, you can contact:
Basecamp, LLC
Andrea LaRowe, andrea@basecamp.com
2045 W Grand Ave Ste B
PMB 53289
Chicago, IL 60612

If you are in the EU, you can identify your specific authority to file a GDPR complaint at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.

Complete information about how Workable responsibly stores your data can be found in their privacy policy. Complete information about how we protect all data stored within Basecamp can be found in our Privacy policy and Security overview.

Changes & questions

We may update this policy as needed to comply with relevant regulations and reflect any new practices. You can view a history of the changes to our policies since mid-2018 on GitHub. Whenever we make a significant change to our policies, we will also announce them on our company blog.

Have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, your data, or your rights with respect to your information? Please get in touch by emailing us at privacy@basecamp.com.