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Candidacy Privacy Notice

Effective Date:

Last Revision: April 27, 2017


1. Introduction

1.1   This Candidacy Privacy notice (“Notice”) describes how ICF Canada handles and protects data, to which ICF Canada is provided access in connection with the recruiting process. By making available your Candidate Data (as defined below) you confirm that:

1.2   ICF Canada will process Candidate Data in accordance with this Notice, unless in conflict with requirements of applicable law, in which case applicable law will prevail.

1.3   Your consent to the provisions of this Notice is required in order to submit or make available Candidate Data. If you decline to submit or make available your Candidate Data, it may affect your ability to apply for or receive an offer of employment.

1.4   This Notice does not form part of any contract of employment offered to candidates hired by ICF Canada.

2. Definitions

2.1   Candidate Data is identifiable information that an individual makes available to ICF Canada in connection with the recruiting process. ICF Canada may collect Candidate Data directly from a job candidate or from third parties, for example, in connection with a background or employment check or employment reference, subject to your consent where required by law. Candidate Data may include a variety of information, such as candidate status, work history/job data, education, compensation, employer feedback, questionnaire results, contact information, previous addresses or names, additional information provided by the candidate (e.g., a cover letter), driver’s license number as required for certain positions, references, and criminal history where permitted by law.

2.2   Processing refers to any action performed on Candidate Data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, storing, transferring, modifying, using, disclosing, or deleting.

2.3   Sensitive Candidate Data is Candidate Data concerning information such as nationality or citizenship, race or ethnic origin, criminal history, or trade union membership. ICF Canada does not request or consider information concerning religion, sex life or political opinions in connection with recruiting.

3. Collection

3.1   You may use various electronic and paper methods to submit Candidate Data to ICF Canada. You agree that, in addition to collecting Candidate Data directly from you, ICF Canada may collect Candidate Data from third parties, for example, from recruiters, in connection with a background or employment check or an employment reference (subject to your consent where required by law) or, to the extent permitted by law, from a recruiting or other web site.

4. Processing and Retention

4.1   ICF Canada processes Candidate Data for legitimate human resources and business management purposes. These include identifying and evaluating candidates for ICF Canada positions; record-keeping related to hiring processes; analyzing the hiring process and outcomes; and conducting background checks, where permitted by law. In addition, Candidate Data may be used to comply with ICF Canada’s legal, regulatory and corporate governance requirements. If a candidate is hired, Candidate Data may be used in connection with his/her employment consistent with ICF Canada’s employment data protection policies.

4.2   In addition to using Candidate Data for the position for which you have applied, ICF Canada may retain and use your Candidate Data to consider you for other positions. If you do not want to be considered for other positions or would like to have your Candidate Data removed, you may contact ICF Canada as specified under Inquiries, Complaints and Objections below. Unless required for tax or other legal purposes or in connection with employment as specified above, Candidate Data will be retained for a maximum of three years (or less where required by law).

5. Sharing with Third Parties

5.1   ICF Canada may transfer Candidate Data to external third-party providers performing certain services for ICF Canada. Such third-party providers have access to Candidate Data solely for the purposes of performing the services specified in the applicable service contract, and ICF Canada requires the providers to undertake security measures consistent with the protections specified in this Notice.

5.2   ICF Canada may be required to disclose certain Candidate Data to other third parties (i) as required by law; (ii) to protect ICF Canada’s legal rights to the extent authorized or permitted by law; or (iii) in an emergency where the health or safety of a candidate or other individual may be endangered. In addition, in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of ICF Canada’s business, ICF Canada may transfer Candidate Data to successor entities or parties.

6. International Data Transfers

6.1   Candidate Data may be transferred to and processed in the U.S. and other countries that may not be deemed to provide the same level of data protection as your home country. ICF Canada maintains and applies employment data protection standards consistent with those specified in this Notice to its operations globally.

7. Sensitive Candidate Data

7.1   ICF Canada may perform background and criminal checks where permitted by law, and may process other Sensitive Candidate Data, such as citizenship or nationality information or health information, when relevant for a position and permitted by law. If ICF Canada intends to collect Sensitive Personal Data from third parties, you will be provided notice and the opportunity to consent. If you have a disability and would like ICF Canada to consider an accommodation, you may provide that information during the recruiting process. To the extent you make Sensitive Candidate Data available to ICF Canada, you consent to ICF Canada processing such Candidate Data in accordance with this Notice.

8. Security and Confidentiality

8.1   ICF Canada employs technical and organizational measures designed to protect the integrity, confidentiality, security and availability of Candidate Data, and to comply with applicable legal requirements for information security. ICF Canada limits access to internal systems that hold Candidate Data to individuals who need access for a legitimate business purpose.

9. Candidate Rights

9.1   You may exercise the following rights in relation to your Candidate Data:

10. Direct Marketing

10.1   ICF Canada will not use Candidate Data to offer you any programs or services (“direct marketing”) or provide Candidate Data to third parties for their direct marketing. These restrictions do not apply to contact or other personal information obtained in the context of a non-employment relationship with ICF Canada. For more information regarding Our direct marketing activities, please see Our Privacy Statement.

11. Changes to this Notice

11.1   ICF Canada reserves the right to modify this Notice by posting changes to this Notice or ICF Canada Site. If you submit additional Candidate Data or request to be considered for a ICF Canada position following the effective date of a modified Notice, your Candidate Data will be handled in accordance with the Notice in effect at that time.