WorkSprout offers job-seekers and employers a service that enables you the ability to orientate yourself or find relevant candidates on the labour market using advanced data matching and a team of experts in a personal, safe and transparent manner. It allows you insights in the market, hiring potential and the ability to get in contact with potential employers or candidates, regardless of the skill-set or size of the company.
The founders have started WorkSprout after years of experience with startups and corporates in the digital market based on the conclusion that finding the right candidate or job is hard and moreover frequently based on false assumptions regarding the candidate or the company. With this in our minds we have worked very hard, and of course still doing so, to offer a hybrid solution that takes many of the hiring biases out of the process through machine-learning combined with our team of experts.
We understand the importance of your privacy that is why we follow the principle of ‘ethical recruitment’. In many cases, we have embedded options to the Platform to ensure your anonymity or pseudonymity up to the point where you should reveal your identity in order to proceed in the hiring process. Other members cannot view your personal information until you explicitly permit them to.
1. Data control
2. What data we collect
We collect the following data.
2.1 Contact information and Login credentials
To setup a Profile, you will have to provide us with your name, email address and a password. Your contact details can never be accessed by other parties other than WorkSprout and can only be viewed by Employers when you choose to apply for a job at a specific Employer.
2.2 Profile data
When you have created a Talent Profile, you have the ability to add relevant information to your Profile, like education, employment history, skills, mastered languages and any other relevant information. When you have created an Employer Profle you have the ability to add relevant information about a specific opening, required skills and languages and any other relevant piece of information.
2.3 Receiving, accepting and ignoring Network requests
Based on the information you have provide in your Profile, you receive matches to specific Employers or Talents when they meet designated criteria. If you choose to accept the provided match more information will be provided to the other Party. Depending on the stage the Parties are in the information may build up. When a Talent Profile accepts an Opening only the Talents basic information will be provided to the Employer. When it would be time for a physical interview we will request your permission to provide the Employer with your contact details. Based on the data WorkSprout collects on an Acceptance or Denial of Match we finetune our algorithms and learn from your prior choices.
2.4 Use of the Website
We receive and track your usage of the WorkSprout Platform. For instance, we collect information about the pages you visit, the Employers or Talents you review or the type of placements you consider. We might use this information to show you relevant advertising for WorkSprout but will not sell or use that information for other purposes. We also use this information to generate statistics that could be helpful to improve the Platform, A/B test or inform Talents or Employers on interesting trends. We gather information about the behaviour on the Platform through Google Analytics and/or A/B testing software in order for us to improve our services.
2.5 Inviting your friends to join
There might be times that you would like to invite a friend to the Platform that does not yet have a Profile, through a text message or an invitation via email to make her or him aware of a specific placement or because you think the Service might be of use. To facilitate this purpose we collect and store email addresses and phone numbers you provide to send an invitation to create Profile. If the person chooses to not register, they may receive up to three reminders after which we will delete the information from our datastore.
When using the Platform we utilize cookies or your phone identifier (IDFA, AAID) to recognize you as a user. We use these mechanisms to improve our core services, provide you with relevant information, store your preferences and login credentials. When using cookies we store surfing behavioural data for a maximum of 90 days which can be extended if you frequent the Platform more often. If you choose to you can delete your cookies or request a deletion of the gathered data insofar as we are able to by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org
3. How we use your data
We use your data in the following manners.
We use your Login credentials (email address and password) or – if you chose to register with your Facebook, Github or other Social account – your Social account to identify you as a Member and provide you access to the Website and your Profile.
3.2 Sending Network requests
We use your Profile data to generate matches between Talents and Employers and send Match Requests if the Profiles sufficiently match. If you choose to accept such a Match Request of an Employer or Talent you agree that the concerning Profile has – from that moment forward – access to the Profile based on your visibility settings. And accordingly can view, export, download or print this data, until you revoke the given access rights.
If you chose a March Request the Talent nor the Employer can review your Profile Data.
3.3 Provision of tailored content
Based on your Profile data and accepted Matching Requests you can receive tailored content. Meaning content that you receive based on your past behaviours. You may receive personal messages to facilitate a Matching Request, in that case no Profile data will be visible to the other Profile
We can use your Profile data to take part in WorkSprout surveys, but only when you have given WorkSprout prior consent. In no circumstance will we allow third parties to send you surveys.
3.5 Use of third-party analytics services
To understand the use of our services we use third party platforms. In most cases we provide a limited but sufficient set of data to use these services to track and optimize your experience. We utilize Google Analytics for site usage statistics, MailChimp for all our outbound email and Zapier to connect between these platforms.
4. Your rights and data duration
4.1 Rights to access, correct or delete your data and termination of your Profile
You have the right to (1) access your contact information and Profile information that is controlled by 1001001 B.V. and to modify, correct or delete it and to (2) terminate your Profile. You can contact us for any other information which is not on your Profile or readily accessible to you by sending an email to email@example.com. In order for us to process your request, we may ask you to provide us with a copy of your passport or ID-card. We may require additional identification to ensure that we hand over information to the physical owner of the data.
4.2 Data duration
The Profile Data is retained as long as your profile is in existence or as needed to provide you the offered services. In the event that you choose to terminate your Profile via the Platform or by requesting a termination of your Profile via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will ask you to retain your information or for a complete erasure. In any case we can store and will store information that is required by Dutch or European legislation.
You can at all times object to the use of your Profile data if you conclude that we have misused your data. We will act as swift and pro-active as possible.
5. Important information
In our view privacy is a fundamental requirement to provide you with a safe environment we have designed our Platform on the ‘secure by design’ principle. This means that we utilize security safeguards to protect the information you provide. Access to the platform is password-protected and the Platform is provided via HTTPS. To protect all the Profile data we monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and store the data encrypted. Do bear in mind that software can be hacked, 100% security cannot be guaranteed. Should a hack or data leak occur we will inform you as soon as possible. You are and have the sole responsibility to protect your Login Credentials, we will help you utilize strong passwords in the process.