The University of California
Statement of Privacy Practices – General Data Protection Regulation
1. Transparency Regarding the Use of Your Personal Data
As part of our commitment to protecting your privacy, this statement is designed to provide you with information regarding how the University of California (UC) collects and processes the information you share when you use our websites located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu,
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/, https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/, https://recruit.ucsc.edu/, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/, https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/, https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/, https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/, https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/, https://aprecruit.ucr.edu, https://recruit.ucanr.edu, and each of their associated domains (together, the "Sites"), utilize our services which include providing individuals interested in applying for academic positions at UC with a process for applying online using the UC Recruit online application system, or when you otherwise communicate with the hiring offices of the University of California (“UC Recruit Services”). This statement is applicable to individuals using UC Recruit Services who are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
For purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the data controller is the Regents of the University of California, with a location at 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA, USA.
2. Your Personal Data We Use
Information you provide directly to UC: UC Recruit collects personal information about you called Personal Data. Your Personal Data is collected when you register or fill in a form on UC Recruit Services Sites, or contact UC Recruit Services. This includes information you provide when you create an account with the UC Recruit online academic recruitment system, fill in an online academic employment application, upload supporting material for an employment application, respond to online applicant demographic surveys, or use the site to contact UC Recruit Services. Depending upon the specific UC Recruit Service you use, the information you give us includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, website address, employment history, education history, reference information, and other information you provide as well as any information about you that is associated with or linked to, or could be linked to, any of the foregoing data.
We also collect more sensitive information about you, with your explicit consent, where the processing is necessary to meet a legal or regulatory obligation, the processing is in connection with UC establishing, exercising or defending legal claims, or is otherwise expressly permitted by GDPR. This sensitive information includes voluntarily disclosed information about your racial or ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, and disability status.
Information from Other Sources: We also obtain information about you from other sources and combine that information with information we collect from you directly. For example, we collect information about you from the references you provide, as well as any information about you that is associated with or linked to, or could be linked to, any of the foregoing data. We use this data to inform our hiring decisions.
3. How We Use Your Personal Data and the Lawful Basis for Such Processing
UC Recruit processes your Personal Data for the following purposes and bases:
- Evaluating your eligibility for employment with UC. This is generally required to process a transaction requested by you – your employment application;
- Assessing/appraising our process for obtaining and evaluating applicants for employment with UC. It is in our legitimate interest as an institution of higher learning to research, understand and improve our processes including developing best practices for employment recruitments;
- Processing and dealing with any complaints or inquiries made by you or legally on your behalf. We do this because it is in our legitimate interest as part of the services UC offers to you;
- UC may also be required to disclose your Personal Data to authorities who can request this information by law that is binding on UC;
- Utilizing sensitive personal data in connection with UC Recruit Services, with your consent;
In certain instances, UC may be required to obtain your consent to collect and process your Personal Data for a specific purpose. This depends on the specific category of data collected and the intended use of the data. In these instances, the UC Recruit Service will inform you of the specific category of Personal Data that will be collected and the intended purpose of the collection, and will request that you affirmatively indicate that you consent to the intended collection of your Personal Data for that purpose, prior to collecting the data.
In these instances, if you do not consent to the collection and intended processing purpose, UC will refrain from collecting and processing your Personal Data.
4. Recipients of Your Personal Data
UC Recruit may share your Personal Data with the following recipients:
- Other UC locations or departments: Other UC locations or departments in order to provide you with a UC Recruit Service or where it is in UC’s legitimate interests.
Service Providers: Vendors that need access to your Personal Data in order to provide UC services. These include cloud infrastructure providers that store UC applicant data on behalf of UC Recruit, search firms that may assist UC Recruit in identifying applicants and collecting applications, consultants and legal advisors who assist UC in its compliance with U.S. federal and state laws regarding job applicants, and analytic service providers that assist UC in its legitimate interests to better understand and improve its application and placement practices.
- UC Academic Researchers: UC Recruit may provide derivative data sets for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved basic research by UC researchers on employment recruitment practices in order to support UC’s legitimate interests in understanding and improving its application and placement practices.
- Non-UC Partners and Collaborators: When permitted by law, UC may share anonymized Personal Data with other academic research institutions and funding agencies in order to support UC’s legitimate interests in understanding and improving its application and placement practices.
- Public and Governmental Authorities: Entities that regulate or have jurisdiction over UC such as regulatory authorities, law enforcement, public bodies, and judicial bodies investigating and auditing fair hiring practices.
If your Personal Data is shared with a third party, UC will require that the third party use appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your Personal Data.
We may also need to share your Personal Data as required to respond to lawful requests and legal process; to protect our rights and property and those of our agents, customers, and others, including to enforce our agreements and policies; and in an emergency, to protect UC and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff or any third party.
UC takes appropriate physical, administrative and technical measures to protect Personal Data that are consistent with applicable privacy and data security laws and regulations. For more information about how UC protects data, refer to Systemwide Information Security Polices and Standards.
6. Retaining and Deleting Your Personal Data
UC will only retain your Personal Data for the duration necessary for the data collection purposes identified above, unless there is a legal requirement to maintain it for a longer period.
7. International Transfer of Your Personal Data
In order to fulfill the intended processing purposes described above, your Personal Data will be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), specifically to the United States, which does not protect Personal Data in the same way that it is protected in the EEA. UC will undertake appropriate measures to ensure adequate protection of Personal Data, including utilizing appropriate physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect Personal Data, as well as executing standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or a supervisory authority under GDPR, or obtaining your consent, where appropriate.
8. Your Rights
As required by the General Data Protection Regulation and applicable EU Member State and EEA state law, if you are located in the European Economic Area, you have a right to:
Access your Personal Data, as well as information relating to the recipients of your Personal Data, the purposes of processing your Personal Data, the duration for which the Personal Data will be stored, and the source of Personal Data that has not been provided by you;
- Rectify or correct inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data concerning you, taking into account the purposes of the processing, and the right to have incomplete Personal Data completed;
- Move your Personal Data to another controller or processor. UC will facilitate the lawful transfer of your data to the extent possible;
- Have your Personal Data erased in certain circumstances;
- Restrict the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances;
- Object to the processing of Personal Data in certain circumstances;
- Withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data, should UC ask for your consent for the processing of your Personal Data. The withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.
- Know whether your Personal Data is being used for automated decision-making, including profiling. In those cases, UC will give you meaningful information about the logic involved, the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for your data, and the right to request human intervention; and
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
UC may be obligated to retain your Personal Data as required by U.S. federal or state law.
If you wish to exercise your rights, you can contact the UC Privacy Official identified below.
9. Questions and Complaints; UC Privacy Official
If you have questions or complaints about our treatment of your Personal Data, or about our privacy practices more generally, please feel free to contact the UC Privacy Official: Scott Seaborn, UCOP Privacy Manager, (510) 987-0459.
Effective Date: This statement is effective as of August 23, 2018.