Our recruitment privacy notice

This information expands upon our general privacy policy for our recruitment processes.


RealVNC Limited of Betjeman House, 104 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LQ whose Company Registration Number (CRN) is: 04446945 (“we”, “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Notice (together with any other documents referred to in this document) sets out the basis on which the personal data collected from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us in connection with our recruitment processes. Please read the following document carefully, to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) the Data Controller is RealVNC Limited. We use Workable, an online application provided by Workable Software Limited, to assist with our recruitment process. We use Workable to process personal information as a data processor on our behalf. Workable is only entitled to process your personal data in accordance with our instructions.

Where you apply for a job opening posted by us, these Privacy Notice provisions will apply to our processing of your personal information, in addition to our other Privacy Notice which has been provided to you separately or is available on our website.

Your personal information

  • Information we collect from you

    We collect and process some or all of the following types of information from you:

    • Information that you provide when you apply for a role. This includes information provided through an online job site, via email, in person at interviews and/or by any other method.
    • In particular, we process personal details such as name, email address, address, date of birth qualifications, experience, information relating to your employment history and skills.
    • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
    • Details of all actions that you carry out through the use of the Services.
    • Details of your visits to Workable’s website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, the site that referred you to Workable’s website and the resources that you access.
  • Information we collect from other sources

    Workable provides us with the facility to link the data you provide to us, with other publicly available information about you that you have published on the Internet – this may include sources such as LinkedIn and other social media profiles.

    Workable’s technology enables us to search various databases, which may include your personal data, to find possible candidates to fill our job openings. Where we find you in this way we will obtain your personal data from these sources.

Uses made of your information

  • Lawful basis for processing

    We rely on legitimate interest as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data. Our legitimate interests are the recruitment of staff for our business.

  • Purposes of processing

    We use information held about you in the following ways:

    • To consider your application in respect of a role for which you have applied.
    • To consider your application in respect of other roles.
    • To communicate with you in respect of the recruitment process.
    • To enhance any information that we receive from you with information obtained from third party data providers.
    • To find appropriate candidates to fill our job openings.
    • To help Workable improve their services.
  • Automated decision making/profiling

    We may use Workable’s technology to select appropriate candidates for us to consider based on criteria we have identified. The process of finding suitable candidates is automated, however, any decision as to who we will engage to fill the job opening will be made by our staff.

How we store your personal data

  • Where we store your personal data

    We store your data on an applicant tracking provider called Workable. The data that we collect from you and process using Workable’s Services may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your orders, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

    In particular, your data may be accessible to i) Workable’s staff in the USA or ii) may be stored by Workable’s hosting service provider on servers in the USA as well as in the EU. The USA does not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. A Data Processor Agreement has been signed between Workable Software Limited and its overseas group companies, and between Workable Software Limited and each of its data processors. These data processor agreements are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal data.

    If you would like further information please contact us (see ‘Contact’ below). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the United Kingdom OR EEA or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.

  • Security

    We take appropriate measures to ensure that all personal data is kept secure including security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine business need to view it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

    We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

    Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through any online means, therefore any transmission remains at your own risk.

    Your data is stored on Workable, Workable is robust and secure, it is deployed on Heroku and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Heroku’s physical infrastructure is hosted and managed within Amazon’s secure data centers and utilizes AWS technology.

    AWS’s data center operations have been accredited 7 under:

    • ISO 27001
    • SOC 1 and SOC 2/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (previously SAS 70 Type II)
    • PCI Level 1
    • FISMA Moderate
    • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

    All traffic between RealVNC and the Workable servers is SSL encrypted. SSL certificates are created by using RSA and DSA based ciphers. Workable uses HSTS policy to protect Workable against protocol downgrade attacks and cookie hijacking.

  • How long we keep your personal data

    We will hold all the data for 12 months, at which point your personal information will be deleted on one of the following occurrences:

    • deletion of your personal information by you or
    • receipt of a written request by you to us.

    If you would like to execute your right to be forgotten at any point, or ratify your record with us, you can contact us using privacy@realvnc.com.

How to complain

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at http://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.


All questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice should be addressed to privacy@realvnc.com.