We, at The Hiring Company (India) are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize the
need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information you share
transfers personal information of users through its websites and applications, including through
www.thehiringcompany.in, mobile applications and online services (collectively, the "Platform").
This policy applies to those who visit the Platform, or whose information THC otherwise receives in
connection with its services (such as contact information of individuals associated with THC
including partners) (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Users"). For the purposes of the
2. Types of Personal Information collected by THC
"Personal information" (PI) - means any information relating to an identified or identifiable
natural person including common identifiers such as a name, an identification number, location data,
an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic,
mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person and any other information that
is so categorized by applicable laws. We collect information about you and/or your usage to provide
better services and offerings. The Personal Information that we collect, and how we collect it,
depends upon how you interact with us. We collect the following categories of Personal Information
in the following ways:
- name, email address, password, country, city, contact number and company/organization that you
are associated with, when the you sign up for alerts on the Platform;
- information that one would usually include in a resume, including name, contact details
including e-mail address and mobile number, work experience, educational qualifications, data
relating to your current and past remuneration or salary, a copy of your resume, etc. when you
register on the Platform;
- information about the services that you use and how you use them, including log information and
location information, when you are a user of the services through the Platform;
- we may collect your Personal Information such as name, age, contact details, preferences, etc.
through surveys and forms, when you choose to participate in these surveys etc.;
- we may also collect information relating to your caste and information about whether you are
eligible for any affirmative action programmes or policies, if you opt to provide such
- when you communicate with THC or use the Platform to communicate with other Users (such as
partners), we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to
information about your system and interaction with our Platform;
- when you use a device to access the Platform, THC may collect technical or other related
information from the device as well as the device location;
- To the extent permitted by law, THC may record and monitor your communications with us to ensure
compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations and our internal policies. This may include
the recording of telephone conversations;
- If you choose to sign in with your social media account to access the Platform, or otherwise
connect your social media account with the services of the Platform, you consent to our
you make available to us through the social media interface. Please see your social media
when you choose to connect your account.
3. How THC may use your Personal Information
We will only use your personal data in a fair and reasonable manner, and where we have a lawful
reason to do so.
Our use of your personal data depends on the purpose for which you interact with us. We may process
your Personal Information for the following purposes:
- Providing our services and products to you including to send you job alerts, calendar alerts,
relevant search results, recommended jobs and/or candidates (as the case maybe), and other
social media communication facilities;
- Protecting our Users and providing you with customer support;
- We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, to improve your user
experience and the overall quality of our services (for more information please refer to
paragraph 4 below). When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate an identifier from
cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race,
religion, sexual orientation or health.
- Improving the Platform and its content to provide better features and services.
- Conducting market research and surveys with the aim of improving our products and services.
- Sending you information about our products and services for marketing purposes and promotions;
- Preventing, detecting, investigating and taking action against crimes (including but not limited
to fraud and other financial crimes), any other illegal activities, suspected fraud, or
- To the extent required for identity verification, government sanctions screening and due
- Establishing, exercising or defending legal rights in connection with legal proceedings
(including any prospective legal proceedings) and seeking professional or legal advice in
relation to such legal proceedings.
4. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text
file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web-site activity. Some cookies and
other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a user. Most
browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies
with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need
to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Platform.
Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet
protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and
us to improve our Platform and the overall website experience. We may also analyse information that
does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics.
5. The Basis/ Grounds which we rely on for collection and processing of your
Your Personal Information is collected and processed by THC based on the following legal grounds
depending upon the nature of Personal Information and the purposes for which it is processed.
THC relies on your consent in order to process your Personal Information in certain situations.
If THC requires your consent to collect and process certain Personal Information, as per the
requirements under the applicable data protection laws, your consent is sought at the time of
collection of your Personal Information and such processing will only be performed where consent
- Compliance with a legal obligation:
Your Personal Information may be processed by THC, to the extent that such processing is
necessary to allow THC to comply with a legal obligation. An example of this would be if THC is
required to disclose your Personal Information to respond to a court order or if THC is required
to retain specific records for a fixed period to comply with requirements under any applicable
6. Information Sharing and Disclosure
We restrict access to your Personal Information to employees who we believe reasonably need to
know/or that information to fulfil their jobs to provide, operate, develop, or improve our products
THC does not disclose, transfer or share your Personal Information with others except with:
- Our affiliates and group companies to the extent required for our internal business and/or
administrative purposes and/or general corporate operations and for provision of services;
- Potential recruiters if we determine that your resume matches a particular job description/
vacancy available with such recruiters. By registering on the Platform and consenting to the
- Third parties including enforcement, regulatory and judicial authorities, if we determine that
disclosure of your Personal Information is required to a) respond to subpoenas, court orders, or
legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
b) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud,
situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of THC'S
- In the event of a merger, acquisition, financing, or sale of assets or any other situation
involving the transfer of some or all of THC’s business assets we may disclose Personal
Information to those involved in the negotiation or transfer.
- Third party service providers and marketing partners that THC engages to a) provide services
over the Platform on THC'S behalf; b) maintain the Platform and mailing lists; or c) communicate
with you on THC’s behalf about offers relating to its products and/or services. THC will take
reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect
your Personal Information and are also subject to appropriate confidentiality / non-disclosure
- Third party advertisers to display advertisements to you when you visit the Platform. The
third-party advertisers include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents,
stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and
software companies). These companies may use information about you and your visits to this
Platform and other web sites to provide advertisements on this Platform.
The Company does not provide any Personal Information to the advertiser when you interact with or
view a targeted advertisement. However, if you interact with or view an advertisement, the
advertiser may make certain assumptions and, in the process, learn certain Personal Information
about you. For instance, if you view and click an advertisement that is targeted towards women in
the age group 18- 24 from a specific geographic area, the advertiser may assume that you meet the
THC does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are
not bound to act on THC's behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
If your Personal Information is transferred outside India, we take the necessary steps to protect
your Personal Information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
7. Third Party Content:
Please be aware that the Platform sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by
advertisers, blogs, content sponsorships, vendor services, social networks, etc.
THC makes no representations or warranties regarding how your information is stored or used on
third-party servers. We recommend that you review the applicable privacy statements and policies of
each third-party site linked from the Platform to determine their use of your personal information.
To use the Platform, you agree that you must be the minimum age (described in this paragraph below)
The minimum age for these purposes shall be eighteen (18), however if local laws require that you
must be older for THC to be able to lawfully provide the services over the Platform to you then that
older age shall apply as the applicable minimum age.
If you are under the age of 18 or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you must use the Platform
under the supervision of your parent, legal guardian or responsible adult.
9. Retention of Personal Information
Your Personal Information will not be retained by THC any longer than it is necessary for the
purposes for which the Personal Information is processed and/or in accordance with legal,
regulatory, contractual or statutory obligations as applicable.
At the expiry of such periods, your Personal Information will be deleted or archived in compliance
with applicable laws
10. Controlling your personal information
You have the right to invoke your rights which are available to data principals or data subjects (as
per applicable laws and regulations) in relation to your Personal Information which is being
processed by THC.
THC provides you the ability to keep your Personal Information accurate and up-to-date. If at any
time you would like to a) rectify, update or correct your Personal Information; b) obtain
confirmation on whether or not your Personal Information is processed by it; c) access your Personal
Information or exercise your right to data portability; or d) exercise your right to restrict the
continuing disclosure of your Personal Information to any third party by THC in certain
circumstances, you are requested to contact us using the contact details mentions in paragraph 14
below. We will require you to provide a valid proof of your identity, in order to ensure that your
rights are respected.
For the exercise of certain rights, you may be required to approach the relevant authority /
designated officer as per the provisions of the applicable data protection laws/ THC may in
accordance with the provisions of applicable data protection laws, charge a fee for fulfilling your
request, in particular in case of excessive or manifestly unfounded request. Further you acknowledge
that the above mentioned rights are not absolute and are subject to limitations as per the
applicable data protection laws.
At any time, if you wish to delete your account on thehiringcompany.in, you may do so by using the
settings available in your account.
11. Confidentiality and Security
- The security and confidentiality of your Personal Information is important to us and THC has
invested significant resources to protect the safekeeping and confidentiality of your personal
data. When using external service providers acting as processors, we require that they adhere to
the same standards as THC does. Regardless of where your Personal Information is transferred or
stored, we take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that personal data is kept secure.